Learn about Ayurveda and self-care. This month learn about balancing doshas with the 6 tastes. 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
Our teaching centers are in the Portlands: Maine and Oregon. 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.
Shambhavi leads a free-flowing conversation during which people ask questions about anything. The conversation is followed by open-mic, community kirtan.
Join Shambhavi Sarasvati and the Jaya Kula community for an on-going, weekly 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. And check out the podcast, too! Read More
Jaya Kula’s Thanksgiving celebration! Private event. Read More
Shambhavi talks about how longing and devotion break down all of the barriers between spiritual and nonspiritual, and why these categories don’t really matter. A video from Satsang with Shambhavi. Watch More
Shambhavi lays out some ways that spiritual practitioners can elicit a bigger response from Wisdom. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now
What is nonduality? Are you really one with everything? Really? Everything? A video from Satsang with Shambhavi. Watch More
What are we actually doing when we do spiritual practice? Where are we headed? Should we care? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now
Shambhavi breaks down three habit patterns that cause us to disassociate from our innate goodness and lose intimacy with other people. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now
Practice, a.k.a, sadhana, means doing stuff like meditation and mantra (not just reading about it.) Shambhavi would love, love, love you to show up 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.)
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.
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.
Shambhavi Sarasvati and her students riff on boring vs. magical. If spiritual practice is to open us to the magic of life, we have to stop insisting on being so darn boring! Read More
Shambhavi Sarasvati talks about solar eclipses, omens, the deeper spiritual significance of eclipses and what you should do during a solar eclipse. Read More
Why does a mala have 108 beads? Shambhavi shares a fresh understanding of the relationship between mantra chanting with a mala and the return to source. Read More
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
Learn About ANANDAMAYI MA
“To live in the world is to be on the way to Self-realization.” ~Anandamayi Ma