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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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English


Episodes

Walking on Earth Touching the Sky

12/11/2019
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Direct realization traditions ask us to hold both the relative and the absolute together in each moment. Shambhavi breaks it down. 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 instagram...

Duration:00:13:52

Consistency and Risk in Sadhana

12/4/2019
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Shambhavi gives heart advice to the Jaya Kula community about the effects of consistency in doing sadhana and the need to be unrestrained in sadhana and life. 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...

Duration:00:19:09

Working with Difficult Relationships

11/27/2019
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Shambhavi lays out three styles of difficult relationships, including relationships in spiritual communities, and how to work with them. 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:00:19:11

Habit, Routine, Ritual

11/20/2019
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Habit, routine, and ritual are similar but far from identical. Find out how our “skill” at forming habits and falling into routines can help us to wake up. 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...

Duration:00:14:36

How to Protect Your Practice

11/13/2019
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Protecting your ability to do sadhana and integrated practice is paramount if you want the fruit of your practice. But how exactly can you do that? 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...

Duration:00:23:27

Millennials, Mahabharata, and the Crack in Time

11/6/2019
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The great Indian Epic, the Mahabharata, has loads to teach us about this crazy, destructive, and destabilizing time we’re living through. 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:00:17:15

Suffering and Identity Formation

10/30/2019
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With all this talk of identities, you might think having a few is a good idea. Well, sure, but that’s not what spiritual practice is about. 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...

Duration:00:16:14

Subservience vs Surrender

10/23/2019
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Shambhavi talks about the dark side of subservience and the deeper meaning of surrender. 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 instagram @jayakula And if you’d like to...

Duration:00:19:01

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