A Sweet Surprise 2014

Commonly Asked Questions about A Sweet Surprise


General Information

Registration Information

Audio Webcast Information

Audio Webcast Technical Information

Cancellation Policy


General Information

What is A Sweet Surprise?

A Sweet Surprise is a Global Siddha Yoga Satsang held each year on New Year's Day. In A Sweet Surprise 2014, participants received Gurumayi Chidvilasananda's Message for the year. A Sweet Surprise was held as a Live Audio Stream from Shree Muktananda Ashram on January 1 and is now available again, as an Audio Webcast, from August 1-31.

What is the length of the satsang?

Approximately 3 hours.

How long is the satsang available?

The satsang is available from August 1-31.

In what languages is the satsang available?

The satsang is available in English.

How do I prepare for A Sweet Surprise?

Participate in an event called Preparation for A Sweet Surprise, which is available via webcast on the Siddha Yoga path website.

Registration Information

Where can I participate?

You can participate online via Audio Webcast.


Audio Webcast Information

Until what time and date will the Audio Webcast be available?

Until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

How many times can I participate in A Sweet Surprise once I have registered?

Registration allows you to participate in A Sweet Surprise once. To participate multiple times, register and pay the fee each time.

Can I invite friends to participate in the Audio Webcast in my home?

You may invite as many people as you like, as long as they have all registered. You can register all the participants on your computer, or they can 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.

Can I participate in the Audio Webcast on a different computer from the one I registered on?

Yes, you can participate on any computer. To launch A Sweet Surprise, click on the Sign In link in the top right corner of the Siddha Yoga path homepage (www.siddhayoga.org) and sign in with the same username and password that you used to register.

Audio Webcast Information

Can I pause the Audio Webcast?

Yes, you can pause the Audio Webcast.

Once I’ve begun the Audio Webcast, how much time do I have to complete it?

You have 24 hours to complete the event after you have clicked on the “launch” button. 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.


Cancellation Policy

What is the cancellation policy for participation on a personal computer?

To cancel your registration, please e-mail webcastservices@syda.org. The full fee will be refunded if the event has not been launched and the request for a refund is made while registration is open (until 11:59 p.m. New York time on August 31, 2014).