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A is for Awe C is for Clever

Satsang with ShambhaviShambhavi riffs on giving up cleverness–the Walmart version of primordial intelligence–and entering into the state of natural wonder.

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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What Should I do Next?

Satsang with ShambhaviWe humans plan a lot. We live in a prison of past and future thinking. What is a more relaxed way to answer the question “What Should I do Next?”

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9 Poisons 9 Medicines 9 Fruits

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This year, I started giving a teaching cycle called 9 Poisons 9 Medicines 9 Fruits.

The poisons are habits of body, energy and mind that create obstacles in our spiritual practice and life in general. The medicines are circumstances that wisdom serves up to help us to clear out the poisons. The fruits are how life feels from a less karmically-conditioned perspective. Read On…

Roaring Karma

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Roaring Karma is the second in a series of posts by Jaya Kula students. 

After four years of doing sadhana, I’ve gained some clarity. I actually see more, for which my housemates must assuredly be thankful! But clarity doesn’t distinguish between what’s pleasing and what’s painful to see. I’ve had my nose rubbed repeatedly in the reek of my fixations. It stinks, it stings, it catalyzes. Read On…

Transcendence is in the Details

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Anandamayi Ma

Despite her unparalleled degree of realization, Anandamayi Ma delighted in discussing with her devotees the minutest aspects of their lives. Nothing was too small to escape her scrutiny – from housework, diet and clothing to everyday disagreements and the mundane emotional reactivity of those around her.

In fact, every great teacher gets into the daily “business” of the most committed students. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche even used to show up at the homes of his students unannounced in the middle of the night. He woke them up in order to see how they would react. Was their practice really integrated and becoming seamless. . . or not? Read On…