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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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How to Protect Your Practice

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Podcast Episode No. 172

Protecting your ability to do sadhana and integrated practice is paramount if you want the fruit of your practice. But how exactly can you do that? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Suffering and Identity Formation

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Podcast Episode No. 170

With all this talk of identities, you might think having a few is a good idea. Well, sure, but that’s not what spiritual practice is about. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Subservience vs Surrender

Podcast Episode No. 169

Shambhavi talks about the dark side of subservience and the deeper meaning of surrender. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

What is Reactivity?

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Podcast Episode No. 168

What is emotional reactivity? How do direct realization traditions view reactivity? What are some of the ways we work with reactivity and unwind repetitive karmic patterns of response? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi  Listen Now

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


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