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Not Getting What You Want

Satsang with ShambhaviChaos and disappointment are absolute necessities on the spiritual path. It’s part of the job of your practice and your teacher to make sure things fall apart.

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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Fear and Longing on the Path to Waking Up

Satsang with ShambhaviShambhavi talks about the different ways in which we hide out from life by taking refuge in fear. The way out of fear is to follow your longing instead.

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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The Oneness Thing

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

Primordial Devotion

Devotion is the ocean into which all streams of wisdom virtues resolve.

Devotion is the supreme wisdom.

Clarity, knowledge, wonder, curiosity, mercy, love, compassion, creativity, vajra pride—all of these give rise, collectively, to devotion.

Devotion is the perfume, the natural effluent of the natural state, rigpa.

A realized person emits this perfume in every gesture, and its single attribute is total perfection in actions and non-actions of creation, care, and destruction.

It is not possible to self-realize without discovering and embodying devotion. Read On…

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Ramblings of a Tantrik Renunciate at Large

hard meditationYou know. Renunciates. Those oh-so-spiritual folks sporting shaved heads and orange robes, or natty dreads and tattered loin cloths. You’ve seen photos of them sweeping floors in ashrams, blowing horns in monasteries, prostrating along mountain roads and proselytizing in airports. They don’t have sex or eat meat. They can’t get married, have kids or any fun at all. Right?

Wrong. Mostly.

I live in the U.S. I’m a renunciate householder. I don’t live in a monastery, wear robes, profess vegetarianism, or anything, really.

This essay is in part an attempt to open a few doors and windows with regard to renunciation.

It’s partly a coming out.

And it’s mostly the love song of a Western renunciate at large. Read On…