A New Podcast Series with Chris Hargrove 

We are happy to announce a new podcast series with Chris Hargrove on the sacredness of dying. In this first episode, listen to Monika Penukonda Taylor interview Chris about this extraordinary field of work. 


We celebrate birth and then we deny death. The beauty and the joy that attend birth can also attend death, but we have lost sight of that. It’s in our grasp to reclaim that…that's what the vast majority of people who work in hospice are trying to do…changing the way that we handle that transition. For our friends, our family, our community and the people who come in front of us.



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Chris Hargrove

is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Sai Shakti Healer in private practice at Four Flames Healing in Asheville, NC. Chris has worked in behavioral health for over 20 years and spent 11 years in Hospice at the bedside where he learned first hand the blessings of being present to the dying and their loved ones. These lessons are enriched by nine years of direct study with Sri Kaleshwar and his revelations about the true mechanisms of healing grief, loss, and heartbreak Chris is available for in-person and remote Sai Shakti Healing sessions and counseling. To learn more please visit:



Monika of Penukonda

is a spiritual teacher, master healer, and sacred feminist. Author of a modern rendering of the "Sri Sai Satcharitra", "The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba” and “Kaleshwar"; editor of “The Real Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ” and "Shirdi Sai Baba, The Universal Master."

The siddha master Sri Kaleshwar said of her, “Monika belongs to the Divine Mother feet. She is a Divine Ma on the planet. She’ll walk and give a lot of wisdom and clarity to bloom wisdom. This lady will bless millions of people on the planet. She’s going to do it.”










  1. Before I moved to the Virgin Islands and worked in the marine industry,I worked for seventeen years in hospice and home health. The reason I got into this was that where I lived, in Calistoga in the Napa Valley, there was a large senior population, but very little home-based health care. These were the days before corporate health care, which in my opinion, has pretty much destroyed health care in California and probably the nation.

    Anyway, I digress. I always made a strong connection with my clients, they were friends and sometimes became like family. Most of them just needed help for a short period of time while they recovered from one thing or another. But some of these souls were making their transition, making their next step into death. Each one of these souls managed to let me know, after they did pass, that they were 100% in great shape, happy, all was well and not to worry. From these experiences, six or seven of them, I understood that death was not the end. Death is nothing to fear. Actually, no biggie!

  2. This is awesome.

  3. Thank you, Chris for sharing your wisdom and experiences.

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