Returning : Exhortations, Advice and Encouragement from the Heart of Direct Realization Practice
Sarasvati composed Returning as a gift for her students while she was on a personal meditation retreat. It offers twenty-four concentrated bursts of provocation, encouragement and inspiration for spiritual seekers. Returning is an addition to the ancient tradition of teachers offering intimate heart advice directly from their own experience. With refreshing clarity, humor and sympathy, Sarasvati speaks from the heart to all those who long for awakening-and who also sometimes feel stuck or lost along the way.
- Paperback | 40 pages
- 140 x 216 x 3mm | 64g
- 09 Oct 2015
- Jaya Kula Press
- Illustrations, black and white
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About Shambhavi Sarasvati
Shambhavi Sarasvati's principle training is in the View and practices of Trika Shaivism, the Tantrik tradition of North India, and the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet. She has been fortunate to have trained with several great teachers in these and other nondual traditions. She is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula, a nonprofit spiritual organization with centers in Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon. Shambhavi communicates with heartfelt devotion in a clear and direct style, bringing relatable and practical wisdom from these ancient traditions to modern practitioners, seekers and the simply curious. Shambhavi is the author of No Retreat: poems on the way to waking up (2016), Returning: Exhortations, Advice and Encouragement from the Heart of Direct Realization Practice (2015), Tantra: the Play of Awakening (2012) and Pilgrims to Opennness: Direct Realization Tantra in Everyday Life (2009). In addition, she published an academic book, Avatar Bodies: a Tantra for Posthumanism. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Mills College and a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University.