Living with Reality with Dr. Robert Svoboda
Living with Reality with Dr. Robert Svoboda
Be Here Now Network
Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of over a dozen books and has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, and at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. You can find out more about his work at and follow him on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
Ep. 10 – Omens
Dr. Svoboda & Paula Crossfield Dr. Svoboda & Paula Crossfield illuminate ways that we can interpret omens and open an intuitive communication with nature.
Nov 25
31 min
Ep. 9 – The Quality of Resilience
In this timely talk, Dr. Robert Svoboda shines a light on the quality of resilience, using the story of Harriet Tubman as an example of a person who is resolute and resilient.
Oct 27
36 min
Ep. 8 – Following the Signs
Dr. Robert Svoboda explores how we can best tune into our intuition in this age of constant confusion and start following the signs that the outside world provides for us.
Oct 7
32 min
Ep. 7 – The Four Aims of Life
Dr. Svoboda elucidates the four aims of life, explaining how path, wealth, desire, and freedom from delusion apply to stages of development.
Sep 16
34 min
Ep. 6 – Possession
Paula Crossfield interviews Dr. Svoboda about possession, personality, channeling deities, worshipping ancestors, and cultivating good habits.
Aug 25
33 min
Ep. 5 – Samkhya and the Five Elements
Dr. Robert Svoboda explores Samkhya, which is the underlying philosophy of Ayurveda, and leads a meditation on Prana and the Five Elements.
Jul 29
53 min
Ep. 4 – Spiritual Practice and Social Action
Dr. Svoboda explores the principles of Sādhanā and how we can balance spiritual practice with social action and our modern lives.
Jul 10
28 min
Ep. 3 – Ayurveda Right Now
How can the principles of Ayurveda bring healing in this time of pandemic and social turmoil? Dr. Robert Svoboda offers a reflection on why we need Ayurveda right now to restore balance to our being and the world we inhabit.
Jun 19
32 min
Ep. 2 – The Grace of the Guru with Krishna Das
Krishna Das joins Dr. Robert Svoboda and Paula Crossfield to discuss chanting practice, the Guru's grace, and Hanuman. They share stories about their encounters with Great Beings, most notably Neem Karoli Baba, Vimalananda, and Anandamayi Ma. Weaving through this focused and delightful conversation, Krishna Das and Dr. Svoboda open up about their personal singing practices, their relationship to Hanuman, and offer guidance on how to tell if someone is a true saint or Guru.
May 26
52 min
Ep. 1 – Learning to Live With What Is
Are you living with reality? Paula Crossfield sits down with Dr. Robert Svoboda to talk about learning to live with reality as it is. In this conversation, Dr. Svoboda speaks about how he came to study at the Ayurvedic College in India, he explores what Ayurveda has to offer the modern world, and looks back on some of the lessons he learned from his mentor, the revered Aghori teacher Swami Vimalananda. Study online with Dr. Svoboda and a growing community: Satsang Registration and sign-up to Dr. Svoboda’s newsletter for updates on upcoming free storytime events with Dr. Svoboda: Newsletter
May 1
42 min