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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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Entering the River

River in MaineRiver in Maine
Podcast Episode No. 239

What does it mean to be a stream enterer or to be in the river? These are descriptions of practitioners found in direct realization traditions. Shambhavi breaks it down. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Your Indestructible Value

Sun through cloudsSun through clouds
Podcast Episode No. 238

Shambhavi talks about vajra pride and vajra nature and how these are related to ordinary pride. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Reading Anandamayi Ma on Refuge

Anandamayi Ma in crowd of peopleAnandamayi Ma in crowd of people
Podcast Episode No. 236

Shambhavi reads and riffs on a beautiful teaching from Anandamayi Ma about how God, our own Self, always holds out a hand to us even when we turn away. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Disappointment and Self-realization

Empty Swings and ChairsEmpty Swings and Chairs
Podcast Episode No. 235

Shambhavi lays out two kinds of disappointment: the disappointment we encounter as we start to wake up and the disappointment associated with Hungry Ghost karmic vision. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Deep Apprenticeship

Flower in water on altarFlower in water on altar
Podcast Episode No. 234

Should we approach everything in life with the attitude of dig one well deep? What does it mean to apprentice ourselves to a wisdom tradition? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Humility vs the Mission

Seva with FlowersSeva with Flowers
Podcast Episode No. 233

What is humility? How is humility related to shame? How can humility help us to drop the mission and relax? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Three Kinds of Spiritual Traditions

Prayer Flags and Hindu DeitiesPrayer Flags and Hindu Deities
Podcast Episode No. 232

Shambhavi talks about animist, transcendental, and immanentist traditions. The satsang concludes with a question about the call and response nature of life. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Natural vs. Sick Effort

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Podcast Episode No. 231

What is behind perfectionism? What is natural effort? Why are we already perfect? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Feeling Overwhelmed

Overwhelming Mix of Boxes and CablesOverwhelming Mix of Boxes and Cables
Podcast Episode No. 230

Shambhavi talks about the difference between useful and harmful feelings of overwhelm. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Exhaustion, Caring, and Criticism

Exhaustion and Caring by Cooking for OthersExhaustion and Caring by Cooking for Others
Podcast Episode No. 229

A student asks about exhaustion during difficult times. Shambhavi talks about the sadhana of caring for each other and dropping self- and other-criticism. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now


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