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About Mark McLaughlin

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Mark began following the Siddha Yoga path on New Year's Day 1996 in Palm Springs, California. He currently offers seva as a writer and scholar in the SYDA Foundation Content Department, and as a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Muktabodha Indological Research Institute. Mark has served on staff in Shree Muktananda Ashram—in 1996 and 1997 in the Multimedia and Facilities Coordination Departments, and in the Publications Department in 2012. He also served on staff in the Temple and Shakti Punja Departments in Gurudev Siddha Peeth in 2000 and 2001.

Mark is a visiting assistant professor of South Asian religions at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He holds a master's degree and a PhD in South Asian religions and Sanskrit from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a bachelor's degree in ancient art history from California State University, Long Beach.

Mark lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, with his wife and two sons.

Participate in Meditation Session VI

Your Practice is a Radiant Light

Taught by Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher Mark McLaughlin

In Meditation Session VI, participants will learn how to share the fruits of their meditation practice for the benefit of all.

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At first during  this  meditation session, I was judging myself and trying too hard. I felt fatigued as I tried to follow the instructions. But later, when I consciously offered my m├ęditation to the world, the effect was immediate. All self-judgment disappeared, and I was filled with humility and joy in my offering!

Maryland, USA

I am so grateful that I signed up for all of the meditation sessions and thus can participate in them over and over again. Each time I participate, I dive deeper into the experience. I hear words and phrases I hadn't focused on before, and gain new insights.

The sessions have also helped me establish a more steady meditation routine, which now includes simple hatha yoga poses before I sit. I have learned that these help to center my energy and open my body. In addition, because the sessions are available via cellphone, I have been able to participate during my lunch hour at work, while on vacation, and, of course, in my meditation space at home.

They are truly a great gift.

New York, USA

Participating in Meditation Session VI, “Your Practice is a Radiant Light,” has deepened my understanding of what it truly means to welcome everyone with an open heart.
During the meditation, I experienced my in-breath as a lifeline connecting me to the source of light within. Then I felt the long out-breath dissolving all feelings of separation, aversion, and indifference. Thus, firmly established in my inner Self, I can embrace diversity and welcome the people who come into my life with respect and love.

 Caba, Argentina

I feel so grateful for this Meditation Session, since it greatly deepens my understanding and application of Gurumayi’s Message. We were guided so naturally in how to share the fruits of our practice. I am now more fully aware of how my meditation practice can tangibly benefit others. I feel like my heart has opened wide, allowing me to carry divine love to others throughout my world.

Maryland, USA

I always look forward to the new meditation sessions, as they support me in assimilating Gurumayi’s Message within my body, mind, and soul. Just taking one step toward the Guru always brings the wonder of grace into my life.
Thank you for offering this opportunity to align with the divine!

Oregon, USA