Awakening Is Endless

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February 10, 2010

Awakening Is Endless

Gangaji February 10, 2010

Tami Simon speaks with Gangaji, an American-born spiritual teacher dedicated to sharing the path of freedom through simple and direct self-inquiry. This year marks her twentieth year of teaching and sharing the essential message she received from her guru, Papaji, on the banks of the Ganges in 1990. She is the author of the Sounds True book The Diamond in your Pocket: Discovering Your True Radiance. Gangaji discusses the challenge of working with difficult emotions, the power of humiliation, and the endless nature of spiritual awakening. (47 minutes)

Gangaji is an American-born spiritual teacher dedicated to sharing the path of freedom through simple and direct self-inquiry, as taught by the legendary sage Sri Ramana Maharshi of India. In 1990, Gangaji (then Antoinette Roberson Varner) entered this lineage through Sri H.W.L. Poonjaji. Since that time, she has traveled the world, holding gatherings and retreats with spiritual seekers of all faiths.

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Awakening Is Endless

Tami Simon speaks with Gangaji, an American-born spiritual teacher dedicated to sharing the path of freedom through simple and direct self-inquiry. This year marks her twentieth year of teaching and sharing the essential message she received from her guru, Papaji, on the banks of the Ganges in 1990. She is the author of the Sounds True book The Diamond in your Pocket: Discovering Your True Radiance. Gangaji discusses the challenge of working with difficult emotions, the power of humiliation, and the endless nature of spiritual awakening. (47 minutes)

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