A Dharana for Gurupurnima
The Siddha Yoga practice of dharana, or focused meditation on a chosen image, has the power to connect one immediately to one’s own heart. We invite you to incorporate the following dharana into your daily meditation, as a devotional practice in honor of Gurupurnima.
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As I envisioned the beautiful Gurupurnima
full moon in the dharana
, it became a lighthouse beacon, illuminating the vast ocean of Consciousness with its guiding rays.
My husband and I received shaktipat
at the Gurupurnima
Intensive in Oakland 38 years ago. I say with great gratitude to our Guru, that it never ceases to amaze me how each experience on the Siddha Yoga path is always fresh and new.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA
As soon as the dharana
began, I experienced a strong energy rising from the base of my spine to the crown of my head. Then I saw an image of Baba sitting on a mountaintop, wrapped in a woolen blanket. “Remember the Guru,” is the thought that came to me. This will be my intention for the month of Guru Purnima.
a Siddha Yogi from Georgia, USA
On the inhalation I had an experience. As the moon’s nectarean light caressed my being, I was shown the way back home. A profound contentment and sense of gratitude filled my heart.
On the exhalation, as I released the moonlight into the universe, I had an insight into the Guru principle—recognizing God, the Guru and my inner Self as one and the same.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for your all-pervading light and grace.
a Siddha Yogi from Punta del Este, Argentina