What is the Teaching?
This teaching supports a radical shift from the suffering nature of your mind to the indescribable freedom of your heart. It represents a powerful initiation into the primary teaching of satsang, silence (meditation), and sound (mantra). It supports your own intimate and direct discovery of the living happiness of your being. Satsang is a sanskrit word that means association with truth or union with God. This sacred meeting supports a radical shift in your consciousness from the fear, anxiety, and stress of your mind to the joy and peace that surpasses all understanding in the core of your being. All retreats, programs, and satsangs with Kosi provide intimate support for your own direct discovery of this living peace that is here in the midst of any life situation.
The teaching is represents the Śiva Kaśyapa Lineage of Tiruvannamalai and Andra Pradesh India. Kosi is considered a western guru—one who removes the egoic veil of suffering. Due to the heavy influence of Sri Ramana Maharshi, she is also considered a Direct Path Advaita Vedanta (non-dual) teacher who initiates you into the eternal nature of your being using the power and grace of meditation, self-inquiry, and the mantra.
Kosi's teaching can be funny, deadly serious, direct, honest, and ruthless. She simplifies the complexity of spiritual practice and teachings and provides long term support for your spiritual evolution. This lineage is devoted to Siva—the fire of grace that burns through the root cause of all suffering—your egoic identification combined with your genetic mind—the root cause of repeating patterns of suffering.
Both Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sri Amma Karunamayi are the guide and guru of Kosi. This teaching is often referred to a the mountain path; the fastest route to enlightenment and also the most difficult climb due to the resilience of the genetic mind. During satsangs, retreats, and programs, Kosi provides a an initiation into a very simple mantra and meditation practice as well as the silent initiation of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sri Amma Karunamayi.
Kosi receives omniscient support from the living avatar, guru, and saint, Sri Amma Karunamayi, who provides a very potent transmission of the purest unconditional divine love. Due to the power of this transmission, Kosi's teaching is very different from other satsang teachers.
The foundation of the Siva Kasyapa Lineage is the fire of grace of Arunachala Siva—the master and guru of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Kosi is guided by this eternal silence.
This teaching contains a potent transmission of that should not be taken lightly—it is simply life changing.
Kosi offers a simple initiation into the following core mantras as well as other ancient vedic mantras and songs to support the evolution of your consciousness. These ancient mantras are infused with a powerful vibratory silence that is essential support for burning through the suffering caused by the genetics of your mind—the source of deeply ingrained patterns of suffering that continue even after the most profound moments of awakening and deep realization.
(The Healing Mantra)
oṁ tryambakaṁ yajāmahe
Translation: Oh Lord Shiva with your three eyes you are always watching over the three worlds of existence. You are the omniscient one who exudes the eternal fragrance of peace, compassion, contentment, and complete knowledge of the eternal Self. You are eternally nourishing all beings with your divine healing energy. May you free me from all disease, mental disturbances, and the death of spiritual ignorance so that I may discover my eternal nature. May I always cling close to you, as a cucumber clings to the vine that sustains it, and may I realize in this life that I am one with your eternal presence.
(Universal Mother Prayer)
oṁ aim srīm hrīm sarasvatī devyai namah
Translation: aim is the bijaksharas, or seed letter, of Saraswati Devi or pure divine consciousness and is Nadamayi the form of divine sound. aim is jnana shakti, which a sound that opens the mind to receive the divine wisdom of the heart. srīm is the bijaksharas of Maha Lakshmi Devi and is Tejomayi or the form of divine light. srīm is iccha shakti, which is a divine energy that helps you develop the noble and holy desire for full self-realization. hrīm is the bijaksharas of Maha Shakti, the Supreme Energy, and is Saktimayi or the form of the divine cosmic energy. hrīm is kriya shakti, which supports developing a dharmic lifestyle. sarasvatī devyai namah is a sacred salutation that reveres and honors the divine form of the universe known as Saraswati Devi.
The Saraswati Mantra is considered to be the mother or source of all the sounds contained in the Vedas. Om is the primordial sound that pervades the entire universe and from this primordial sound bijaksharas, or seed letters, were heard by the ancient Rishis. This particular mantra is simple, but extremely potent because it contains the bijaksharas or seed letters that that act like laser beams that burn through the genetic mind. Each bijaksharas contains an invisible silent energy that has the power to completely transform your consciousness. The seed letters are infused with the omniscient grace of God and improve your intellect, speech, and memory capacity.
(The supreme mantra)
oṁ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo
devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ prachodáyāt
Translation: Let us all adore the supreme God who illuminates us all, who creates us all, the supreme silence from which all form arises and to which we all must return. We pray in all humility that this divinity direct our attention to the supreme silence and eternal freedom of the heart.
(THE ESSENTIAL PRACTICE)
Silence is the essence of the teaching. Without silence it is difficult if not impossible to mature spiritually. In this lineage stillness, silence, and meditation are essential support for a deep inquiry.
Every satsang begins with a simple meditation practice that also incorporates the silence of the mantra. During retreats and programs Kosi also introduces adults to the vipasana practice prescribed by Sri Amma Karunamayi and other meditation techniques. During satsang for children she teaches a simple meditation practice.