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Welcome! Teachings on Abhinavagupta’s 15 Verses on Awakening

October 8 2022

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022


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Matrika House

4160 SE Division St.

Portland, OR


“I, Abhinavagupta, have composed these fifteen verses for my heart-opened students who have little regard for pedantic teaching in order to trigger their immediate awakening.”

The Fifteen Verses on Awakening (The Bodhapañcadaśikā ) by Abhinavagupta is an explication and a transmission of the nature of the Self a.k.a. reality in 15 short statements. An alternate translation of the title might be: Fifteen Awakening Verses.

Abhinavagupta had a wry and sly sense of humor. In addition to some exceedingly long treatises, he also wrote shorter teachings, in this case with the caveat that the teaching is for less intellectual students.

Some pandits have interpreted this to mean less capable students, but the Siddha intended these teachings for students whose intellect was not blocking direct understanding and who were dear to him because of their devotion.

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This teaching and all of Jaya Kula’s 15th Anniversary events and teachings are offered as a gift to the community.


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.


Saturday, Oct 8, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT
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Matrika House
4160 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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