Information about
Sweet Surprise
Live Stream from Shree Muktananda Ashram

Sweet Surprise 2019 via Live Stream from Shree Muktananda Ashram will be held on January 1, 2019. The first part of the Sweet Surprise will be audio with visual images, and the second part will be video. The live stream begins at 10:00 a.m. (8:30 pm India time) and concludes at approximately 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (USA).

Sweet Surprise will take place in the Universal Hall via the Siddha Yoga path website. You can also participate at a Siddha Yoga Ashram, meditation center, or chanting and meditation group near you.

1. General Information

  • What is Sweet Surprise?
  • Sweet Surprise is a Global Siddha Yoga Satsang that is held on New Year's Day. In Sweet Surprise 2019, participants will receive Gurumayi Chidvilasananda's Message for the year.

  • Is there visual content in Sweet Surprise?
  • Yes. Please ensure that you are able to see any visuals that will be a part of the satsang.

  • How long is the satsang available?
  • Sweet Surprise 2019 Webcast will be available on the Siddha Yoga path India website from Wednesday, 2nd January 2019.

  • In what languages is the satsang available?
  • The satsang will be available on the Siddha Yoga path India website in English and Hindi.

  • Once I've registered for the webcast, how much time do I have to complete it?
  • You have 24 hours, from 12:00 am till 11:59 pm, to complete the event on your registered participation date. This period allows ample time to participate in the satsang with pauses, as well as additional buffer time in case you encounter any technical difficulties.
    NOTE: The live stream on January 1st 2019 will only be available from 8:30 pm IST until the conclusion of the live stream.

  • How do I prepare for Sweet Surprise?
  • Participate in an event titled Preparation for Sweet Surprise (Hindi) (For English Click Here), and listen to a talk “The Power of Listening to Learn – the Power of Learning to Listen”. Both, the event and the talk are available via webcast on the Siddha Yoga path website and in Siddha Yoga meditation centers and chanting and meditation centers.

2. Location Information
  • Where can I participate?
  • Participate online via live stream or at a participating location.

  • Can I register online to participate at a location?
  • No, online registration is only for participation on a personal computer. Contact the location where you wish to participate for local registration details.

  • How do I find the location closest to my home?
  • See the list of participating locations.

  • How do I register to participate at a location?
  • Contact the location where you wish to participate.

3. Audio Webcast Information

  • May I invite friends to participate in the live stream in my home?
  • You may invite as many people as you like, as long as they have all registered. You may register all the participants on your computer, or they may register at home on their own computers and participate with you. If they register at home, it is your responsibility as the host to ensure that everyone has paid the registration fee. Please request that they bring their confirmation e-mail.

4. Live Audio Stream and Audio Webcast Technical Details

  • Is there a recommended browser for the live audio stream and audio webcast?
  • The recommended internet browsers are Firefox and Google Chrome.

    — Please make sure you have the latest versions of both these browsers installed on your device so that you can test which browser works best for your streaming.

  • Is there a recommended internet speed for participating in the live stream?
  • The minimum recommended internet speed is 4 Mbps.

  • The timer on the player is moving but I don't hear any sound. What should I do?
  • Check that the speakers are turned on and the volume is up. Also check that the audio settings in your computer or mobile device are not muted.

  • What should I do if the Live Stream does not start or is breaking up?
  • You may need to refresh your browser by pressing the following key(s):
    — Press F5 if you have a Windows computer.
    — Press Cmd+R if you have an Apple computer.

  • How do I change the visual quality of the streaming?

  • The visual quality of the live stream will be automatically adjusted according to your internet bandwidth.  However, if you want to change the visual quality of the stream, click on the settings icon tool icon in the lower right corner of the player. Choose a higher resolution if the still images are flickering, and choose a lower quality if the stream stops or does not load properly.

    The quality selection only influences the visual quality; the audio quality is the same for all settings.