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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

The Power of Making Demands on God

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Podcast Episode No. 192

Nothing is more powerful than a sincere demand for self-knowledge and greater freedom. Only hitch is,  most of us are not that sincere. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi  Listen Now

Your Indestructible Virtue

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Podcast Episode No. 186

Comparing yourself favorably to others is not a refuge. Defining how you are special is not a refuge. Accomplishments are not a refuge. Being right and correct is not a refuge. The only refuge is to discover your real value, the indestructible value shared by all. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Eaten by Maggots

Podcast Episode No. 167

Shambhavi riffs on impermanence, maggots, and cremation grounds. Toward the end, she does her not-quite-famous impersonation of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

Yugas of Perception

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Podcast Episode No. 158

Shambhavi riffs with an intimate group of students about the nature of the ages or yugas. She talks about the yugas as marking differing capacities to recognize or perceive the divine nature of all. Following this discussion, Shambhavi talks about the necessity of agreeing to receive grace and about the inner recognition that must precede the experience of grace. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Listen Now

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