1 hr 14 min

Being a female Vedic Wisdom Teacher in modern times with Kaya Mindlin | 7 Born to be FREE with Sharada Devi

    • Self-Improvement

In the boundless expanse of spiritual exploration, there are luminaries whose presence illuminates the path for countless seekers. Among them shines Kaya Mindlin, a luminary revered as the "teacher behind the teacher" in the realms of yoga, āyurveda, astrology and yoga nidrā. With her profound wisdom and gentle guidance, Kaya has become a beacon of light, guiding souls on their journey to self-discovery.

In this episode, we embark on a transformative journey alongside Kaya, delving deep into the intricate tapestry of divine timing, free will, and destiny. At the heart of our exploration lies the founding of Kaya's institute, a visionary endeavor born from the sage counsel of Swami Dayananda, our revered guru whose wisdom continues to inspire generations.

Together with her husband, Kaya embarked on a sacred mission to create a sanctuary of learning, where seekers could immerse themselves in the teachings of yoga and Vedanta. As we traverse the terrain of destiny and free will, we confront the rawness of human experience – the trials of womanhood, the scars of past wounds, and the delicate dance of embodying "juiciness" in spiritual teachings.

The juiciness of sexuality, femininity, the juiciness of the Devi. Between fate and choice, destiny and free will is a dance of cosmic proportions, where each step is guided by the wisdom of the ages and the light of our own inner knowing. Amidst twists and turns of life's journey, a beautiful reminder of embracing our true selves – messy bits and all – is the key to unlocking the door to freedom.

Enjoy this episode, and may it serve as a guiding light on your own path of self-discovery and spiritual exploration.

**Show Notes:**

- Establishing the Institute - Jyotisha (Vedic astrology) as the "eye" of the Vedas - Astrology and divine timing - Vedic view on Free will & Destiny - Karmic aspect of meeting one's spouse - Pursuit of ultimate freedom and ‘’moksha’’ - Parental loss and the quest for understanding suffering - Vedic tradition & meditation from a teacher at 19 - The teacher as pivotal point in spiritual journey - Addressing past traumas and pain in the pursuit of freedom - Holding the tradition as a woman amidst renunciate models - Discovery of womanhood - Sacred Sexuality into spiritual tradition - Teachers embodying juiciness - Freedom in loving oneself unconditionally.

Timestamps: - 00:00: Intro - 00:39: Introduction of Kaya Mindlin, expressing gratitude and admiration. - 01:06: Highlighting their shared lineage from Swami Dayananda and their online connection.- 02:20: Description of Kaya Mindlin's background as a teacher and lineage holder in yoga and Vedanta. - 04:28: Discussion about the podcast and the decision to invite Kaya. - 05:32: Explanation of Mahasamadhi and its significance in Vedanta. - 06:37: Overview of Swami Dayananda's dedication to Vedanta and the vision of oneness. - 07:07: Explanation of the background of Swami Dayananda and Kaya Mindlin's experience with him. - 09:11: Description of the intimate and unexpected time spent with Swami Dayananda in the US ashram. - 11:03: Swami Dayananda's guidance for Kaya and Michael to establish an institute, shared during a private meeting. - 13:07: Explanation of Jyotisha (Vedic astrology) as the "eye" of the Vedas and its importance in various aspects of life. - 14:42: Discussion on the use of astrology to understand divine timing and its applications in individual lives. - 15:48: Discussing the Vedic view on free will and destiny. - 18:32: Reflecting on the importance of trustworthy Jyotishas (astrologers). - 19:16: Reflecting on the karmic aspect of meeting one's spouse. - 22:15: Sharing the story of how Kaya and her husband first met. - 28:10: Discussing the concept of freedom and its pursuit. - 29:25: Reflecting on the momentum of karma and the pursuit of freedom. - 30:02: Pursuit of ultimate freedom and moksha. - 30:45: Experience of suffering due to the sudden death of the father at age 10.

In the boundless expanse of spiritual exploration, there are luminaries whose presence illuminates the path for countless seekers. Among them shines Kaya Mindlin, a luminary revered as the "teacher behind the teacher" in the realms of yoga, āyurveda, astrology and yoga nidrā. With her profound wisdom and gentle guidance, Kaya has become a beacon of light, guiding souls on their journey to self-discovery.

In this episode, we embark on a transformative journey alongside Kaya, delving deep into the intricate tapestry of divine timing, free will, and destiny. At the heart of our exploration lies the founding of Kaya's institute, a visionary endeavor born from the sage counsel of Swami Dayananda, our revered guru whose wisdom continues to inspire generations.

Together with her husband, Kaya embarked on a sacred mission to create a sanctuary of learning, where seekers could immerse themselves in the teachings of yoga and Vedanta. As we traverse the terrain of destiny and free will, we confront the rawness of human experience – the trials of womanhood, the scars of past wounds, and the delicate dance of embodying "juiciness" in spiritual teachings.

The juiciness of sexuality, femininity, the juiciness of the Devi. Between fate and choice, destiny and free will is a dance of cosmic proportions, where each step is guided by the wisdom of the ages and the light of our own inner knowing. Amidst twists and turns of life's journey, a beautiful reminder of embracing our true selves – messy bits and all – is the key to unlocking the door to freedom.

Enjoy this episode, and may it serve as a guiding light on your own path of self-discovery and spiritual exploration.

**Show Notes:**

- Establishing the Institute - Jyotisha (Vedic astrology) as the "eye" of the Vedas - Astrology and divine timing - Vedic view on Free will & Destiny - Karmic aspect of meeting one's spouse - Pursuit of ultimate freedom and ‘’moksha’’ - Parental loss and the quest for understanding suffering - Vedic tradition & meditation from a teacher at 19 - The teacher as pivotal point in spiritual journey - Addressing past traumas and pain in the pursuit of freedom - Holding the tradition as a woman amidst renunciate models - Discovery of womanhood - Sacred Sexuality into spiritual tradition - Teachers embodying juiciness - Freedom in loving oneself unconditionally.

Timestamps: - 00:00: Intro - 00:39: Introduction of Kaya Mindlin, expressing gratitude and admiration. - 01:06: Highlighting their shared lineage from Swami Dayananda and their online connection.- 02:20: Description of Kaya Mindlin's background as a teacher and lineage holder in yoga and Vedanta. - 04:28: Discussion about the podcast and the decision to invite Kaya. - 05:32: Explanation of Mahasamadhi and its significance in Vedanta. - 06:37: Overview of Swami Dayananda's dedication to Vedanta and the vision of oneness. - 07:07: Explanation of the background of Swami Dayananda and Kaya Mindlin's experience with him. - 09:11: Description of the intimate and unexpected time spent with Swami Dayananda in the US ashram. - 11:03: Swami Dayananda's guidance for Kaya and Michael to establish an institute, shared during a private meeting. - 13:07: Explanation of Jyotisha (Vedic astrology) as the "eye" of the Vedas and its importance in various aspects of life. - 14:42: Discussion on the use of astrology to understand divine timing and its applications in individual lives. - 15:48: Discussing the Vedic view on free will and destiny. - 18:32: Reflecting on the importance of trustworthy Jyotishas (astrologers). - 19:16: Reflecting on the karmic aspect of meeting one's spouse. - 22:15: Sharing the story of how Kaya and her husband first met. - 28:10: Discussing the concept of freedom and its pursuit. - 29:25: Reflecting on the momentum of karma and the pursuit of freedom. - 30:02: Pursuit of ultimate freedom and moksha. - 30:45: Experience of suffering due to the sudden death of the father at age 10.

1 hr 14 min