Trika Foundations Retreat
Thursday, Oct 10, 2024
4160 SE Division St.
with Shambhavi Sarasvati
October 10 -13 in Portland, Oregon
Get yourself a daily spiritual practice and discover healthier ways of relating.
Trika Foundations is a four-day immersion for people who want to learn about the View and practice of the direct realization tradition of Trika Shaivism.
Trika Foundations gives you a complete, well-rounded daily practice and is open to everyone.
What is Trika Shaivism?
Trika Shaivism, also known as Kashmir Shaivism, is the direct realization Tantrik tradition from North India. It is related in its view and methods to other direct realization traditions such as Dzogchen, Daoism, and Chan Buddhism.
The essence of all direct realization traditions is the understanding that we have an innate capacity to discover the nature of the self and reality using our own minds and senses. Self-realization means that through the direct encounter with living presence, we naturally come to more fully embody wisdom, spontaneity, devotion, and compassion.
Trika Shaivism is distinguished by its emphasis on the heart as the gateway to primordial wisdom.
What you will learn
- What Trika has to say about the nature of reality, the self, and self-realization
- Daily Ayurvedic self-care
- Tantrik hatha yoga
- Purification of the five elements
- Kriya yoga
- Managing energy for health and happiness
- Releasing emotional karmas (Six Realms teaching)
- How to work with everyday circumstances and relationships so that they are nourishing and not depleting
None. Open to everyone.
Thursday, October 10 to Sunday, October 13, 9am-5pm Pacific each day.
There will also be two evening events during the retreat:
- Friday, October 11, 6pm: Trika Foundations Community Dinner.
- Saturday, October 12, 7pm: Trika Foundations Satsang and Kirtan. This event is open to local Jaya Kula community members. It will not be livestreamed.
HOW TO ATTEND TRIKA 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.
For in person attendance, please click on the link below for details about any COVID safety regulations currently in effect.
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.
Please note: Online registration is required for this teaching and will close at 8:30am Pacific on October 10. There will be no in-person registration on the first day of the teaching.
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