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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You Are Now

How dare you think you are just a thought? With this question, Ma Jaya shows how us to develop awareness of our passing thoughts, how to stop them for a moment, and how to feel who we truly are.

(6 minutes)

Direct download: Ma_Jaya_You_Are_Now.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:42am EDT

Thought and Karma

In an informal session with her students, Ma Jaya reads and responds to a question on the relationship between thoughts and karma.

(6 minutes)

Direct download: NEW_Thought_and_Karma.Th_Nov_20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

The Breath

Ma Jaya often begins guided meditations with instructions for becoming more aware of the breath. This short podcast begins with her instruction “close your eyes.” We suggest you use it as a tool to begin your own meditation.

(2 minutes)

Direct download: 080717_breath_podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

The Death of the Ego

This podcast is a selection from an intensive called “Stepping into the Death of the Ego,” in which Ma Jaya asks us to burn our limiting ego in the fire of awareness.

(7 minutes)

Direct download: Ma_Jaya_on_Ego_Death_080717.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

The Inner Yoga

Speaking to Kali Natha Yoga students and teachers, Ma explains that yoga creates more space in the body, especially the heart center. Into this space comes sound, in the form of mantra or chanting, bringing even greater opening. Ma also demonstrates the Breath of Intention, a combination of chanting and breath which can bring us closer to our spiritual Beloved. This podcast offers insight for the practitioners of any yoga, or the devotees of any path.

(9 Minutes)

Direct download: Inner_Yoga.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

The Mother's Gift

Ma gives us a very simple formula for receiving the blessings of the universe -- whether material or spiritual.

(4 minutes)

Direct download: Mothers_gift.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

The Feminine Warrior

Ma Jaya answers women's questions about power and anger, the true meaning of shakti, and how to respond to sexist language in the scriptures of every religion. The questions were not recorded, but they are clear from the context.

(6 minutes)

Direct download: The_Feminine_Warrior.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

A Moment of Freedom

A moment of freedom is a moment without thought or ego. Ma points out the many ways our thoughts can bind us, and invites us to taste freedom in meditation.

(9 minutes)

Direct download: Teachings_of_Ma_Jaya_080502_P.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

Love, Fear, Power

Ma recently answered several questions around the themes of love, fear, and shakti (feminine power). This podcast contains two of those questions and Ma's replies.

(6 minutes)

Direct download: Teachings_of_Ma_Jaya_QA.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35am EDT


Ma emphasizes compassionate hands-on service, both as an essential part of the spiritual path and as a way to help a suffering world. The picture on the right is Hanuman, a Hindu deity who exemplifies the spirit of service.

(2 minutes)

Direct download: Ma_Jaya_-_Service_080404.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52pm EDT

Giving up Negativity, Opening to Love

Instead of denying negativity, or acting on it, we can offer it up to god or goddess, or to the essence of love. Giving up negativity and opening to love heals the wounded heart.

(4 minutes)

Direct download: Giving_up_Negativity.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

Seven Points of Kali Natha Alignment

Before going into meditation, it is important to check our posture. This podcast leads us through the steps of aligning the body for meditation and becoming more aware -- a process Ma calls The Seven Points of Kali Natha Alignment.

(6 minutes)

Direct download: Seven_Points_of_Alignment_080223_P.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

The Higher and Lower Ego

Ma explains the higher and lower ego, and speaks of the fears that we have in meditation, and our choice to go beyond them. This podcast can lead you into meditation.

(6 minutes)

Direct download: Higher_and_Lower_Egos_080309.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT

The Way of Detachment

Ma explains the way of detachment, or the Chidakash. This teaching, which Ma learned from her teacher Swami Nityananda, allows us to work with the sick and dying from a place of clarity and detachment./h3>

(3 minutes)

Direct download: chidakash_080308.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

A Way Out of Addictions

Ma Jaya speaks about using meditation and pranayam (breath control) to help us break our addictions.

(4 minutes)

Direct download: Ma_Jaya_-_A_Way_Out_of_Addiction.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT

What Is the Soul?

Ma speaks with great sweetness and simplicity about "that piece of eternity that ties us all together...."

(3 minutes)

Direct download: What_is_the_Soul.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

Ma Jaya on Discipline and Procrastination

Introducing a weekend intensive just before the New Year, Ma speaks of discipline as a joy, not a chore, and explains how procrastination steals us from the moment.

(5 minutes)

Direct download: Ma_Jaya_on_Discipline_and_Procrastion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

Ma Jaya on Kali Natha Yoga

Ma Jaya developed Kali Natha Yoga from ancient roots. In this Darshan, given on Yoga Day USA, she shows the connection between yoga practice and the development of intuition and awareness.

(5 Minutes)

Direct download: Yoga_Day_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

Shakti and the Soul

Ma Jaya speaks of the soul, and reminds us of the 'mystic seed' within us all.

(5 minutes)

Direct download: Ma_Jaya_on_Shakti_and_the_Soul_0108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23pm EDT

Ma Jaya on Transcending Depression

In this darshan, Ma Jaya explains how to deal with the habitual thoughts that can box us in to depression. She also speaks of tantra and earthly samadhi, and recites lines from Ram Prasad, 'This time I will devour thee utterly, Kali Ma…'

(12 minutes)

Direct download: Ma_Jaya_on_Transcending_Depression_121507.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT

Ma Jaya - The Temple of Nothingness

Ma Jaya speaks of awareness and tantra as she introduces a deep guided meditation.Allow this introduction to lead you into meditation.

(4 minutes)

Direct download: Temple_of_Nothingness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

World AIDS Day

This is an excerpt from Ma Jaya's darshan on World AIDS Day, 2007. Ma has been an advocate for people with AIDS since the earliest days of the epidemic. She teaches the importance of compassionate service, and sponsors programs for people affected by HIV and AIDS both at home and internationally.

(7 minutes)

Direct download: Ma_Jaya_on_World_AIDS_Day.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

Ma Jaya - Darshan and Meditation

Ma Jaya is an American born spiritual teacher, artist, and founder of Kali Natha Yoga. In tonight's darshan, recorded live at Kashi Ashram, she explains the tantric teaching of how to prepare the body for meditation, and then leads the listener on a meditative journey into the silence. (47 minutes)

Direct download: Ma_Jaya_-_Darshan__Meditation_120707.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

Neem Karoli Baba chants the name of God

Neem Karoli Baba, an Indian holy man and Ma Jaya's beloved Guru, chants the name of God (Sri Rama). This is a rare archival recording of his voice.

Direct download: Baba_Neem_Karoli_chanting_Sri_Ram.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT