Teachings of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Ma Jaya teaches the wisdom of all spiritual paths. Her unique voice is available through these live recordings, selected by her students. For more information, please visit www.kashi.org

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Ma's River Poem

Ma Jaya first shared her "River Poem" in the 1970s, describing the sacred river Ganges in India for which she named the body of water on her beloved Kashi Ashram. On May 26, 2012 at Ma's memorial and what would have been her 72nd birthday, Ma's ashes were placed into the waters as this recorded excerpt from the poem was played. (3 minutes, 50 seconds)

Direct download: Mas_River_Poem_Memorial.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT

Shakti and the Ego

Kali Natha Tantric Yoga emphasizes appreciation of shakti, the divine feminine in all forms, male and female. We learn to live fully in the moment, free of ego thoughts. The symbolic battles in which dieties battle demons signify the inner battle in which the ego self fights to remain separate from the soul's essential nature which is filled with the essence of shakti. (5 minutes, 19 seconds)

Direct download: Shakti_and_the_Ego.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Kali Natha Yoga and Kundalini Rising

Ma Jaya explains to a group of Kali Natha yoga teachers and students the role of the breath and moving past negative emotional thought patterns. This is an essential step in the process of kundalini rising, in which consciousness opens and rises through the chakra energy centers along the spine. (7 minutes, 14 seconds)

Direct download: Kali_Natha_Yoga_and_Kundalini_Rising.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Spiritual Wanting

The desire to merge with the Divine Beloved is different from the wanting of instant gratification associated with worldly desire. Ma Jaya describes her own devotion to her Guru, Neem Karoli Baba as well as to dieties such as Krishna, Shiva, and the Mother. To ask or pray for help in getting what we want for ourselves and for others is to show faith that our prayers are being heard. Ma also speaks of the role of gratitude, even within the asking. 8 minutes, 40 seconds

Direct download: Spiritual_Wanting.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Thoughts, Karma, and the Breath's Fire

In this excerpt from a live darshan at Kashi Ashram, Ma Jaya shares how to focus on the breath and fire to free ourselves of mistaking ego identity for our true, essential selves. The freedom that comes through meditation on the fire with breath awareness brings us into a bissful experience of the moment. 4 minutes, 40 seconds

Direct download: Thoughts_Karma_and_the_Breaths_Fire.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

Embrace All Ways

Ma Jaya illustrates the interfaith teaching of embracing all forms of the divine as she tells a story about a sadhu (spiritual seeker). Laxmi, goddess of prosperity, and Kali, fierce warrior goddess exemplify the contrast between two dieties and traditions.

5 minutes, 35 seconds

Direct download: Embrace_All_Ways.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Listen to Your Truth

Ma Jaya speaks of the essential, intuitive process of paying attention to one's own inner wisdom. This podcast is an excerpt from a live darshan from Kashi Ashram.  (9 minutes, 14 seconds)

Direct download: Listen_to_Your_Truth.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

The Paintings of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

 

Ma Jaya speaks in a live February 2010 question and answer session, when a chela (student) asks about Ma's paintings of gods and goddesses associated with the Vedic and Hindu traditions and the lineage of Kali Natha Yoga and Ma's Guru, Neem Karoli Baba. At the time of this recording, Ma was painting a series of Sri Bhagavati, Sri Bhagavat, and Rudra paintings. These are among the many names associated with Shakti and Shiva, the divine manifestations of female and male energy.

(6 minutes, 18 seconds)

 

Direct download: The_Paintings_of_Ma_Jaya_Sati_Bhagavati_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Gratitude

In this live recording, Ma Jaya shares with a group of Kali Natha Yoga teacher trainees on the subject of gratitude.  She explains gratitude's importance and how it can be used as a tool to free us from karmic spaces such as jealousy and the desire to be right.

(7 minutes, 9 seconds)

Direct download: Gratitude.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59am EDT

Joy Extends Itself

Ma Jaya speaks of the importance of making a conscious choice to be kind to one's self and others. This allows us to transform suffering to joy, use every moment wisely, and experience fulfilling relationships simply by exercising the "will to be joyous".

(6 minutes, 39 seconds)

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT