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Hillary Larson

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Gangaji Podcasts

Gangaji Podcasts

Hillary Larson

5
Followers
29
Plays
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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.

Latest Episodes

Let Yourself Be Found

Since 1990, Gangaji has shared Papaji’s invitation to call of the search. This essential teaching serves our conscious discovery of who we truly are and is profoundly relevant to living our daily lives. In this recording, Gangaji shares a teaching story, written by a sangha member, that is relatable and true. What is discovered when we are willing to completely call off the search and simply let ourselves be found?

15 min1 w ago
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Let Yourself Be Found

#25 When You’re Tested by Life

Gangaji speaks to the maturity needed when we are confronted with significant life challenges. It is absolutely possible to live our lives fully as Peace and as human beings with choices. In the midst of the challenges, we may find ourselves in individually and collectively, what is our response? Will we contribute to the “collective angst” or dive ever more deeply, and consciously, into the peace that is always present.

15 minSEP 22
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#25 When You’re Tested by Life

Exploring Our Natural Integrity

When we recognize what we have long overlooked or denied, we can have one of the most valuable experiences a human being can have: to be humbled. In this podcast, Gangaji speaks about the natural integrity and vigilance revealed when we are truly willing to be humbled.

12 minAUG 26
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Exploring Our Natural Integrity

Meeting the Roots of Racism Within Part Two

This month our conversation on the subject of racism continues. Taking us more deeply to the underlying fear that is the source of racism, Gangaji speaks about the fear of death and the fear of our own and others’ freedom. Recalling her early life in Mississippi, she shares the moment when her racist conditioning was first challenged and how that awakening set her on the path to discovering true freedom.

22 minJUL 24
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Meeting the Roots of Racism Within Part Two

Meeting the Roots of Racism Within

Gangaji grew up in the segregated town of Clarksdale, Mississippi. In this interview, she speaks about how her own racist conditioning first began to be dismantled. She invites us not only to meet the cruelty and wrongs of the past 400 years, but also to meet the internal system of racism within our own minds today. Part One of this interview covers the human patterns of denial, meeting the fear that perpetuates racism, and the possibility of serving true freedom for all beings everywhere.

28 minJUL 9
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Meeting the Roots of Racism Within

#21 Being Yourself | Reckoning with a Cruel White Legacy

In this historic moment, white people have an opportunity to redress the long, cruel legacy of racism in America. Author Ibram X. Kendi said, “The history of racism is a history of denial.” So that is where we begin with this episode: the resolve to end denial and face hard truths. In this recording from 1998, Gangaji recounts an article about Bishop Desmond Tutu. His commitment to truth and reconciliation in South Africa serves as inspiration to all. “When you are seeking nothing but truth, and in that seeking you are willing to see everything then closure is by-product. Peace is revealed, harmony is revealed, to be your own self.”—Gangaji

14 minJUN 13
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#21 Being Yourself | Reckoning with a Cruel White Legacy

#20 Being Yourself | Staying Conscious in Turbulent Times

What is revealed when we stay conscious in the midst of great upheaval? When we are willing to inquire with an open mind, we can move beyond simply coping with disaster and discover a life changing truth untouched by any loss. Recorded in March of 2011 following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, this monologue is relevant to the times we find ourselves in now, confronting a worldwide pandemic. “In our sophistication as human life forms, in our worldliness, in our psychological astuteness, in our pursuit of happiness, we too often lose the direct experience of the boundlessness of love that is life.”

15 minMAY 22
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#20 Being Yourself | Staying Conscious in Turbulent Times

Stop Everything. Just Be.

Mistakenly, we define who we are by the roles we play in the theater we call our lives. Then we further define ourselves with our evaluations of how well or how poorly we play those roles. When Gangaji first met Papaji, he told her to stop everything. In her willingness to just be, Gangaji recognized her true face. All of us can recognize our true face—the truth of who we are. Then every role we are given can be played fully and authentically. We can live freely, resting in the truth of who we are.

18 minAPR 23
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Stop Everything. Just Be.

#18 Being Yourself | Opening to Fear, Opening to Yourself

“When fear is experienced as energy, as feelings, without a story attached to it, without thoughts defining it, when it is not fought or made war with, what is it? What is it in your experience?” Together we are facing a global pandemic. It is something none of us has ever faced, something that is truly unknown. Naturally fear arises in uncertainty, fear that can lead to panic. How can we meet this moment with our natural intelligence? With the willingness to investigate, to open to the fear we may be experiencing, we can discover what is at the core of fear, what is at the core of what isn’t wanted or desired. In opening to fear, you open to yourself, you open to “what is in the heart of the heart.” Selected from a live online meeting Gangaji held on March 22, 2020, Gangaji responds to questions about the pandemic and guides us in an inquiry.

24 minMAR 27
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#18 Being Yourself | Opening to Fear, Opening to Yourself

#17 Being Yourself | The Home that is Real

“Thank God you haven’t been able to escape the dissatisfaction with life as it is prescribed.”—Gangaji When we are filled with doubt and overwhelm, and all seems to be falling apart, there is the potential through self-inquiry to discover home. This enlivening exchange with Gangaji, recorded in Santa Fe in 1998, demonstrates how in our willingness to fall apart, we ultimately see what falls away and what remains—the home that is real.

14 minMAR 5
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#17 Being Yourself | The Home that is Real

Latest Episodes

Let Yourself Be Found

Since 1990, Gangaji has shared Papaji’s invitation to call of the search. This essential teaching serves our conscious discovery of who we truly are and is profoundly relevant to living our daily lives. In this recording, Gangaji shares a teaching story, written by a sangha member, that is relatable and true. What is discovered when we are willing to completely call off the search and simply let ourselves be found?

15 min1 w ago
Comments
Let Yourself Be Found

#25 When You’re Tested by Life

Gangaji speaks to the maturity needed when we are confronted with significant life challenges. It is absolutely possible to live our lives fully as Peace and as human beings with choices. In the midst of the challenges, we may find ourselves in individually and collectively, what is our response? Will we contribute to the “collective angst” or dive ever more deeply, and consciously, into the peace that is always present.

15 minSEP 22
Comments
#25 When You’re Tested by Life

Exploring Our Natural Integrity

When we recognize what we have long overlooked or denied, we can have one of the most valuable experiences a human being can have: to be humbled. In this podcast, Gangaji speaks about the natural integrity and vigilance revealed when we are truly willing to be humbled.

12 minAUG 26
Comments
Exploring Our Natural Integrity

Meeting the Roots of Racism Within Part Two

This month our conversation on the subject of racism continues. Taking us more deeply to the underlying fear that is the source of racism, Gangaji speaks about the fear of death and the fear of our own and others’ freedom. Recalling her early life in Mississippi, she shares the moment when her racist conditioning was first challenged and how that awakening set her on the path to discovering true freedom.

22 minJUL 24
Comments
Meeting the Roots of Racism Within Part Two

Meeting the Roots of Racism Within

Gangaji grew up in the segregated town of Clarksdale, Mississippi. In this interview, she speaks about how her own racist conditioning first began to be dismantled. She invites us not only to meet the cruelty and wrongs of the past 400 years, but also to meet the internal system of racism within our own minds today. Part One of this interview covers the human patterns of denial, meeting the fear that perpetuates racism, and the possibility of serving true freedom for all beings everywhere.

28 minJUL 9
Comments
Meeting the Roots of Racism Within

#21 Being Yourself | Reckoning with a Cruel White Legacy

In this historic moment, white people have an opportunity to redress the long, cruel legacy of racism in America. Author Ibram X. Kendi said, “The history of racism is a history of denial.” So that is where we begin with this episode: the resolve to end denial and face hard truths. In this recording from 1998, Gangaji recounts an article about Bishop Desmond Tutu. His commitment to truth and reconciliation in South Africa serves as inspiration to all. “When you are seeking nothing but truth, and in that seeking you are willing to see everything then closure is by-product. Peace is revealed, harmony is revealed, to be your own self.”—Gangaji

14 minJUN 13
Comments
#21 Being Yourself | Reckoning with a Cruel White Legacy

#20 Being Yourself | Staying Conscious in Turbulent Times

What is revealed when we stay conscious in the midst of great upheaval? When we are willing to inquire with an open mind, we can move beyond simply coping with disaster and discover a life changing truth untouched by any loss. Recorded in March of 2011 following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, this monologue is relevant to the times we find ourselves in now, confronting a worldwide pandemic. “In our sophistication as human life forms, in our worldliness, in our psychological astuteness, in our pursuit of happiness, we too often lose the direct experience of the boundlessness of love that is life.”

15 minMAY 22
Comments
#20 Being Yourself | Staying Conscious in Turbulent Times

Stop Everything. Just Be.

Mistakenly, we define who we are by the roles we play in the theater we call our lives. Then we further define ourselves with our evaluations of how well or how poorly we play those roles. When Gangaji first met Papaji, he told her to stop everything. In her willingness to just be, Gangaji recognized her true face. All of us can recognize our true face—the truth of who we are. Then every role we are given can be played fully and authentically. We can live freely, resting in the truth of who we are.

18 minAPR 23
Comments
Stop Everything. Just Be.

#18 Being Yourself | Opening to Fear, Opening to Yourself

“When fear is experienced as energy, as feelings, without a story attached to it, without thoughts defining it, when it is not fought or made war with, what is it? What is it in your experience?” Together we are facing a global pandemic. It is something none of us has ever faced, something that is truly unknown. Naturally fear arises in uncertainty, fear that can lead to panic. How can we meet this moment with our natural intelligence? With the willingness to investigate, to open to the fear we may be experiencing, we can discover what is at the core of fear, what is at the core of what isn’t wanted or desired. In opening to fear, you open to yourself, you open to “what is in the heart of the heart.” Selected from a live online meeting Gangaji held on March 22, 2020, Gangaji responds to questions about the pandemic and guides us in an inquiry.

24 minMAR 27
Comments
#18 Being Yourself | Opening to Fear, Opening to Yourself

#17 Being Yourself | The Home that is Real

“Thank God you haven’t been able to escape the dissatisfaction with life as it is prescribed.”—Gangaji When we are filled with doubt and overwhelm, and all seems to be falling apart, there is the potential through self-inquiry to discover home. This enlivening exchange with Gangaji, recorded in Santa Fe in 1998, demonstrates how in our willingness to fall apart, we ultimately see what falls away and what remains—the home that is real.

14 minMAR 5
Comments
#17 Being Yourself | The Home that is Real
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