Families from around the world visit Shree Muktananda Ashram to offer seva in support of the SYDA Foundation. While staying in the Ashram with their families, children and young adults learn about the Siddha Yoga teachings and practices, including chanting, meditation, seva, dakshina, and hatha yoga. They often listen to stories from the scriptures of India and express these stories in creative play. They also share what they have learned through art and musical activities. The children enjoy offering seva, such as baking cookies and gardening. The young adults often offer seva supporting the younger children to learn and serve, along with learning skills in SYDA Foundation departments, such as multimedia and music.

This gallery shows some of the many ways that young Siddha Yogis learn about and experience the Siddha Yoga teachings.

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I look at these beautiful photos and think how fortunate these children are to have been born into such a loving, inclusive, beneficent path.”
 
Then, I think, “Wow! And how fortunate I am!”
 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

I always like the gallery called "Learning and Serving"—since the youngsters express a fresh spirit, which brings me happiness.  
 
When I opened the gallery today, I was completely surprised to see Gurumayi in the photos. In the next moment I found myself laughing along with the whole group. It felt like I was part of the group. The laughter seemed to be present all around me. When I noticed the petals on Lake Nityananda, I had a sense that the whole lake was laughing too! What a happy treat!
 
Happy Gurupurnima!

a Siddha Yogi from Hindelang, Germany

Lately, I have been drawn to see the divine presence in all outer life. And this was shown to me so beautifully and wonderfully in this group artwork and the children who created it, so full of love and shakti. It expresses so creatively how we all belong to one Heart.

a Siddha Yogi from Kentucky, USA

When I see the images of the children in the Nityananda Temple, I feel stillness in my heart. My inward breath reminds me of Gurumayi's Message, and I feel as if I am a bird flying in the sky of love.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi.

a Siddha Yogi from Mansa, India

My heart fills with love when I see children coming together to enjoy various activities—and learning through the process. And it gives me immense joy to see children engage in practices like darshan.

a Siddha Yogi from Bikaner, India 

Viewing the photos of young Siddha Yogis in the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple, I was moved by their devotion. I was drawn inward to my own heart, into a state of meditation.

a Siddha Yogi from New Jersey, USA

My heart feels so much love and is so pleased to know that this young generation is utterly blessed by having the sacred Siddha Yoga path to follow. 
Every day I thank Gurumayi for her infinite love for children, and for the way photos like these remind us of how beautiful, simple, and fun life can be.

a Siddha Yogi from Mexico City, Mexico