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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

During the current shelter-in-place, Shambhavi is livestreaming satsang and kirtan on Tuesdays and Sundays. Visit our shelter-in-place update page to get the deets.

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Morning Worship with Shambhavi

Morning Worship
Monday, Jan 18, 2021 -

Join Shambhavi and friends in spontaneous worship each weekday morning, 7:30-8AM Pacific. We chant mantras, sing kirtan, meditate, breathe, connect, and heal. Read More

Evening Worship with Shambhavi

Evening Worship
Monday, Jan 18, 2021 -

Join Shambhavi and friends in spontaneous worship on Monday and Thursday evenings, 8-8:30PM Pacific. We chant mantras, sing kirtan, meditate, breathe, connect, and heal. Read More

Morning Worship with Shambhavi

Morning Worship
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021 -

Join Shambhavi and friends in spontaneous worship each weekday morning, 7:30-8AM Pacific. We chant mantras, sing kirtan, meditate, breathe, connect, and heal. Read More

Livestream Satsang and Kirtan

Satsang at Jaya Kula
Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021 -

Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi in the East Bay. Every Tuesday at 6:30pm, every Sunday at 3:30pm. 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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Total Honesty

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Podcast Episode No. 226

Padmasambhava told his principle disciple Yeshe Tsogyal not to fabricate even so much as an atom. Shambhavi talks about how fabrication, exaggeration, and lies block our spiritual life and hurt our health. Honesty is the number one foundation for having an authentic spiritual life. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Working with Chronic Pain and Illness

Eating TogetherEating Together
Podcast Episode No. 225

Shambhavi shares Anandamayi Ma’s advice for working with illness. She talks about her own illnesses and how to bring chronic illness and pain onto the path. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Grace Is Unearned

Pink FlowersPink Flowers
Podcast Episode No. 224

God’s grace showers without restraint on everyone and everything at all times. You don’t have to deserve it. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Interdependency Is Always a Thing

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Podcast Episode No. 225

Shambhavi talks about our culture of shaming people who need help or ask for help. Where does this attitude come from? 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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That is You Lord

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
Shiva and ShishyasShiva and Shishyas
April 17 2020

Dohas are spontaneous songs of spiritual experience, celebration, and prayer. That is You Lord is a doha from Shambhavi Sarasvati. Mp3 and lyrics included. Read More

Eternal Spring

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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April 10 2020

Dohas are spontaneous songs of spiritual experience, celebration, and prayer. Eternal Spring 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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