How can you stay motivated in your spiritual practice from day-to-day? What is the most fruitful way to work with your teachers? What detours and obstacles might slow you down? How do spiritual communities function as a core practice? What roles do grace and devotion, longing and loneliness play as you walk your path? How can you both live and die well? Tantra: the Play of Awakening is a tour guide, a map and a good friend to anyone on a conscious path of awakening.
Shambhavi Sarasvati is a beloved teacher and decades-long practitioner of direct realization Tantra (Kashmir Shaivism) and Dzogchen. In this, her second book of pith teachings, she offers loving advice, straight from her heart to yours, about the day-to-day practice of waking up. Known for her ability to convey the subtlest teachings in simple, compelling and beautiful language, Shambhavi powerfully affirms that, no matter what your situation, you do have the capacity to discover greater ease, spontaneity, compassion, wonder and delight.
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This wonderful book is a companion for people engaged in any kind of spiritual practice. I don't know about you, but I find it's so easy to slip into habitual ordinary thinking, bringing my favorite fixations onto the cushion. This book gives me a daily View adjustment, while at the same time introducing more lightness into the Very Serious pursuit of enlightenment. The author is herself a longtime practitioner, in addition to being an accomplished teacher; she's been down the path, and shares many instructive stories about her own experiences, including one especially memorable account of the crash-and-burnout of spiritual ambition. Her style is digestible, entertaining, precise, and real. She brings particular insight into the alchemy of working with a teacher, offering moving reflections on her relationship with her Indian Satguru, Anandamayi Ma. Teacher and student together are really one process, she says--a natural "technology" revealing the devotion that is knit through the...
If this were a cookbook, it would be the dog-eared, spilled-on, pages-falling-out cookbook you use everyday. The one with tasty, nourishing recipes you come back to again and again. This is not that dust-covered cookbook with pristine pictures and wildly impractical recipes. You know those recipes with ingredients you'll never actually find in the store, that require weird kitchen gadgets you'll never actually own? That's not this cookbook. You know those books on tantra with magical, mystical tales and intricate descriptions of esoteric practices? That's not this book. This is a practical book about how to use your everyday experience to wake up. How to work with a spiritual teacher. How to not get stuck in fantasy. How to soften around your fixations and limiting patterns in everyday life. How to be more expressive and alive. How to self realize. Simple as that.
Sarasvati uses plain language and personal stories from her own sadhana to provide direct, gentle advice about...
Even if you've never had the pleasure of sitting satsang with Shambhavi, you'll get a taste of her humor, down-to-earthness, and eminently helpful view. No faith or belief required, this book lets you know how, even though life is uneven, everything really is ok. It's we who must broaden our view. Tantra ~ The Play of Awakening is a guide for practitioners in the day to day world - no cave required. Shambhavi offers practical advice on all the practices encompassed by this tradition (Tantra Shaivism) as well as view teachings - what we might call the philosophy of Tantra. She's walked the path and continues to do so. The book is peppered with her personal anecdotes - which I always find lots of fun to read. You can read this cover to cover - but I keep it by my bedside and open it to a any page; like an oracle, there will always be something apropos. Shambhavi's kind fierceness comes through the pages, a no-nonsense approach. In the sea of spiritual books, this is one you won't...
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