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Sahaja – the Practice of Natural Contemplation

Devi Awake
July 10 2017

Monday, Jul 10, 2017

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern


Matrika House

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

Ways to Attend

with Shambhavi Sarasvati

Natural contemplation means resting totally fresh and uncontrived in effortless enjoyment of living presence. —Shambhavi

What is Sahaja?

Sahaja, or natural contemplation is non-conceptual, open-eyed meditation with minimal form. In other traditions, similar practices are called Trekchö (Dzogchen), Mahamudra (Kagyu) and Shikantaza (Zen).

Sahaja has no purpose other than the enjoyment of Reality without alteration.

If you are an experienced practitioner of mindfulness, shamatha or vipassana meditation, Sahaja is the next step.

What you will receive

  • An understanding of the different styles of meditation and what meditation is and is not
  • Opportunity to learn and practice natural contemplation


  • You must have an already-established, consistent meditation practice in which you sit for 45 minutes a day or more.
  • Current students:  Please talk to Shambhavi if you think you may be ready to begin Sahaja practice.

About Shambhavi

Shambhavi is an experienced practitioner and teacher of open-eyed meditation. She has received extensive instruction from teachers in the traditions of Trika Shaivism, Dzogchen and Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism. Read more about Shambhavi.

Sahaja is a Jaya Kula Core Teaching

This event is part of Kripa! Jaya Kula’s Annual Summer Retreat! July 7-16: Explore the complete listing of teachings and special events. 

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