Hell realm karmic vision is intensely painful, all-encompassing and full of anger. Life itself, including other people, is experienced as torturing. The best weapon against hell realm is a sense of humor. Unfortunately, a sense of humor is hard to come by when a person is trapped in hell realm visions. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
What do the fruits of consistent spiritual practice really feel like for most of us most of the time? Read More
Such deep mourning about the experience of lack of generosity toward you can only arise when you actually know something about generosity. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Within this seemingly unstable situation hides a wisdom seed—the understanding of the impermanence of the small self and our fundamental continuity with all life. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Looking for motivation to do spiritual practice? The students in the Jaya Kula monthly Tantrik studies program got together and shared why they keep doin’ it. Here are their words, unedited. Read More
What we fear or long for most is precisely that about which we have the possibility to develop deep insight. The fear of life’s vastness that characterizes human realm, blossoms with the nourishment of sadhana into a profound confidence in vidya shakti, or the natural wisdom of embodied life. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
The relaxation of Titan realm karma leads to great equanimity in the face of life’s ups and downs. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Impermanence is not just for Buddhists. Walking through the Rijksakademie graduate student annual art exhibit this morning, I came across this sand mandala created by Danielle van Ark. Fragile grains trace the pattern of a king’s floor tapestry replete with royal insignia. Bon voyage, all. Read More
God realm fixation masks a deep intuition about the inevitability of pain and death. This intuition is the source of one’s exaggerated fear. If you can integrate with this intuition, you will discover a wellspring of compassion. Compassion is the wisdom seed of god realm. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
As Tantrikas, our attitude should be: How can I work with each and every circumstance? How can I participate positively? How, in spite of various compulsions, can I open my heart and find the freshness and potential in each moment? By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
When my astrology teacher told me that the best place for Jaya Kula was Portland, Maine, I laughed heartily. What great alchemy for everyone! Who can take such a move too seriously? Perfect. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
In 1936 in Varanasi, Anandamayi Ma announced her desire to give the Gayatri mantra to two of her female disciples. Watch rare footage of this initiation. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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