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Trika Foundations Retreat in Providence, RI

January 5 2020

Sunday, Jan 5, 2020


Live Venue

The Magic Mansh, RI

179 Ontario St.

Providence, RI


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
  • 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, January 2 – Sunday, January 5, 2020. Time: 1-6pm Eastern

Prerequisite: None

satsang and Kirtan in Providence, R.I.

In conjunction with the Trika Foundations retreat, there will be two evening satsangs with kirtan in Providence. You do not have to be attending the retreat to attend satsang. All are welcome.

Friday, January 3, 7-9pm – at the Magic Mansh, 179 Ontario St., Providence, R.I.

Saturday, January 4, 7-9pm – at the Magic Mansh – 179 Ontario St., Providence, R.I. 

Retreat venue

The retreat venue is an enormous private home—nicknamed the “Magic Mansh.” The Magic Mansh serves as a dharma center for the Radical Spiritual Study & Sitting Society, a sangha that centers QTBIPOC. Check out the Magic Mansh’s Instagram here.

Cats and dogs live in the Magic Mansh,  although they are never in the teaching space. The Magic Mansh is not handicap accessible at this time


This is a nonresidential retreat. Participants from out of town are advised to check VRBO, Airbnb, and local hotels for accommodation.

Read Jaya Kula’s Cancellation Policy

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.



Our ticketing function is currently broken. Tech people are working on it! Meantime, please use the DONATE button in the footer of any page to register for this retreat. The regular fee is $435. The low-income fee is $295.

Kindly register a minimum of 3 days in advance of this retreat in order to give Shambhavi time to prepare retreat packets. All of our teachings offer a regular and a low-income or repeating option. Just choose which option is 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.

If you’re not seeing registration at the bottom of this page, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.


Sunday, Jan 5
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
- America/New_York
$295 – $435
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The Magic Mansh, RI
179 Ontario St.
Providence, RI 02907 United States