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The Sivana Podcast

Join us as we explore the rich culture, philosophies, techniques, and stories from the East that have endured millenniums and continue to enrich the lives of billions in the modern world. Mantras, Meditation, Buddha, yoga, alternative healing, and the Hindu pantheon of gods- we cover it all. We promise you'll quickly realize why the East has been beloved throughout history. Lofty ideas and down-to-earth wisdom make our show inspiring, practical, and even life changing! For daily inspiration, be sure to check out our blog: http://www.SivanaEast.com Shop our store at: http://www.sivanaspirit.com
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May 31, 2016

The Story of Viveka is both a tale of yoga itself as well as our own spiritual journey. Join us in a story that takes us from the beyond, back into the every-day world. We’ll meet teachers that represent various spiritual attitudes and understandings, and learn what role they might play in our personal evolution and growth. Finally, Viveka’s journey will invite us to look back into our embodied relationships and find the ways we can best contribute to the world and society.
Written by: Ashton Szabo
Narrated by: Ashton Szabo
Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper
Produced By: Benn Mendelson
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May 27, 2016

One of the biggest challenges we all face in life is learning to accept life as it is, instead of how we think it should be. In part two of our mini-series on Accepting Life As It Is, we dive into a story of Shiva, an old woman, and a strange guest. The story shows us all the opportunities we have to close our selves off to what life is offering, and how we can learn to stay open in those moments. We’ll also look at how we treat strangers in our western culture, and how that contrasts many cultures of the world that welcome the stranger in as God him/herself. If you struggle with accepting difficult moments of life, this story will give you inspiration and insight into how to more skillfully and lovingly accept life as it comes.


Written by: Ashton Szabo
Narrated by: Ashton Szabo
Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper
Producer: Benn Mendelsohn
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May 24, 2016

Where did tea come from? What can the tea ceremony teach us about ourselves? The world is wild about tea, with it holding a prominent place in cultures across time. Join us as we chat with Ganga Nath, a practitioner of Cha Tao, the Way of Tea, and learn things about tea that you never knew before. Learn how he went from a casual, social relationship with tea, to tea becoming his main spiritual practice. How is tea a spiritual practice? Listen to this podcast and find out!

Special Guest: Ganga Nath www.emptycloudzen.com
Host: Ashton Szabo
Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper
Producer: Benn Mendelson

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May 19, 2016

One of the biggest challenges in life is learning how to accept life as it is, instead of how we think it should be. In this podcast, the first of a two part series, we'll explore how the fear of death inhibits our ability to accept life. We'll dive into the story of Nachiketas and Yama (the Lord of Death) from the Katha Upanishad to learn the secrets of death and the true meaning of life.


Written by: Ashton Szabo
Narrated by: Ashton Szabo
Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper
Produced by: Benn Mendelson
www.sivanaspirit.com

May 17, 2016

Consciousness is a word we hear often these days, but what does it mean to have a conscious relationship? How do we  relate to ourselves and the world around us? Join us with Katie Vessel, a writer, yoga student and teacher, and holistic health coach, as we chat about what it means to be in a conscious relationship. 

Special Guest: Katie Vessel

www.katievessel.com

Hosted By: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced By: Benn Mendelson

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May 12, 2016

Stories are an essential way in which we translate our experience of life and the world. They become even more important in helping the human mind comprehend the beyond. India realized this with the writings of the Puranas, ancient stories that give the form to the formless. These stories help to convey essential truths in a way that is more digestible by the human mind.

Written By: Ashton Szabo
Spoken By: Ashton Szabo
Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper
Produced By: Benn Mendelson

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May 10, 2016

What are the Six Qualities of Consciousness? How can learning about these qualities enrich your life? Join us as we chat with author and teacher, Danny Arguetty as we discover new insights and perspectives on living life to the fullest.

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May 5, 2016

What is the difference between knowledge, understanding, and wisdom? What does it have to do with success and prosperity, and our purpose in life? Join us for the final installment of our three part mini-series about wealth, success, and purpose, following stories of Ganesha, the beloved elephant headed deity. In this final episode of the mini-series, we'll hear of Ganesha' trip around the universe, and learn how applying knowledge into our lives brings forth success and prosperity, without their usual trappings and temptations.

Written By: Ashton Szabo

Narrated By: Ashton Szabo

Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper

Produced By: Benn Mendelson www.sivanaspirit.com

May 3, 2016

Art finds a way to touch us all deeply as beings and carries with it the potential to transform our lives. Join us in this conversation with a sacred artist whose work is heavily inspired by his spiritual practice, Abhishek Singh, as we explore how art is linked to our most basic and profound human experiences. How can art tell a story and convey mystical ideas? What can art teach us about our deepest selves? Abhishek offers keen insight into art’s influence on eastern philosophy and how art can lead us into deeper spiritual understanding. Whether you consider yourself and artist or not, you are sure to look at art with entirely new eyes after listening our latest episode of the Sivana Podcast.

Host: Ashton Szabo
Special Guest: Abhishek Singh www.abhishekart.com
Sound Engineer: Zach Cooper
Produced by: Benn Mendelson

www.sivanaspirit.com

 

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