Satsang Audios

February 2015 Satsang with Nirmala


On February 15, 2015, I interviewed Nirmala for Awakening Together Satsang. Nirmala offers free e-books, audios, videos and articles on his website, Endless-Satsang.
Nirmala’s friend and mentor, Adyashanti, describes Nirmala this way:
“What is appealing about Nirmala is his humility and lack of pretense, which welcomes whatever arises within the field of experience. In the midst of this welcoming is always an invitation to inquire deeply within, to the core of who and what you are. Again and again, Nirmala points the questions back to the questioner and beyond to the very source of existence itself-to the faceless awareness that holds both the question and the questioner in a timeless embrace.”
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December 2014 Satsang with Timothy Conway

027-Timothy_Conway-273x300Our second online Satsang this year with dear, sweet, generous Timothy. Tonight we discussed several common topics of confusion including:
~ Effort on the spiritual path versus ‘no effort’ or ‘just stop’ in order to awaken
~ Relationship between awakening and improvements in health and the world condition
~ Allowing all things to be as they are versus taking action, including a discussion on raising children
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November 2014 Satsang with Nyki Dobson

A founding member of Awakening-Together, Nyki serves on our Member Board of Trustees. She shares her life story, its many challenges and how they were a part of her own spiritual awakening. This is a powerful audio. It is inspirational for all who have had challenging life experiences, since Nyki’s demonstration encourages us to question the old order of our ego and ‘exit the script’ (so to speak) into true spiritual Awakening beyond the personal self.
Jacquelyn Eckert hosted the event in the Awakening Together Sanctuary.
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October 2014 Satsang with Jan Frazier


Jan Frazier

In August 2003, Jan Frazier experienced a radical transformation of consciousness. You could say that instant clarity arose, because she was suddenly looking at life from another point of reference. Instead of looking from the perspective of the psyche known as the personal self, Jan’s identity shifted to the spaciousness that is universal awareness. With this shift, a whole new way of seeing and relating arose.
We spoke with Jan in the Awakening Together Sanctuary. Several members asked questions, and Jan shared clear and simple answers.
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September 2014 Satsang with Bentinho Massaro


This Sunday’s Satsang guest was Bentinho Massaro, a young enlightened master who shines with joy, love and a strong sense of freedom. Bentinho told us how, at an early age, he grew tired of living non-authentically and began to seek for his authentic Self. He shared his experience of recognizing awareness (enlightenment), and then going beyond awareness to realize the unmanifest Absolute.
Does human experience end when the Absolute is realized? Listen to this Satsang to discover Bentinho’s answer to this question as well as his answers about time/no time, the purpose of desire, the message in emotions and much more.
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July 2014 Satsang with Kirtana

What a joy Kirtana was as our guest this month for Awakening Together Satsang!
Kirtana is a singer/songwriter who has been writing songs and playing guitar ever since she was eleven. As a teenager, she was drawn to reading the books of spiritual masters such as Yogananda, Ram Dass, Alan Watts and more. She was initiated into Transcendental Meditation at the age of 17 and by twenty-two was teaching meditation in Maine. In 1997, Kirtana met her beloved teacher, Gangaji. The songs from many of her cds reflect the love and Self-recognition sparked by that life-altering encounter.
In this audio, Kirtana shares the highlights of her spiritual path, talks about the grace she experienced through her teacher, Gangaji, and gives us a glimpse of her own wisdom and clarity.
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Kirtana’s music is distributed internationally and has been used by spiritual teachers like Gangaji, Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie and others. She will be the musician at the Awakening Together Satsang in Santa Barabara from September 12-14, 2014.

June 2014 Satsang with Tess Hughes

Self-Inquiry is a private matter, Tess had realizations that she never talked about with anyone. Tess engaged in a focused observation practice that brought profound awakening in her. Listen as Tess shares her simple yet profound experience of awakening that rises above all our assumptions, presumptions, and expectations. Tess has truly found the peace that passeth understanding.
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May 2014 Satsang with Magdi

In 1973 while in college studying engineering, Magdi was walking to the library on campus when consciousness knocked unexpectedly on his door and, as he says in his own words, “revealed to me that I was not what I thought I was. In a flash, I realized that the person I took myself to be is a figment of the universe’s imagination. A deep stillness and joy revealed itself. Further similar non-events followed.” What followed this initial enlightenment experience was 40 years of burning off vasanas (conditioning) and becoming established as Self.
In this audio, Magdi speaks openly and honestly about his experience of awakening. He shares about profound experiences of clarity and realization, and he shares about periods of challenge and confusion. Overall he demonstrates an incredible trust in life as one’s guru.
Magdi will be one of our retreat leaders at the Awakening Together Satsang Retreat in Santa Barbara from September 12-14, 2014. The following audio is from our May 18, 2014 online Satsang with him. Enjoy!
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April 2014 Satsang with Timothy Conway

Timothy Conway experienced spiritual awakening when he was 16 years old, an awakening that was a sudden shift from seeing like a sixteen year old teenager who loved sports to seeing only the absolute as the absolute. He jokes that his parents thought he had started taking drugs. But what were they to think? Their son had changed dramatically in a flash. Suddenly the boy obsessed with sports was drunk with love, … in love with everything, everyone, all of the time.
After awakening, Timothy immersed himself in the study of spiritual teachings that point toward truth, which gives him the ability to speak of his experience using the language and symbols of many different teachings. He also spent time studying directly with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, who he refers to as his mentor.
Timothy’s clarity is expressed lovingly. He encourages a healthy relationship with spirituality, one that recognizes the absolute as truth yet interacts gently and compassiontately with the relative self and world.
Timothy will be one of our retreat leaders at the Awakening Together Satsang Retreat in Santa Barbara from September 12-14, 2014. His website is The following audio from our April 20, 2014 online Satsang with him is 2 hours long. Enjoy!
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