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Spirituality, Political Engagement and Non-dual Tantra

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
February 7 2017

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

Can a Woman be a Crazy Wisdom Teacher (and get away with it)?

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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February 1 2017

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

Published by Alice Geraldina
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October 15 2016

“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

The Dalai Lama Gets Married

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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August 28 2016

One day, the Dalai Lama fell in love. Nobody knew about it at first, because his Holiness suddenly stopped appearing in public. A blog post about limited vs universal love by Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

A Message about Pride

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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July 31 2016

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

The Tantrik Householder

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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July 28 2016

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

Decades Celebration! July 13 ~ 19, 2016

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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May 31 2016

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

Sneak Preview – No Retreat!

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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May 27 2016

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

The Millennial Movement of the Heart

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
May 7 2016

I have never listened to people who told me I couldn’t follow my true heart’s desire. And following the heart’s wisdom is what I have been doing, more or less successfully, since I was born. When I follow the heart’s wisdom, I remain in touch with the basic goodness of existence. When I start off… Read More

The Amerika Virus

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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May 1 2016

There’s a virulent virus that has spread throughout the U.S. It makes you sick, but it can also earn you more money and enhance your social status. It makes you unhappy, but if you don’t have it, people think you’re weird. Long ago, the virus was identified by wise seers from India and Tibet. They named it… Read More

Struggling toward Surrender: A Titan Tale

Published by Lavinia Magliocco
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April 18 2016

“Struggling toward Surrender” was written by Jaya Kula student Lavinia Magliocco. I used take pride in the tremendous effort I put into the things I cared about. My effort came loaded with the desire to be noticed, admired and deemed worthy. Pride worked pretty well for me as a dancer. I used the anxious, wound-up-tight feeling to… Read More

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