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Pride and Prejudice ~ Jaya Kula 2018 Summer Retreat

summer retreat
July 25 2018

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 - Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

9:30 am - 8:00 pm Eastern


Matrika House

159 State Street, 2nd Floor
Portland, ME, 04101

Ways to Attend

Since its ancient beginnings in the villages of India, Tantra leads us to a direct, personal encounter with the equality of all beings, circumstances, and phenomena.

The direct perception of equality stands apart from a politics or philosophy or culture of equality. By doing spiritual practice and receiving transmission, the embodied perception of equality blasts away at roots of our pride and experiences of separation and aversion.

Join us for this timely and essential exploration of pride and prejudice.

  • Learn what the direct realization traditions have to say about pride, prejudice, and equality
  • Explore your own expressions and experiences of pride, privilege, “isms”, and cultural appropriation within the crucible of loving community.
  • Receive transmission and practice to recognize and embody the equality of all beings, circumstances and phenomena.
  • Sing and play kirtan
  • Participate in nightly satsang
  • Celebrate Guru Purnima with a traditional puja


Satsang and Kirtan every evening from 6:30-8:30pm, except for Guru Purnima

Wednesday July 25 ~ 9:30am – 12:30pm, Teachings and practice

Thursday July 26 ~ 9:00am – 12:45pm, Teachings and practice

Friday July 27 ~ 9:00am – 12:30pm, Teachings and practice

Friday July 27, 7pm, Guru Purnima and Birthday Celebration

Saturday July 28 ~ 1pm – 5pm, Teachings and practice

Sunday July 29 ~ 9:30am – 12:30pm, Teachings and practice


About the teacher

ShambhaviShambhavi 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. She met her first teacher and started practicing when she was in her mid-twenties.

Prior to starting Jaya Kula, Shambhavi worked with organizations addressing affordable housing, homelessness, racism, farm worker rights, and women’s and lgbqt rights in the U.S. and internationally.

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

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