Siddha Yoga Audio Satsang
in Celebration of Baba Muktananda’s Birthday

April 1, 2024

Dear reader,

As a student on the Siddha Yoga path, I am often inspired by the play between constancy and newness in my life and sadhana. Sitting for meditation each morning, I take delight in the ever-new discoveries I make as I travel within. Watching the steady rhythms of nature’s cycles, I’m uplifted and refreshed by the uniqueness of each dawn. In the same way, as part of the yearly calendar of Siddha Yoga celebrations, each of the teaching and learning events ushers in a new chapter in my life, illumined by the Gurus’ teachings.

One of the satsangs I look forward to with great anticipation every year is the Siddha Yoga Audio Satsang in Celebration of Baba Muktananda’s Birthday. For this year’s satsang, I am honored to be the meditation teacher.

This satsang in celebration of Baba’s birthday is a tradition initiated by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda in 2008, the year of Baba’s 100th birthday. Each May, when I participate in the satsang, Baba’s voice and timeless wisdom anchor me in the peace and love that are within me and provide fresh direction for my life.

This year, 2024, the title of the Siddha Yoga Audio Satsang in Celebration of Baba Muktananda’s Birthday is:

Illuminations of the Self

During the audio satsang, you will listen to a recording of a talk by Baba from Shakti Punja, the Siddha Yoga archives. By listening to Baba give his teachings, we learn not only from the meaning of his words but also from the sound vibrations of Baba’s voice, which contain his shakti and grace.

In the satsang, I will lead you in reflecting on Baba’s teachings; you will engage in a dharana, meditate, and chant Baba’s name with our beloved Guru, Gurumayi.

The audio satsang, which is approximately two and a half hours in length, will be available on the Siddha Yoga path website for the entire month of May—from May 1 to May 31—as well as in many Siddha Yoga Ashrams, meditation centers, and chanting and meditation groups around the world.

You can click here to register.

Please join me in this satsang to study Baba Muktananda’s profound teachings, to experience his grace, and to celebrate his beneficent, life-transforming presence in this world.

My warm regards,


Shakti Butler
Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher