Gangaji Video

The sacred hunger for truth, for God, for love, for peace, for freedom is the force calling us home. This deep longing doesn’t leave us alone. It persists even with a lifetime of disillusionments or “unfulfilled promises.” No matter what spiritual path we have taken or not taken, Gangaji offers all this encouragement: “Let this hunger for Truth have you. It is a glorious feast, and it is time to stop circling the table. You have a place at this feast.”

In this beautiful seven minute video, Gangaji speaks about love, what it is and what it isn’t, and how we try to control it.  Gangaji expresses a VERY REALISTIC point of view about love so let’s get started…

In this very revealing 9 minute video, Gangaji explains how there was a time when she just didn’t like certain things about herself until she realized that what she didn’t like was coming from the “person” she thought herself to be. Let’s listen what happen after this discovery…

In this beautiful 4 minute video, Gangaji explains that as human beings we crave intimacy, imagining it can only be found in relationships with friends, family, and partners. Rather than trying to find intimacy through others, in this moment, you can immediately discover intimacy in the last place you thought to look—within yourself.

At its root the desire for control is an infantile thought: “What I want is what I should have.” We do have a limited capacity to control many things within our life circumstances, our relationships, or our emotions. But when we try to control what cannot be controlled, we suffer and cause others to suffer. On this 18 minute podcast, Gangaji speaks to what that moment of letting go of control really is and what it reveals.

In this 10 minute video, Gangaji reflects, not for the first or the last time, on the extraordinary times we are living in. While celebrating the wealth of possibilities that our lives present, she offers the timeless teaching from Papaji, to just stop, wherever you are, and drop all that you think you have gained. In a moment of the most pristine, indescribable depth of silence, it is possible to discover the truth of who you are. Gangaji is inviting you, just as you are, into this space of stillness, where the mind clings to nothing.

This 17 minute conversation dives into the emotions we encounter and the mental constructs we run into when we start to really let go of control. With humor and delight, Gangaji guides the conversation under all judgments or attempts to control thought patterns or circumstances, into a free fall into the unknown. Lets’ get started…

Many take a spiritual path in life with a sincere desire to contribute to the well-being of all sentient beings. In this 13 minute episode of Being Yourself, a young man asks, “How can I cultivate the heart of a Bodhisattva?” Gangaji speaks to how we can be true to the Bodhisattva heart in the face of our human, cultural, and spiritual conditioning.

In this lovely 7 minute clip, from a meeting that took place a few days after Papaji’s death, Gangaji shares the last teaching that he gave from his deathbed. Fiercely, furiously, he asked each one of his devotees in the room, this very essential question that is really the root of all his teaching. “Where is the Buddha?” Let’s find out the significance of this teaching…

In this monologue from September 2014, Gangaji reflects on the strange times we are living in (which could so easily apply to right now) and asks us to reflect on what our responsibility is: ending the war, the barbarism, the slavery, the horror, on this one spot of Mother Earth. Then we are actually available and can be fully used in the awakening of all.

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…