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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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The Meaning of Lila or Play

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Podcast Episode No. 133

Shambhavi riffs on the many meanings of the Sanskrit word līlā, and their relationship to the cosmology of Trika Shaivism and the fruits of spiritual practice. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

The Hothouse of Self-Interest

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Podcast Episode No. 132

What do we lose when we are overly concerned with me, myself, and I? How is self-interest an impediment to Self-realization? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Don’t Ask Why

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Podcast Episode No. 131

Shambhavi talks about the uselessness of asking why. If you want to find actual peace and contentment, better to ask how? and what? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Fountains of Compassion

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Podcast Episode No. 131

Shambhavi talks about the inevitability of embodying greater compassion as one wakes up. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

The Meaning of Crucible

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Podcast Episode No. 130

What are the literal and more alchemical meanings of “crucible.” How is a spiritual community a crucible? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Five Ingredients for Effective Spiritual Practice

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Podcast Episode No. 129

Shambhavi talks about the five ingredients we need in order to get the most fruit from our seated practice. The satsang concludes with a Hiranyagarbha (golden egg) meditation. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Your Real Nature

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Podcast Episode No. 128

Direct realization is a practice of discovering profound naturalness, or resting in your real nature. What does this mean? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Thanks for Not Raping Me

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Podcast Episode No. 127

Thanks for Not Raping Me is a window into the ongoing conversation among the students of Jaya Kula about gender, sexuality, misogyny, and privilege. You will hear the voices of students and a far-ranging discussion about working with the impacts of misogyny from the perspective of spiritual practitioners in the community. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Surrender

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Podcast Episode No. 126

Should we be suspicious of surrender? Is surrender dangerous? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

Stuff that Happens

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Podcast Episode No. 125

What are some experiences that arise as we do daily sadhana? How do these experiences compare to our expectations and fantasies about spiritual practice? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

What’s Being Offered Here?

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Podcast Episode No. 124

Shambhavi describes how her experience of the teachings has changed over time and lays out the fundamentals of the View of Trika Shaivism. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Noticing Reality

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Podcast Episode No. 123

How does psychology interfere with sadhana and our experience of ourselves? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now


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