Guru Chandala yoga occurs when Rahu, the north node of the moon, and Jupiter are in or transit the same sign. Find out more about the effects of this astrological combination and how to work with them. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
If you are a practitioner, make this the year that you increase your efforts to do sadhana and rest in the state of your practice no matter where you are or what you are doing. The energy of Jupiter will help you to accomplish this. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Jaya Kula East has moved to a beautiful new space at 159 State Street in Portland, Maine, in the historic State Street Church. Read More
Sadhana means directing to the goal. We have enough stuff enticing us to detour from the path, or settle for limited insights without drugs being added to the mix. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Have you been feeling impulsive and fighty lately? Right now, Mars, Ketu and the Sun are transiting the constellation Pisces. The combination might make for some unhappy endings due to impulse-gone-wild, aggression, unappreciated cunning, accidents-through-mindlessness or loss of sense of purpose. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Last night I dreamt about a monster. In the dream, I recognized that I had seen the same monster before in other dreams. I understood who he was and what he would do. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
The primary marker for any cult is that it is populated by people who are attached to defining themselves as higher than, better than, more evolved than, or simply at the forefront of something, someone or everyone else. Cult leaders must defacto define themselves as having something that followers need, lack and couldn’t obtain anywhere else. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
If you’re a Tantra Geek like me, you have read, or have attempted to read, the ancient texts of the Tantrik traditions. As beautiful, profound and fascinating as these texts called “tantras” can be, they present a number of interpretive problems for sincere, contemporary students. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Even though the process of self-realization is built-into nature irrespective of culture, you might want to pay attention to cultural differences if you want to engage with Tantra or Hinduism in the most intelligent and fruitful way. And if you don’t, you will be reborn as a banana slug. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
The Guru function in Trika Shaivism is called the Guru Tattva, or element. The fullfillment of Guru is the student who can call forth the Guru-disciple relationship. The Guru is, on some level, helpless. So in a sense, Guru is like Shiva: feeling-awareness, a reservoir of potential. The disciple is like Shakti, the active, creative principle. Nothing can happen without her. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
What we need is the empowerment of women within spiritual communities and as leaders of their own communities. This has to be initiated and driven by women, not at the behest of, or directed or defined, by male teachers. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Ma was not an ordinary Guru; she was an avatar, a direct emmanation of enlightened wisdom. But every person functioning as Guru has in common with Ma, at least to some degree, the ability to help others to see, feel and come to embody the wisdom and virtues of which Reality is made. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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