Tantra Foundations Retreat
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Matrika House, San Rafael
with Shambhavi Sarasvati
Get yourself a daily spiritual practice and discover healthier ways of relating.
Tantra Foundations is a four-day immersion for people who want to establish or deepen their daily spiritual practice and learn about the View of the direct realization tradition of Trika Shaivism.
Trika Shaivism, also known as Kashmir Shaivism, is the 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 discover the nature of the self and reality using our own minds and senses. Self-realization means that through the direct encounter with living presence, we naturally come to more fully embody wisdom, spontaneity, devotion, and compassion.
Trika Shaivism is distinguished by its emphasis on the heart as the gateway to primordial wisdom.
- Daily self-care from the tradition of Ayurveda
- Tantrik hatha yoga
- Mantra chanting
- Kriya yoga
- Managing energy for health and happiness
- Releasing emotional karmas (Six Realms teaching)
- How to work with everyday circumstances and relationships so that they are nourishing and not depleting
Thursday, October 10 – Saturday, October 12: 9:30am-5pm Pacific
Sunday, October 13: 12:30pm-5:00pm Pacific
There are a limited number of spots available for this teaching with an additional cost reduction. There are also limited funds available to help attendees offset the cost of travel to the teaching. Please contact shambhavi [at] jayakula [dot] org if you want to request financial assistance.
Jaya Kula makes every effort to match students traveling to the Bay Area to attend retreats with local student housing options. Please note that we cannot guarentee housing, and we can offer housing only for the duration of retreats.
The Housing Concierge for this retreat will be announced in due time.
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.