The New Moon Circle is a closed group of engaged Jaya Kula students who meet to study and practice together. 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 multiple times a week. Visit our shelter-in-place update page to get the deets.
A twice-monthly gathering for deep diving into texts from the Trika tradition. In August 2020 we’ll begin reading the Kashmiri version of the Bhagavad Gita with Abhinavagupta’s commentary. With Shambhavi Sarasvati. Read More
Join Shambhavi Sarasvati in Portland, OR for satsang and kirtan. September 16, 7-9pm. At DAYA Foundation, 5210 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR, 97239. Read More
Join Shambhavi Sarasvati in Eugene, OR for satsang and kirtan. September 17, 7-9pm. At Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Temple, 477 E. 40th Ave, Eugene, OR, 97405. Read More
Thoughts are not as big of a deal as you might think (ha ha). Shambhavi demystifies thinking and breaks down the difference between enlightened and more conditioned emotions. A video from Satsang with Shambhavi. Watch More
A student asks Shambhavi about boxing people in with labels. Then Shambhavi poses the question: Do you really want to care about others? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
Podcast in the rough! During her Northwest tour in 2019, Shambhavi offered satsang at venues where recording equipment was rudimentary, but the energy was going strong. This one happened in Portland, Oregon. Shambhavi shares some about how she related to her teachers. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
Courage is Jaya Kula’s 2020 theme. Shambhavi talks about how to relate as practitioners to hard times and obstacles. She shares her experience of challenges and how they are a reward that help us to develop spiritually, become more courageous, and more relaxed. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
Shambhavi riffs on the nature of karma, how karma is related to epigenetics, and the difference between embodying View (darshan) and having intellectual understanding. 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