Paul Muller-Ortega, Ph.D.

Professor Paul Muller-Ortega, Ph.D., is recognized internationally as one of the world’s most highly respected and renowned academic scholars in the field of Indian Religion and Hindu Tantra. He is the founder of Blue Throat Yoga, which teaches the elegant Svatantra philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, along with the practice of Neelakantha Meditation.

Paul Muller-Ortega has been a meditation practitioner and teacher for nearly fifty years. He earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Yale University in 1971. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California, where he studied Sanskrit, Indian Religions, and Asian Philosophy and Culture. For twenty-five years he was a Professor of Religion at Michigan State and then the University of Rochester, and was known for his passionate and innovative teaching style and enrolled-to-capacity classes. He has formally studied with several of the greatest meditation masters of our time, and subsequently has organized and taught hundreds of meditation seminars, disseminating potent practices of meditation to thousands of individuals. With this rare combination of training, experience, skill, spiritual practice, and profound insight, Paul teaches his students to abide in the heart of Consciousness: a journey that is inspiring, life changing and enlightening.

Paul Muller-Ortega is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Triadic Heart of Shiva: Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta on the Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir, (State University of New York Press, 1989), in which he examines the “Heart” as the mystical core of Consciousness. He is also one of the co-authors of Meditation Revolution, as well as numerous scholarly articles on aspects of Tantric Studies.

Website: Blue Throat Yoga

    Videos

    Tantra: The Awakening Video
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    Episode 1
    The Awakening (2016)Tantra: The Potency of Consciousness
    Episode 1
    , 12 minutes
    When an awakening comes, questions arise. What is my purpose? What am I doing with my life? We may discover that we are guided from deep inside.
    Available worldwide
    Tantra: The Unfolding Video
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    Episode 2
    The Unfolding (2016)Tantra: The Potency of Consciousness
    Episode 2
    , 18 minutes
    Explore a tradition that embraces the wisdom of the potency of consciousness – the great, all-pervading consciousness that generates everything. How can I align myself with it?
    Available worldwide
    Tantra: The Practice Video
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    Episode 4
    The Practice (2016)Tantra: The Potency of Consciousness
    Episode 4
    , 17 minutes
    It is said that deep tantric meditation is a natural practice, but it has to be learned. One of the roles of a teacher of meditation is to help us orient ourselves to a pathway already inside us.
    Available worldwide
    Tantra: The Householder's Path Video
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    Episode 3
    The Householder's Path (2016)Tantra: The Potency of Consciousness
    Episode 3
    , 18 minutes
    The householder’s path is available to people living in the everyday world, but, it was lost until recently because of the predominance of the path of renunciation.
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