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Shodashopachara Puja

Shodashopachara puja
August 12 2023

Saturday, Aug 12, 2023


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Live Venue

Matrika House

4160 SE Division St.

Portland, OR


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with Shambhavi Sarasvati
Aug 11-13

Learn how to conduct a traditional sixteen-offering puja to Lord Ganesha.

What you will receive

  • Detailed instruction in conducting a traditional 16 offering Tantrik puja to Lord Ganesha replete with mantra and mudra
  • Gayatri mantras specific to each deity and to Guru.
  • The ability to conduct personal pujas to other deities and Guru
  • An understanding of the esoteric meanings of the ritual and the offerings


Puja Foundations or equivalent experience.

Puja Supplies

IMPORTANT! Download the Puja supply list here.

You will need to bring these items to the teachings. Please purchase them well before the teaching as many items are NOT available in stores and will need to be ordered online.


August 11, 1-5pm:  View teachings and practical instruction

August 12, 1-5pm:  Practical instruction

August 13, 10-noon: The esoteric meanings of the ritual and the offerings

HOW TO ATTEND the Shodashopachara Puja Teaching

You can attend this teaching in-person in Portland, Oregon. This teaching 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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Aug 12, 2023
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$150 – $350
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Matrika House
4160 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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