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Decades Celebration! July 13 ~ 19, 2016

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
Dancing with GaneshaDancing with Ganesha
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
Shambhavi reads and laughsShambhavi reads and laughs
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
asura lokaasura loka
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
Titan sky stairTitan sky stair
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

Hosting and Receiving Teachings: An Open Letter

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
April 1 2016

In ancient times in India, Tibet and China, people with means who desired spiritual teachings would invite teachers to their homes. These patron-hosts did not just house teachers and donate money; they organized and oversaw every circumstance related to the teachings. The teacher and any other students who showed up would be fed and housed… Read More

Meditation and Parenting as Medicine

Published by Sahaji Fisher
what is that?what is that?
March 16 2016

“Meditation and Parenting as Medicine” was written by Jaya Kula student Sahaji Fisher. Being a mother to my son is a potent medicine that has opened my heart. Through the process of mothering, a curiosity about life has blossomed inside me. I’ve been born into a larger version of myself through giving up who I thought I was and… Read More

The Guru and the Thief

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
Jupiter RahuJupiter Rahu
December 28 2015

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

Death, Community and Continuity

Published by Matridarshana Lamb
misty hillsmisty hills
October 14 2015

I’ve been holding onto the idea that death is not happening, or at least not for a long time yet—because I’m youngish, because I’m healthy, because I wear my seatbelt, because I eat organic food, and so on. Even today I caught myself beginning a sentence, “If I die….” Read More

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