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Dec 31

City of Worship ~ Jaya Kula’s Winter Retreat

December 31, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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One event on December 31, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on January 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

The City is the zone of diversity and diverse encounters. In Trika Shaivism, our bodies are cities, our minds are cities, and all of manifest life is a city: a gathering and a meeting place.

Both Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen are about integrating the fruits of spiritual practice into our everyday lives. We are not practicing just to accomplish something while sitting on a meditation cushion. We are practicing so that we can be immersed in the heart of wisdom while eating, talking, working, relating, and in every circumstance and condition.

In this retreat, we will immerse ourselves in heart-based meditation and mantra and practice integrating through movement and interaction with others.


– Teachings on recognition, gaining confidence, and integration from both Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen
– Heart-based meditation and mantra
– Integrative practices sited in the city of Portland

None. All are welcome.

Dec 30 & 31, 2021: 9am-5pm Pacific
Jan 1, 2022: 9am-12 noon Pacific

In order to protect our community, all attendees must be fully vaccinated before attending. We understand that you might have reasons for not getting vaccinated, but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.

We will be keeping track of the latest, most scientific information available and will be following all current government recommendations related to masking and social distancing for churches at the time of the retreat. As these are rapidly changing, we cannot make any definite policies about masking and social distancing at this time. Please visit the Jaya Kula website for up-to-date information.

There is some chance that the in-person aspect of the retreat will be canceled due to restrictions on gatherings during the pandemic. In this unfortunate case, you will still be able to attend online. We cannot be responsible for losses due to the purchase of air tickets, rental housing, or any expense related to the retreat other than the retreat fee.

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

Click for registration. https://jayakula.org/event/city-of-worship/2021-12-30/


December 31, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Awakenings Studio
Awakenings is located at 1016 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States


Nirmana Davila
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