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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 moving to San Rafael, CA. Our Maine center is now closed. Weekly satsang in the Bay Area starts up on June 9.  Satsang is a free-range discussion about anything from a spiritual perspective. We always wrap up with a lively, open-mic community kirtan.

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New Moon Circle

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Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 -

The New Moon Circle is a closed group of engaged Jaya Kula students who meet to study and practice together. 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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Spiritual Junk Food vs. Spiritual Nourishment

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Podcast Episode No. 150

Fantasies about our spiritual life and relationships with teachers block our access to the abundance of spiritual nourishment. How can we stop fantasizing and start receiving real spiritual food? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Bad Day or Good Day?

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Podcast Episode No. 149

Are you having a bad day or a good day? Shambhavi totally messes with the whole good/bad thing in this funny podcast about perspective and relating to circumstances from a bigger point of view. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Time, Presence, and Eternity

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Podcast Episode No. 148

Why past, present, and future thinking are all distractions. The goal of direct realization sadhana is to become immersed in living, aware presence, not to focus on the present. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Introduction to Direct Realization

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Podcast Episode No. 147

Shambhavi serves up the basics of direct realization practice. Topics include the experience of satsang, the meaning of direct realization, the role of transmission, and the nature of the teacher student relationship. This episode features students asking questions. 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. 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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Get Books

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 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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Moonlight Expanse

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
June 8 2019

Dohas are spontaneous songs of realization, spiritual experience, and prayer. Moonlight Expanse 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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