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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. Satsang is an ancient spiritual practice from India. It means "being in reality together." During satsang, people gather with a teacher to learn, ask questions, find community, chant and sing. Shambhavi gives satsang at locations around the San Fransisco Bay Area and elsewhere. The dharma talks offered here are recordings of the live satsang.

Shambhavi is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula, a nonprofit organization. Her training is in the View and practices of Trika Shaivism from Kashmir and the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet. She is a householder sannyasini and a devotee of Anandamayi Ma. Visit jayakula.org for her full teaching schedule and more information.

Shambhavi's books include The Reality Sutras: Seeking the Heart of Trika Shaivism (2018), Tantra: the Play of Awakening (2012), Pilgrims to Openness: Direct Realization Tantra in Everyday Life (2009), Returning (2015), and No Retreat: Poems on the Way to Waking Up (2016). All of Shambhavi's books are available on Amazon.

Satsang with Shambhavi Shambhavi Sarasvati

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 52 Ratings

Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a weekly exploration of self-realization, death, love, devotion, and waking up while living in a messy world. Satsang is an ancient spiritual practice from India. It means "being in reality together." During satsang, people gather with a teacher to learn, ask questions, find community, chant and sing. Shambhavi gives satsang at locations around the San Fransisco Bay Area and elsewhere. The dharma talks offered here are recordings of the live satsang.

Shambhavi is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula, a nonprofit organization. Her training is in the View and practices of Trika Shaivism from Kashmir and the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet. She is a householder sannyasini and a devotee of Anandamayi Ma. Visit jayakula.org for her full teaching schedule and more information.

Shambhavi's books include The Reality Sutras: Seeking the Heart of Trika Shaivism (2018), Tantra: the Play of Awakening (2012), Pilgrims to Openness: Direct Realization Tantra in Everyday Life (2009), Returning (2015), and No Retreat: Poems on the Way to Waking Up (2016). All of Shambhavi's books are available on Amazon.

    What is Usable Knowledge?

    What is Usable Knowledge?

    Shambhavi often talks about spiritual accomplishment showing up as usable knowledge. What does this mean? 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 and livestreamed 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. Ask to join the private Jaya Kula News FB group to get access to the zoom link for satsang.
    And if you’d like to support these teachings, please rate and review this podcast as it helps others find us. You can also make a donation at jayakula.org/giving
    Thanks for listening! And much love to you, wherever and however you are.

    • 14 min
    What is the Heart?

    What is the Heart?

    Trika Shaivism gives primacy to sadhanas of the heart space. Why is this? 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 and livestreamed 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. Ask to join the private Jaya Kula News FB group to get access to the zoom link for satsang.
    And if you’d like to support these teachings, please rate and review this podcast as it helps others find us. You can also make a donation at jayakula.org/giving
    Thanks for listening! And much love to you, wherever and however you are.

    • 19 min
    Trika and Dzogchen History and Lineage

    Trika and Dzogchen History and Lineage

    A student asks Shambhavi to clarify why we are studying both Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen. 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 and livestreamed 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. Ask to join the private Jaya Kula News FB group to get access to the zoom link for satsang.
    And if you’d like to support these teachings, please rate and review this podcast as it helps others find us. You can also make a donation at jayakula.org/giving
    Thanks for listening! And much love to you, wherever and however you are.

    • 19 min
    The Great Perfection vs Perfectionism

    The Great Perfection vs Perfectionism

    Dzogchen means "the great perfection." What is perfection for reals? 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 and livestreamed 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. Ask to join the private Jaya Kula News FB group to get access to the zoom link for satsang.
    And if you’d like to support these teachings, please rate and review this podcast as it helps others find us. You can also make a donation at jayakula.org/giving
    Thanks for listening! And much love to you, wherever and however you are.

    • 19 min
    Playfulness, Stagnation, and Fear

    Playfulness, Stagnation, and Fear

    It's hard to be playful! What's up with that? Shambhavi offers some practical instructions for getting your play on. 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 and livestreamed 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. Ask to join the private Jaya Kula News FB group to get access to the zoom link for satsang.
    And if you’d like to support these teachings, please rate and review this podcast as it helps others find us. You can also make a donation at jayakula.org/giving
    Thanks for listening! And much love to you, wherever and however you are.

    • 18 min
    Forget Yourself and Relax

    Forget Yourself and Relax

    Shambhavi talks about the pointing out instruction to "forget who you are." 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 and livestreamed 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. Ask to join the private Jaya Kula News FB group to get access to the zoom link for satsang.
    And if you’d like to support these teachings, please rate and review this podcast as it helps others find us. You can also make a donation at jayakula.org/giving
    Thanks for listening! And much love to you, wherever and however you are.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Always Seeking The Long Way ,

A voice of wisdom in an age of insanity

Shambhavi’s satsungs have given me solace during these unprecedented times. With humor and joy, she dispenses practical and engaging advise that addresses exactly what I need to hear.

WRSPrelude2 ,

Disaster Awaits

Cult leader that disempowers. Best to look elsewhere for guidance.

Campo champo ,

One of the best living teachers in the world

Shambhavi is incredible. She has helped my spiritual practice immensely, just through this podcast. She's so smart, insightful, real, and pushes people to get past their attachment to suffering and limitations.

(side note: I wish that iTunes was better at featuring and promoting and organizing podcasts, this would appeal to so many millions of people but it's probably getting buried in deep nooks as if it's too esoteric or something.)

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