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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

The Episodes and Seasons of Sadhana

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Podcast Episode No. 136

How is doing spiritual practice like a multi-season, international, overthrow the dictatorship, spy thriller? Binge on waking up! 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

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

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

Seated Practice and Integration

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Podcast Episode No. 116

Spiritual practice shouldn’t stay on the cushion. What does it mean to integrate your practice with your entire life? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Denaturalization or Stop Believing

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Podcast Episode No. 115

Denaturalization is when stuff that used to seem right and natural starts to feel odd and unnatural because you’re doing spiritual practice. Like finding a soulmate doesn’t seem as great anymore when compared to loving everyone. Denaturalization is the new natural. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now

A Poem by Lalleshwari

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Podcast Episode No. 114

Shambhavi riffs on teachings about spiritual practice by the 14th century naked, wandering, Kashmiri yogini: Lalleshwari. Yeah, even really great practitioners need to strip themselves of useless ideas about spiritual life and have bad days getting woke! A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Tantra and Yoga

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Podcast Episode No. 112

Shambhavi gets down to basics about the meanings of “Tantra” and “Yoga” from the perspective of classical Tantra. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi. Listen Now


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