Show 016: Gangaji

January 12th, 2013

Gangaji is a world renowned teacher and author of the Diamond in your Pocket and Hidden Treasure. She is one of the clearest and most accessible spiritual teachers of our time. She shares a simple message with the power to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being. Don’t miss this opportunity to realize the truth and beauty of your own life story. Her words and presence will bring you to the experience of inner stillness, where a new and deeper kind of listening is possible. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience how truly close we live to an enlightened heart. This open door will transport you to a new vision of a life of peace and an experience of presence that will transform all of your relationships beginning with the one to your inner most knowing.

gangajiBorn in Texas in 1942, Gangaji grew up in Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1964, she married and had a daughter. In 1972, she moved to San Francisco where she began exploring deeper levels of her being. She took Bodhisattva vows, practiced Zen and Vipassana meditation, helped run a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, and had a career as an acupuncturist in the San Francisco Bay area. Despite her successes, Gangaji continued to experience a deep and persistent longing for fulfillment. She pursued many paths to change her life including relationship, motherhood, political activism, career, and spiritual practice, but even the greatest of her successes ultimately came up short. In the wake of her disillusionment, she made a final prayer for true help. In 1990, the answer to her prayer came unexpectedly, taking her to India and to the meeting that would change everything. There on the banks of the river Ganga, she met Sri H.W.L. Poonja, also known as Papaji, who opened the floodgates of self-recognition. In this meeting, Gangaji’s personal story of suffering ended and the promise of a true life began to flower and unfold.

Today, Gangaji travels the world speaking to seekers from all walks of life. A teacher and author, she shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. Through her life and words, she powerfully articulates how it is really possible to discover the truth of who you are and to be true to that discovery.

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