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Puja Foundations

March 25 2023

Saturday, Mar 25, 2023


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12:00 PM EST - 3:00 PM EST

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Live Venue

Matrika House

4160 SE Division St.

Portland, OR


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with Shambhavi Sarasvati

Puja is a form of ritual offering and receiving. Engaging in puja, we have greater opportunity to recognize and embody wisdom virtues such as devotion, clarity, perseverance, dedication, mercy, and kindness.

What you will receive

  • Teachings on the nature and view of Tantrik ritual
  • Detailed instruction in the practice of achamanam (purification with water and mantra) and a simple form of nyasa (divination of the body with mantra)
  • How to prepare your altar and conduct a simple, three-offering daily puja
  • Teachings in the esoteric meaning of the offerings


None. All are welcome.

Puja Foundations is a required prerequisite for those wishing to learn how to conduct a traditional 16 offering puja as taught in the Shodashopachara Puja teaching to be held in August 2023.

Puja Supplies

IMPORTANT! Download the Puja supply list here.

You will need to bring these items to the teachings. Please purchase them well before the teaching as many items are NOT available in stores and will need to be ordered online.


March 25, 2023 from 9am to noon Pacific.

HOW TO ATTEND Puja Foundations

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.

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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 for this teaching will close at 8:30am Pacific on March 25. 

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Mar 25, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
$45.00 – $125.00
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Matrika House
4160 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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