January 3, 2022

Dear reader,

Happy New Year!

Just a couple of days ago, on January 1, we were blessed to participate in Sweet Surprise and receive Gurumayi Chidvilasananda’s Message for 2022. And today, I want to share with you that we will continue to ride the wave of the shakti by participating in another Siddha Yoga satsang.

It was on January 7, 1972, that Baba Muktananda established the morning recitation of Shri Guru Gita as part of the Ashram Daily Schedule. This was a pivotal moment in the lives of seekers on the Siddha Yoga path—and an incredibly exciting one, too. The regular study and recitation of Shri Guru Gita transformed everyone’s understanding of who the Guru is.

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary—the golden anniversary—of the recitation of Shri Guru Gita on the Siddha Yoga path. I know that many of you have a longstanding practice of reciting Shri Guru Gita; your copy of Shri Guru Gita may have even become one of your most cherished belongings. Others of you may have more recently discovered your connection to Shri Guru Gita and your love of reciting it. For all of us who have benefited from reciting these sacred mantras and who have come to understand the power of our recitation and its fruits, this is a most meaningful and joyous anniversary to celebrate.

I am very pleased, therefore, to invite you to honor this golden anniversary by participating in Siddha Yoga satsang. During the satsang, we will be reciting Shri Guru Gita together. When we collectively recite Shri Guru Gita, the power of our recitation is amplified; the fruits of our recitation become that much more manifest and manifold.

The satsang will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST on Friday, January 7, and it will be held via live video stream on the Siddha Yoga path website. For those of you who are unable to participate at this time, the satsang will be available on the website for a few days afterward.

With warm regards,


Carlos del Cueto