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Practice in Hardship

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Podcast Episode No. 190

Shambhavi talks about the benefits of continuing to do sadhana even through hard times and illness. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Pleasure and Discomfort on the Path

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Podcast Episode No. 187

Both pleasure and discomfort are normal aspects of spiritual life. If we run toward pleasure and avoid discomfort, we will never self-realize. If we deny pleasure and approach spiritual practice as only struggle and strife, we also create obstacles. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Why are View Teachings Important?

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Podcast Episode No. 181

In the direct realization traditions, View teachings are said to be the most important teachings a student receives. Why is this so? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Consistency and Risk in Sadhana

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Podcast Episode No. 175

Shambhavi gives heart advice to the Jaya Kula community about the effects of consistency in doing sadhana and the need to be unrestrained in sadhana and life. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Habit, Routine, Ritual

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Podcast Episode No. 173

Habit, routine, and ritual are similar but far from identical. Find out how our “skill” at forming habits and falling into routines can help us to wake up. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

How to Protect Your Practice

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Podcast Episode No. 172

Protecting your ability to do sadhana and integrated practice is paramount if you want the fruit of your practice. But how exactly can you do that? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Horizontal and Vertical Change

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Podcast Episode No. 164

Let’s not get stuck along the way to waking up. Shambhavi unpacks a teaching from Swami Rudrananda on discerning real spiritual growth. 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

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

Is Spiritual Practice Dangerous?

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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


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