Skip to content

Contrivance and Contrived Naturalness

Talking at a Restaurant TableTalking at a Restaurant Table
Podcast Episode No. 216

Contriving a personality, contriving a spiritual persona, or simply trying to appear as you wish to be seen or how you believe others want you to appear are all obstacles to authentic spiritual life. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Students and Teachers Working Together

Teacher and StudentsTeacher and Students
Podcast Episode No. 208

Podcast in the rough! During her Northwest tour in 2019, Shambhavi offered satsang at venues where recording equipment was rudimentary, but the energy was going strong. This one happened in Portland, Oregon. Shambhavi shares some about how she related to her teachers. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Obstacles as Rewards on the Path

Pulling at ObstaclesPulling at Obstacles
Podcast Episode No. 207

Courage is Jaya Kula’s 2020 theme. Shambhavi talks about how to relate as practitioners to hard times and obstacles. She shares her experience of challenges and how they are a reward that help us to develop spiritually, become more courageous, and more relaxed. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Everything is Kula

Shambhavi with StudentsShambhavi with Students
Podcast Episode No. 189

Shambhavi explains the special meanings of the word kula and how kula relates to the method and fruit of our sadhana. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

The Story of the Sleeping Zen Meditator

Sleeping Zen MeditatorSleeping Zen Meditator
Podcast Episode No. 177

In the zendo, a student sits sleeping on their meditation cushion. Find out what happens when other students complain to the Zen Master. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Subservience vs Surrender

Playing Kirtan for Anandamayi MaPlaying Kirtan for Anandamayi Ma
Podcast Episode No. 169

Shambhavi talks about the dark side of subservience and the deeper meaning of surrender. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

My Teacher Drinks, Smokes, and has Sex

crazy wisdomcrazy wisdom
Podcast Episode No. 165

Shambhavi tells a famous story about a student who is shocked by his teacher’s behavior. Then there is a Tantrik pop quiz and a lively discussion about relating to yourself relating to teachers and throat-slitting on Game of Thrones. Heads up that the sound quality in this episode is less than ideal due to a fan that was running in the background. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Cultural Appropriation and the Porous Self

Cultural Appropriation SpiritualityCultural Appropriation Spirituality
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

reading groupreading group
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

Tantrik Adventures

Is mantra dangerous?Is mantra dangerous?
Podcast Episode No. 134

Shambhavi talks about the adventure of having a Guru, the adventure of being on a direct realization path, and how these prepare you for the constant adventure and surprise of life. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Pranam Satsang

Golden Mt. KailashGolden Mt. Kailash
Podcast Episode No. 109

Shambhavi describes the practice of pranama, or prostrations. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now


Help us bring the teachings to more people like you.

If you are enjoying our offerings, please consider pitching in so that all of the teachings, podcasts, books, videos, and opportunities to join together in community can continue. We are a 100% community-supported, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Thank you!

Donate Now