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Ananda, Creativity, and Appreciation

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Podcast Episode No. 228

A student asks Shambhavi about joy. Shambhavi talks about the fuller meaning of “ananda” and shares some insights about ananda from her own sadhana. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Grace Is Unearned

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Podcast Episode No. 224

God’s grace showers without restraint on everyone and everything at all times. You don’t have to deserve it. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Trees and Rivers to the Sky

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Podcast Episode No. 222

Shambhavi shares about her experiences of trees as rivers and rivers in the U.S. and India as recyclers of karma. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Missionaries and Marketeers

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Podcast Episode No. 217

A student asks Shambhavi to talk about humility. Lack of humility is the hallmark of U.S. culture. Shambhavi invites us to lay down the struggle to measure up and achieve. A Podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Judgment, Justice, and Kindness

Anandamayi Ma and her motherAnandamayi Ma and her mother
Podcast Episode No. 214

Shambhavi riffs on the distinction between judgment and discernment and between justice and the full expression of a kindness that supersedes the need for justice. 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

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

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