Teachings on fear, death, and courage from the perspective of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen. 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
During the current shelter-in-place, Shambhavi is livestreaming satsang and kirtan three times a week. Visit our shelter-in-place update page to get the deets.
The New Moon Circle is a closed group of engaged Jaya Kula students who meet to study and practice together. Read More
Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi in the East Bay. Every Wednesday at 7 and every Sunday at 3:30pm. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments. Read More
Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi in the East Bay. Every Wednesday at 7pm and every Sunday at 3:30pm. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments. 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
Shambhavi responds to a question about how to be friendlier toward oneself. The follow-up question relates to how and when to try to help others who are suffering. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
Honesty is our greatest strength as practitioners. The pride that leads to fragility is our greatest obstacle. Please note that the sound quality of the recording is very bad in spots due to mic problems. But we think the content is important enough to publish anyway. Thanks for your patience! A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
Shambhavi talks about objects of desire and our attachments to concepts about what will make us happy. How do we waste our lives attempting to create stable “ground” out of impermanent objects of desire? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
Shambhavi riffs on the multiplicity of experiences of darkness and light that shape our lives. What does “darkness” mean from the perspective of direct realization? How does darkness relate to light? What is the dark night of the soul? 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.
What is at stake when we use words such as “classics,” “classical,” and “authentic” to describe a text, a spiritual tradition, teachings, or our own practices as students and teachers? A blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More
Dohas are spontaneous songs of spiritual experience, celebration, and prayer. That is You Lord is a doha from Shambhavi Sarasvati. Mp3 and lyrics included. Read More
Dohas are spontaneous songs of spiritual experience, celebration, and prayer. Eternal Spring 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