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Sandhanakarana ~ Maha Shivaratri Retreat

February 17 2023

Friday, Feb 17, 2023


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Matrika House

4160 SE Division St.

Portland, OR


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With Shambhavi Sarasvati
February 17 – 20

Sandhānakaraṇa means healing, allying, and to make peace. Join Shambhavi for four days of winter sadhana in alliance with the dark and light energies of Maha Shivaratri. Our purpose is to experience healing and make peace with ourselves, others, circumstances, and our ancestors.

The Sandhānakarana retreat will not have a set roster of topics and activities. We will gather together for spontaneous teachings, mantra japa, meditation, puja, music, healing ceremony, and satsang.

Shambhavi will give spontaneous teachings on the following:

  • Dark and light
  • Belonging
  • The Friend
  • Healing
  • Hospitality
  • Invitation
  • Welcome
  • Improvisation


None. All are welcome.


Starts Friday, February 17 at 10:00am Pacific and ends Monday, February 20 at 9pm Pacific.

Daily timings:
10am – 12:00 or 12:30pm
2pm – 4pm
6:30pm – 8:30pm

Exception: on Shivaratri, February 18th, we will gather for puja, teachings, and kirtan from 6pm – 9pm.

How to attend the Sandhanakarana ~ Maha Shivaratri Retreat

You can attend this teaching live in Portland, Oregon. The retreat will not be livestreamed. Please click below for current Jaya Kula COVID safety policies for in-person attendance.

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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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Feb 17, 2023
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
$250.00 – $500.00
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Matrika House
4160 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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