Satsang with Shambhavi
By a weekly dharma talk with Shambhavi Sarasvati
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Join Shambhavi Sarasvati to explore self-realization, death, love, devotion and waking up while living in a messy world. Shambhavi is the spiritual director of Jaya Kula, a nonprofit organization in Portland, Maine. She teaches in the traditions of Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen.
||CleanAnger And Kindness||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on kindness, fierce compassion, your natural Shakti and plain old being mean.||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's In A Spiritual Name?||Did you ever wonder why people get spiritual names? Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs about how a spiritual name can help you to discover skills and strengths within yourself.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnandamayi Ma On Maya||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on Anandamayi Ma's teachings about impermanence and the nature of Maya.||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscontent And Contentment||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on the necessity of discontent to waking up and how the play of contentment and discontentment helps to invigorate our spiritual practice.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Is Ganesha?||Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity, is a Mahadeva, or Great God. He has more forms than any other Hindu deity, and his big body spans the realms of animal, human and Deva. For this reason, he is called Lord of the Threshold. Satsang with...||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is Love?||You can't feel love until you open your heart and give generously. Love doesn't exist without giving. Satsang with Shambhavi Sarasvati.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommunity Down And Dirty||Community is a nitty gritty field of sadhana. The joys and difficulties of being part of a spiritual community are a zone of circumstances, a gateway, to help us wake-up, to help us discover who we really are. Satsang with Shambhavi Sarasvati.||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Is For Awe C Is For Clever||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on giving up cleverness--the Walmart version of primordial intelligence--and entering into the state of natural wonder.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngry At God||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on the kinds of anger we experience when we are doing spiritual practice and on the infamous dark night of the soul.||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Happens in Satsang?||Shambhavi gives a short and sweet talk about the meaning of satsang, why we gather for satsang, and what happens during a satsang at Jaya Kula.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDirect Realization in Four Minutes||Shambhavi Sarasvati gets to the essence of direct realization spiritual traditions such as Trika Shaivism and Dzogchen in under four minutes. What follows is a free-ranging conversation about transmission, guru and the process of waking up.||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemolition Derby||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on the destructive nature of spiritual practice and the process of ripping away the blinders that keep our hearts in darkness.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo I Need A Guru?||"The Guru resides in your own heart, but most people are unable to rely firmly on their own Self. So they have to take refuge in an external guru, but in actual fact the guru resides in ones own heart." - Anandamayi Ma. Shambhavi Sarasvati talks about...||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Kinds Of Activity from the Bhagavad Gita||In this reading of Chapter 18 of the Bhagavad Gita, Shambhavi Sarasvati breaks down the three types of activity that are available to us in human life.||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorking With Reactivity||Emotional reactivity indicates that we are being compelled by karma. How do we gain more freedom from reactivity? Satsang with Shambhavi Sarasvati.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonald Trump as Spiritual Practice||On January 29, 2017, Shambhavi Sarasvati and the Jaya Kula community got together to talk about how we are, or are not using the circumstance of the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency as spiritual practice. This podcast is a record of our...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorking With Circumstance||We try to escape our real circumstances, both internal and external, in many different ways. But our real circumstance, no matter how painful, is the ground on which we must stand if we want to wake up. Satsang with Shambhavi Sarasvati.||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Should I Do Next?||We humans plan a lot. We live in a prison of past…||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDevotion And Longing||Even if you are a die-hard skeptic, waking up ine…||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeal With It||You must agree to take a bitter medicine if you want to wake up. You must relinquish all the claims of small self and live in unconditional reciprocity with circumstances just the way they are. Satsang with Shambhavi Sarasvati.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNaturalness vs Karma Smackdown||Sahaja means naturalness, the fruit of direct rea…||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Ways To Be Saved||Shambhavi Sarasvati talks about the three ways th…||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHead In Butt Or Vastness And Presence||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on discovering your rea…||1/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes God God?||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on the nature of God, d…||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-realization and the Evolution of Yogurt||Shambhavi Sarasvati gives a hilarious satsang abo…||12/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThree Kinds Of Effort in Spiritual Practice||Shambhavi Sarasvati talks about the different kin…||12/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNot Getting What You Want||Chaos and disappointment are absolute necessities…||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything Is Auspiciousness||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on failure and success …||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFear And Longing On The Path To Waking Up||Stop taking refuge in fear and follow your longin…||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Have Confidence In God||Rather than trying, failing, trying and failing a…||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is Self-Realization?||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on the meaning of self-…||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll about Tantra||Shambhavi Sarasvati offers a basic introduction t…||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrugs And Spiritual Experience||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs on the relationship of …||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat to do for Donald Trump||On November 9, 2016, the day after the national e…||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDharmic Relating And Appreciation||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs about the profound mean…||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Pranam According to Anandamayi Ma||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs about the different kin…||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Your Heart||Shambhavi Sarasvati riffs about the nitty gritty work of opening your heart to others, the possibilities that arise when the heart is free and how feeling bad about yourself is not spiritual work||11/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Honest, direct and uplifting
Shambhavi demonstrates time and again her devotion to waking up through a unique style of humor, clarity and fierceness. As a teacher, she has an exceptional way of simplifying complex view teachings from her lineage through stories, analogies and reflection. Highly recommend this podcast for anyone on the path - looking to self reflect, laugh and experience all of reality.
Clear and Insightful
How wonderful that these satsangs are available publicly now. Shambhavi presents a view of reality and simple direction towards living a life in a more relaxed and spacious manner. I listen to these over and over again.
Guru in my pocket
Having access to Satsang while I'm out and about is such a blessing.
Shambhavi is clear, precise, loving and playful in her language and presentation of the view of the Trika tradition.
It's a rarity to have access to a tradition such as Trika in such deep and accessible way.