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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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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

Introduction to Direct Realization

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Podcast Episode No. 147

Shambhavi serves up the basics of direct realization practice. Topics include the experience of satsang, the meaning of direct realization, the role of transmission, and the nature of the teacher student relationship. This episode features students asking questions. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Cultural Appropriation and the Porous Self

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Podcast Episode No. 146

Shambhavi talks about cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation. Also, how can we understand cultural appropriation from within traditions that experience the self as porous and inclusive of various times and cultures? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Qualifications of a Student

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Podcast Episode No. 145

Shambhavi and the Jaya Kula community engage in a wide-ranging, intimate discussion about the personal qualities that benefit students in direct realization spiritual traditions. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Hold No View and Nondual Spiritual Bypassing

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Podcast Episode No. 144

Shambhavi unpacks the nature of View teachings, the transmission of View, and the Dakini Machig Lapdron’s instruction to “hold no View.” Other topics in this wide-ranging satsang are the laziness of nondual spiritual bypassing and how we meet spiritual opportunity. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

The Binge-Worthy Story of Waking Up

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Podcast Episode No. 143

Shambhavi kicks off a week-long retreat with this satsang about being perfect, getting played by God, and the drama of waking up to your real nature. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Is Loyalty a Spiritual Thing?

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Podcast Episode No. 142

What is loyalty? Does it have a place in spiritual life? In this special edition of Satsang with Shambhavi, students of Jaya Kula engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the nature of loyalty and its uses and misuses. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi  Listen Now

Navigating with Energy

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Podcast Episode No. 141

In addition to our physical body, we each have a subtle energy body. How can our energy body help us to move more skillfully in our everyday lives? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi  Listen Now

Maya Sat Moha Ananda

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Podcast Episode No. 140

Shambhavi explains classical Tantra’s view of the Sanskrit words Maya, Sat, Moha, and Ananda. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Is Spiritual Practice Dangerous?

Is mantra dangerous?Is mantra dangerous?
Podcast Episode No. 139

Is doing mantra dangerous? Shambhavi talks about how spiritual practices of any sort might cause problems and about the importance of engaging in your practice as a conversation with presence. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

This is Shaivism

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Podcast Episode No. 138

Shambhavi reads from the Shiva Stotravali by Utpaladeva and offers commentary. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

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