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Discovering the Heart of Wisdom – PDX

August 18 2016

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 - Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Pacific


Alder Space

840 SE Alder St.
Portland, OR, 97214

Ways to Attend

with Shambhavi Sarasvati

Discovering the Heart of Wisdom is a three-day teaching on the nature, wisdom and practices of the heart in the direct realization tradition of Trika Shaivism.

shambhavi's hands
Trika Shaivism, also known as Kashmir Shaivism, is the classical 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 directly discover the nature of Reality using our own minds and senses. Self-realization means coming to more fully embody enlightened essence nature by relaxing the tensions that temporarily obscure our experience of it.

Trika Shaivism is distinguished by its emphasis on the heart as the gateway to primordial wisdom.


  • Introduction to the direct realization view of life and awakening
  • The centrality of the heart in Trika Shaivism
  • The heart’s wisdom
  • The subtle anatomy of the heart chakra
  • The heart as the gateway to compassionate wisdom
  • Heart mantras
  • Direct realization Kriya Yoga of the heart


Thursday-Saturday 9am-noon

Prerequisite: None

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