The Triple Goddess
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022
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4160 SE Division St.
With Shambhavi Sarasvati
November 17 – 20
The female deities of Trika Shaivism enact a cascade of becoming in which the wild diversity of life—both sentient and insentient—is shown to be the self-expression of an infinite, living plane of equality.
ABOUT THE TRIPLE GODDESS
What is the real nature of manifest life and how does it arise? What is the relationship between limited relative experience and the absolute? In Trika Shaivism (Kashmir Shaivism), the answer to these questions has everything to do with the Goddess and her creative power.
The force of of manifestation we call Devī often comes in threes. These sets of triple Goddesses form cascades that embody and teach us about how our diverse ordinary experiences arise and how simultaneously every aspect of life shares equally in enlightened essence nature.
In this experiential retreat, we will encounter the triple Goddess in several of her guises and discover her nature and wisdoms within ourselves.
The ultimate purpose of this retreat is to directly experience Devī as the unbroken stream of wisdom energy pouring ceaselessly from the heart.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- The nature, activities, iconography, and wisdoms of Iccha, Jñana, and Kriya Shakti; of Parā, Parāparā, and, Aparā; and of Parā, Shāradā/Sarasvati, and Mātangī
- How these Devīs embody both the absolute and the process of becoming
- The relationship of the triple Goddesses to speech, spelling, transmission, and the magic of appearing
- Mantras of the triple Goddesses
- Devī puja will be offered during one of the evening sessions.
None. All are welcome.
Thursday, November 17: 7pm-9pm Pacific
Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20: 10am-noon, 2-4pm, 7-9pm Pacific each day
How to attend the Triple Goddess teaching
You can attend this teaching live in Portland, Oregon. This teaching will not be livestreamed. Please click below for current Jaya Kula COVID safety policies for in-person attendance.
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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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