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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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Eaten by Maggots

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Podcast Episode No. 167

Shambhavi riffs on impermanence, maggots, and cremation grounds. Toward the end, she does her not-quite-famous impersonation of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

You Are What You Eat

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Podcast Episode No. 166

Are you eating well? Shambhavi talks about choosing relationships, circumstances, and media that support our path. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

My Teacher Drinks, Smokes, and has Sex

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Podcast Episode No. 165

Shambhavi tells a famous story about a student who is shocked by his teacher’s behavior. Then there is a Tantrik pop quiz and a lively discussion about relating to yourself relating to teachers and throat-slitting on Game of Thrones. Heads up that the sound quality in this episode is less than ideal due to a fan that was running in the background. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Horizontal and Vertical Change

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Podcast Episode No. 164

Let’s not get stuck along the way to waking up. Shambhavi unpacks a teaching from Swami Rudrananda on discerning real spiritual growth. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Gut Feelings and Heart Wisdom

Podcast Episode No. 162

What is the difference between following your gut and following the wisdom of the heart? Shambhavi talks about the primacy of the heart in Trika Shaivism. She unpacks a teaching from Anandamayi Ma about ordinary emotions vs. Mahabhava, the great feeling, and its identity with wisdom. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi 

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Subtle Touch Subtle Senses

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Podcast Episode No. 161

What is the nature of the senses and the sense organs? How do our senses become more subtle as we do spiritual practice? What are some of the ways that we experience the subtle touch of Shakti? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Attorney at Realm, Inc

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Podcast Episode No. 160

Our karmic patterns of body, energy, and mind possess us and are desperate to survive. Like incompetent attorneys, they make us complicit in their dull and dogged cases to justify their existence. Shambhavi talks about how to get rid of our inner Realm Attorneys. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Trusting the Untrustworthy

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Podcast Episode No. 159

Shambhavi riffs on a passage from the Dao De Jing about hearts, minds, and the real nature of trust. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Yugas of Perception

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Podcast Episode No. 158

Shambhavi riffs with an intimate group of students about the nature of the ages or yugas. She talks about the yugas as marking differing capacities to recognize or perceive the divine nature of all. Following this discussion, Shambhavi talks about the necessity of agreeing to receive grace and about the inner recognition that must precede the experience of grace. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

What’s the Point of Remembering Impermanence?

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Podcast Episode No. 157

We’re often told to think of impermanence, but why? What’s that going to do for us? Shambhavi gives a dharma talk about the benefits of remembering impermanence and preparing for the eternal. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Your Body is Only a Temple

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Podcast Episode No. 156

Shambhavi riffs on health and care of our bodies in the Kali Yuga. How can we relate to all of the new assaults on our health and their impacts on our spiritual life? She finishes with some practical advice about embodying devotion. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Patience, Loneliness, and Chaos

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Podcast Episode No. 155

Shambhavi gives a moving dharma talk about three skills we absolutely need if we want to grow spiritually. Patience is how we cooperate with nature. Loneliness motivates us to seek the ultimate intimacy, and we have to be able to sit through the chaos of relative groundlessness. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now


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