One day, the Dalai Lama fell in love. Nobody knew about it at first, because his Holiness suddenly stopped appearing in public. A blog post about limited vs universal love by Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
How can you work with conventional gender role expectations in your spiritual community? Hindu deities manifest a dazzling variety of gender expressions. A blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More
I’ve been holding onto the idea that death is not happening, or at least not for a long time yet—because I’m youngish, because I’m healthy, because I wear my seatbelt, because I eat organic food, and so on. Even today I caught myself beginning a sentence, “If I die….” Read More
The primary marker for any cult is that it is populated by people who are attached to defining themselves as higher than, better than, more evolved than, or simply at the forefront of something, someone or everyone else. Cult leaders must defacto define themselves as having something that followers need, lack and couldn’t obtain anywhere else. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
There are many different phases of seated practice. Sometimes we feel really raked over the coals. When you feel you’ve failed, or things are going excruciatingly slowly, when you don’t know if you’ll relax in 10,000 lifetimes, when you feel obstructed, you can always serve. You are never obstructed from serving. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
A good number of spiritual teachers found organizations, buy property and work hard at developing governance structures for their organizations. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Most of us cultivate the fantasy that we are independent beings. We often feel proud when we do something “on our own.” When our ever-present loneliness manages to make itself heard amidst the tumult of our hyper–activity, we feel shame. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Names are invocations. Each time a person says your name, it is a blessing for you and for them. Together, you invoke the wisdom virtues inherent in that name. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
Nurturing proper alliances with others brings us more opportunities to Self-realize. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More
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