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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.

Come to Live Teachings

Jaya Kula is moving to San Rafael, CA. Our Maine center is now closed. Weekly satsang in the Bay Area starts up on June 9.  Satsang is a free-range discussion about anything from a spiritual perspective. We always wrap up with a lively, open-mic community kirtan.

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The Diviners Circle

Divination
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 -

Shambhavi and divination students get together monthly to share experiences with divination, divine afresh, and hone our interpretive skills. Read More

New Moon Circle

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Saturday, May 4, 2019 -

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

New Moon Circle

New Moon Circle
Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 -

The New Moon Circle is a closed group of engaged Jaya Kula students who meet to study and practice together. 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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Is Loyalty a Spiritual Thing?

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Podcast Episode No. 142

What is loyalty? Does it have a place in spiritual life? In this special edition of Satsang with Shambhavi, students of Jaya Kula engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the nature of loyalty and its uses and misuses. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi  Listen Now

Thoughts, Emotions, and Wisdom

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Thoughts are not as big of a deal as you might think (ha ha). Shambhavi demystifies thinking and breaks down the difference between enlightened and more conditioned emotions. A video from Satsang with Shambhavi. Watch More

Do Practice

Practice, a.k.a, sadhana, means doing stuff like meditation and mantra (not just reading about it.) 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.)

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Get Books

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 Articles

Wanna know what happened that time when the Dalai Lama got married? Or about drugs and spiritual experience? Or gender karma in spiritual communities? Yeah you do.

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What Makes Kirtan Kirtan?

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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April 17 2019

Simple or complex, kirtan partakes of and teaches us about infinity, about our own infinite potential for self-expression, and about the devotion that is woven into every aspect of our world. A blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More

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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