Ways to Practice Dakshina

Dakshina is a core practice on the Siddha Yoga path and a part of Siddha Yoga sadhana and studentship.

In the practice of dakshina, Siddha Yogis make monetary offerings to the Guru. This practice is rooted in an ancient tradition of honoring the Guru, the source of grace and the highest knowledge, through giving. Dakshina is offered without specifying its use or expecting personal gain.

Siddha Yogis offer dakshina

  • With regularity and discipline by participating in the Siddha Yoga Monthly Dakshina Practice
  • During darshan in a Siddha Yoga Ashram, meditation center, or chanting and meditation group
  • In honor of Siddha Yoga holidays, teaching and learning events, and occasions of personal significance
  • At all ages and as a family by including their children in the practice, speaking about the practice with them, and engaging in the practice together.

How to make offerings

The SYDA Foundation is the vehicle for receiving dakshina offered by Siddha Yogis outside of India. The charitable trust of Gurudev Siddha Peeth holds this responsibility for dakshina offered by Siddha Yogis within India.