Listen to Satsangs with Dolano

We upload the latest satsangs that Dolano wants to share through the web. If you'd like to receive an email as soon as new satsangs become available, you can join the mailing list. If not, simply check out this page from time to time and enjoy listening to the tapes. These open satsang recordings are complete for intensive satsang preparation.
 

 

A note from Dolano
“On the open satsang tapes, the answer to a question is always interconnected with

what I just said before; so I very much recommend that you listen to a whole tape.

If you focus on picking a question, my response to that question mostly will not be

that powerful and as well maybe you will not hear the real message.”

 

 

Listening to Dolano

Everything in this page is important. If it clicks with you, you'll be coming back for more. Take your time, this page is not going away. This page is complete in itself and prepares the listener for the last satsang. We will keep adding new recordings to this page from time to time.

If this is your first time listening to Dolano, you'll notice that she speaks with an accent and a colorful vocabulary of her own. Don't let that turn you off! You'll get used to it in ten minutes. Chances are you'll come to love Dolano English. It is the perfect language for Satsang. It does away with a lot of complications that have no place here because satsang is not philosophy. 

We won't try to explain the roar, the ringing bells, samsara, the wrong vision, the play of leela, the body lifestream, the bodymind, the beloved servant's mind, the laptop, the bookstore, make-surity, vocabulity, actom nice, sababa, graveyard, emotion-thoughts, "you have written many books"... Dolano speaks for herself. 

Note that the questions transcribed below only give a clue about the tracks, because Dolano often answers the assumptions behind a question rather than the question itself. 

Meditation Guidance By Dolano - With Pune birds

Mind loves to be in rest

Length: 14 min.
Music: Thum Nyatiti by Ayub Ogada
Producer: Srajano Prem
Picture: Gregory Colbert, ashes and snow

How did enlightenment happen to you?

Question: 

Could you talk about how you got enlightened? 

I read that in old times masters chose disciples carefully, and that the aura of the master supported the disciple's growth. I would like to know how it is with you. 

More recommended Satsangs with Dolano

Question : 

What do you mean by the 'Last Satsang' ?

Why is there so much suffering in the world ?

Listen to Dolano's answers to these and other questions.

Dolano talks about meditation, protecting nature, innocence and animals' right to live.

How can I be more playful?

Question:

"How can I be more playful? How can I maintain Meditation in daily life? And more questions…"

Why does staying in a state of no-thought take so much effort?

Question:

"Why does it take so much effort to hold this state of thoughtlessness, and why it is so easy to slip into thinking? It almost seems the mind's default setting to go into thinking and feelings and imagining."

Open Satsang - January 9th, 2013

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What is the real thing ?

Question:

"Dolano, I have heard that you are the real thing. What is the real thing? "

Open Satsang mixed with interview questions

On this tape a number of the questions were asked by an interviewer who was visiting. 

What is beyond understanding?

"Don't look for awareness, and then you will no more imagine as if there is no aware."

Open Satsang is not Comparable with the Last Satsang

Open Satsang is not Comparable with what is spoken and what happens in the Intensive Satsang, the Last Satsang.

Silencing my mind

Question: 

"I'm still looking outside to find a sign, a glimpse, something that can really move me. I'm looking outside and waiting for signs and powerful things to really help shift my mind and silence my mind."

Listen to Dolano's answers to this and other questions.

Many interesting questions

In this Satsang recording there are many questions asked by seekers. We have found these questions very interesting and beneficial.

No one here

Question:

"I've been listening to your open satsang tapes for months, and I've heard all of them three of four times now. The question that I have is that you say there is no "I", and there is no one here, there is no one home. So who showed up here, if this is true? Who or what is having all of these thoughts and these feelings and this experience? If there is nobody home, who is doing this?"

The last Satsang is the last effort

Dolano: 
"Humans are meant to awaken, for that reason any circumstance can be a wake up call…"

"Yes you can’t believe the good news, they are too good to be true... An opportunity for you to awaken, truly awaken…"

"On the spiritual path you are busy with not doing, but I say to you the Last Satsang is the Last effort, then after that there is no more a question of doing or not doing and not even a question of no effort. Your mind is freed…"  

Addicted to intense emotions

Question:

"I feel that over the years I've become addicted to intense emotions: adrenaline, excitement. I hear a lot about letting go, about being in the moment, etcaetera. And I feel that part of me feeling really alive is feeling quite "adrenalized", whether it's making love or jumping out of an aeroplane, whatever. But my body seems to have a huge kind of need for this rush, and I want to believe that I can still be very present and awakened and still have this intensity in my life, because it feel so good!"

Listen to Dolano's answers to this and other questions.

Dolano, what is your teaching?

A seeker persistently asks Dolano what her "teaching" is. A very helpful short tape that clears a lot of misunderstandings about what Dolano is doing. Guest appearances by Ramesh and Krishnamurti :)

Instant intimacy and no separation

Question:

Instant intimacy. "I'm wondering how the state of enlightenment affects relationships with other people". 

Question: 

Never separate. "I think I had the wrong perception of an enlightened state of being being separate from everyone, but it sounds like you actually feel more connected..." 

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Free of fear

Question:

"When I feel that meditation is deepening, I feel sometimes as if I'm coming close to death, and I encounter fear. Then the fear stops the meditation."

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The play of leela

Question:

"Recently I developed this acceptance for myself. And then I feel my mind is not as sharp as before, I don't analyze that much anymore. How can I face real life when I accept everything?"

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Mind is not your enemy, it longs for liberation

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Satori 

Question:

"I had an experience when I felt like I disappeared. There was no 'me', no outside. In this moment I was feeling so light, so in tune with everything. There was no more time, no more future, no more past. Usually I'm not aware of this. What is this experience?"

Listen to Dolano's answers to this and other questions.

Question: After liberation of mind can we use the mind sufficiently ?

What is the meaning of spontaneous answers. Sometime I am lost and I don’t know if I should listen to myself or if I should listen to others. What is the true nature of the mind? What is the function of the mind besides worrying? And more…”

I don’t really understand the point of waking up

Question: 

"Hi Dolano, I have been attending your Open Satsang for the last 3 years. I come regularly but I have not been able to make a decision about the Intensive Satsang. I keep thinking about it but I am not able to make a decision. Deep down I fear that I will lose something and I don’t know what. 

So, that fear is holding me back. I don’t know how to get the courage… That is my question."

What is that churning in my stomach?

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Mind is not your enemy, it longs for liberation

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Couples in constant conflict

Question: I would like to know what would you offer for couples that are in conflict, in constant conflict from a spiritual point of view. 

Believing and understanding is not knowing

There is all the difference between knowing and knowledge! 

About trust and fear

Question:

"Since I’m on the path I always lived with a big lack of love inside and I did many groups, many therapies. But still this big hole is here inside me and I feel that the key would be trusting in silence just to sit there and trust in the silent space that sometimes I felt inside.

But there are many moments in my life that the emotion is pushing so much, this big hole, this big lack of love, is pushing so much and I go like in shock, in a panic and it’s very difficult to sit and trust in the silence.

My question is, even if sometimes I felt the silence and the trust why is it so difficult to use this key inside me, the key of trusting?"

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There is no "In", no "Out"

Question:  

"I have a question about silence. I've been listening to your Satsangs, and as far as I understand, you talk about silence as silence on the inside. Because I'm a bit confused about silence on the outside and on the inside. I love both, I love to meditate, but I also love the silence on the outside."

Listen to Dolano's answers to this and other questions.

To know who am I is not enough

Dolano:

"To know who am I is not enough; if mind is not liberated there will be only arrogance." 

Guidance - Where do answers come from?

Question:

"When I don't know an answer, sometimes I feel that answers come to me from outside: either through synchronicity, through people, or when I do tarot, or through numbers... I feel that it helps me, but on the other hand there's a thin line between imagination and really tapping into guidance. What is your perspective on that?"

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Your nature is already safe

Question:

"Why is it so easy for me to let go when I'm here in front of you, but so difficult to let go when I'm alone?"

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Close to truth is still far away

Question:

"Is there something to help clean the emotion body? Yesterday, my emotion body had so much emotion and crying, because something touched me very deeply. After I felt very quiet, no story, no drama. I don't feel pain. I'm very WOW."

Listen to Dolano's answers to this and other questions.

People that are frustrated with the path

Question:

"I’m sick and tired of everything - enlightenment, meditation. I find myself recently going back into ego a lot more and still being unsatisfied with that. It’s just… I don’t know where I am…"

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Beyond feeling good or bad

Question:

"I'm doing Vipassana meditation daily in the morning for 25 to thirty minutes. One day we feel very nice, the next day somebody says something to us, we're disturbed. After one or two days, again we feel very nice. Why is this going on?"

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Esoteric and spiritual best

Question: Esoteric: "Would you have practical advice to get to this clarity?" 

Question: Spiritual best:
 "Where is love in all of this? The concept and the feeling. 'God is love', you know, we hear this message a lot." 

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Meditation & The nature of the mind

Question: Can you talk about meditation?

Is there a particular time everyday when it's beneficial to meditate, and how long?

In intensive satsang do you just have question-answer time? What is intensive? Is it just you sharing?

Listen to Dolano's answers to this and other questions.

About Enlightenment

Question:

"I have been for many years on the path, doing spiritual practices. There has not been much progress if any. My approach is lukewarm. I desire freedom but not very intensely. What can I do to increase this intensity?"

Question:

"What is enlightenment according to you?

Do you think every human being is born enlightened but we are not aware of it?"

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Question: 

"I don't know how to make a decision in my life. I want to know what is true. But now I will go back to my country. I'm very confused.

"What is the true nature of the mind?"

Listen to Dolano's answers to this and other questions.