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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.

Gangaji Podcasts Hillary Larson

    • Spirituality
    • 4.7, 158 Ratings

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.

    #20 Being Yourself | Staying Conscious in Turbulent Times

    #20 Being Yourself | Staying Conscious in Turbulent Times

    What is revealed when we stay conscious in the midst of great upheaval? When we are willing to inquire with an open mind, we can move beyond simply coping with disaster and discover a life changing truth untouched by any loss. Recorded in March of 2011 following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, this monologue is relevant to the times we find ourselves in now, confronting a worldwide pandemic.
    “In our sophistication as human life forms, in our worldliness, in our psychological astuteness, in our pursuit of happiness, we too often lose the direct experience of the boundlessness of love that is life.”

    • 15 min
    #19 Being Yourself | Stop Everything. Just Be.

    #19 Being Yourself | Stop Everything. Just Be.

    Mistakenly, we define who we are by the roles we play in the theater we call our lives. Then we further define ourselves with our evaluations of how well or how poorly we play those roles. When Gangaji first met Papaji, he told her to stop everything. In her willingness to just be, Gangaji recognized her true face. All of us can recognize our true face—the truth of who we are. Then every role we are given can be played fully and authentically. We can live freely, resting in the truth of who we are.

    • 18 min
    #18 Being Yourself | Opening to Fear, Opening to Yourself

    #18 Being Yourself | Opening to Fear, Opening to Yourself

    “When fear is experienced as energy, as feelings, without a story attached to it, without thoughts defining it, when it is not fought or made war with, what is it? What is it in your experience?”
    Together we are facing a global pandemic. It is something none of us has ever faced, something that is truly unknown. Naturally fear arises in uncertainty, fear that can lead to panic. How can we meet this moment with our natural intelligence? With the willingness to investigate, to open to the fear we may be experiencing, we can discover what is at the core of fear, what is at the core of what isn’t wanted or desired. In opening to fear, you open to yourself, you open to “what is in the heart of the heart.” Selected from a live online meeting Gangaji held on March 22, 2020, Gangaji responds to questions about the pandemic and guides us in an inquiry.

    • 24 min
    #17 Being Yourself | The Home that is Real

    #17 Being Yourself | The Home that is Real

    “Thank God you haven’t been able to escape the dissatisfaction with life as it is prescribed.”—Gangaji
    When we are filled with doubt and overwhelm, and all seems to be falling apart, there is the potential through self-inquiry to discover home. This enlivening exchange with Gangaji, recorded in Santa Fe in 1998, demonstrates how in our willingness to fall apart, we ultimately see what falls away and what remains—the home that is real. 

    • 14 min
    #16 Being Yourself | Meeting the Inner Critic Without Judgment

    #16 Being Yourself | Meeting the Inner Critic Without Judgment

    Is your inner critic running your life? The inner critic tells us how we are not enough, how we should be more, how we should be better than we think we are. Thinking about what is wrong with us can eat up our lives and ultimately distracts us from the essential truth. In this episode of Being Yourself, Gangaji demonstrates how to confront the inner-critic without judgment, and finally end the war between ego and superego.

    • 15 min
    #15 Being Yourself | Honoring Life Itself

    #15 Being Yourself | Honoring Life Itself

    Where is your attention? Our minds are designed to recognize what is “wrong” and needs fixing. This aspect of our ego serves our survival as human animals. There is nothing wrong with this aspect of our ego, but if we only look for what is wrong and neglect to honor what is already whole and free, then we suffer unnecessarily. Wherever you find yourself, you can take this moment to shift your attention to what is right: the wonder of existence itself. 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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158 Ratings

158 Ratings

jtartnj ,

So Helpful...So Peace Giving...So Life Affirming!

When I listen to these podcasts I feel an opening to these words. Every episode brings me a great sense of peace. What is offered here is so simple and yet so profound. I love how the simple invitation to go deeper is shared, as a vast array of topics on struggle and suffering are explored. Thank you Gangaji and the Gangaji Foundation!

Odog95 ,

Thanks

I love listening to these archives. This is a perfect pod cast to hear Gangaji. The Satsangs you choose have palpable energy so makes for great listening. I love that they span many years. Thank you and blessings.

dansza ,

Transcends

Hillary you were made to create this framework for the teachings of this great Teacher. All so poignant: your sensibilities, your rhythm and smooth cadence truly takes the mind on a clear and beautiful voyage through her wisdom.

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