Trika Foundations Retreat in Providence, RI
Thursday, Jan 2, 2020
The Mansh, RI
179 Ontario St.
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 and practice 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 celebration of the diversity of manifest life and 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, January 2 – Sunday, January 5, 2020. Time: 1-6pm Eastern
Shambhavi will also hold evening satsang + kirtan during the Rhode Island retreat. Stay tuned for dates and times.
This is a nonresidential retreat. The retreat venue is a large private home—nicknamed “the Mansh”—that functions as a dharma center for a community of practitioners in Providence. If you are attending from out of town, we recommend that you look for an Airbnb near the Mansh. Click here to go to relevant Airbnb listings.
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.