Gangaji Video

We naturally value self-reliance and independence especially in Western culture. Considering our personal survival, the desire to not be dependent on others makes sense, but is it real? In this 10 minute audio from one of her podcasts, Gangaji helps us discover the self we can truly rely on and the self-love that is revealed in that discovery.

What don’t we want to change? What are we not willing to lose? What are we hiding from? In this very interesting short 12 minute video, Gangaji examines how our superstitious minds are afraid to expose our deepest fears about what we might lose if we really tell the truth.

In this interesting 5 minute video, Gangaji speaks about how we try to keep peace and freedom, or the things we like about ourselves, and try to change what we don’t like. She examines what is underneath our desire to change or keep anything, the freedom that is life—naturally, effortlessly, changelessly.  Let’s listen to what she has to say…

In this 3 minute video, Gangaji invites you to fall into yourself. Falling into yourself means surrendering what you don’t know about yourself, and that is a radical challenge because we are taught not to fall. Let’s listen as Gangaji shares this important message…

In this final podcast of the year host, Barbara Denempont invites all listeners to a short clip from Gangaji on the invitation to fall into yourself. She invites us to think about “Falling into yourself is really the same as surrendering to yourself. It is a surrender to what you don’t know about yourself.”  Let’s listen as she explains…

In this 7 minute clip from a 2020 online weekend, Gangaji examines what self-inquiry really is, and how it can be relevant for you, in your life, in this time. In the moment of true inquiry, there is a surrender to the deepest mystery of who you are.

As the new year approaches, we can to shift our focus from what we think we need to fix, and give our full attention to what is already whole and perfect. In this 13 minute podcast, Gangaji speaks of the catalyst for a deeper awakening—the willingness to “unlearn” and open to what is fresh, alive, and who you are. Not a concept or memory of who you are, but as a true, living freshness.

In this revealing 8 minute video Gangaji responds to a questioner that wants to know, “How do I completely surrender?” Lets take a look at the depth of surrender that is closer than knowing and forgetting.

On the spiritual search we often ask, “What do I have to do?” to find resolution and fulfillment. We look for “masters” of spirituality and enlightenment who we hope will tell us how to behave or will direct us in practices necessary for true happiness. In this revealing 20 minute video, Gangaji makes clear that true resolution can be discovered when you set aside your cosmologies, theologies, and formulas for that which is much, much closer— the truth of who you are.

During her November Monthly Webcast, Gangaji speaks with a woman who is recovering from Covid-19 about being pushed into the deepest discovery of what it means to live life, just as you are. Facing death, she discovered the grace of rest. As Gangaji says, although it may not be the cure, the ability to rest is the healing. Let’s listen in…

Recorded not long after 911, in this video, Gangaji invites you to lay aside the usual aversions and graspings of the mind and rest. The capacity for self-inquiry arises naturally in the willingness to rest. When we are agitated, then there is no space for inquiry. Let’s listen carefully…

In this 15 minute 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? Let’s find out…

In this beautiful 4 minute video,  Gangaji explains, “My teacher asked me to invite you also into yourself. Not as a belief, but as home. To invite you home. To recognize and respect the search that arose in the cry for home, and to take the chance in this one moment, in this instant, to discover that you are home.”  Let’s listen in on the rest…

In this lovely helpful 15 minute video, 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.

In this timely 6 minute video, a man reports on his experience of true surrender, in Gangaj’s words, “the most ruthless act of a lifetime.” In the willingness to surrender he found peace. Gangaji goes on to speak about the humbling of these times, and the shock we receive when something, like a pandemic, humbles us and reveals the freshness of life.

“Finally, integrity means honesty. But honesty is a moving target because of our conditioning. We have to be willing to be humbled in the recognition that what we perceived as being honest or truthful was revealed to be just a conditioned “version” of truth.”  In this great 12 minute video, Gangaji speaks about the natural integrity and vigilance revealed when we are truly willing to be humbled. Let’s join in…

In this enlightening video, Gangaji sits down for an interview on the subject of racism. Gangaji grew up in Mississippi, raised a white southern girl in the segregated town of Clarksdale. 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, seeking power for survival, meeting the fear that perpetuates racism, and the possibility of serving true freedom for all beings everywhere.

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.

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…

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.