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.
The sacred hunger for truth, for God, for love, for peace, for freedom is the force calling us home. This deep longing doesn’t leave us alone. It persists even with a lifetime of disillusionments or “unfulfilled promises.” No matter what spiritual path we have taken or not taken, Gangaji offers all this encouragement: “Let this hunger for Truth have you. It is a glorious feast, and it is time to stop circling the table. You have a place at this feast.”
Being Yourself | Letting Go of Control
At its root the desire for control is an infantile thought: “What I want is what I should have.” We do have a limited capacity to control many things within our life circumstances, our relationships, or our emotions. But when we try to control what cannot be controlled, we suffer and cause others to suffer. On this podcast, Gangaji speaks to what that moment of letting go of control really is and what it reveals.
The American Dream and the Bodhisattva Heart
In this month’s episode of Being Yourself, a young man asks, “How can I cultivate the heart of a Bodhisattva?” Gangaji speaks to how we can be true to the Bodhisattva heart in the face of our human, cultural, and spiritual conditioning.
Considering our personal survival, the desire to not be dependent on others makes sense, but is it real? In this podcast, Gangaji helps us discover the self we can truly rely on and the self-love that is revealed in that discovery.
True, Living Freshness
As the new year approaches, we can to shift our focus from what we think we need to fix, and give our full attention to what is already whole and perfect. In this podcast, Gangaji speaks of the catalyst for a deeper awakening—the willingness to “unlearn” and open to what is fresh, alive, and who you are. Not a concept or memory of who you are, but as a true, living freshness. Also: We share a song in tribute to Amber Terrell.
The Inherent Effortlessness of Being Who You Are
On the spiritual search we often ask, “What do I have to do?” to find resolution and fulfillment. We look for “masters” of spirituality and enlightenment who we hope will tell us how to behave or will direct us in practices necessary for true happiness. Gangaji makes clear that true resolution can be discovered when you set aside your cosmologies, theologies, and formulas for that which is much, much closer— the truth of who you are.
I have been searching and seeking for most of my 64 years on this planet. My journey has taken me to many different teachers, and I am grateful to all of them. Gangaji’s invitation to just stop has affected me more so than any other message that I have heard. It’s not only the message, but the consistently gentle and beautiful way that she delivers it that has touched me so deeply.
Thank you Hilary and all of the people who have helped to send Gangaji’s message out to the world.
So Powerful and Deep and Rich and Relevant
I listen to each and every podcast, often numerous times. So deeply nourishing and important on this journey of awakening to the truth of being beyond the mind. So very grateful.
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!