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Tantra Foundations in Maine

Ardhanariswara Shiva
March 14 2019

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019


Live Venue

with Shambhavi Sarasvati

Get yourself a daily spiritual practice and discover healthier ways of relating to life.

Tantra Foundations is a four-day immersion for people who want to establish a daily spiritual practice and learn about the View of the direct realization tradition of Trika Shaivism. It is the prerequisite for many of Jaya Kula’s advanced trainings.

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 directly discover the nature of Reality using our own minds and senses. Self-realization means coming to more fully embody enlightened essence nature by relaxing the tensions that temporarily obscure our experience of it.

Trika Shaivism is distinguished by its emphasis on the heart as the gateway to primordial wisdom.


  • Daily self-care from the tradition of Ayurveda
  • Hatha yoga
  • Mantra chanting
  • Kriya yoga
  • Meditation
  • 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, March 14 – Saturday, March 16: 1pm-6pm
Sunday, March 17: 1pm-5pm


$325 regular
$220 low income and those who have attended the teaching previously
Read Jaya Kula’s Cancellation Policy

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.

Prerequisite: None

Housing Help

While we cannot promise anyone housing, Jaya Kula makes every effort to match students visiting with local Mandala housing opportunities when students are visiting either Maine or Oregon for the purpose of attending retreats.

The Housing Concierge for this retreat is Charandas. If you would like to explore the possibility of staying with students in Maine, please contact Charandas via email: charandas108 [at] gmail [dot] com.

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.


Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- America/New_York EDT
$220 – $325
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