April 22, 2023

Dear reader,

Today is Earth Day, a day first observed in the United States of America in 1970 to bring attention to the impact that people have on the earth. Throughout the world, people make time on this day to honor Mother Earth—to recognize and protect that which sustains all life. On the Siddha Yoga path, we have learned from Gurumayi Chidvilasananda to tune in to nature: to listen to what a tree is conveying to you, to read the eyes of an animal, to watch the movements of the sand, and—especially in the month of May—to look for signs.

Gurumayi has taught us to look, in particular, for signs of Baba Muktananda. Some years ago in a satsang, Gurumayi had shared that she would see the letter M in the clouds, most notably during the months of May, when Baba was born; August, when Baba received divya diksha; and October, when Baba took mahasamadhi. And now, ever since Gurumayi opened our eyes to this experience, we have been seeing the letter M in the world around us all year long!

On the Siddha Yoga path we celebrate Baba’s grace and wisdom every day of our lives, and we especially love to celebrate his birthday. In two weeks, on the full moon of Friday, May 5, it will be Baba Muktananda’s lunar birthday. Let’s celebrate Baba’s birthday together—in a Siddha Yoga satsang via live video stream. In this satsang, which will begin at 10:00 a.m. New York time, we’ll recite Shri Guru Gita, chant Baba’s name, and meditate.

I’m looking forward to experiencing Baba’s bliss with all of you in the Siddha Yoga Universal Hall on May 5!

In celebration,


Meera Laube Szapiro