Trika Foundations Retreat
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 -
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020
East Bay TBA
with Shambhavi Sarasvati
Get yourself a daily spiritual practice and discover healthier ways of relating.
Trika 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.
What you will learn
- What Trika has to say about the nature of reality, the self, and self-realization
- Daily Ayurvedic self-care
- 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 22, 9am-5pm Pacific
Friday, October 23, 1-6pm Pacific
Saturday, October 24, 1-6pm Pacific
Sunday, October 25, 1-6pm Pacific
GET HELP WITH HOUSING FOR TRIKA FOUNDATIONS
Jaya Kula makes every effort to match students traveling to the Bay Area to attend retreats with local student housing options. Space is limited and not guaranteed. The cost for housing with Jaya Kula Bay Area community members is $20/night. Please contact nirmana [at] jayakula dot org for more information.
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.
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 the retreat.
The “Lakshmi’s Cupboard” option is for people not attending the retreat 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.