Gangaji

In this historic moment, white people have an opportunity to redress the long, cruel legacy of racism in America. In this 14 minute recording from 1998, Gangaji recounts an article about Bishop Desmond Tutu. His commitment to truth and reconciliation in South Africa serves as inspiration all.

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. In this inspiring short video, 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.

When Gangaji first met Papaji, he told her to stop everything. In her willingness to stop everything and just be, Gangaji saw past the roles (mother, daughter, spiritual seeker, wife, student) that she was playing, and recognized her true face. It is possible for all of us. In this lovely 14 minute video, we discover how we can live freely, resting in the truth of who we are.

Recorded at Stinson Beach on January 9, 2000, Gangaji recounts how she asked Papaji: “How is it possible that I can thank you, that I can show my gratitude. Tell me something that I can give you.” And he said, “Well, I will tell you, you give your whole life to This. Everything. You make This all.” When Gangaji heard this she said “yes,” but she had no idea of the depth of receiving in that giving. Let’s watch this wonderful 5 minute video…

In this incredible 8 minute video, from a meeting that took place a few days after Papaji’s death, Gangaji shares the last teaching that he gave from his deathbed. Let’s not wait another minute…

In this lovely little 7 minute video clip, Gangaji invites you to stop imagining what it is you need to get fixed, or what obstacle you need to get rid of, or how you need to get deeper, or how you need to be awake a hundred percent of the time. All of that is still within the realm of imagining a problem, imagining that there are certain benchmark measurements. Problems do appear in lives and there are measurements. But Gangaji is inviting you to engage in an experiment and investigation of really, really just immediately being at home.

In this short 3 minute clip, Gangaji invites you to rest profoundly. “Our ideas of rest have to do with some kind of exhaustion because that’s usually when we rest. But there’s a kind of rest that’s out of that realm, that is the peace of who you are, the home that is always here. The opportunity of retreat is so that that peace cannot go overlooked in any degree ever again.”

In this lovely little 2 minute video, Gangaji talks about the challenge in meeting the truth of yourself in every moment is in meeting it in what you don’t like as well as what you love. It’s just as important to meet the truth of yourself in what you don’t like, without changing your likes and dislikes. Let’s listen in…

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 14 minute 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.

In this lovely 13 minute video, Gangaji explains how even the smallest thought (believed in) can be the greatest obstacle to freedom. Gangaji offers a radical invitation and demonstrates how being aware of what we are actually thinking can open the door to freedom.

In this very enlightening audio, Gangaji explains that as human beings we very often define ourselves by our problems. This is a crucial mistake that can often obscure an inspired solution to life’s issues and is completely unnecessary when we realize there is a better way. Let’s find out what that is…

Is your inner critic running your life? In this episode of Being Yourself, Gangaji demonstrates how to confront the inner-critic without judgment, and finally end the war between ego and superego.

In this powerful 2 minute video, Gangaji expresses her support for the end of your unnecessary suffering.  “If you haven’t discovered that home is already present in you at every moment, my function is to point your attention there.  If you have discovered it, my function is to challenge any concept you may have about it.”

In this lovely 5 minute video, Gangaji reminds us that once the “Truth” has been realized, the mind will forever try to sneak back in. That’s why the masters like Nisargadatta Maharaj, Papaji and Ramana Maharshi all said that we must remain earnest and vigilant. Let’s listen as she reveals the one and only effortless clue we need to signal our attention that we have reactivated our identity as a person…

In this lovely 14 minute video, Gangaji explains how our minds are designed to recognize what is “wrong” and needs fixing. This aspect of our ego serves our survival as human animals. There is nothing wrong with this aspect of our ego, but if we only look for what is wrong and neglect to honor what is already whole and free, then we suffer unnecessarily. Wherever you find yourself, you can take this moment to shift your attention to what is right: the wonder of existence itself. Let’s listen…

In this EXCELLENT 15 minute audio, Gangaji talks about the fact that most people have some expectation or image of what Enlightenment (Awakening, Realization) should look like, or feel like, in addition to all the “benefits” we expect to get out of “reaching” that “state”. This in turn is one of the most popular reason for never being able to obtain that lofty goal. In this audio, Gangaji offers true wisdom on overcoming these expectations…

In this beautiful 4 minute clip, Gangaji expresses her intention that the beingness of life be discovered in a way that nothing can dislodge it, so that no amount of trouble, or disease, or pain, or tendency to complain can dislodge the deeper peace, that is the surrender to yourself as Life.

In this wonderful 5 minute moment focusing on the insanity of unnecessary suffering, Gangaji explains “There’s suffering, and then there’s unnecessary suffering. When you recognize that you’re suffering unnecessarily, you can recognize the insanity of that. In that moment you have a choice and this is sanity. And surely, as a species, we are in dire need of sanity.” Let’s listen in…

This video may only be 2 minutes long but it contains the Truth of who you are. Let’s join in and listen to the wonderful way Gangaji expresses the essence of our being…

This 10 minute guided meditation from Gangaji will help guide your attention back to yourself in deep peace, love and harmony. Let’s just sit back, relax and listen as Gangaji provides the ultimate message of truth and freedom…

In this great little six minute video, Gangaji explains that the desire for true freedom which appears in your lifetime can only be realized if you don’t do anything for it’s realization. All that is required is one instant of truly stopping. Let’s listen to Gangaji’s explanation…

In this inspired short 4 minute video, Gangaji explains, “I am not offering psychotherapy in any way. I am not offering a way to fix yourself, or get success. I am offering you a way in to discover what has never needed fixing.” Let’s find out what she is talking about…

In this quick 3 minute video, Gangaji helps us discover the goal of the spiritual inquiry. Let’s not waste another second and get started now…

In this lovely little six minute video, Gangaji talks to us about the importance of not closing ourselves off after heartbreak and realize the love that we ARE so we can continue to love beyond any heartbreak. Let’s listen…