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Sāndhyābhāṣā – the hidden words of the Tantras

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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January 16 2015

If you’re a Tantra Geek like me, you have read, or have attempted to read, the ancient texts of the Tantrik traditions. As beautiful, profound and fascinating as these texts called “tantras” can be, they present a number of interpretive problems for sincere, contemporary students. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Roaring Karma

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
June 3 2014

After four years of doing sadhana, I’ve gained some clarity. I actually see more, for which my housemates must assuredly be thankful! But clarity doesn’t distinguish between what’s pleasing and what’s painful to see. Read More

Awareness is not Grasping

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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October 21 2010

Each morning, my Tibetan housemate filled copper offering bowls to the brim with fresh water. She then walked slowly and steadily to the altar room, her gaze undistracted so as not to spill any precious drops along the way. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Mantra Practice

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
December 28 2009

Four Sanskrit mantras you can practice safely and gain benefit. Includes MP3 of each mantra and instruction. Om, Om Ma, Om Namah Sivaya, and Om Namo Narayan. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

How to Practice Tantra

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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October 4 2008

Doing some special practice while seated on a meditation cushion (or as some of you imagine, while lying in a bed!) and then carrying on as usual in your everyday life is in no way Tantrik practice. There is no such thing as Tantra without integrated practice based on the daily precepts of Ayurveda. By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More

Three Stages of Sadhana

Published by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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August 7 2007

Full integration is an aim of any spiritual practice we undertake. There is no distinction between practice and life. We have realized what is called “seamless practice.” By Shambhavi Sarasvati Read More


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