Reading Anandamayi Ma on Refuge

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 Chairs

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

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 Flowers

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

Tibetan Prayer Flags and Hindu Deities

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

Feeling Overwhelmed

A Jumble of Boxes and Cables

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 Others

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

Ananda, Creativity, and Appreciation

Appreciating Nature and Each Other

A student asks Shambhavi about joy. Shambhavi talks about the fuller meaning of “ananda” and shares some insights about ananda from her own sadhana. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now