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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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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?

Why remember impermanence?Why remember impermanence?
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

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


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