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Mind Training

April 27 2024

Saturday, Apr 27, 2024


Live Venue

Matrika House

1215 SE 8th Ave

Portland, OR


Live Streams

With Shambhavi Sarasvati

We aren’t trying to stop thoughts. We’re trying to remain undistracted from natural awareness, no matter what is happening in our mind or anywhere. ~Shambhavi

What is Mind Training?

People often understand mind training as getting rid of thoughts or as focusing the mind on the breath, an object, an image, or on the present moment. This is not how mind training is done in direct realization traditions.

For us, mind training means learning to recognize the ever-present ocean of living awareness from which thoughts arise and into which they subside. We then practice resting in that base state of the mind. Even as thoughts come and go, we are not distracted or disturbed.

Mind training is a way to prepare to enter more deeply into any spiritual practice.

What you will learn

  • What is ordinary mind?
  • How to relate to and calm your mind
  • Simple, traditional mind training practices you can do in order to recognize and meditate on the natural base state of the mind even as thoughts are arising and subsiding

Who is this teaching for?

This teaching is for practitioners of any level who are bothered by their thoughts. You may also benefit from this teaching if you want to deepen your recognition of and ability to rest in the natural base state of the mind.


None. Open to everyone.


April 27, from 9:30am to 12:30pm Pacific.

HOW TO ATTEND Mind Training

You can join this teaching via two-way Zoom livestream or in person in Portland, Oregon. For livestream attendance, you’ll receive the zoom link via email after you complete your registration.

For in person attendance, please click on the link below for details about any COVID safety regulations currently in effect.

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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.


Please note: Online registration is required for this teaching and will close at 9am Pacific on April 27

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Apr 27, 2024
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
$40.00 – $75.00
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Matrika House
1215 SE 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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