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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Your Indestructible Virtue

2/19/2020
Comparing yourself favorably to others is not a refuge. Defining how you are special is not a refuge. Accomplishments are not a refuge. Being right and correct is not a refuge. The only refuge is to discover your real value, the indestructible value shared by all. 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,...

Duration:00:13:12

Anandamayi Ma on the True Guru

2/12/2020
There is no Guru without following. When we make contact with Guru—in the form of another human being, in the form of circumstance, in the form of the promptings of the wisdom heart—we can only relate to that true Guru by following. We use our freedom to responsively follow. Otherwise, the Guru function, while still guiding us, is doing so without our conscious participation. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi?...

Duration:00:22:13

Following Goodness

2/5/2020
An inner feeling of goodness and wholesomeness is the ultimate life coach. Following that is the ultimate integrity. 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...

Duration:00:16:15

Time and Eternity

1/29/2020
Shambhavi shares how spiritual practice changes one's sense of time and relationship to death and dying. 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:00:25:16

How are Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen Related

1/22/2020
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
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 FB...

Duration:00:11:12

Pride, Pleasure, and Suffering

1/8/2020
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
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
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 like...

Duration:00:08:38

The Story of the Sleeping Zen Meditator

12/18/2019
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 on...

Duration:00:18:56

Walking on Earth Touching the Sky

12/11/2019
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
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
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
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 find...

Duration:00:14:36

How to Protect Your Practice

11/13/2019
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
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
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 us...

Duration:00:16:14

Subservience vs Surrender

10/23/2019
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 to...

Duration:00:19:01

What is Reactivity?

10/16/2019
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
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