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Sneak Preview – No Retreat!

Ta da!

Dear Friends,

Jaya Kula Press is publishing my first book of poetry sometime later this spring. (June-ish)  The title is No Retreat: Poems on the Way to Waking Up.  I am very pleased to share the newly minted cover with you. It was designed by Ceci Sorochin, our long-time ally.

I could hardly believe it, but somehow I managed to write 65 poems over a period 15 years, mostly during times of the eruption of intense spiritual feeling.  Looking forward to sharing them with you.

Lots of love, Shambhavi

No Retreat cover


from No Retreat:

Moon Poem for Li Po

I’m no longer praying
the moon will
give way to the sun.

All that hard time trying
to pull down
the night.

I’m stopping all of it.

If my teachers beat me,
I’ll flop around.

For now I only want to do
the pure Buddha practice
and relax.

Who wants to die
chasing the moon?

—Shambhavi Sarasvati

Jaya Kula Press Releasing Three New Books

In June 2016, we’ll publish Shambhavi’s first book of poetry!

Dear Mandala and Friends of Jaya Kula,

JKP_final_logo-newIn 2016 and early 2017, Jaya Kula Press will publish THREE new books by Shambhavi Sarasvati. Read on for excerpts and more.


No Retreat: Poems on the Way to Waking up

No Retreat contains 65 poems written by Shambhavi over the past 15 years. Students have been asking her to publish these poems, and she’s finally doing it! Read On…