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Primordial Devotion

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
Making a YantraMaking a Yantra
July 27 2014

Clarity, knowledge, wonder, curiosity, mercy, love, compassion, creativity, vajra pride—all of these give rise, collectively, to devotion. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Impermanent Monarchy

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
Danielle van Ark sand mandalaDanielle van Ark sand mandala
December 1 2013

Impermanence is not just for Buddhists. Walking through the Rijksakademie graduate student annual art exhibit this morning, I came across this sand mandala created by Danielle van Ark. Fragile grains trace the pattern of a king’s floor tapestry replete with royal insignia. Bon voyage, all. Read More

Karma Yoga, Bhakti, and Tantra

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
March 14 2007

For Tantrikas, every aspect of life is practice and an opportunity to directly realize one’s essential nature. Tantrikas perform puja, develop relationships with tutelary deities, and offer acts of service or karma yoga. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More


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