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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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Satsang and Kirtan

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Sunday, Nov 17, 2019 -

Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi. Every 3rd Sunday at 3:30pm. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring muscial instruments. Read More

Fourth Friday Meditation

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Friday, Nov 22, 2019 -

Join us for Fourth Friday meditation (and hanging out): a couple of hours of nonordinary enjoyment every fourth Friday of the month. Read More

Wisdom Words ~ Text Readings and Discussion

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Tuesday, Nov 26, 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

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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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

Suffering and Identity Formation

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Podcast Episode No. 170

With all this talk of identities, you might think having a few is a good idea. Well, sure, but that’s not what spiritual practice is about. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Subservience vs Surrender

Podcast Episode No. 169

Shambhavi talks about the dark side of subservience and the deeper meaning of surrender. 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
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.


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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“To live in the world is to be on the way to Self-realization.” ~Anandamayi Ma