Join Shambhavi Sarasvati on Friday evenings at 6:30 in Portland, ME for a relaxing romp through the Spiritual Playground. Evening includes a dharma talk, practices such as mantra and meditation, open satsang, and kirtan. 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
Jaya Kula is headquartered in Portland, ME. Shambhavi also teaches in Portland, OR and the Bay Area. 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.
Shambhavi and divination students get together monthly to share experiences with divination, divine afresh, and hone our interpretive skills. Read More
The New Moon Circle is a closed group of engaged Jaya Kula students who meet to study and practice together. Read More
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
Devotion is “built into” Reality. We don’t cultivate devotion; devotion arises spontaneously and naturally as we do spiritual practice. A satsang video from Shambhavi Sarasvati. Watch More
Shambhavi reads from the Shiva Stotravali and offers commentary. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
When we measure ourselves against other people we’re like a single-track train moving between shame and pride, pride and shame. Authentic spiritual practice introduces us to the immeasurable. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
How is doing spiritual practice like a multi-season, international, overthrow the dictatorship, spy thriller? Binge on waking up! A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now
Jaya Kula’s teaching space is called Matrika House. How do the Matrikas—the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet—relate to the View of Kashmir Shaivism? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now
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.)
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.
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.
A poem about the paradox of missing God while feeling God everywhere. From Mother Poems by Shambhavi Sarasvati, forthcoming. Read More
Learn about Kashmir Shaivism. Self-realization means recognizing and knowing your self, the Self, the nature of Reality. A blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More
Shambhavi Sarasvati offers a New Year’s poem about natural following. No resolutions. No marking time. 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