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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 location, time, and all the deets.

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Fourth Friday Meditation

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Friday, Aug 23, 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

Ganesha Chaturthi

Monday, Sep 2, 2019 -

Join Jaya Kula for a Labor Day puja and kirtan in celebration of Ganesha—Lord of Obstacles and New Beginnings, Maha Yogi and Lord of Kundalini, Protector of All, Dancer, Writer, Musician, and Lover of Sweets. September 2nd, 2019 at 7pm. 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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Trusting the Untrustworthy

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Podcast Episode No. 159

Shambhavi riffs on a passage from the Dao De Jing about hearts, minds, and the real nature of trust. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Yugas of Perception

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Podcast Episode No. 158

Shambhavi riffs with an intimate group of students about the nature of the ages or yugas. She talks about the yugas as marking differing capacities to recognize or perceive the divine nature of all. Following this discussion, Shambhavi talks about the necessity of agreeing to receive grace and about the inner recognition that must precede the experience of grace. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

What’s the Point of Remembering Impermanence?

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Podcast Episode No. 157

We’re often told to think of impermanence, but why? What’s that going to do for us? Shambhavi gives a dharma talk about the benefits of remembering impermanence and preparing for the eternal. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Your Body is Only a Temple

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Podcast Episode No. 156

Shambhavi riffs on health and care of our bodies in the Kali Yuga. How can we relate to all of the new assaults on our health and their impacts on our spiritual life? She finishes with some practical advice about embodying devotion. 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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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
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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

Queen of Heaven

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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June 26 2019

Dohas are spontaneous songs of spiritual experience, celebration, and prayer. Queen of Heaven 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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