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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 with Shambhavi

satsang with shambhavi
Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Shambhavi leads a free-flowing conversation during which people ask questions about anything. The conversation is followed by lively community kirtan. Live in Portland, Maine most every Sunday at 6:30. Live-streamed to Portland, Oregon. Read More

The Mahabharata ~ An Epic Tale for Uncertain Times

Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Shambhavi Sarasvati and the Jaya Kula community for an on-going exploration of the Mahabharata, the great epic tale of human life, dharma and self-realization which contains within it the Bhagavad Gita. Join in anytime. Read More

The Playground

Dancing with Ganesha
Friday, Dec 21, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Shambhavi Sarasvati on Friday evenings at 6:30 in Portland, ME for a relaxing romp through the Spiritual Playground. Evening includes a dharma talk, practices such as mantra and meditation, open satsang, and kirtan. 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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Stuff that Happens

Daily SadhanaDaily Sadhana
Podcast Episode No. 125

What are some experiences that arise as we do daily sadhana? How do these experiences compare to our expectations and fantasies about spiritual practice? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

What’s Being Offered Here?

Fundamentals of Trika ShaivismFundamentals of Trika Shaivism
Podcast Episode No. 124

Shambhavi describes how her experience of the teachings has changed over time and lays out the fundamentals of the View of Trika Shaivism. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Noticing Reality

Psychology and Spiritual PracticePsychology and Spiritual Practice
Podcast Episode No. 123

How does psychology interfere with sadhana and our experience of ourselves? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Your Real Circumstance

Your Real CircumstanceYour Real Circumstance
Podcast Episode No. 122

Skillfullness in life results from immersion, presence, and immediacy rather than from explaining and intellectual understanding. 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.)

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, 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.


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