Three Jaya Kula students, all acupuncturists by trade, have given birth in the past few months! We asked our new mamas to offer their reflections on the intersection of parenthood and spiritual practice. Here’s what they had to say! Alexandra Having a child has actually been really supportive for my spiritual path. Since so much… 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
“Walking through Fear to Devotion” was written by Jaya Kula student Alice Geraldina. A recent event put me face to face with some of my most deeply rooted fears and karmas. I’d like to share how spiritual practice has assisted me. My residency in the United States is dependent upon a working visa. The process… Read More
One day, the Dalai Lama fell in love. Nobody knew about it at first, because his Holiness suddenly stopped appearing in public. A look at limited vs universal love in this blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More
How can you work with conventional gender role expectations in your spiritual community? Hindu deities manifest a dazzling variety of gender expressions. A blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi 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
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