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An alchemical brew of words and sounds from Hindu and Buddhist
nondual practice. Mixed by Shambhavi Sarasvati.
We're all kindred here.

Hi, I’m Shambhavi

I teach in the traditions of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen at a nonprofit called Jaya Kula. You may have read my books or articles or listened to a podcast or three. You can find out more about me here.

I’ve only ever had one reason for writing about spiritual life: tell it like it is so others can feel encouraged and supported to continue on their path.

When we keep it real, we can discover natural devotion and wisdom. We can come home.

I publish every Saturday

Wake up your weekend! Essays, poems, chapters, playlists, recipes, and links to what I’m reading, seeing, and listening to.

And if you want more spontaneous, random communications from me, including inspiring quotes, check out my K108 Notes.

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Why be a free subscriber to Kindred 108?

  • You get all the things I’m writing about animist, nondual life, including articles, poetry, and books I publish here.

  • You’ll be invited to K108 Zoom satsangs with me and community chats.

Why be a paid subscriber to Kindred 108?

K108 is offered freely. But if you value what’s happening here and feel moved to support me to continue, then, by all means, become a paid subscriber.

  • You’ll be my partner, helping me to pay the bills and keep writing. Making K108 happen is fun, but it’s also work.

  • You’ll be helping to deliver the K108 nourishment to other folks. That’s the best.

  • You’ll get free e-books! Only paid subscribers will be able to download my new books for free in Kindle and E-pub formats right here on K108 as they become available.

Whatever variety of subscription you choose, just know that I’m really glad you’re here. Wecome aboard!

with infinite love,


Visit Jaya Kula

I teach at Jaya Kula, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offering opportunities to learn and practice in the traditions of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen. We are headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Jaya Kula’s website >>

My teaching schedule

I offer satsang every Sunday at 3:30pm Pacific and Morning Heart Worship, a livestreamed group practice every Tuesday at 7:30am Pacific. Throughout the year, there are many other teachings and ways that you can participate

Go to my calendar >>

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An alchemical brew of words, art, and sounds from nondual Hindu and Buddhist practice. Cooked up by Shambhavi Sarasvati. We're all kindred here.


Hi! I publish the eclectic spiritual zine Kindred 108 on Substack. I'm also the spiritual director of Jaya Kula, a nonprofit organization offering opportunities to learn and practice in the traditions of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen.