Thursday, Oct 3, 2024
4160 SE Division St.
with Shambhavi Sarasvati
Join Shambhavi and the Jaya Kula community for a monthly practice of heart-based Guru Yoga and direct introduction to your real nature.
What is Darshan?
Darshan means to see your real nature. You discover in an experiential way that you are made of indestructible wisdom and virtue. In the direct realization traditions such as Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen, this often happens through the alchemical process of working with a teacher.
What is Guru Yoga?
Guru Yoga is a series of meditative techniques, largely from Tibet, that are both visual and devotional. Guru Yoga assists us to directly experience our enlightened essence nature.
The word “yoga” means union. Guru Yoga means to discover the unity or non-difference of our essence nature from the essence nature of the primordial Guru full of compassion, mercy, intelligence, creativity, humor, and clarity.
What happens in Guru Darshan?
We are all unique. Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen recognize this by employing diverse means to help students to recognize and realize.
Shambhavi and participants will play in the field of direct introduction, also called transmission. We will experiment with meditation, symbols, sound, movement, words, and more subtle methods.
Over time, we will train to become more familiar with and immersed in the natural state of wisdom using some of the methods most central to direct realization traditions.
$5, $10 or $20 donation.
Every 1st Thursday from 6:45-8:15pm Pacific.
How to Attend Guru Darshan
You can join this teaching in person in Portland, Oregon. Please click on the link below for details about any COVID safety regulations currently in effect. This teaching will not be livestreamed or recorded.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Shambhavi emphasizes the more explicitly devotional teachings and practices of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen and direct knowing through encounters with the wisdom of the heart. She is also known for making complex teachings about the nature of the self and reality understandable, practical, and always relatable to everyday experience. Her teachings are grounded in her more than thirty-five years of daily personal practice and personal retreats.
“Generosity is a fountain of living light at the heart of creation. Having opened your heart and recognized its identity with the heart of the divine, you want to be here giving and giving throughout your natural lifetime. This is the essence of realization.” ~Shambhavi
You can read more about Shambhavi’s background, training and publications here.
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