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Jaya Kula is a vibrant nonprofit community of diverse people learning and practicing in the direct realization traditions of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen. Our website is the place where you can learn about our traditions, get TONS of free teachings, and find out about live teachings with our spiritual director, Shambhavi Sarasvati. We would love to connect with you wherever you are.

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Due to the California and Oregon stay-at-home orders, all in-person teachings have been cancelled. Please check back for updates about when live teachings will resume.

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Wisdom Words ~ Text Readings and Discussion

reading group
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 -

A twice-monthly gathering for deep diving into texts from the Trika tradition. In 2020 we’ll continue reading Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and then read the Kashmiri version of the Bhagavad Gita with Abhinavagupta’s commentary. With Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Wisdom Words ~ Text Readings and Discussion

reading group
Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 -

A twice-monthly gathering for deep diving into texts from the Trika tradition. In 2020 we’ll continue reading Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and then read the Kashmiri version of the Bhagavad Gita with Abhinavagupta’s commentary. With Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

New Moon Circle

New Moon
Saturday, May 2, 2020 -

The New Moon Circle is a closed group of engaged Jaya Kula students who meet to study and practice together. Read More

Satsang and Kirtan in San Rafael

Satsang at Jaya Kula
Sunday, May 10, 2020 -

Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi. Every Sunday at 3:30pm at locations around the Bay Area. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments. Read More

Get Streamed Teachings

We’ve got your streaming needs covered with the weekly Satsang with Shambhavi podcast and video satsangs, too. New, totally free content is added ridiculously often.

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Going All the Way

Road ,Hills, and SkyRoad ,Hills, and Sky
Podcast Episode No. 191

Shambhavi serves up a “recipe” for realizing more thoroughly and maybe a little more quickly than most people want to. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Practice in Hardship

Walking in NatureWalking in Nature
Podcast Episode No. 190

Shambhavi talks about the benefits of continuing to do sadhana even through hard times and illness. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Everything is Kula

Shambhavi with StudentsShambhavi with Students
Podcast Episode No. 189

Shambhavi explains the special meanings of the word kula and how kula relates to the method and fruit of our sadhana. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Do Practice

Practice, a.k.a, sadhana, means doing stuff like meditation and mantra. Shambhavi would love to see you at a live teaching. But until then, here are some ways to get started waking up and discovering what the heck is going on here. (By “here” we mean in human bodies on Earth.)

9PMF single Pilgrims to Openness Play of Awakening The Reality Sutras No Retreat

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Shambhavi’s mission is to offer teachings about the nature of the Self and reality that are accessible and immediately usable. She shows us how the principles and practices of direct realization traditions such as Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen apply to the choices we face in our lives every day.

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Read The Blog

Wanna know what happened that time when the Dalai Lama got married? Or about drugs and spiritual experience? Or gender karma in spiritual communities? Or dive into Shambhavi’s poetry and songs? Yeah you do.

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Our Traditions

Trika Shaivism (also called Shaiva Tantra or Kashmir Shaivism) from North India and Dzogchen from Tibet are nondual, direct realization traditions. They emphasize discovering your real nature and the nature of reality for yourself.  Living a profoundly uncontrived life is one way to describe the aim of our practice. Many of us also love the teachings of Anandamayi Ma.

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Learn About Trika Shaivism & Dzogchen

“Tell me, what is the absolute nature of reality which allows no room for doubt? Listen carefully! Stop holding on to this or that. Inhabit your true absolute nature, and peacefully enjoy the essence of what it is to be alive!” ~Abhinavagupta
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Learn About ANANDAMAYI MA

“To live in the world is to be on the way to Self-realization.” ~Anandamayi Ma
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