I was fortunate to be at the final satsang
in the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Sydney with Gurumayi on her teachings visit in 1997. I was one of the tour managers and on that day I was overseeing the overflow room. Hundreds of people had come to be with Gurumayi.
As the satsang
began, I was told that the distribution audio feed to the overflow room was not working. When Gurumayi was informed of this situation, she made a gesture—she raised her hands and moved them toward her heart, inviting everyone in the main hall to move forward. This created enough room for everyone from the overflow room to move comfortably into the main hall.
This morning, as I was singing the Kundalini Stavaha
in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple in the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland, I had a vision of Gurumayi. She was once again gesturing us to move closer, moving her hands toward her heart, inviting us all to the Global Live Audio Stream Satsang, Chanting Creates a Paradise in this World
. Gurumayi has created a Universal Hall—with room for us all.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
I play in a symphony orchestra and for three weeks in March, we were touring in Europe to give concerts. It was amazing to be able to follow the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour on my tiny smart-phone screen! In the mornings I would recite Shri Guru Gita in my hotel room, read shares and Tour Reports, and view radiant photos from the tour.
I was entranced by Swami Indirananda's report of the Shri Guru Gita Recitation that was held on March 16 to send blessings for the Chanting Tour. I remember chanting Jaya Jaya Shiva Shambho in my room in Madrid as my heart so wanted to join in! I felt connected and inspired throughout my own smaller tour.
A thousand thanks to Gurumayi. And thank you to the sangham in Australia and to the website team!
a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada
I was in the hall of the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Sydney in 1997 when Gurumayi said that in the future there would be chanting tours. She also said that people would remember the goal.
I was at the Ashram in Sydney on Tuesday night, April 15, 2014, when we chanted Kali Durge. It was scintillating with rasa. Now, in the afterglow of Kali Durge, I still feel remarkably soft and benevolent.
To anyone in Sydney who hasn't yet booked their reservation in the hall for the Global Live Audio Stream Satsang, or anyone around the globe who has not yet registered for the live audio stream online, I would say to you, "Remember the goal."
a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia