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Healing with the Five Elements ~ Summer Retreat

Healing with the 5 Elements Summer Retreat
July 31 2022

Sunday, Jul 31, 2022


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Matrika House

4160 SE Division St.

Portland, OR


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With Shambhavi Sarasvati
July 27 – 31

Join Shambhavi for Jaya Kula’s five-day Summer Retreat—a healing immersion in earth, water, fire, air, and space. Learn a powerful five-element healing practice from the tradition of Trika Shaivism. Balance and purify the five elements to create more subtlety in your experience and perceptions.

days one and two ~ The 36 Tattvas and Five-element Cosmology

Central to the Indian tradition of Trika Shaivism, the 36 tattvas or elements are a cosmological map for awakening. They describe the nature of our existence and how we emerge in all of our glorious, infinite variety. Earth, water, fire, air, and space are key elements in this map and relate most directly to our everyday experience, including our experience of disease.

What you will learn (Days 1 & 2)

  • Shambhavi offers an experiential journey through the 36 tattvas and describes how they show up in human life and spiritual practice.
  • You’ll deepen your understanding of how working with the five elements is both a healing practice and a practice of liberation.
  • You’ll learn practical ways to engage with the five elements for healing.

days three, four and five ~ Healing with Color, Form, and Sound

Shambhavi will share an ancient five-element purification practice from the tradition of Trika Shaivism. This is a seated practice done with mantra, yantra, and color. It has been adapted by Shambhavi for householders from one of the source tantras of the tradition–the Mālinīvijayattaratantra. For those who have taken Bhuta Shuddhi, this is a different sadhana.

A personal note from Shambhavi: This older form of five-element purification is both accessible and a powerful gateway to healing. Having learned, benefitted from, and shared various healing practices over the past several decades, I am finding this way of working with the elements to be a joy and a revelation. I can’t wait to share it with you. With love, Shambhavi

what you will learn (Days 3, 4 & 5)

  • Forms (yantras), colors, mantras, and qualities associated with each of the five elements
  • A powerful, alchemical seated practice that immerses you in the energy of the elements and invites balance, health, and connection


There are no prerequisites. Anyone may attend.


The 36 Tattvas and Five-Element Cosmology teaching on July 27 and 28 is being offered preceding the three-day practice retreat in Healing with Color, Form, and Sound. You may take just days one and two, all five days, or just days three, four, and five. You may not take only single days of the retreat.

Days 1 & 2: The 36 Tattvas and Five-Element Cosmology
July 27 and 28
9:30am – 5pm

Days 3, 4 & 5: Healing with Color, Form, and Sound
July 29, 30 and 31
9am – Noon, 2pm – 4pm, 6:30pm – 8:30pm each day

How to Attend Healing with the Five Elements

Jaya Kula’s 2022 Summer Retreat will be live in Portland, OR and livestreamed via Zoom. The venue will be posted here in due time.

We will be following all current local and State requirements related to masking and social distancing for organizations at the time of the retreat. Please click below for current Jaya Kula COVID policies.

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About the teacher

Shambhavi Sarasvati

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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Jul 31, 2022
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
$140.00 – $600.00
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Matrika House
4160 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202 United States