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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

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.

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Satsang with Shambhavi

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Shambhavi leads a free-flowing conversation during which people ask questions about anything. The conversation is followed by open-mic, community kirtan.

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Shambhavi on Retreat

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Monday, Dec 18, 2017 - Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 All Day

Shambhavi will be on a personal retreat from December 18, 2017 – January 6, 2018. Have a happy time! Read More

Satsang with Shambhavi

Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Shambhavi leads a free-flowing conversation during which people ask questions about anything. The conversation is followed by lively community kirtan. Live in Portland, Maine most every Sunday at 6:30. Live-streamed to Portland, Oregon. Read More

The Playground

Dancing with Ganesha
Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Shambhavi Sarasvati on Wednesday evenings for a relaxing romp through the Spiritual Playground. Evening includes a dharma talk, practices such as mantra and meditation, and open satsang. Read More

Get Streamed Teachings

We got your streaming needs covered with Satsang with Shambhavi, a weekly podcast, our Mahabharata podcast, and video satsangs. New, totally free content is added ridiculously often.

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Boredom and Disenchantment

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Podcast Episode No. 73

Why are feelings of boredom, disenchantment, and failure useful for spiritual practitioners? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Patience and Letting Go

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Podcast Episode No. 72

Having an authentic spiritual life requires that we surrender our high expectations and develop patience. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Get Right Back Up

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Podcast Episode No. 71

When we want to be of benefit to other people, we should expect obstacles and learn to skillfully adapt. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Fear and Fearlessness

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Podcast Episode No. 70

We often hear that we need to own impermanence. But we also need to learn how to take refuge in the eternal. 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. 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.)

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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.

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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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Babies on the Path

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November 29 2017

Three Jaya Kula students, all acupuncturists by trade, have given birth in the past few months! We asked our new mamas to offer their reflections on the intersection of parenthood and spiritual practice. Here’s what they had to say! Alexandra Having a child has actually been really supportive for my spiritual path. Since so much… Read More

Our Traditions

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.

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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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