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What Is Siddha Yoga

Rooted in the wisdom of India's ancient sages, scholars, and philosophers, Siddha Yoga meditation welcomes people of all faiths and cultures, teaching that divinity lies within each human being. If you are new to Siddha Yoga meditation, we offer you a special welcome!

The Siddha Yoga path is one of inner transformation enlivened by the grace of a living Siddha master, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. The Siddha Yoga path was founded by Gurumayi's predecessor and Guru, Swami Muktananda, affectionately known as Baba. Swami Muktananda's emblematic teaching is: "Meditate on your own Self. Worship your Self. Respect your Self. God dwells within you as you."

When we long to recapture feelings of satisfaction and joy, we tend to look outside ourselves for answers. The Siddha masters tell us that what we seek already lies within us as our inner Self. Every human heart is the home of the divine, where love is revealed as our own true nature. The Siddha Yoga practices enable us to turn within and discover what lies inside our own hearts. Through the Siddha Yoga master's grace and the student's own steady effort, students realize the divinity within themselves and in the world around them.

Gurumayi inspires and beckons seekers around the world to experience the intelligence of their own hearts. We encourage you to learn more about the Siddha Yoga path — the philosophy, scriptural tradition, and spiritual practices. Also, you may sign up to stay in touch with what is happening throughout the global community of Siddha Yoga ashrams, centers, and meditation and chanting groups. And lastly, we warmly invite you participate with us in whatever way you would like — through seva or dakshina, or by exploring any of the wide variety of events and activities offered.


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