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Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a weekly exploration of 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.

Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a weekly exploration of 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.
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Join Shambhavi Sarasvati for a weekly exploration of 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.

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Episodes

What is Reactivity?

10/16/2019
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What is emotional reactivity? How do direct realization traditions view reactivity? What are some of the ways we work with reactivity and unwind repetitive karmic patterns of response? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL...

Duration:00:19:09

Eaten by Maggots

10/9/2019
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Shambhavi riffs on impermanence, maggots, and cremation grounds. Toward the end, she does her not-quite-famous impersonation of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You...

Duration:00:10:33

You Are What You Eat

10/2/2019
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Are you eating well? Shambhavi gives a dharma talk about choosing relationships, circumstances, and media that support our path. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB...

Duration:00:10:33

My Teacher Drinks, Smokes, and has Sex

9/25/2019
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Shambhavi tells a famous story about a student who is shocked by his teacher's behavior. Then there is a Tantrik pop quiz and a lively discussion about relating to yourself relating to teachers and throat-slitting on Game of Thrones. Heads up that the sound quality in this episode is less than ideal due to a fan that was running in the background. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:46:09

Horizontal and Vertical Change

9/18/2019
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Let's not get stuck along the way to waking up. Shambhavi unpacks a teaching from Swami Rudrananda on discerning real spiritual growth. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB and...

Duration:00:13:14

Living Presence is the Only Practice

9/12/2019
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Shambhavi unpacks passages from Abhinavagupta's Tantraloka about sat tarka and the essence of direct realization practice. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of IRL teachings with Shambhavi. You can also find us on FB and...

Duration:00:11:50

Gut Feelings and Heart Wisdom

9/4/2019
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What is the difference between following your gut and following the wisdom of the heart? Shambhavi talks about the primacy of the heart in Trika Shaivism. She unpacks a teaching from Anandamayi Ma about ordinary emotions vs. Mahabhava, the great feeling, and its identity with wisdom. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org...

Duration:00:26:09

Subtle Touch Subtle Senses

8/28/2019
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What is the nature of the senses and the sense organs? How do our senses become more subtle as we do spiritual practice? What are some of the ways that we experience the subtle touch of Shakti? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi Curious to find out more about spiritual life, Trika Shaivism, and Shambhavi? Want to know how you can attend live teachings or get started practicing? Visit jayakula.org for lots more media, instruction in mantra and meditation, and a full calendar of...

Duration:00:11:28

Attorney at Realm, Inc.

8/21/2019
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Our karmic patterns of body, energy, and mind possess us and are desperate to survive. Like incompetent attorneys, they make us complicit in their dull and dogged cases to justify their existence. Shambhavi talks about how to get rid of our inner Realm Attorneys. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:17:55

Trusting the Untrustworthy

8/14/2019
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Shambhavi riffs on a passage from the Dao De Jing about hearts, minds, and the real nature of trust. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi.

Duration:00:24:10

Yugas of Perception

8/7/2019
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Shambhavi riffs with an intimate group of students about the nature of the ages or yugas. She talks about the yugas as marking differing capacities to recognize or perceive the divine nature of all. Following this discussion, Shambhavi talks about the necessity of agreeing to receive grace and about the inner recognition that must precede the experience of grace. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:15:49

What's the Point of Remembering Impermanence?

7/31/2019
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We're often told to think of impermanence, but why? What's that going to do for us? Shambhavi gives a dharma talk about the benefits of remembering impermanence and preparing for the eternal. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:14:52

Your Body is Only a Temple

7/24/2019
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Shambhavi riffs on health and care of our bodies in the Kali Yuga. How can we relate to all of the new assaults on our health and their impacts on our spiritual life? She finishes with some practical advice about embodying devotion. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:20:44

Patience, Loneliness, and Chaos

7/19/2019
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Shambhavi gives a moving dharma talk about three skills we absolutely need if we want to grow spiritually. Patience is how we cooperate with nature. Loneliness motivates us to seek the ultimate intimacy, and we have to be able to sit through the chaos of relative groundlessness. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi.

Duration:00:15:35

The Fruits of Constancy

7/11/2019
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Where does our ability to do spiritual practice every day come from and what sustains it? Why is it good to practice everyday and what results from constancy to daily practice? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:13:34

What Our Practice is Really For

7/3/2019
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In our psychologized culture, it's easy to forget that spiritual practice is not a self-improvement program for creating a better version of small self. In this podcast Shambhavi reminds us of the radical nature of direct realization practice and what is really being asked of us if we decide to enter in fully. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:19:33

The Magic of No Expectations

6/26/2019
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Following a surprising series of dreams in 2018, Shambhavi decided to move Jaya Kula's headquarters to the Bay Area. She talks about how holding strong expectations of ourselves, others, and spiritual life causes us to suffer. When we hold no expectations, we gain flexibility and the capacity to dance with changing circumstances. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:09:44

A Question about Warriorship

6/19/2019
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In response to a student, Shambhavi talks about spiritual warriorship. The most difficult work is dropping our cherished concepts and convictions. While warriorship is often thought of as solo heroism, in reality, we are collaborating with wisdom to wake up. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:11:32

Spiritual Junk Food vs Spiritual Nourishment

6/13/2019
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Fantasies about our spiritual life and relationships with teachers block our access to the abundance of spiritual nourishment. How can we stop fantasizing and start receiving real spiritual food? A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:13:00

Bad Day or Good Day

6/6/2019
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Are you having a bad day or a good day? Shambhavi totally messes with the whole good/bad thing in this funny podcast about perspective and relating to circumstances from a bigger point of view. A podcast from Satsang with Shambhavi

Duration:00:10:59