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Deep Dive: Ganesha, Sharada, and Guru Stotras

Ganesha altar
September 18 2021

Saturday, Sep 18, 2021


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12:30 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT

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with Shambhavi Sarasvati

We chant short forms of the Ganesha, Sharada, and Guru stotras at the start of every Jaya Kula satsang and teaching. Learn these beautiful hymns and how to incorporate them into your daily practice.

What you will learn

  • How to visualize Ganesha, Sharada (Sarasvati), and Guru and the meaning of their iconography
  • What wisdoms these beings bring into our lives
  • The meaning of the stotras
  • How to pronounce and chant the stotras in transliterated Sanskrit
  • The origin of Om, the relationship of Om to cosmology, and the beauty and power of chanting Om.
  • The esoteric meaning of anjali mudra
  • How to incorporate Om chanting and chanting the stotras into your daily practice


None. Anyone may attend.


September 18, 9:30am-12:30pm Pacific

How to attend this Teaching

Deep Dive will be LIVESTREAM ONLY. This will allow Shambhavi to be unmasked so people can hear her more clearly as she chants the mantras. Because this teaching includes a lot of chanting, there is a higher risk of COVID transmission if people were to attend in person.

Satsang and other Jaya Kula teachings now have limited in-person attendance. Click below for more details.


About the teacher

Shambhavi Sarasvati

Shambhavi emphasizes the more explicitly devotional teachings and practices of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen and direct knowing through encounters with the wisdom of the heart. She is also known for making complex teachings about the nature of the self and reality understandable, practical, and always relatable to everyday experience. Her teachings are grounded in her more than thirty-five years of daily personal practice and personal retreats.

Generosity is a fountain of living light at the heart of creation. Having opened your heart and recognized its identity with the heart of the divine, you want to be here giving and giving throughout your natural lifetime. This is the essence of realization.” ~Shambhavi

You can read more about Shambhavi’s background, training and publications here.


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Sep 18, 2021
9:30 am-12:30 pm PDT
$25 – $60
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