Join us for Fourth Friday meditation (and hanging out): a couple of hours of nonordinary enjoyment every fourth Friday of the month. Read More
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.
Come to Live Teachings
Weekly Satsang with Shambhavi happens around the Bay Area. Satsang is a free-range discussion about anything from a spiritual perspective. We always wrap up with a lively, open-mic community kirtan. Check our calendar for locations, time, and all the deets.
Satsang and Kirtan with Shambhavi every Sunday at 3:30 at locations around the Bay Area. Kids always welcome. Read More
A twice-monthly gathering for deep diving into texts from the Trika tradition. The 2019-20 texts are Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and the Kashmiri version of the Bhagavad Gita with Abhinavagupta’s commentary. With Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Satsang and Kirtan with Shambhavi at Jaya Kula every Sunday at 3:30pm at locations around the Bay Area. Kids are welcome. Read More
Shambhavi Sarasvati answers a question from a student: Are humans essentially good or are we irrevocably damaged? A video from Satsang with Shambhavi Watch More
Habit, routine, and ritual are similar but far from identical. Find out how our “skill” at forming habits and falling into routines can help us to wake up. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
Protecting your ability to do sadhana and integrated practice is paramount if you want the fruit of your practice. But how exactly can you do that? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
The great Indian Epic, the Mahabharata, has loads to teach us about this crazy, destructive, and destabilizing time we’re living through. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
With all this talk of identities, you might think having a few is a good idea. Well, sure, but that’s not what spiritual practice is about. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now
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.)
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.
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.
The sadhana of playing with body, energy, and mind. A poem by Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
A statement from Shambhavi and the Jaya Kula Board of Directors about celebrating all forms of worship and relinquishing attitudes of spiritual superiority and exceptionalism. Read More
Dohas are spontaneous songs of spiritual experience, celebration, and prayer. Song of a Devotee is a doha from Shambhavi Sarasvati. Mp3 and lyrics included. Read More
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.
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
Learn About ANANDAMAYI MA
“To live in the world is to be on the way to Self-realization.” ~Anandamayi Ma