Skepticism is a negative belief. It rejects the very source of nourishment for which we are longing. We fear our longing will not be met, and that would be unbearable. Skepticism becomes our armor. A blog post by Shambhavi Sarasvati. Read More
Shambhavi Sarasvati and her students riff on boring vs. magical. If spiritual practice is to open us to the magic of life, we have to stop insisting on being so darn boring! Read More
Shambhavi Sarasvati talks about solar eclipses, omens, the deeper spiritual significance of eclipses and what you should do during a solar eclipse. Read More
Why does a mala have 108 beads? Shambhavi shares a fresh understanding of the relationship between mantra chanting with a mala and the return to source. Read More
According to Ayurveda, your immune system is supported by love and honesty. How can we protect our immune system when we are surrounded by dishonesty and cruelty? Read More
A Conversation with Shambhavi Sarasvati Shambhavi got together recently with Jacob Kyle from Embodied Philosophy to chat about the intersection of spiritual practice, politics and social justice. In the video, Shambhavi responds to criticism she’s received about being a politically engaged spiritual teacher, and she talks about the Tantrik View of manifest life as a theater of engagement… Read More
Crazy wisdom is at play when a spiritual teacher embodies uncompromising compassion paired with over-the-top creativity. These powerfully and magically transfigure the scene of teaching in order to help students to wake up. Crazy wisdom is a “by any means available” situation. Some of the moves associated with crazy wisdom are rapid pivots from tenderness… Read More
Spiritual awakening is about the universalization of love and compassion. Instead of our love and concern being focused on just a few people, we discover we have the innate capacity to express a deep, abiding and active desire for the well-being of all. Sometimes people are disturbed by the idea that they might eventually love everyone equally. If… Read More
While we talk about the Shiva and Shakti aspects of Reality as separate, in fact, they are always together and must both be realized in full by each person. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
For everyone who has been given an opportunity, however small, to help others wake up and discover their divine nature. . . Recently I had a conversation with a student who is creative, intelligent, devotional and has a natural desire to be of benefit to others. Despite all of this, nearly every moment of this student’s life is a struggle with competitiveness… Read More
Tantrik Gurus and practitioners worldwide are largely people leading active lives in the everyday world. The Tantrik sannyasin householder is a path of direct realization. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
On July 16th, Jaya Kula celebrated Shambhavi’s 60th birthday and the joy of our community with a formal Tantrik ball. We also held a week of special teachings culminating in our annual Guru Purnima puja. If you would like to see photos of the events, please visit our Flickr page. [drawattention ID=”24143″] Read More
Ta da! Dear Friends, Jaya Kula Press is publishing my first book of poetry sometime later this spring. (June-ish) The title is No Retreat: Poems on the Way to Waking Up. I am very pleased to share the newly minted cover with you. It was designed by Ceci Sorochin, our long-time ally. I could hardly… Read More
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