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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

During the current shelter-in-place, Shambhavi is livestreaming satsang and kirtan on Wednesdays and Sundays. Visit our shelter-in-place update page to get the deets.

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Morning Worship with Shambhavi

Morning Worship
Friday, May 7, 2021 -

Join Shambhavi and friends in spontaneous worship each weekday morning, 7:30-8AM Pacific. We chant mantras, sing kirtan, meditate, breathe, connect, and heal. Read More

New Moon Circle

Shiva and the Moon
Friday, May 7, 2021 -

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

Livestream Satsang and Kirtan

Satsang at Jaya Kula
Sunday, May 9, 2021 -

Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi in the East Bay. Every Wednesday at 6:00pm, every Sunday at 3:30pm. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments. Read More

Morning Worship with Shambhavi

Morning Worship
Monday, May 10, 2021 -

Join Shambhavi and friends in spontaneous worship each weekday morning, 7:30-8AM Pacific. We chant mantras, sing kirtan, meditate, breathe, connect, and heal. 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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Entering the River

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Podcast Episode No. 239

What does it mean to be a stream enterer or to be in the river? These are descriptions of practitioners found in direct realization traditions. Shambhavi breaks it down. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Your Indestructible Value

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Podcast Episode No. 238

Shambhavi talks about vajra pride and vajra nature and how these are related to ordinary pride. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Reading Anandamayi Ma on Refuge

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Podcast Episode No. 236

Shambhavi reads and riffs on a beautiful teaching from Anandamayi Ma about how God, our own Self, always holds out a hand to us even when we turn away. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Do Practice

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.)

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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 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.

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That is You Lord

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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April 17 2020

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

Eternal Spring

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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April 10 2020

Dohas are spontaneous songs of spiritual experience, celebration, and prayer. Eternal Spring is a doha from Shambhavi Sarasvati. Mp3 and lyrics included. 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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