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For over 20 years, American born teacher and author Gangaji has reached thousands around with world with the words of her teacher, H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji) to “call off the search” and to inquire into the truth of who you really are. Now, in her first radio show, Gangaji and host Hillary Larson take a look at the issues we face in our everyday lives, one topic at time. Every month, for thirty minutes Gangaji will be addressing subjects like addiction, chronic pain, intimacy, anxiety, depression, enlightenment, death and many more. Join us as Gangaji helps us find freedom in the face of what we experience in our daily lives.

For over 20 years, American born teacher and author Gangaji has reached thousands around with world with the words of her teacher, H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji) to “call off the search” and to inquire into the truth of who you really are. Now, in her first radio show, Gangaji and host Hillary Larson take a look at the issues we face in our everyday lives, one topic at time. Every month, for thirty minutes Gangaji will be addressing subjects like addiction, chronic pain, intimacy, anxiety, depression, enlightenment, death and many more. Join us as Gangaji helps us find freedom in the face of what we experience in our daily lives.
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For over 20 years, American born teacher and author Gangaji has reached thousands around with world with the words of her teacher, H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji) to “call off the search” and to inquire into the truth of who you really are. Now, in her first radio show, Gangaji and host Hillary Larson take a look at the issues we face in our everyday lives, one topic at time. Every month, for thirty minutes Gangaji will be addressing subjects like addiction, chronic pain, intimacy, anxiety, depression, enlightenment, death and many more. Join us as Gangaji helps us find freedom in the face of what we experience in our daily lives.

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Episodes

#9 Being Yourself | The Joy of Failure

7/19/2019
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Chasing success and avoiding failure are natural aspects of our human drive to survive. On the spiritual path, however, ending our struggle with avoiding failure offers a profound realization. This illuminating dialogue between Gangaji and a retreat participant gives us a fresh look at failure, perhaps one you have never considered. Gangaji challenges all of our assumptions and leads us to the recognition of what is deeper than either success or failure ... and is always here.

Duration:00:21:31

# 8 Being Yourself | Kissing the Toad: The Key to Self-Love

6/13/2019
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“Enlightenment at the core is heart opening, and heart opening reveals wisdom. And wisdom is mercy. It’s impossible to be merciful to anyone else if your heart is closed to yourself.” We continue the investigation into self-hatred with this episode of Being Yourself. Gangaji speaks to the necessity of “kissing the toad” if you truly want to be free of patterns of self-hatred and live a life rooted in self-love.

Duration:00:15:29

#7 Being Yourself | The Cycle of Inflation & Deflation

5/20/2019
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This month, Gangaji begins an exploration into the many facets of self-hatred. Our first installment in a series begins with the egoic cycle of inflation and deflation. How do we get off this wheel of suffering? We are all familiar with feeling great and feeling horrible, but what does that have to do with who we are? This powerful monologue helps us see how the egoic structure works, and that is possible to stop perpetuating patterns of avoidance and patterns of grasping.

Duration:00:18:07

# 6 Being Yourself | The Ultimate Universal Remedy for Suffering: I AM

4/5/2019
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We have looked at how we project onto the so-called “other” and the unnecessary suffering that projection generates. This month, we look at how we relate to ourselves as an object in our own minds, overlooking our true face. Objectification also leads to unhappiness and suffering. In this episode, Gangaji offers the possibility to completely simplify our narratives saying, “The ultimate universal remedy to suffering is I AM.”

Duration:00:22:01

#5 Being Yourself | The Power and Pain of Projection

3/19/2019
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Projection is an aspect of our human minds that allows us to survive and to function, but projection can also lead us to suffer unnecessarily in all kinds of relationships and within our our minds. In the extreme, when we project fear and hatred onto the so-called "other", tragically it can manifest into horrendous violence. So what can we do as individuals? In this episode, Gangaji addresses how we end the trance of projection and recognize what is here, now.

Duration:00:23:31

#4 Being Yourself | Where Are You Looking for Purpose?

2/19/2019
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In this podcast, we take a look what drives our desire for purpose and consider, what is our deepest purpose. In two powerful exchanges, Gangaji addresses how the deep fear of being nobody, and the search to be a somebody, becomes its own burden.

Duration:00:21:15

#3 Being Yourself | Resolve & Resolution

1/18/2019
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Gangaji speaks to the essential mistake we make on the spiritual path and offers her own resolution for the new year and beyond. Take a listen to Resolve & Resolution, a loving and passionate monologue taken straight out of the archives...

Duration:00:18:34

#2 Being Yourself | Yes, Hope Can Be a Curse

12/16/2018
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"Our magical thinking cannot change the universe.It’s really all about trying to change something in ourselves that is waiting to be faced." In this month's episode of Gangaji's new podcast, Being Yourself, Gangaji challenges our deeply held concepts about hope and hopelessness. Sharing a very personal story she illuminates how hope can become an obstacle in our lives. What if giving up hope could show you a deeper freedom? Would you be willing to let it go?

Duration:00:17:27

#1 Being Yourself Premiere

11/20/2018
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Being Yourself: Self-Inquiry with Gangaji is the latest addition to Gangaji Podcasts. In this new show, host Barbara Denempont, dives into the treasure trove of Gangaji's recordings to bring you the most relevant, brilliant and meaningful clips from the past 25 years. In this first episode Gangaji explores the very human experience of being separate from God, truth, love, each other and from ourselves.

Duration:00:23:01

#61 Finding Home

10/23/2018
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Six years ago, we started on a journey and we called it A Conversation with Gangaji. The original question was, what if you could sit across the coffee table from Gangaji and ask her anything you wanted? We covered everything from relationships to money to death to sex to suffering to enlightenment. We started the first episode with the topic of chronic pain and ended our last conversation with the question, what do you really want? Together we got to listen to Gangaji always point to the...

Duration:00:12:55

What Are You Practicing?

8/8/2018
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For anyone interested in or committed to a spiritual practice, this exchange with Gangaji is refreshingly clarifying. In her fierce way, Gangaji suggests that the daily mediation that many of us practice largely consists of what it is we want, or don’t want. If that is the more common mantra, then what does it mean to have a spiritual practice? And is a spiritual practice required in order to wake up?

Duration:00:30:35

#60 Taking the Spiritual Bypass

7/16/2018
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There's a lot of debate, and perhaps some strong opinions, about what it means to take the spiritual bypass. It doesn't necessarily mean addressing every emotion that comes up. But it also doesn't mean pretending everything is fine when it's not. When Gangaji says you don't have to process everything or fix yourself in order to be free, what exactly does that mean? Would you take the bypass in order to be free?

Duration:00:29:18

Epiphany: The Fierce Fire of Grace

6/13/2018
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Stevie Leppard had everything anyone could want on the outside, lots of money, fancy cars, a successful career, but on the inside his own self-hatred felt intolerable. Suicide seemed like the only way out. It was grace that would eventually save him, but it was a fierce grace. How Stevie would go on to meet Gangaji is just part of his amazing story.

Duration:00:23:48

Embracing the Unthinkable (Re-issue)

5/8/2018
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When hard things in life show up, how do we face the sense of overwhelm that threatens to take us into a spin? Is living a spiritual life ultimately about the hope of avoiding sliding into some sort of abyss? In this repeat episode, Gangaji invites us to inspect whether or not our thoughts about hell are actually different than the experience itself. Rather than giving up, can the challenges in our lives actually be a call to wake up?

Duration:00:30:45

#59 What Do You Really Want?

4/10/2018
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What does your life stand for? What do you really want? If the answer is freedom then what does that look like? Does the answer you come up with match your life, how you live your life? Is there something you’re holding onto that keeps you from truly realizing what it means to be free? These are potent questions. And what happens in this particular exchange with Gangaji is different because it is the beginning and end of all conversations.

Duration:00:31:05

Epiphany: A Gap in the Road

3/7/2018
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It was the middle of the night. Harriet Watson was driving down a dark, snow covered road alone, barely able to see what was in front of her. Suddenly, she was startled by a loud thud. In the moments that followed, her life would change forever. From the frustration of a life a rigid rules and beliefs to the experience of profound freedom, this story is a testament to the trustworthiness of life.

Duration:00:20:13

#58 Longing to Be Good

2/7/2018
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With rare exceptions, human beings are innately good. Being in alignment with that goodness feels spacious. We can be greedy, cranky, critical, jealous, but being good? Now that’s seems like an infinitely better way to go. The problem is that being good can be a trap unto itself. Does our capacity for a deeper awaking rely on our willingness to cultivate this goodness within us? Or are we inherently good, without doing a thing?

Duration:00:29:29

#57 The Illusion of Control

1/16/2018
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Control might ultimately be an attempt to fend off our deepest fears. It can show up in all sorts of ways in our everyday lives. It can interfere with relationships. It can also be exhausting. Some people are self-described “control freaks”. For others, control can show up in more subtle ways. Fessing up to our control issues is a pretty tender thing, but when the source of it is finally met, the possibilities are endless.

Duration:00:31:25

Revisiting the Anatomy of Gratitude

11/22/2017
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Just in time for November, we're revisiting a episode we did a while back on the subject of gratitude. There are so many gems in this one. Sometimes when we don't feel especially grateful, we feel as though we should, as if feeling ungrateful is something we should avoid. That's just a jumping off place for one of our favorite conversations.

Duration:00:32:12

#56 Waiting to Heal

10/18/2017
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When trauma happens, it can change the trajectory of a life. It can color how we see the world around us. We can retreat. We can act out. And we can certainly spend our lives running from it, managing it or even trying to heal it. How do we come to terms with even the deepest of wounds without suffering from the identification as someone who has been hurt or wronged in some way? This episode takes a surprising turn and is one of the most revealing conversations so far.

Duration:00:39:30