Three Jaya Kula students, all acupuncturists by trade, have given birth in the past few months! We asked our new mamas to offer their reflections on the intersection of parenthood and spiritual practice. Here’s what they had to say! Alexandra Having a child has actually been really supportive for my spiritual path. Since so much… Read More
A Conversation with Shambhavi Sarasvati Shambhavi got together recently with Jacob Kyle from Embodied Philosophy to chat about the intersection of spiritual practice, politics and social justice. In the video, Shambhavi responds to criticism she’s received about being a politically engaged spiritual teacher, and she talks about the Tantrik View of manifest life as a theater of engagement… Read More
Crazy wisdom is at play when a spiritual teacher embodies uncompromising compassion paired with over-the-top creativity. These powerfully and magically transfigure the scene of teaching in order to help students to wake up. Crazy wisdom is a “by any means available” situation. Some of the moves associated with crazy wisdom are rapid pivots from tenderness… Read More
How can you work with conventional gender role expectations in your spiritual community? Hindu deities manifest a dazzling variety of gender expressions. A blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More
“Meditation and Parenting as Medicine” was written by Jaya Kula student Sahaji Fisher. Being a mother to my son is a potent medicine that has opened my heart. Through the process of mothering, a curiosity about life has blossomed inside me. I’ve been born into a larger version of myself through giving up who I thought I was and… Read More
What we need is the empowerment of women within spiritual communities and as leaders of their own communities. This has to be initiated and driven by women, not at the behest of, or directed or defined, by male teachers. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
You know. Renunciates. Those oh-so-spiritual folks sporting shaved heads and orange robes, or natty dreads and tattered loin cloths. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
In 1936 in Varanasi, Anandamayi Ma announced her desire to give the Gayatri mantra to two of her female disciples. Watch rare footage of this initiation. 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
Speech is Shakti, but everywhere you go in the tradition, you hear the sound of men talking. Many male practitioners could benefit from exploring the position of the silent host. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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