SHARANYA is a federally-recognized Devi Mandir (Goddess Temple) and non-profit organization whose work is spiritual service in and for the world. We are a volunteer-run community dedicated to the bridging of East and West through embodied spirituality, sadhana (spiritual practice), wisdom teachings, and worship of the Goddess in Her myriad forms. Ours is a (R)evolutionary Western Shakta Tantra. We especially honor Kali Maa, our beloved Dark Mother, as a change agent for our times, recognizing that She resides both inside and outside everyday awareness...helping to transform, empower, and heal individuals, communities, and the planet. Read our mission and vision here to learn more about what we believe possible and how we seek to engage the Great Mystery.
At SHARANYA, we honor the potential of the human heart and the force of spirituality as catalysts for change throughout all spheres of life. Ours is an ecofeminist vision that validates the sacred union, a hieros unios of Sacred Male and Sacred Female in the dance of life and consciousness, a dance that ultimately transcends limited notions and constructions of gender. Our work is toward the creation of peace in all realms. In our community, we practice and share devotion to Devi -- the Mother Worship of our spiritual ancestors in India -- with all who are ready to surrender their egos, open their hearts, free their minds, and liberate their spirits through Her grace.
Our service includes offerings to help facilitate connection to your heart's yearning through sadhana, ritual, learning, and devotion. We invite you to explore our website and deepen your knowledge of our community and tradition. Your passion for Maa is what brings us together! Sign up for our newsletter, join our online mystery school, Kali Vidya, and come experience SHARANYA first-hand by joining us for puja (worship), community workshops, lectures, and other regular forms of devotion, education, spiritual service, and engagement with the Divine. Jai Maa!
In addition to these efforts, SHARANYA also offers myriad direct services to community in the Bay Area, all of which are intended to help catalyze initiatory spiritual experiences as well as celebrate them. Our services include spiritual guidance, rites of passage, and life-event ceremonies that allow one to go beyond traditional forms of worship. Let us know how we can help create a unique interfaith and/or multi-cultural wedding ceremony, handfasting, or other important ritual for you. All proceeds from classes, merchandise and donations go to our direct services and programs.
As you find community with us and delight in Her mysteries, come explore more deeply with us, learning about yourself on Her path and about the potentials enlivened through participation with others. We welcome you to add your voice to our engaged spirituality efforts here, in India...and beyond.
All are welcome at our mandir (temple). Maa embraces all: sarvam sarvatmakam...for everything is the essence of everything else.
If you would like to keep up to date on our public events, private workshops, guest teachers (such as Amarananda Bhairavan, author of Kali's Odiyya, or the Baul Babukishan Das, renowned minstral), and online classes, please subscribe to our newsletter. Sign up and receive monthly mantras, mudras, updates on public rituals, workshops, events, special puja notices, and other goodies!
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