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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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New Moon Circle

Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A monthly sadhana and study group comprised of committed Jaya Kula Students who have completed a number of years of foundational teachings and have put them to good use. Participation by invitation only. Read More

Ayurveda for You

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Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about Ayurveda and self-care. This month learn about balancing doshas with the 6 tastes. Read More

Satsang with Shambhavi

Sunday, Nov 19, 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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The Mahabharata ~ An Epic Tale for Uncertain Times

Mahabharata
Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Shambhavi Sarasvati and the Jaya Kula community for an on-going, weekly exploration of the Mahabharata, the great epic tale of human life, dharma and self-realization which contains within it the Bhagavad Gita. Join in anytime. And check out the podcast, too! 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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Get a Spiritual Address

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Podcast Episode No. 69

Shambhavi lays out some ways that spiritual practitioners can elicit a bigger response from Wisdom. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

No Mission Sadhana

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Podcast Episode No. 68

What are we actually doing when we do spiritual practice? Where are we headed? Should we care? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Sneaky, Tricky, Clever

Podcast Episode No. 67

Shambhavi breaks down three habit patterns that cause us to disassociate from our innate goodness and lose intimacy with other people. 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, love, love you to show up 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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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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