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Binging on God

Satsang with ShambhaviHow can we use our tendency to fall into routine habit patterns to actually help us on the path to waking up? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi.

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Tapas in the U.S.A.

Satsang with ShambhaviTapas means “heat,” specifically the karma-burning effect that is generated when we do a lot of spiritual practice. Shambhavi riffs on what tapas looks like for contemporary people in the U.S.

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Anandamayi Ma on Maya

Satsang with ShambhaviShambhavi riffs on Anandamayi Ma’s teachings about impermanence and the nature of Maya.

Satsang with Shambhavi is a weekly podcast about spirituality, love, death, devotion and waking up while living in a messy world.

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Do I Need a Guru?

Satsang with Shambhavi Shambhavi talks about Anandamayi Ma’s teachings on Guru and her own experience finding Guru.

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How I met Anandamayi Ma

Try to make yourself a disciple. Only then will you find a Guru, the way to grace will open up and you will discover the stream of compassion. — Anandamayi Ma

I have not told this story in full publicly. But I find myself living in a time and place in which many people are skeptical of or are rejecting the possibility of Guru. Other people long for a spiritual guide, but are afraid of being hurt.

Me and Ma at Kalyanvan

Me and Ma at Kalyanvan

For myself, I learned about the principle of Guru in my late 20s. I never doubted its value and necessity. I felt wonder that some people are equipped by Nature to help us wake up from conventional, constrained ways of being. I understood that the embodied Guru is an envoy of the fullness of Reality that I longed to see and express. I’ve always been a natural devotee of the Guru principle, and of my teachers who have embodied it. This natural devotion is what I am hoping to share with you. Read On…