Join the Jaya Kula community in chanting the Vedic Mahamrtyunjaya Mantra. We are chanting the mantra a minimum of 9 times each evening for the benefit of all beings. Read More
Shambhavi Sarasvati talks about solar eclipses, omens, the deeper spiritual significance of eclipses and what you should do during a solar eclipse. Read More
Why does a mala have 108 beads? Shambhavi shares a fresh understanding of the relationship between mantra chanting with a mala and the return to source. Read More
The poisons are obstacles to spiritual awakening. The medicines help us to clear obstacles. The fruits are what it feels like to be more awake. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
If you’re a Tantra Geek like me, you have read, or have attempted to read, the ancient texts of the Tantrik traditions. As beautiful, profound and fascinating as these texts called “tantras” can be, they present a number of interpretive problems for sincere, contemporary students. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Clear instructions for using a 108 bead mala to do mantra practice (mantra japa) in the Hindu style. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
After four years of doing sadhana, I’ve gained some clarity. I actually see more, for which my housemates must assuredly be thankful! But clarity doesn’t distinguish between what’s pleasing and what’s painful to see. Read More
What do the fruits of consistent spiritual practice really feel like for most of us most of the time? Read More
Looking for motivation to do spiritual practice? The students in the Jaya Kula monthly Tantrik studies program got together and shared why they keep doin’ it. Here are their words, unedited. Read More
We’re just a bunch of Anandamayi Ma geeks. Read More
Each morning, my Tibetan housemate filled copper offering bowls to the brim with fresh water. She then walked slowly and steadily to the altar room, her gaze undistracted so as not to spill any precious drops along the way. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
A highly effective seated meditation posture for women demonstrated by Anandamayi Ma with detailed instructions. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Doing some special practice while seated on a meditation cushion (or as some of you imagine, while lying in a bed!) and then carrying on as usual in your everyday life is in no way Tantrik practice. There is no such thing as Tantra without integrated practice based on the daily precepts of Ayurveda. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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