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Maya Tiwari ~ speaks to the necessity for women to reclaim their intrinsic power to nurturing life, health, wellness and Mother Nature's resources while strengthening awareness and spiritual immunity. These episodes are rooted in Ayurveda, India's ancient ways of healing. Maya Tiwari brings alive the Goddess Force of healing Self and Earth.
 
Laryssa Menkova shares a series of diaries exploring her Ukrainian Heritage. Throughout this series, Laryssa reflects on parts of her parents’ lives fleeing from Russia and settling in Ukraine, her travels in Ukraine, and her feelings about being a child of immigrant Ukrainian parents, set against the current realities of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine.
 
Can we burn the yoga studio down and start again? Hear Yoga Therapist in training and everyone's favourite comedian turned yogi, Steph Savage, share their unique perspectives on being a weird, fat, stiff, queer, Enby yoga teacher in a thin and bendy person's world. Steph delves into various yoga-related topics, such as Ahimsa and how to cultivate your inner witness. Steph shares lots of great yoga snacks to help you take control of your own wellness and get you through to your next coffee br ...
 
Join master spiritual teacher and best-selling author, Acharya Shunya on her new show, Shadow to Self. She'll help you understand the universal coexistence of light and darkness within each and every one of us, share real-life stories, and explore concepts surrounding non-dual spirituality, relationships, existential question marks, consciousness, karma, dharma, moksha and more. She will also have guests on occasion, where she'll have deep conversations that will open your heart to a higher ...
 
Seeking Self: Ayurveda, Meditation, & Mindfulness is a podcast that presents ideas, discussion, and practices for self-care, self-improvement, and self-love. Your host is Jennifer, an Ayurveda Wellness Coach and RYT500. Find Jennifer on Instagram @peaceloveejen and her business, Chasing Wildflowers Ayurveda, also on Instagram @chasingwildflowersayurveda. Visit more at her website, http://chasingwildflowersayurveda.com
 
Join Ginny Shaddock, Denver Clark and the Staff of Heartwood Yoga Institute in conversations that explore classical and contemporary concepts to help yoga teachers and progressing practitioners find clarity, inspiration and insight while deepening their relationship with yoga. Expand your knowledge while receiving guidance and support for your yoga journey as a teacher, mentor and practitioner.
 
Jivamukti Yoga classes live from the mother ship in New York City's Union Square. Jessica teaches musically infused and philosophically amused classes that aim to inspire, uplift, incite, and ignite! Jivamukti classes combine physical technique with music, spiritual scripture, non-violence, and meditation. If you enjoy the podcast, please visit: http://yogastickler.com/donate-now
 
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In celebration of Martin Luther King's Day~ a talk on ahimsa, non-harm, positive actions and thoughts that can change the challenging conditions of a suffering world. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Support the show May Peace Be Your Journey~ www.mayatiwari.com w…
 
Mystics have universally taught, East and West, that "the Light of God is within everyone", as George Fox, founder of the Quakers once said. If we can transcend cultural blinders that imply it is impossible for us to see spiritually, mystically or inwardly with the Single Eye, there is indeed hope for us to reunite with the Divine Light, right here…
 
A half a century after my self-healing process from ovarian cancer, and having supported so many women in thier healing sojourns, I believe the most important steps for self-healing is, awareness. The innate ability to cut loose, be still, take pause, and breathe. We are awareness in human form, once we are able to align ourselves with this truth, …
 
"Without love, there is no spiritual path. The path lives in love. With intensification of love, one comes in contact with the True Sound, And like a lotus in water, abides in its peace and bliss." -- Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar "The Supreme Being Radhasoami Dayal [Merciful Lord of the Soul] is, the Ocean or Reservoir of Love, and Surat [the Soul], …
 
Chef B, in California, sits down with her mentor, Dr. Doug Graham, who is in England, preparing to jet off to Costa Rica for one of his annual retreats. Chef B is thrilled to let you listen in on her conversation with someone who was a huge inspiration for her current raw eating foray (and the 2 recipe books that she just published on Amazon-- "Bac…
 
Genevieve Georget and Avi Gordon discuss "wrestling with God", what it means to be ok, acknowledging the smallness of the mind, surrender, community building and other topics. Genevieve is a full-time writer, photographer, and storyteller whose work has been seen on Oprah.com, “The Good Mother Project,” “Addicted 2 Success,””Real Leaders Magazine,”…
 
There has always been a Living Mystic Path of the Masters operating in the world across the many centuries, across the ages of humanity. The Path of the Masters or Way of the Saints is in possession of the key that unlocks the inner door of spirituality: the embodied wisdom of qualified teachers, competent masters, that guide souls into developing …
 
"God and Love (Bhakti) are one and the same thing... We should understand that Bhakti [Love] is the life or soul of the entire universe... This spiritual path and its destination is Divine Love….. The remover of difficulties is the one spiritual teacher who has given you the secret knowledge (spiritual guidance and experience)." (Baba Devi Sahab of…
 
Shree or Shri represents Goddess Lakshmi herself and her grace, splendour, beauty, wealth, affluence, prosperity, good luck. Did you know that each embodied soul has a karmic quota of "Shree' to unpack in a given lifetime. Sadly, many of us are not in alignment with Shree and harbor wrong beliefs that prevent Shree from manifesting good fortune for…
 
RUMI Says: "Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish, every sweet word will fade, but do not be disheartened. The source they come from is eternal, growing, branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you and …
 
Bhakti is a Sanskrit word for love and devotion, and love is the quintessential truth of all religion, spirituality and mysticism. In the New Testament Saint Paul said that "love is the most excellent way." The Bhagavad Gita and the other world scriptures say the same thing. The mystic-lovers of history have taught that "God is an infinite Ocean of…
 
I remember so well looking at my collection of mystic books and Nag Hammadi codices realizing I had reached a kind of dead-end, a sense that no further progress can be made without contact with a living version of those paths with us now in the Twenty-First Century, a living gnosis now, a living school of spirituality now. The actual spiritual prac…
 
Today, a short summary on the origins and history of this spiritual path called Sant Mat. Also explored: The Mythological Origins of Sant Mat According to the Bijak of Kabir and the Anurag Sagar, another key Kabir Panth text; The Influence of Gorakhnath and the Nath Yogis; Saints of Antiquity During the Time of Krishna, Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishad…
 
"I hear you" is the most compassionate medicine we can share with each other. To have someone acknowledge our words, how we feel, especially during times when we find it difficult to move forward, find our way, or when the heart feels severed from its humanity. These are times when we find ourselves in that deep slothful rut.....when the kindness o…
 
If you’re willing to believe that your shadow isn’t just the scary, fearful, uncomfortable part of you, but your inner friend, you can start to feel comfortable sitting it down, asking some questions, and seeing it as your teacher. Whether the shadow becomes your friend or enemy depends largely upon your relationship with the Self.…
 
Today's podcast has the theme of "May Captive Souls Be Set Free, Go Within and Ascend", exploring the spiritual practices of Sant Mat that allow extroverted souls who have lost their true identity somewhere in time to go within, find their soul again at the seat of the soul, and begin exploring the Kingdom of the Heavens (Higher Planes of Conscious…
 
The Purpose of Life: "With Swamiji there is no such thing as idle chatter; he talks of the impermanence of the body and the purpose of life -- attaining spiritual enlightenment to avoid samsara (endless rebirth). He reminds me that when I die nothing will go with me; I will have to leave everything behind, except the accumulated spiritual wealth of…
 
The Search for A True Master: The Sat Guru, A Competent, Qualified, Genuine, Enlightened Teacher -- This Sant Mat Satsang Podcast is for the benefit of spiritual seekers and satsangis everywhere. Today: a compilation of articles, quotations, and observations about this most important of subjects for spiritual seekers: finding a true teacher (Sant S…
 
The Book of Anurag Sagar (Ocean of Love) is a Volume of the Kabir Sagar (Ocean of Kabir), one of several scriptures used by the Sant Dharam Das line of Masters. "'Hazur [Baba Sawan Singh] one day told Seth Vasdev, whose car is always at Hazur's disposal, that he should read Kabir Sahib's Anurag Sagar (The Ocean of Intense Love). Hazur said that wit…
 
Laryssa Menkova reads her diary entry, entitled ‘My Ukrainian Heritage - Part 4: Conscripted! Siberian Worker’s Army to World War II Soldier’. From one army / nightmare into another. Join Mikhail’s story where we last left off, with his forced conscription into the worker’s army and a one way ticket to Siberia to work under the Gulag. Read and enga…
 
Learn how to free yourself from your own negative, self-doubting and betraying mind. This timely episode is a soothing balm for our times. Discover how to embrace authenticity, self-love and rewrtie a life script of peace, clarity and purpose. This episode highlights Acharya Shunya's journey to freedom. Tune in, to transform your life and the world…
 
Episode’s sponsor: Terraseed Vitamins: Save with code “JEN50” Enjoy this discussion on Boundaries with a mantra meditation practice at the end. Books mentioned: Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab Better Boundaries by Kari Kwinn Let’s Connect: Website: https://ChasingWildflowersAyurveda.com Instagram: @chasingwildflowersayurveda Email…
 
During today's podcast: a reading from the Sukhmani of Guru Arjan Dev found in the Adi Granth/Sikh Scriptures; Readings and commentary based on, The Light of Ajaib (SantJi) -- a section on the benefits of Simran; Spiritual Teachings of Baba Devi Sahab, and, The Inner Music -- from the Discourses of Baba Devi Sahab of Moradabad; Also, readings, expl…
 
Winter Solstice Special Use the practice of Samana Vayu to digest experience, darkness, and shadow qualities on this dark day and night of the Winter Solstice. Episode’s sponsor: Terraseed Vitamins: Save with code “JEN50” Let’s Connect: Website: https://ChasingWildflowersAyurveda.com Instagram: @chasingwildflowersayurveda Email: ChasingWildflowersA…
 
Enjoy this discussion on Manifestation! I discuss Masculine and Feminine Approaches to manifesting. This can be done around the new year or any other time. Episode’s sponsor: Terraseed Vitamins: Save with code “JEN50” Let’s Connect: Website: https://ChasingWildflowersAyurveda.com Instagram: @chasingwildflowersayurveda Email: ChasingWildflowersAyurv…
 
The undifferentiated white of winter creates a sound barrier that suppresses noises, disharmonies. The pristine beauty of the snow. Bow to Mother Earth and reclaim your inner silence, that brings forth your expansive space to be still and observe; to feel hope budding again, to have the companionship of winter's serene, buffered light. Cold, yet wa…
 
Today I explore the origin of Five Names of Sant Mat (Panch Naam Mantra or Simran Words) and the connection to the Sant Dharam Das/Kabir Line of Masters (the People of the Anurag Sagar, a Kabir/Sant Dharam Das sacred text). In some branches of Sant Mat and Radhasoami, part of the meditation instructions includes the use of five special names. These…
 
"Santji used to often say, 'Leave a hundred things that you have to do and sit for satsang. And leave a thousand things that you have to do but sit for meditation.' He used to say this because that is the true work that we have to do. That is the true work for which we have been given this precious human life. Sant Ji used to say, 'Just like it is …
 
Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar has the distinction of being the one-and-only living Sant Mat Master contemporary with Tulsi Sahib that Tulsi mentioned in his writings. Therefore, Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras most likely was affiliated with and initiated by Dariya Sahib or one of Dariya's spiritual successors. Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, India was born …
 
Maya shares personal moments of the art of giving through Dana Mudra and her tireless work with her charitable organization, the Mother Om Mission. She reminds us that at this Yule, when all traditions are celebrating the year's end, some in summer and others in the wintry season, that we take pause and gather our open palm to the outer world in a …
 
We get to have a rare glimpse of the Great Master Huzur Baba Sawan Singh through the eyes of Harbans Singh Bedi, an initiate of Hazur who attended joyful satsang gatherings presided over by Sawan back during the 1940's. Other glimpses of Sawan come from his letters, foreign correspondence with spiritual seekers and initiate-disciples in the West. S…
 
Laryssa Menkova reads her diary entry, entitled ‘My Ukrainian Heritage - Part 3: Hiding in Plain Sight from the Dekulakization in Valuyki’. In part 3 of ‘My Ukrainian Heritage’, Laryssa shares how her father nearly evades capture during dekulakization in Russia by hiding in plain sight. Read and engage with the full diary entry at https://roamancin…
 
Tulsi Sahib (1763-1843) is viewed as being the adi-guru or founding spiritual master, the "great grandfather" of modern-day Sant Mat and Radhasoami. Most all recent Santmat sects trace their lineages directly back to him. Some believe that Tulsi Sahib, the great Saint of Hathras, never mentioned the name of his satguru in the writings that have sur…
 
Acharya Shunya talks about being whole and coming into a relationship with the Shadow and the Self. Being human means accepting the co-existence of the appearance and the truth – this phenomenon she calls “Enlightened Vulnerability.” She instructs us not to blame our Shadow, and that the Shadow tends to perpetuate itself – till we infuse it with th…
 
Explored today: a vegan poem from the Syrian philosopher Abu al-'Ala' al-Ma'arri; a vegetarian saying of Jesus from an early Aramaic manuscript of the Gospel of Luke; an observation about the vegetarian ethics of John the Baptist and Jesus made by Prof. Bart D. Ehrman in his highly influential book, Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture an…
 
There are references in Krishna Vaishnava texts to Sants. A few of the Rishi Sages who authored certain Upanishads pertaining to the Formless God, Inner Light and Sound Meditation or Nada/Shabda Yoga (some dating back many centuries B.C.E.) also seem to be at the same level as Sants. "There is no end to the number of Sants [Saints] who appeared in …
 
Laryssa Menkova reads her diary entry, entitled ‘My Ukrainian Heritage - Part 2: Fleeing Dekulakization in Early 1930s Russia’. In Part 2 of My Ukrainian Heritage, Laryssa shares her father’s story of survival in fleeing dekulakization and Polatova, Russia at age 18. Read and engage with the full diary entry at https://roamancing.com/2022/04/fleein…
 
There is history-based evidence for a Sant Mat family tree dating back many centuries in India, a lineage of spiritual masters existing prior to the time of the Nineteenth Century guru Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras: 1) that are ideological soulmates teaching the familiar form of Sant Mat and Surat Shabd Yoga (Inner Light and Sound Meditation); 2) men…
 
Avi and Lucy Cannon discuss the balance between service and self care, overcoming the need for approval, rigidity and growth into authenticity. Lucy Cannon was born in London, and moved to Portugal as a young child. Following her studies, she moved to London where she worked at the fashion house Gucci for 3 years. In 1999, she returned to Portugal …
 
The Fifth Through the Eighth Heavens: Nirvana -- Kaivalya -- Oneness -- Sach Khand -- The True Eternal Realm Divided Into Four Sub-sections: 5) Sat Lok (True Realm), Sat Naam (True Name, True Sound), Sat Purush (True Original Being) 6) Alakh Lok (Invisible Realm), 7) Agam Lok (Inaccessible Realm, Nearness,) 8) Anami (Nameless Realm), Radhasoami Lok…
 
There is a deposit within all humans to be noble, considerate and above all, kind, because of who we truly are – the dharmic Self – and not what our ego thinks we are. Yet, we need reminders, because many times, we forget our deepest spiritual imperatives. In this episode of Shadow to Self, Acharya Shunya, shall delve deep into the concept of ahims…
 
An introduction to a living spiritual path from India called Sant Mat, the Way of the Saints. The beloved Satguru Swami Sant Sevi Ji was a very advanced, pure soul, and great teacher of traditional Sant Mat. "Blessed are the souls who in today's materialistic world have an inclination towards spirituality." (Swami Sant Sevi Ji Maharaj) "The individ…
 
Maya's explores her theory of "cosmic memory" by way of the beautiful animal, the cow, whose maternal, innocent and loving characteristics she attributes to the 'carrier' of Shakti , primordial feminine energy" on Earth. Maya advances seamless insight of her extraordinary theory that all species are connected through the cosmic memory network. A si…
 
Bhanwar Gupha, the Whirling Cave Vortex, Tunnel to the Fifth Heaven "The shabd currents in Bhanwar Gupha are so sweet and enchanting, according to the Saints, that souls live entirely off its invigorating nectar, desiring nothing but darshan [vision] of the presiding lord and the manifestations of Light and Sound. Kabir, the most famous of the medi…
 
"Do not live even a single day without inner meditation." (Baba Devi Sahab) When Satguru Baba Devi Sahib was nearing the time of his departure from this ephemeral world for his true destination, satsangis humbly requested him to bless with his parting words. To their request, Baba Devi Sahab had obliged by saying, "Duniyaa waham hai, abhyaas karo",…
 
Soami Ji Maharaj in Daswan Dwar (Third Heaven) and Exploring the Great Dark Void of Maha-Sunn -- From the Sar Bachan Radhasoami Poetry: "...There are innumerable palaces made of crystal and diverse spirits inhabit them and are settled there in accordance with the allotments made by the Lord, and they see the peculiar mutual display which is so blis…
 
At this pivotal time of humanity's progress into consciousness when our collective psyche is being scrubbed by grief, sadness, anger and loss, we need to invoke a global Egregore for Peace. That is, the collective thought form of the world's citizens synced for peace. As humanity faces catastrophic climate change, a pandemic, hunger and violence an…
 
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