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S2 Ep9 Madhuri Santanam Sondhi | How can you live to be extraordinarily blissed & peaceful at 90 years old?

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“If you meditate and you become calm and are at peace with the world, then you can arrive at an answer to the problem that is worrying you.” 

Today’s enlightening conversation with Philosopher Madhuri Santanam Sondhi is a total privilege. At nearly 90 years old, she’s lived an extraordinary life. Madhuri has spent her life as a devoted wife to a celebrated politician, a mother to two children and also an Independent Research Scholar.  She has a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh and diplomas from the Universities of Oxford and London. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research. Friends with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for six-plus decades and a total devotee of her beloved Guru Swami Shyam. 

Madhuri illuminates this episode with her wisdom, sweetness and delightfulness. 

Here’s what we touch on: 

➖07:55 Madhuri’s search for her Guru & finally meeting him 

➖11:39 What no one ever taught you 

➖22:22 Inner peace, social peace, political peace

➖26:25 Peace and Oneness

➖32:30 Spiritual outlook to deal with problems 

➖37:17 Crisis as a great teacher

➖52:45 What happens to the mind in meditation 

It is my wish for us all that we have such peace and settledness in us at 90 years old. This conversation exemplifies the power of oneness possible between two people regardless of age or background when tuned into the Self. 

With love and oneness, 


Thanks for listening, you beautiful soul! 


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About Bobbi

I'm Bobbi, a very curious yogi! I’m also into exploring nature all around the world, creating epic vegan feasts, and apart from being on my yoga mat, I’m happiest when I’m disco dancing my way back to the 70’s!



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A Curious Yogi 

I’m really excited that you’ve made it here! So, what’s my mission? It’s to support you in uncovering your highest Self and living an expanded everyday life. It’s my mission because I spent 14 years as a lost, addicted, and depressed yogi. And, it wasn’t until I began to put tender, love and care into my daily personal practice, sadhana, that I began to unfold that state of bliss, which is Yog. 

I’m here as your guide, and your friend, to help you integrate hath yog, pranaayam, meditation & yogic wisdom into your daily life so you can blossom too. 

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