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The Dalai Lama Gets Married

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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August 28 2016

One day, the Dalai Lama fell in love. Nobody knew about it at first, because his Holiness suddenly stopped appearing in public. A look at limited vs universal love in this blog post from Satsang with Shambhavi Read More

Death, Community and Continuity

Published by Matridarshana Lamb
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October 14 2015

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

Anatomy of a Soft Cult

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
February 4 2015

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

The Refuge of Service

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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October 20 2014

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

Stayin’ Together, Stayin’ Alive

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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July 2 2012

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

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