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Worship! Kirtan and Chanting Immersion

December 29 2020

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2020 -
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021


Live Venue

Matrika House

2777 9th St. Unit 101

Berkeley, CA


Join Shambhavi and Jaya Kula for Worship! ~ a multi-day immersion in the sounds of kirtan, stotra, and mantra.

About Kirtan and CHanting

Spanda is the primordial movement of Shakti, the primordial vibration or aliveness out of which all manifest life appears. During the four and a half days of the retreat, we will immerse ourselves in the ocean of sound and get in touch with the wisdom and natural experience of worship that arise from experiencing greater continuity with life. We’ll also play in the experience of apparent duality by exploring the playful call and response nature of kirtan.

What you will receive

  • Learn mantras and stotras from the Trika tradition
  • Sing and play kirtan
  • Receive voice lessons specifically attuned to the singing of kirtan
  • Instruction in meditation and opportunities to sit in meditation with others
  • Satsang with Shambhavi every evening

Prerequisites: none


This immersive retreat will be held live in the East Bay, exact location TBD. It will not be livestreamed.


December 29, 2020, 6pm—9pm
December 30 – January 2, 2021, 9am—9pm

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.



$300 low-income
$450 regular
$600 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 attend teachings and retreats.

The “Lakshmi’s Cupboard” option is for people not attending this teaching 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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Tuesday, Dec 29 @ 6:00 pm PST
Saturday, Jan 2, 2021 @ 9:00 pm PST
$300 – $600
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Matrika House
2777 9th St. Unit 101
Berkeley, CA 94710 United States


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Worship! Retreat: Low-income
$ 300
Worship! Retreat: Regular
$ 450
Worship! Retreat: Sponsoring
$ 600