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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 multiple times a week. Visit our shelter-in-place update page to get the deets.

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Livestream Satsang and Kirtan

Satsang at Jaya Kula
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 -

Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi in the East Bay. Every Wednesday at 6:30pm, every Sunday at 3:30pm, and some Saturdays at 3:30pm. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments. Read More

Livestream Satsang and Kirtan

Satsang at Jaya Kula
Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 -

Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi in the East Bay. Every Wednesday at 6:30pm, every Sunday at 3:30pm, and some Saturdays at 3:30pm. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments. Read More

Livestream Satsang and Kirtan

Satsang at Jaya Kula
Sunday, Nov 1, 2020 -

Satsang and Community Kirtan with Shambhavi in the East Bay. Every Wednesday at 6:30pm, every Sunday at 3:30pm, and some Saturdays at 3:30pm. Kids are welcome. Feel free to bring musical instruments. Read More

Election Day Refuge

Election Day Refuge
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020 -

November 3! Join Jaya Kula and friends for an all-day, livestreamed election day extravaganza! Let’s worship, share, hold each others’ hands (virtually), sing, chant, heal, and drink chai. 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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COVID and Eternity

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Podcast Episode No. 220

Shambhavi answers a question about existential dread and the pandemic. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Missionaries and Marketeers

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Podcast Episode No. 217

A student asks Shambhavi to talk about humility. Lack of humility is the hallmark of U.S. culture. Shambhavi invites us to lay down the struggle to measure up and achieve. 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
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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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