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Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour: Australia 2014
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Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour: Australia 2014

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I think the Chanting Tour was very successful and you could really tell how much the people in Australia enjoyed the chanting. I think Gurumayi’s intention has been fulfilled.

an 11-year-old Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

One evening, I made an announcement at the Siddha Yoga meditation center about the Chanting Tour. During the announcement, while I was sharing about the places where the Tour has been, I was reminded of the palkhi procession that goes from Alandi, the birth place of Saint Jnaneshwar, to Pandharpur.

Thousands of pilgrims make a pilgrimage on foot, chanting the Lord's name all the way. Their hearts are filled with intense longing, love, and devotion as they eagerly look forward to having darshan of the Lord. This tradition has existed for more than 700 years. Every year when the palkhi is moving from one destination to another, there is excitement in the air among devotees, an eagerness to know where it has reached. I felt the same joy and enthusiasm in myself and in the satsang participants, while I was sharing about the destinations of the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour in Australia!

Thank you, Gurumayiji.

a Siddha Yogi from Pune, India

I often evaluate the effectiveness of my sadhana and my level of spiritual expansion by how patient I am with a certain relative.  Through the years, my progress has been very slow but steady—little by little, step by step. However, I have noticed that since the Chanting Tour began, my baby steps have picked up pace and I can feel my flower of patience opening up,petal by petal!

Thank you, Gurumayi, for the precious gift of the Chanting Tour!

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

The two Chanting Satsangs at the NIDA Parade Theatre in Sydney were unique events: a beautiful theater setting, an accomplished live music ensemble, Siddha Yoga teachings and explorations on mantra and sound, the resonant Aum of the didgeridoo invoking and offering blessings to the indigenous people of the great southern land, and vivid stories about the history of Siddha Yoga chanting. And when we chanted, we all contributed to creating celestial sounds! All of this was permeated by Gurumayi’s loving presence. Bravo!

Thank you so much, Gurumayi, for inspiring this historical and inspired event.

a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia

I was hosting a Chanting Satsang at the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Sydney during the Chanting Tour. We were chanting Jaya Jaya Shiva Shambho as people entered the hall, and as the hall filled up, the chanting increased in intensity. Suddenly I began to feel nervous. I remembered at that moment to invoke grace, but I wasn't quite sure how to do it. Then I started to listen intently to the chant, a practice we had learned about earlier in the week. As I did this, almost immediately, I experienced that Gurumayi wasn't far away; her grace was manifest in the chant and in the chanting, which enveloped me—the sound was all around me and through me. I felt calm and reassured—an experience that lasted as I offered hosting seva throughout the sublime night we had here in Sydney.

Thank you, Gurumayi!

a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia