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Satsang with ShambhaviWelcome to Satsang with Shambhavi, a weekly dharma talk about spirituality, love, death, devotion and waking up while living in a messy world. New episodes are posted every Wednesday.

Satsang is an ancient spiritual practice of gathering with a teacher, asking questions of any nature, sharing, and playing kirtan. These podcasts were recorded live during weekly satsangs with Shambhavi and the Jaya Kula community.

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The Fruits of Constancy

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Podcast Episode No. 154

Where does our ability to do spiritual practice every day come from and what sustains it? Why is it good to practice everyday and what results from constancy to daily practice? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

What Our Practice is Really For

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Podcast Episode No. 153

In our psychologized culture, it’s easy to forget that spiritual practice is not a self-improvement program for creating a better version of small self. In this podcast Shambhavi reminds us of the radical nature of direct realization practice and what is really being asked of us if we decide to enter in fully. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

The Magic of No Expectations

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Podcast Episode No. 152

Following a surprising series of dreams in 2018, Shambhavi decided to move Jaya Kula’s headquarters to the Bay Area. She talks about how holding strong expectations of ourselves, others, and spiritual life causes us to suffer. When we hold no expectations, we gain flexibility and the capacity to dance with changing circumstances. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

A Question about Warriorship

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Podcast Episode No. 151

In response to a student, Shambhavi talks about spiritual warriorship. The most difficult work is dropping our cherished concepts and convictions. While warriorship is often thought of as solo heroism, in reality, we are collaborating with wisdom to wake up. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Spiritual Junk Food vs. Spiritual Nourishment

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Podcast Episode No. 150

Fantasies about our spiritual life and relationships with teachers block our access to the abundance of spiritual nourishment. How can we stop fantasizing and start receiving real spiritual food? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Bad Day or Good Day?

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Podcast Episode No. 149

Are you having a bad day or a good day? Shambhavi totally messes with the whole good/bad thing in this funny podcast about perspective and relating to circumstances from a bigger point of view. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Time, Presence, and Eternity

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Podcast Episode No. 148

Why past, present, and future thinking are all distractions. The goal of direct realization sadhana is to become immersed in living, aware presence, not to focus on the present. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Introduction to Direct Realization

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Podcast Episode No. 147

Shambhavi serves up the basics of direct realization practice. Topics include the experience of satsang, the meaning of direct realization, the role of transmission, and the nature of the teacher student relationship. This episode features students asking questions. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Cultural Appropriation and the Porous Self

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Podcast Episode No. 146

Shambhavi talks about cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation. Also, how can we understand cultural appropriation from within traditions that experience the self as porous and inclusive of various times and cultures? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Qualifications of a Student

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Podcast Episode No. 145

Shambhavi and the Jaya Kula community engage in a wide-ranging, intimate discussion about the personal qualities that benefit students in direct realization spiritual traditions. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Hold No View and Nondual Spiritual Bypassing

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Podcast Episode No. 144

Shambhavi unpacks the nature of View teachings, the transmission of View, and the Dakini Machig Lapdron’s instruction to “hold no View.” Other topics in this wide-ranging satsang are the laziness of nondual spiritual bypassing and how we meet spiritual opportunity. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

The Binge-Worthy Story of Waking Up

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Podcast Episode No. 143

Shambhavi kicks off a week-long retreat with this satsang about being perfect, getting played by God, and the drama of waking up to your real nature. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Is Loyalty a Spiritual Thing?

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Podcast Episode No. 142

What is loyalty? Does it have a place in spiritual life? In this special edition of Satsang with Shambhavi, students of Jaya Kula engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the nature of loyalty and its uses and misuses. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi  Listen Now

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