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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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New Moon Circle

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Saturday, Dec 7, 2019 -

The New Moon Circle is a closed group of engaged Jaya Kula students who meet to study and practice together. Read More

Satsang and Kirtan in San Rafael

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Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 -

Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi. Every Sunday at 3:30pm at locations around the Bay Area. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments. Read More

Wisdom Words ~ Text Readings and Discussion

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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 -

A twice-monthly gathering for deep diving into texts from the Trika tradition. The 2019-20 texts are Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and the Kashmiri version of the Bhagavad Gita with Abhinavagupta’s commentary. With Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Satsang and Kirtan in San Rafael

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Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 -

Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi. Every Sunday at 3:30pm at locations around the Bay Area. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments. Read More

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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Consistency and Risk in Sadhana

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Podcast Episode No. 175

Shambhavi gives heart advice to the Jaya Kula community about the effects of consistency in doing sadhana and the need to be unrestrained in sadhana and life. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Working with Difficult Relationships

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Podcast Episode No. 174

Shambhavi lays out three styles of difficult relationships, including relationships in spiritual communities, and how to work with them. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Habit, Routine, Ritual

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Podcast Episode No. 173

Habit, routine, and ritual are similar but far from identical. Find out how our “skill” at forming habits and falling into routines can help us to wake up. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

How to Protect Your Practice

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Podcast Episode No. 172

Protecting your ability to do sadhana and integrated practice is paramount if you want the fruit of your practice. But how exactly can you do that? 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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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 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.

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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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