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Puja Foundations

Kailashi learns puja
August 15 2020

Saturday, Aug 15, 2020


Live Venue

East Bay TBA

with Shambhavi Sarasvati

Puja is a form of ritual offering and receiving. Engaging in puja, we have greater opportunity to recognize and embody wisdom virtues such as devotion, clarity, perseverance, dedication, mercy, and kindness.

What you will receive

  • Teachings on the nature and view of Tantrik ritual
  • Detailed instruction in the practice of achamanam (purification with water and mantra) and a simple form of nyasa (divination of the body with mantra)
  • How to prepare your altar and conduct a simple, three-offering daily puja
  • Teachings in the esoteric meaning of the offerings

Prerequisites: None

Puja Foundations is a required prerequisite for those wishing to learn how to conduct a traditional 16 offering puja as taught in Puja II.

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 15, 1-4pm Pacific

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.


$45 low-income
$60 regular
$120 sponsoring


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.

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Saturday, Aug 15
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - America/Los_Angeles PDT
$45 – $120
Event Category:


East Bay TBA


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Puja Foundations: Low-income
$ 45
Puja Foundations: Regular
$ 60
Puja Foundations: Sponsoring
$ 120