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Mountain Retreat – Shiva Ratri 2020

mountain retreat
February 20 2020

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020


Live Venue

Sukhasiddhi Foundation

771 Center Blvd.

Fairfax, CA


February 20 -24, 2020 join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a five-day immersion into meditation, movement, ritual, mantra, and kirtan on the occasion of Shiva Ratri 2020.


During this retreat, Shambhavi will give transmission teachings on the mysteries of Lord Shiva: the mountain yogi, the householder, the signifier of light, of renunciation, the dark void, and the ecstasy of destruction and creation.

We will read stories of Lord Shiva, chant his names and mantras, sing his songs, read his poetry, meditate on his forms and the formless, and participate in a traditional puja devoted to him.

expect the unexpected

The Mountain Retreat is offered as a gateway to mystical experience. There will be no formal schedule. Shambhavi will spontaneously respond to whatever is transpiring and will structure the days accordingly.

Shambhavi will offer instruction in Shamatha meditation and other practices as needed.


The Shiva Ratri Mountain Retreat will offer nightly kirtan and chanting. We will learn traditional Kashmiri chants to Shiva from the lineage of Swami Lakshmanjoo.

Due to the nature of this retreat, participants must arrive and leave at the start and end times of the retreat.


Thursday, February 20: 1pm – 9pm. THEME: MYSTICISM & MAGIC
Friday, February 21: 9am – 9pm. THEME: LIGHT, SOUND & WISDOM. Evening event: Shiva Ratri
Saturday, February 22: 9am – 9pm. THEME: DESIRE, ASHES & ERECTIONS
Sunday, February 23: 2pm – 9pm. THEME: POISON & MEDICINE
Monday, February 24: 9am – 5pm at Sukhasiddhi. THEME: CREATION & DESTRUCTION
Monday, February 24: 6:30pm – 9pm dinner and kirtan. Location TBA.


This non-residential retreat will be held at the Sukhasiddhi Foundation in Fairfax, California in Marin County. All pre-arranged housing with local students has been assigned. The area offers many options from Airbnb to motels and hotels.


The retreat will offer ample time for eating in the surrounding area. There will be a retreat dinner catered and hosted by Jaya Kula on Monday evening, February 24.

About the teacher


Shambhavi Sarasvati is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula. Her principle training is in the View and practices of Trika Shaivism, the Tantrik tradition of Kashmir, and the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet.

Spiritual practice is a way to find out who you really are and to live in the fullness of Reality. This is Self-realization. Nothing more or less.” —Shambhavi

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



Registration is now closed.


Thursday, Feb 20
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- America/Los_Angeles PST
$375 – $650
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Sukhasiddhi Foundation
771 Center Blvd.
Fairfax, CA 94930 United States


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