Learning and Serving
Young Siddha Yogis Practicing the Siddha Yoga Teachings 
Shree Muktananda Ashram, Summer 2014

 
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The natural tenderness and sweetness of the children and Gurumayi’s tenderness and delight with them, all bring me in touch with the natural tenderness of my own heart, and my longing to stay connected with this awareness.

Thank you to the photographers who capture these precious moments. Thank you to the editors who select them for our pleasure and upliftment.

Thank you to Gurumayi, whose graceful hand and tender embrace support us all.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

I love seeing these beautiful children experiencing the richness of every aspect of our path. They are experiencing the holiness of the Temple, learning to offer so many kinds of seva, and becoming sadhana buddies who will support each other for decades.

Seeing them strengthens my resolve to take care of my own resources—including my health—so that I can continue to offer seva and dakshina. I want to do whatever I can to sustain the path so it will be available for these children and future generations.

a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA

This post makes my heart sing and soar! I am grateful for the emphasis being placed on the Siddha Yoga legacy, and I feel a call to action rise up within me since I have two children who are represented by this gathering.
 
My children love reading these posts, seeing some of their friends, connecting with Bade Baba, and having Gurumayi's darshan. We talk about what it means for them to be a part of the Siddha Yoga legacy. As we were talking yesterday, my daughter immediately came up with some ideas for meditation instructions that could be used in Siddha Yoga programs for young people.
 
I feel a sense of enormous gratitude and the duty to carry forward the Siddha Yoga legacy in my own parenting and participation on the Siddha Yoga path. What an amazing life we get to live!

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

My heart was flooded with gratitude as I viewed this slide show. Memories of my time in Shree Muktananda Ashram with my children many years ago were triggered by these pictures. I had the distinct sensation of being there in the Ashram, and I knew with absolute certainty that all the blessings I had received were not a memory of the past but rather an infusion of love and grace that blesses my life every day. I feel such an abundance of gratitude for Gurumayi and her endlessly unfolding grace in my life.

a Siddha Yogi from Florida, USA

When I looked at all the pictures of the children, I began to feel so happy and my heart opened wide with a big broad smile.  I remembered in Gurudev Siddha Peeth years ago, on my last day in the Ashram, I went to Bade Baba's statue in the courtyard and was crying because I was worried I would miss him so much once I left. Very gently and subtly, I received these words from Bade Baba: "Don't worry. Whenever you look for me, you will find me in the children."

a Siddha Yogi from Hawaii, USA