Gangaji, an internationally renowned teacher and author, is dedicated to the
recognition of peace and freedom inherent in the core of all being.

Over the course of seven video teaching sessions she shares her essential realization and self-discovery, and offers deep guidance for your realization of lasting peace and fulfillment.

Get a taste of Gangaji's essential teachings now:

Your day-to-day life is your spiritual path.

But if you’re like most people, you fall into a fundamental spiritual trap: segmenting aspects of your life and self, then initiating and perpetuating unnecessary wars between those aspects.

During this course, Gangaji will guide you to bring into focus the deepest possibility for your life as you walk the razor’s edge of your divinity and humanity.

What is really happening when your emotions are raging and your thoughts are spinning?

How do you reconcile political, social and family responsibility and personal spirituality?

And how do you face your idealizations of how you think you should feel, and what you think you should do, with how you actually feel and what is actually happening?

Gangaji will guide you to look deep within for the answers to these questions and to experience yourself as you truly are.

Together, we will learn how to stop the internal wars and be fully present to living a realized life – a life that includes all and discovers spacious peace everywhere.

During this 7-module journey, together with Gangaji, we will explore:

  • How to directly experience the causeless fulfillment at your core and embrace the responsibility that naturally arises within you
  • How it is we go to war with ourselves and others, and how we can stop the war at any stage
  • What it means to free yourself from comparison, put down the measuring stick and discover what is always immeasurable
  • The true capacity of your heart to face all emotional and mental storms
  • What it means to be both fulfilled and responsible in relationship
  • The possibility of living freely and authentically
  • The possibility of trusting yourself as who you truly are

Course Overview

Module 1: What is Fulfillment? What is Responsibility?

Being a limited form of expression, language can pose a particular challenge as you move from a concept of fulfillment to the direct experience of fulfillment.

In our first gathering, together with Gangaji, we will explore:

  • What is really meant by fulfillment and responsibility
  • Directly experiencing the causeless fulfillment at your core
  • Embracing the responsibility that naturally arises within you

Module 2: How We Start and Perpetuate the War)

Every war, internal or external, has a build up to a starting point. And in the midst of every war that has been started, there is an ever-present choice point to end it.

What can you do when you don’t know “how it got started” and you remain lost in the battle? Together with Gangaji, we will explore:

  • The initial and final stages of how we go to war with ourselves (and in the world)
  • How we can stop the war at each stage

Module 3: The Trap of the Measuring Stick

One of the many powers of the thinking mind is the power of comparison. While the power to compare is enormously useful for the survival of the individual person and the whole human species, it also becomes one of the greatest obstacles on your spiritual path.

In this meeting, together with Gangaji, we will explore:

  • The great experiment of putting down the measuring sticks
  • What is both always here and always immeasurable

Module 4: Facing Emotional and Mental Storms

We naturally desire more bliss and less despair. We naturally prefer more clarity and less confusion. But we can also see that our avoidance of some emotional and mental states and the grasping of others, leads us to suffer unnecessarily. What happens when we are willing to experience it all?

In this meeting, together with Gangaji, we will explore:

  • How we avoid some states and grasp for others
  • What happens when we are willing to experience it all
  • What is the true capacity of the heart

Module 5: Relationship

One of the great opportunities for deepening on the spiritual path is relationship. Mother, brother, lover, teacher... who are we to each other?

In this meeting, together with Gangaji, we will explore:

  • What it means to be both fulfilled and responsible in relationship
  • How we can penetrate the illusion of separation to see the deepest truth of our relationships
  • The power of projection and its role in our day-to-day relationships

Module 6: How Will Your Life Be Used?

When we are willing, each of us has the possibility to live in alignment with the truth of our being. We have the choice to live freely, authentically and responsibly.

In this meeting, together with Gangaji, we will explore:

  • What it means to live authentically and freely
  • What choices we have to rebel against or surrender to in any particular role or circumstance

Module 7: Trust Yourself

To trust yourself is to step outside all ideas of how you think you should be and experience yourself as you truly are. To allow yourself to be as you are is the end of the spiritual search, the end of the path. No ledges, no concepts, no holds, just free falling. Finally, who you are is all that is needed, and all that is here. Are you ready to trust that?

In our final meeting, Gangaji will take us through this gateway to... peace

Bonus #1: “The Invitation” Audio with Gangaji

"You have the capacity to live a lucid, clear, and authentic life. If for one instant your attention is withdrawn from the physical, mental, or emotional story of your life, you will know yourself as clarity, as spaciousness."

Have you looked everywhere for fulfillment? In relationships, spirituality, health, self-image? Have you found what matters most? At the very heart of Gangaji’s message is the simple yet radical invitation to stop looking outside yourself for resolution, and simply be willing, just in this moment, to see what is already here.

This compilation of crystalline monologues is the encouragement, the support, and the inspiration to finally accept the invitation of your soul’s deepest longing. Beyond any belief about yourself, closer than any joy or sorrow, more immediate than either sickness or health, is the endlessly fulfilling truth of who you are. Welcome in.

Bonus #2: “Beyond Practice” Audio with Gangaji

"The desire for true freedom, the desire for real fulfillment, paradoxically can finally only be realized if you don’t do anything for its realization."

Ironically, a spiritual practice can become the obstacle to self-realization. In this compilation, Gangaji addresses the topics of meditation and practice, when they are useful and when they are a hindrance. Her invitation is to stop every effort toward what you think will give you truth and peace so that truth and peace can naturally reveal themselves in your heart.

Bonus #3: “Revealing Strategies of Ego” Audio with Gangaji

"Mind, ego, superego have the power of great imitation. What cannot be imitated is the vastness of being."

The voices of the ego and superego are an illusion in the mind, and yet they can consume our attention and direct our choices in life. Their often-tortured opposition to each other gives rise to a myriad of strategies and battles in the mind.

In this compilation, Gangaji supports you in identifying the false voices of ego and superego. When examined with discriminating wisdom, both the inflated and the deflated ego serve to reveal the pristine truth that is untouched by the conditioned mind. This essential revelation is the gateway to living a life that gives full attention to the truth of being rather than the common perpetuation of the internal and external war of the egos.

What Respected Leaders Say About Gangaji

“Gangaji is one of the smartest, clearest, and most poetic spiritual leaders of our time.
Alanis Morissette, Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter
"Gangaji is clear and sharp like a diamond."
Lama Surya Das
“With simplicity, clarity and the deep wisdom gained from her own lived experience...Gangaji gives us the tools we need to make this step into our real self.”
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Ph.D. Sufi teacher and author, The Return of the Feminine and World Soul
“The perennial truths Gangaji shares...penetrate to the heart of our deepest longings, and reveal the treasures hidden in the places we have been conditioned to turn away from: the open fields of silence behind our stories.”
Mirabai Starr, adjunct professor of Philosophy and World Religions at University of New Mexico-Taos

What Students Say...

“I found this co-creation between Gangaji and The Shift Network to be a most powerful and enlightening combination. Gangaji spared none of her practical wisdom from us, walking us through the ‘territory’ she has realized as an awakened master, leading us like a seer leading the blind. Both the course content and delivery were a perfection it will be hard to surpass. Thank you from the deepest of my heart to all of you for this life-changing experience. (Note: I am sharing the above from a perspective of someone who attended dozens of spiritual awakening and healing workshops, who studied non-duality and many modalities for over 30 years.)”
Alexander Shomlo, “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
"Gangaji’s essential teaching to call off the search and simply experience what is here now – with zero dogma – is a luminous gift. I treasure being able in any moment to feel turbulence and beneath it find peace. What a delight and a surprise to surface from such a short course infinitely more secure and trusting of my own experience!"
Lisa D., “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
“With astonishing clarity Gangaji’s words illuminate a path to the inner silence where we can experience the unchanging face of our existence. The practice of returning over and again to our core nature is not always easy or pretty, but always worthwhile if we desire lasting inner peace and contentment, we are reminded.”
Julie Clayton, Portland, Oregon
“The whole course was astonishing; it has brought about a huge shift in my spiritual life for which I feel a gratitude beyond words. I truly feel that Gangaji is one of the most important spiritual teachers in the world today. The intimacy with Gangaji & all the participants that I experienced was deeply moving and truly transforming. For anyone who is committed to Love & Truth this course is an absolute ‘must.’”
Cathy Stevens, “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
“The modulely classes with Gangaji were an absolute joy. Each one helped me to take another step towards love and surrender. I could feel myself opening like a flower and awakening to a deeper sense of my own being.”
Jan Elgar, “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
“I really appreciate Gangaji’s presence, the material she presented and also The Shift Network for making it all possible. This course supported me in strengthening and deepening the connection with my inner truth at a very difficult time in my life. It was a powerful and loving reminder of the presence of Being that is with me always.”
Medea C., “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant
“Gangaji is a mind-opening teacher for everyone. Experiences with her are always freeing to the heart and soul.”
Andrea Mucci, “The Keys to Awakening and Freedom” Course Participant

Register Today and You’ll Receive:

  1. Seven 90-minute class sessions – Both audio and video available!
  2. Unlimited access to recordings of all class sessions (listen online or download the mp3 file to your iPod or audio player)
  3. PDF transcripts for each class session
  4. Three bonus audios of Gangaji’s teachings
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About Gangaji

Gangaji shares a simple message: This is an invitation to shift your allegiance from the activities of your mind to the eternal presence of your being.

Born 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. She is the author of Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story, The Diamond in Your Pocket: Discovering Your True Radiance and Freedom & Resolve: The Living Edge of Surrender.

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