In this video, Raja Choudhury discusses the history and philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism and Tantra. He explains that Trika is a synthesis of these two traditions that emphasizes the union of masculine and feminine energies. Choudhury describes the different stages of Trika practitioners reach toward spiritual enlightenment.
The video discusses the origins of Kashmir Shaivism and Tantra, and how they share a common philosophy. Swami Lakshman Jew taught many Westerners how to practice Kashmir Shaivism, and his school, Lakshman Jew's Academy, is still in operation. The ultimate goal of Kashmir Shaivism is to reach the state of thuria, or pure consciousness.