Tel: (415) 505-6840 (for offerings and puja inquiries only)
270 Upland Drive
San Francisco, CA 94127
Shakta Tantra is a belief system whose cosmology reveres the immanence of spirit and in turn provides ritualized as well as lived practices in which the body acts as, and becomes substance for, the Divine. Shakta traditions consider Female/Feminine energy to be fundamental and activating—the source of all creation without which the gods and humanity would perish.
kāmākhyā saiba deveśi sarvasiddhivinodinī ||
You, Kali, Ultimate Mother, the one who is the form of the Absolute Eternal;
Kamakhya, Goddess of Desire, in you reside all powers.
kāmanāṃ dehi me nityaṃ kāmesvarī namo-stute ||
As we offer our prayer, we recognize that this sacred land of spiritual upliftment, the abode of Srī Srī Kāmākhyā, is a land offering connection to what resides both here and beyond. When the rest of the world is agog with material pleasure, the life that is present in Her abode seems to be the summum bonum of humanity’s yearning; we come to Her and drink the pleasure of life, taking back with us to ordinary reality the deepest wisdoms. – Rajib Sharma
उदारचरि तानां तु वसुधैव कुतुम्बकम् ॥
ayaṃ nijaḥ paro veti gaṇanā laghucetasām |
udāracaritānāṃ tu vasudhaiva kutumbakam ||
It is the calculation of those of small minds to think that someone
is either ‘one of us or one of them.’ But for those of generous heart
all the world is their family.
Where male and female worship one another is the play of the Divine Mother.