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Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a weekly exploration of self-realization, death, love, devotion and waking up while living in a messy world. Shambhavi is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula, a nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine. She teaches in the traditions of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen.

Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a weekly exploration of self-realization, death, love, devotion and waking up while living in a messy world. Shambhavi is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula, a nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine. She teaches in the traditions of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen.
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Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a weekly exploration of self-realization, death, love, devotion and waking up while living in a messy world. Shambhavi is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula, a nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine. She teaches in the traditions of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen.

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English


Episodes

How are Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen Related

1/22/2020
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At a Satsang with Shambhavi in Eugene, Oregon, a participant asks about the relationship between Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen. Shambhavi talks about both the historical and esoteric connections between these traditions. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and...

Duration:00:10:34

Why are View Teachings Important?

1/15/2020
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In the direct realization traditions, View teachings are said to be the most important teachings a student receives. Why is this so? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on...

Duration:00:11:12

Pride, Pleasure, and Suffering

1/8/2020
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Our culture rewards identity formation and self-aggrandizement. How does our pleasure in pride-driven self expression get interrupted so we can begin to let go of pride? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with...

Duration:00:11:11

Courage 2020

1/1/2020
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Join the Jaya Kula community in getting our courage on! During 2020, we’ll be exploring teachings about courage and bringing more courage into our life and sadhana. In this podcast, Shambhavi introduces our 2020 theme. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and...

Duration:00:23:58

What Are You Enjoying?

12/25/2019
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A student asks Shambhavi why enjoyment is the point of life and about God's enjoyment. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB and instagram @jayakula And if you’d...

Duration:00:08:38

The Story of the Sleeping Zen Meditator

12/18/2019
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In the zendo, a student sits sleeping on his meditation cushion. Find out what happens when other students complain to the Zen Master. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us...

Duration:00:18:56

Walking on Earth Touching the Sky

12/11/2019
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Direct realization traditions ask us to hold both the relative and the absolute together in each moment. Shambhavi breaks it down. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB and instagram...

Duration:00:13:52

Consistency and Risk in Sadhana

12/4/2019
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Shambhavi gives heart advice to the Jaya Kula community about the effects of consistency in doing sadhana and the need to be unrestrained in sadhana and life. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also...

Duration:00:19:09

Working with Difficult Relationships

11/27/2019
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Shambhavi lays out three styles of difficult relationships, including relationships in spiritual communities, and how to work with them. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB and...

Duration:00:19:11

Habit, Routine, Ritual

11/20/2019
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Habit, routine, and ritual are similar but far from identical. Find out how our “skill” at forming habits and falling into routines can help us to wake up. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also...

Duration:00:14:36

How to Protect Your Practice

11/13/2019
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Protecting your ability to do sadhana and integrated practice is paramount if you want the fruit of your practice. But how exactly can you do that? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on...

Duration:00:23:27

Millennials, Mahabharata, and the Crack in Time

11/6/2019
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The great Indian Epic, the Mahabharata, has loads to teach us about this crazy, destructive, and destabilizing time we’re living through. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB and...

Duration:00:17:15

Suffering and Identity Formation

10/30/2019
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With all this talk of identities, you might think having a few is a good idea. Well, sure, but that’s not what spiritual practice is about. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find...

Duration:00:16:14

Subservience vs Surrender

10/23/2019
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Shambhavi talks about the dark side of subservience and the deeper meaning of surrender. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB and instagram @jayakula And if you’d like...

Duration:00:19:01

What is Reactivity?

10/16/2019
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What is emotional reactivity? How do direct realization traditions view reactivity? What are some of the ways we work with reactivity and unwind repetitive karmic patterns of response? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL...

Duration:00:19:09

Eaten by Maggots

10/9/2019
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Shambhavi riffs on impermanence, maggots, and cremation grounds. Toward the end, she does her not-quite-famous impersonation of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You...

Duration:00:10:33

You Are What You Eat

10/2/2019
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Are you eating well? Shambhavi gives a dharma talk about choosing relationships, circumstances, and media that support our path. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB...

Duration:00:10:33

My Teacher Drinks, Smokes, and has Sex

9/25/2019
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Shambhavi tells a famous story about a student who is shocked by his teacher's behavior. Then there is a Tantrik pop quiz and a lively discussion about relating to yourself relating to teachers and throat-slitting on Game of Thrones. Heads up that the sound quality in this episode is less than ideal due to a fan that was running in the background. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:46:09

Horizontal and Vertical Change

9/18/2019
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Let's not get stuck along the way to waking up. Shambhavi unpacks a teaching from Swami Rudrananda on discerning real spiritual growth. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB and...

Duration:00:13:14

Living Presence is the Only Practice

9/12/2019
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Shambhavi unpacks passages from Abhinavagupta's Tantraloka about sat tarka and the essence of direct realization practice. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB and...

Duration:00:11:50