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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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New Moon Circle

New Moon
Saturday, Sep 5, 2020 -

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

Wisdom Words ~ Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita
Tuesday, Sep 8, 2020 -

A twice-monthly gathering for deep diving into texts from the Trika tradition. In August 2020 we’ll begin reading 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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Unboxing and Empathy Actual

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Podcast Episode No. 209

A student asks Shambhavi about boxing people in with labels. Then Shambhavi poses the question: Do you really want to care about others? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Students and Teachers Working Together

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Podcast Episode No. 208

Podcast in the rough! During her Northwest tour in 2019, Shambhavi offered satsang at venues where recording equipment was rudimentary, but the energy was going strong. This one happened in Portland, Oregon. Shambhavi shares some about how she related to her teachers. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Obstacles as Rewards on the Path

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Podcast Episode No. 207

Courage is Jaya Kula’s 2020 theme. Shambhavi talks about how to relate as practitioners to hard times and obstacles. She shares her experience of challenges and how they are a reward that help us to develop spiritually, become more courageous, and more relaxed. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Karma, Epigenetics, and Darshan

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Podcast Episode No. 206

Shambhavi riffs on the nature of karma, how karma is related to epigenetics, and the difference between embodying View (darshan) and having intellectual understanding. 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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