Trika Foundations Retreat
Thursday, Aug 19, 2021
Bay Area, CA
with Shambhavi Sarasvati
Get yourself a daily spiritual practice and discover healthier ways of relating.
Trika Foundations is a four-day immersion for people who want to learn about the View and practice of the direct realization tradition of Trika Shaivism.
Trika Foundations gives you a complete, well-rounded daily practice and is open to everyone.
Trika Shaivism, also known as Kashmir Shaivism, is the direct realization Tantrik tradition from North India. It is related in its view and methods to other direct realization traditions such as Dzogchen, Daoism, and Chan Buddhism.
The essence of all direct realization traditions is the understanding that we have an innate capacity to discover the nature of the self and reality using our own minds and senses. Self-realization means that through the direct encounter with living presence, we naturally come to more fully embody wisdom, spontaneity, devotion, and compassion.
Trika Shaivism is distinguished by its emphasis on the heart as the gateway to primordial wisdom.
What you will learn
- What Trika has to say about the nature of reality, the self, and self-realization
- Daily Ayurvedic self-care
- Tantrik hatha yoga
- Mantra chanting
- Kriya yoga
- Managing energy for health and happiness
- Releasing emotional karmas (Six Realms teaching)
- How to work with everyday circumstances and relationships so that they are nourishing and not depleting
August 19 – 22, 9am-5pm Pacific every day
HOW TO ATTEND Trika Foundations
In-person attendance for this teaching will depend on state and local Covid safety guidelines at the time of the teaching. This will also determine if the teaching is livestreamed or not. Click the link below for current details.
About the teacher
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.
$320 low-income or repeating
All Jaya Kula teachings offer “regular” and “low-income” options for registration. Just choose the option that’s appropriate for you. The students of Jaya Kula have generously donated and made it possible for us to offer additional discounts for people who cannot afford the low-income fee. Please email Shambhavi if this is your circumstance.
The “sponsoring” option is a higher donation amount. 100% of the difference between the “regular” registration fee and the “sponsoring” amount will be used to assist students who cannot afford the low-income fee. Sponsor donations will be used to both offer deeper discounts and to reimburse low-income students or people experiencing temporary financial hardships for part or all of their airfare to attend teachings and retreats.
The “Lakshmi’s Cupboard” option is for people not attending this teaching who wish to assist others to attend. Please write “Lakshmi” in the message line when making your donation so that your contribution can be earmarked for students in need.