Most of us cultivate the fantasy that we are independent beings. We often feel proud when we do something “on our own.” When our ever-present loneliness manages to make itself heard amidst the tumult of our hyper–activity, we feel shame. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Shambhavi Sarasvati talks about the growth that can happen when your teacher, or life, blocks you from getting what you want, or deliberately gives you what you don’t want. Read More
Meditation postures are often difficult to maintain at first. Try to work with your body in a friendly, playful, experimental way. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Ghee, or Indian-style clarified butter, is super-easy to make. It’s also a wonderful, tri-doshic food that nourishes your tissues, emotions, senses, and mind. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Divination, if used properly, functions much like a Guru. It opens the door between the diviner and enlightened wisdom. It works because the creation is alive and aware. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Using spiritual teachings to support ego – oh, let me count the ways! This is especially attractive to teachers. It’s easy to mouth the teachings of others. It’s easy to fool people who are sincerely longing for support and spiritual friendship. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Have you heard of the phenomenon of the “Guru’s hint?” The most obvious “hint” is when your teacher says to you: “I suggest you do this,” or “You may want to do that.” Your teacher is inviting you to a deeper level of surrender. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Ayurveda gives us simple methods for keeping healthy and preventing stagnation during the winter months. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
The infinite possibilities of transcending karma arise from the weave of everyday life. True realization shows up in the way we move, speak, play, work and especially in how we relate to others. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Each morning, my Tibetan housemate filled copper offering bowls to the brim with fresh water. She then walked slowly and steadily to the altar room, her gaze undistracted so as not to spill any precious drops along the way. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Names are invocations. Each time a person says your name, it is a blessing for you and for them. Together, you invoke the wisdom virtues inherent in that name. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
A highly effective seated meditation posture for women demonstrated by Anandamayi Ma with detailed instructions. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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