Tuesday, October 4, 2022
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Baba Muktananda’s Lunar Mahasamadhi, a Siddha Yoga satsang will be held via live video stream from the Bhagavan Nityananda Temple in Shree Muktananda Ashram.
You are welcome to participate in this satsang, which will be available on the Siddha Yoga path website.
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon eastern daylight time (USA)
On October 2, the day of Baba’s solar mahasamadhi
, as I prepared to pray and meditate in front of my puja
, I felt that Baba was present and watching everything. It felt like an awakening of sorts as I realized that I usually go through my daily practices of invoking my Gurus’ presence without recognizing their presence as real
. Since then, I have been feeling the presence of my Gurus. I feel a deeper connection with them. I feel loved and blessed.
When Baba’s words “I am here” appeared on the screen during the satsang
, I felt it was a confirmation of my experience.
New Delhi, India
On October 8 the local Siddha Yoga community celebrated the 40th anniversary of Baba Muktananda’s mahasamadhi
with a satsang
. This was our first satsang
after two years of the pandemic. My heart was filled with love and gratitude. I rediscovered my community! I saw Siddha Yogis whom I have known for a long time and with whom I have a deep bond of affection. I was filled with emotion. I am anticipating the satsang
in the Universal Hall with great excitement.
San Giorgio a Cremano, Italy
On the morning of October 9, I woke up very early and saw the full moon from my bedside window. I felt grateful and excited, and my first thought was “The live video stream satsang
I offered my pranam
to the moon, which for me was Baba ji’s moon, and I took a picture to share with my family.
As I waited for the satsang
I listened to the chant Om namo Bhagavate Muktananda
and felt Baba watching me from the moon.
New Jersey, United State
Here in Canada, we are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend. My heart is overflowing with thanks for the gift of this satsang on the same weekend!
West Vancouver, Canada
As I was admiring the golden envelope honoring Baba’s Lunar Mahasamadhi and sealed by a peacock feather, I asked myself the question, “What does this envelope contain?” The answer that sprang to my mind was “The Self!“
To open the envelope, so to speak, I decided to contemplate dharana 9 of the Vijnana Bhairava. This contemplation reminded me that the source of my five senses, like the inside circle of a peacock feather, is nothing but absolute Reality, supreme Consciousness, pervading the universe.
Just as a prism reveals the colors emanating from pure light, my heart reveals the world through my senses. When I am established in the purity of the heart, I find the deep contentment of the Self.
I am so excited in anticipation of the satsang in honor of Baba’s 40th Mahasamadhi! Over the last week or so I have been reading many shares of Siddha Yogis’ experiences of the night of October 2, 1982, when Baba took mahasamadhi. I was born just one year later, in 1983. By reading these shares, I get to experience directly their love for Baba and Baba’s love for all his students.
Now I’m looking forward to continuing this experience of love as we come together in satsang in the Universal Hall, in the sacred presence of the Masters of the Siddha Yoga lineage.
This morning, Bade Baba as a young man, sitting in a lotus position, appeared in my meditation. I was swimming in the sweetness and love coming from his eyes. This image then faded into an image of his murti in the Temple at Shree Muktananda Ashram. I saw myself in the Temple having his darshan with Gurumayi, immersed in golden love. I experienced and understood that we are all connected in the inner temple of the Heart—beyond time, space, and circumstances.
After meditation I was so grateful for this darshan
. First I received the inner invitation to be in the Temple; then I opened the Siddha Yoga path website and received the outer invitation! I accept it with all of my heart and look forward to being in the Temple for Baba’s Lunar Mahasamadhi.
During this time, many people have been sharing their experiences of being in Gurudev Siddha Peeth—and elsewhere around the world—during the period when Baba Muktananda took mahasamadhi on October 2, 1982. It has been profound for me to read about the immense love people had for him, as well as to experience it through their narratives. It has been incredible to read about how their heart filled with love upon his passing and how many knew and still know that he is with them. It has also been wonderful to hear of Gurumayi’s lovingly holding people in her heart during that time and sustaining them with her love as well.
I can still feel Gurumayi’s devotion to Baba and to us in every satsang. For all these reasons, I am so excited to be able to attend this satsang and am looking forward to it with great joy.
Delaware, United States
As my eyes took in this golden invitation, I felt I was swimming in an ocean of bliss. Just then an image of a cornucopia flashed in my mind—a symbol of abundance and nourishment. I feel so grateful that my life is so abundantly nourished with Shri Guru’s eternal love, generosity, and grace.
Ville St. Laurent, Canada
When I heard about this satsang in honor of Baba’s Lunar Mahasamadhi, I felt so happy! Yesterday, my breathing changed and I feel like we are all breathing as one—in sync—as if everyone in the Siddha Yoga sangham is breathing So’ham, Hamsa, Om Guru Om, Om Namah Shivaya.
May our sadhana uplift and inspire the entire world.
Texas, United States
As I contemplated my intention for participating in this momentous satsang on the occasion of Baba’s 40th Mahasamadhi, what arose for me was—family.
I can’t wait to be in the Universal Hall with so many lovers of God—all focused on Baba, who began his Meditation Revolution and who brought “the secret of the Siddhas” to the entire world. I can’t wait to bathe in the experience of honoring Baba’s supreme obedience and discipleship to his own beloved Guru, Bhagavan Nityananda.
I can’t wait for Gurumayi’s grace as she continues to teach me the deepest meaning of family—the human family and all the forms of universal brotherhood, sisterhood, fatherhood—all these relations built on love and respect, and how to put all this into practice.
Washington, United States
I am looking forward to this satsang honoring Baba Muktananda’s 40th Lunar Mahasamadhi. Where I live, the trees are also preparing as they are changing colors daily into bright yellow, orange, and red. My eyes light up and my heart opens as nature celebrates Baba in this way.
As the moon is getting close to its fullness, there is an amazing ring of light around it just as there was on the full-moon night of October 2, 1982. This light fills the world with its blessings.
Massachusetts, United States
When I saw the beautiful invitation to the Siddha Yoga Satsang in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of Baba Muktananda’s Lunar Mahasamadhi, the peacock feather on the envelope reminded me of one of my first walks in the gardens of Gurudev Siddha Peeth in India. At that time, the beautiful gardens were also home to free-roaming peacocks, which for me gave the place a fairy-tale touch.
One day I came across a white peacock fully displaying its tail feathers. I was totally fascinated by the beauty, purity, and grace of this magnificent creature. The rustling of its feathers created an energy flow of joy in me. I felt as if Baba was standing before me in the form of this white peacock to shower me with his grace.