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.

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Sahaja – the Practice of Natural Contemplation

Monday, July 10, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern

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Sahaja - the Practice of Natural Contemplation


Matrika House
159 State Street, 2nd Floor, Portland, ME, 04101

with Shambhavi Sarasvati

Natural contemplation means resting totally fresh and uncontrived in effortless enjoyment of living presence. —Shambhavi

What is Sahaja?

Sahaja, or natural contemplation is non-conceptual, open-eyed meditation with minimal form. In other traditions, similar practices are called Trekchö (Dzogchen), Mahamudra (Kagyu) and Shikantaza (Zen).

Sahaja has no purpose other than the enjoyment of Reality without alteration.

If you are an experienced practitioner of mindfulness, shamatha or vipassana meditation, Sahaja is the next step.

What you will receive

  • An understanding of the different styles of meditation and what meditation is and is not
  • Opportunity to learn and practice natural contemplation


  • Substantial prior experience with any of the styles of meditation mentioned above or their equivalent.
  • Current students:  Please talk to Shambhavi if you think you may be ready to begin Sahaja practice.

About Shambhavi

Shambhavi is an experienced practitioner and teacher of open-eyed meditation. She has received extensive instruction from teachers in the traditions of Trika Shaivism, Dzogchen and Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism. Read more about Shambhavi.

Sahaja is a Jaya Kula Core Teaching

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

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Sahaja Instruction - Regular $30.00
Sahaja Instruction - Low income $20.00