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Trika Foundations Retreat

Ardhanariswara Shiva
October 22 2020

Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 -
Sunday, Oct 25, 2020


Live Venue

Matrika House

2777 9th St. Unit 101

Berkeley, CA


Live Streams

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
  • 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, October 22 – Sunday October 25:
9:00am – noon and  2:30pm – 5pm Pacific

Prerequisite: None


If the Shelter-in-Place in California is still in effect when this retreat is to take place, it will be held online only.  Please watch this space for updates and subscribe to our newsletter or join our private Jaya Kula News Facebook group where schedule changes and other teaching-related information are posted regularly.


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.


$250 low-income
$375 regular
$575 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 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.

Donate to Lakshmi’s Cupboard now

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Thursday, Oct 22 @ 9:00 am PDT
Sunday, Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm PDT
$250 – $575
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Matrika House
2777 9th St. Unit 101
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States


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Trika Foundations: Low-income
$ 250
Trika Foundations: Regular
$ 375
Trika Foundations: Sponsoring
$ 575

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