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Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen Foundations

January 20 2024

Saturday, Jan 20, 2024


Live Venue

Matrika House

1215 SE 8th Ave

Portland, OR


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With Shambhavi Sarasvati

The Essence of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen is a three-part teaching on the histories, views, and core approaches of these two kindred direct realization traditions.

In part one, Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen Foundations, we embark on a comparative exploration that will give you a cultural, historical, and spiritual context for enriching your studies in either or both of these traditions.

What you will receive

  • An understanding of the conventional and esoteric histories of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen
  • Stories of early practitioners and their teachings
  • Views and approaches in common and divergent
  • A comparative cosmology of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen
  • What realization means in Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen
  • A deeper engagement with direct realization traditions


None. Open to everyone.

Full Schedule

Part 1: Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen Foundations: January 20, 2024, from 9:30am to 12:30pm Pacific.

Part 2: Three Words that Strike the Heart: February 24, 2024, from 9am to 12:30pm Pacific.

Part 3: Abhinavagupta’s 15 Verses on Awakening: March 23, 2024, from 9:30am to 5pm Pacific.


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

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 Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen Foundations and will close at 9am Pacific on January 20

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Jan 20, 2024
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PST
$40.00 – $250.00
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Matrika House
1215 SE 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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