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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 headquartered in Portland, ME. Shambhavi also teaches in Portland, OR and the Bay Area. If you’re new, try out our Sunday evening satsang. Satsang is a free-range discussion about anything from a spiritual perspective. We always wrap up with a lively community kirtan.

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Satsang and Kirtan in PDX

Satsang in PDX
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm

7pm-9pm Pacific. Shambhavi leads a free-flowing conversation during which people ask questions about anything. The conversation is followed by lively, open-mic community kirtan. Live in Portland, Oregon. Read More

Pride in the Kali Yuga

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Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a deep dive into the nature of pride. Learn how you can stop suffering from pride and remember your real intrinsic value. Saturday 9/22, 1-4:30pm in PDX. @5210 Corbett Ave. Read More

Satsang and Kirtan in PDX

Satsang in PDX
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm

7pm-9pm Pacific. Shambhavi leads a free-flowing conversation during which people ask questions about anything. The conversation is followed by lively, open-mic community kirtan. Live in Portland, Oregon. Read More

Get Streamed Teachings

We 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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Saturn the Fierce

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Podcast Episode No. 113

Who is Saturn? Why is he a yogi’s best friend? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Tantra and Yoga

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Podcast Episode No. 112

Shambhavi gets down to basics about the meanings of “Tantra” and “Yoga” from the perspective of classical Tantra. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Tantra Basics

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Podcast Episode No. 111

Shambhavi gives an overview of the origins, View and practices of Indian Tantra. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Tantra Begins at the End

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Podcast Episode No. 110

Shambhavi gives an introduction to the significance of transmission in direct realization spiritual traditions such as Trika Shaivism and talks about what it feels like to work with a teacher. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

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. That’s how people have realized for thousands of years. 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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Shambhavi’s mission is to offer teachings about the nature of the Self and Reality that are accessible, practical, and immediately usable. With great humor, tenderness, and intelligence, she shows us how the principles of direct realization traditions such as Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen apply to the choices we face every day in our lives.

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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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Our Traditions

Trika Shaivism from Kashmir 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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