Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of over a dozen books and has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, and at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. You can find out more about his work at www.drsvoboda.com and follow him on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Ep. 16 – Navaratri & The Goddess
In celebration of Chaitri Navaratri, join Dr. Svoboda in a vibrant trip through India, worshipping the Divine Mother and learning the myths and traditions of Navaratri—festivals honoring the Goddess.
In honor of Chaitri Navaratri—nine nights celebrating the Goddess this April 13th - 22nd 2021—Paula Crossfield introduces a dharma talk from Dr. Robert Svoboda highlighting the astrological and spiritual significance of this spring Navaratri. Illuminating various aspects of the Divine Mother, Dr. Svoboda shares myths and traditions from five important Navaratri celebrations throughout the year, before offering insights on practice and intention during this potent time for worship and prayer.
Ep. 15 – Stories of Lord Shiva
Celebrating the Hindu holiday, Mahashivratri, Dr. Svoboda shares stories of Lord Shiva, illuminating light’s ability to breakthrough even the darkest times.
In celebration of this year’s Mahashivratri, the Hindu holiday celebrating Lord Shiva, Paula Crossfield presents Dr. Svoboda’s wisdom-filled livestream from that morning, sharing stories depicting the auspicious blessings, lessons, and lilas of Lord Shiva. Mahashivratri is marked by the new moon during the final recession of winter, showcasing the ability for light to naturally overcome, even during the darkest of times. Om Namah Shivaya.
Ep. 14 – Determining What is Real
This episode of Living with Reality is about determining what is real, as Dr. Robert Svoboda looks at the Indian system of thought as a way to understand truth.
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Ep. 13 – The Mouth is the Gateway to Health with Dr. Scott Blossom
On this episode of Living with Reality, Dr. Scott Blossom joins Dr. Robert Svoboda for a conversation about Ayurveda and the microbiome, and why the mouth is the gateway to health.
Dr. Scott Blossom is a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, Shadow Yoga teacher, and Ayurvedic Consultant. He lives in Berkeley, CA, with his wife and their two children. Learn more about him at doctorblossom.com.
This episode of Living with Reality is a preview of an online course Dr. Svoboda is teaching with Dr. Scott about Ayurveda and the microbiome – go to drsvoboda.teachable.com to learn more.
Ep. 12 – Rahu and Kalasarpa Yoga
In this episode of Living with Reality, Dr. Robert Svoboda focuses on Rahu, a shadow planet that causes eclipses, and how we are experiencing Kalasarpa yoga at the beginning of 2021.
Ep. 11 – Moving Beyond 2020
This time on Living with Reality, Dr. Robert Svoboda talks about moving beyond 2020 and provides tips and insights into how we can open ourselves to a better reality in 2021.
Having known of Dr Svoboda through my interest in Ayurveda over long years, and his place as a revered and very knowledgeable pundit on the topic, I find it fascinating to learn of his beginnings. I see that he was precocious, open, curious, perceptive and determined even as a young man. It takes something to weather new landscapes, cultures and systems to quench one's thirst for learning or to follow one's heart. I myself am from India & Mumbai, but in Dr Svoboda I see somebody more well-versed in all things India. I take away many inspiring and life affirming nuggets whenever I listen to Dr Svoboda. Much gratitude and awe _()_
Dream Come True
Dr. Svoboda’s teachings share the wisdom of his mentor, Vimalananda, interpreted through an understanding of the world as we live it now. His vast knowledge of science brings the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda, karma, Bhakti, and prana home to us and offers us ways to navigate through a life of cell phones, COVID-19, social media, and constant sensory input. So very happy to be able to access Dr. Robert’s words this way! Jai!