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Spirituality, Political Engagement and Non-dual Tantra

A Conversation with Shambhavi Sarasvati

Shambhavi got together recently with Jacob Kyle from Embodied Philosophy to chat about the intersection of spiritual practice, politics and social justice. In the video, Shambhavi responds to criticism she’s received about being a politically engaged spiritual teacher, and she talks about the Tantrik View of manifest life as a theater of engagement and participation.


What is Direct Realization?

Lingam Out and AboutDirect realization spiritual practice emphasizes the direct encounter. It de-emphasizes faith, trust and belief in favor of finding out about Reality firsthand for yourself.

The direct realization traditions I have practiced in are the Trika Shaivite tradition of Kashmir and the Dzogchen tradition of Tibet. While these two traditions have somewhat different cultural roots and practices, the core View and method are identical. Read On…

The Oneness Thing

What is nonduality? Are you really one with everything? Satsang with Shambhavi Sarasvati

The Mother of All Social Networks

Dualistic experience is a network of infinite communications. A teaching from the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. Satsang with Shambhavi Sarasvati.

Ordinary Mind

I10487465_10101442926425999_7553151681856814967_n often talk about ordinary mind. Ordinary mind is karmically bound, limited mind. It drives us to rationalize and make decisions based on attachments to dependence or so-called independence, on what we’ve always done, what we believe is impossible for us to do, whether something is hard or easy, scary or safe-feeling, convenient or inconvenient, pleasurable or unpleasurable, what we imagine other people will think, how much ordinary stuff we stand to gain or lose, politics, cultural and economic norms, social standing, and socially acceptable lying, cheating, emotional manipulation, seduction, and stealing.

Ordinary mind is what we are using when we forget that our sole purpose is to remember our continuity with all life and embody that. Read On…