Jaya Kula is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offering opportunities to learn and practice in the traditions of direct realization Tantra and Anandamayi Ma. Shambhavi Sarasvati is the spiritual director.

Join Us

Open Meditation

Thursday, July 13, 2017
8:00 am - 9:00 am Open Meditation
Matrika House, Portland ME

Sit with the Jaya Kula community from 8 – 9 a.m.  Any style of still, silent meditation is welcome. Cushions and zabutons provided, or bring your own. Doors are locked at 7:50am.

Puja II

Thursday, July 13, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Puja II
Matrika House, Portland ME

with Shambhavi Sarasvati

Learn the esoteric meanings of the ritual and offerings for the traditional sixteen-offering puja to Lord Ganesha

Ganesha puja

Ganesha receives offerings

What you will receive

  • Detailed instruction in conducting a traditional 16 offering Tantrik puja to Lord Ganesha replete with mantra and mudra
  • Gayatri mantras specific to each deity and to Guru.
  • The ability to conduct personal pujas to other deities and Guru
  • An understanding of the esoteric meanings of the ritual and the offerings

Prerequisites: Puja Foundations or equivalent experience

Schedule

Important note: This is a three-day teaching. The third day (July 13) will not show up on your registration confirmation email, and you do not need to register separately for the third day. 

July 11, 1-5pm:  View teachings and practical instruction
July 12, 1-5pm:  Practical instruction
July 13, 10-noon: The esoteric meanings of the ritual and the offerings

Equipment

You will need to purchase the elements of a puja kit before the teaching. The cost will really be up to you as the quality of puja equipment varies greatly. Please purchase them well before the teachings as most are NOT available in Maine and /or will need to be ordered online.

Download the Puja supply list (PDF)

This event is part of Kripa! Jaya Kula’s Annual Summer Retreat! July 7-16: Explore the complete listing of teachings and special events. 

 

About the teacher

Shambhavi

 

Shambhavi Sarasvati is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula. Her principle training is in the View and practices of Trika Shaivism, the classical Tantrik tradition of Kashmir, and the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet.

Spiritual practice is a way to find out who you really are and to live in the fullness of Reality. This is Self-realization. Nothing more or less.” —Shambhavi

You can read more about Shambhavi’s background, training and
publications here.

uhaul

Jaya Kula 10th Anniversary Bash

Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Jaya Kula 10th Anniversary Bash
Matrika House, Portland ME

Ten years ago in July, Shambhavi loaded up a Uhaul and drove from Oakland, California to Portland, Oregon. The rest is not-yet-history . . . 

Come with your memories, your stories, and your vision for the future of Jaya Kula.

Schedule:

  • 6pm ~ Dinner catered by Taj Mahal
  • 7pm ~ Shambhavi’s heartfelt, hilarious and hijinks-full awards ceremony (Live-stream begins.)
  • A gathering of stories, memories and visions 
  • Community Kirtan

The 10th Anniversary bash dinner is included for people holding all-retreat passes and $10 for everyone else.

You must register in advance if you wish to join us for dinner, even if you hold an all-retreat pass. See below. Dinner registration closes on 7/12 @5pm Eastern.

If you are not attending the dinner, the event is free and you do not need to register. The Zoom URL will be posted to our Slack in #all-mandala.

This event is part of Kripa! Jaya Kula’s Annual Summer Retreat! July 7-16: Explore the complete listing of teachings and special events.