Siddha Yoga Path in India


The Siddha Yoga Teachings
Imagine looking at the world you live in, and recognizing divinity in everything you see and everyone you meet.

Imagine facing every situation in your life with the unwavering strength and delight that come from the certainty of the divine presence within you.

The Siddha Yoga teachings assert that this attainment is not only possible, it is our birthright.

The goal of the Siddha Yoga path is Self-realisation -- the unceasing experience of unity with God. Within each of us, behind the mind, the body, the ego, is a divine power. We practice yoga to recognise this divine power, the Self, and harmonise all our actions, thoughts, and words with it.

The key to this divine vision of ourselves and the world is Shaktipat, or spiritual awakening. When we receive shaktipat, we gain entry to our inner spiritual realms. Then, through our practices, our own spiritual awareness unfolds.

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, as head of the Siddha Yoga lineage, continues a sacred tradition of making shaktipat available to seekers. Under the guidance of her teachings, Siddha Yoga students embrace the spiritual practices of yoga including meditation, chanting, contemplation and study, and selfless service, as the means to the goal of Self-realisation.

The Siddha Yoga teachings spring from the timeless scriptural traditions of Kashmir Shaivism and Vedanta, as well as from the experience of the enlightened Siddha masters. If you are new to Siddha Yoga meditation, a guide to the spiritual journey called Where Are You Going? by Swami Muktananda, and the video Entering the Heart are great starting points. You can order the book and the video from the Bookstore.