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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

Weekly Satsang with Shambhavi happens around the Bay Area. Satsang is a free-range discussion about anything from a spiritual perspective. We always wrap up with a lively, open-mic community kirtan. Check our calendar for locations, time, and all the deets.

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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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What is Reactivity?

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Podcast Episode No. 168

What is emotional reactivity? How do direct realization traditions view reactivity? What are some of the ways we work with reactivity and unwind repetitive karmic patterns of response? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi  Listen Now

Eaten by Maggots

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Podcast Episode No. 167

Shambhavi riffs on impermanence, maggots, and cremation grounds. Toward the end, she does her not-quite-famous impersonation of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

You Are What You Eat

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Podcast Episode No. 166

Are you eating well? Shambhavi talks about choosing relationships, circumstances, and media that support our path. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

My Teacher Drinks, Smokes, and has Sex

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Podcast Episode No. 165

Shambhavi tells a famous story about a student who is shocked by his teacher’s behavior. Then there is a Tantrik pop quiz and a lively discussion about relating to yourself relating to teachers and throat-slitting on Game of Thrones. Heads up that the sound quality in this episode is less than ideal due to a fan that was running in the background. 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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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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Song of a Devotee

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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June 27 2019

Dohas are spontaneous songs of spiritual experience, celebration, and prayer. Song of a Devotee 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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