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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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Karma, Epigenetics, and Darshan

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Podcast Episode No. 206

Shambhavi riffs on the nature of karma, how karma is related to epigenetics, and the difference between embodying View (darshan) and having intellectual understanding. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Befriending Yourself and Others

Podcast Episode No. 205

Shambhavi responds to a question about how to be friendlier toward oneself. The follow-up question relates to how and when to try to help others who are suffering. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Honesty and Fragility

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Podcast Episode No. 204

Honesty is our greatest strength as practitioners. The pride that leads to fragility is our greatest obstacle. Please note that the sound quality of the recording is very bad in spots due to mic problems. But we think the content is important enough to publish anyway. Thanks for your patience! A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Chasing the Bag

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Podcast Episode No. 203

Shambhavi talks about objects of desire and our attachments to concepts about what will make us happy. How do we waste our lives attempting to create stable “ground” out of impermanent objects of desire? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi  Listen Now

Darkness and Light

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Podcast Episode No. 202

Shambhavi riffs on the multiplicity of experiences of darkness and light that shape our lives. What does “darkness” mean from the perspective of direct realization? How does darkness relate to light? What is the dark night of the soul? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Flat World vs the Round World

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Podcast Episode No. 201

Shambhavi talks about the flat world of materialism, rationalism, scientism, and human supremacy vs the round world of magic, wisdom, ritual, and subtle life. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Disciples and Devotees—What’s the Difference?

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Podcast Episode No. 200

What is a disciple? What is a devotee? Shambhavi riffs on the evolution of her relationship to these questions over decades of practice. Along the way, she shares teachings from Anandamayi Ma, Utpaladeva, and Jñanadeva. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

What Is Karma? And What Does Karma Have to Do With Coronavirus?

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Podcast Episode No. 199

Shambhavi responds to stories being told by spiritual teachers on social media that claim to explain the pandemic in terms of karma. She talks about the real nature of karma and compassion in relationship to the pandemic and the quarantine or any difficult circumstances. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

What is Darshan?

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Podcast Episode No. 197

Shambhavi dives into the multi-layered meanings of darshan. She explains why it is central to direct realization traditions. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

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