About Paul Hawkwood

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Paul Hawkwood has been following the Siddha Yoga path for twenty-nine years. From 1982 to 1992, Paul and his wife Achala Woollacott hosted a Siddha Yoga meditation center in their home in Eugene, Oregon. Currently, Paul offers seva as a writer and editor in the SYDA Foundation. He also serves on the leadership team for the Siddha Yoga Meditation Center in Eugene and as a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher in Sadhana Retreats in the United States and Europe.

Paul has a bachelor’s degree in religion and English from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, and a master’s degree in composition and rhetoric from Eastern Washington University. Paul recently retired after teaching English at Linn-Benton Community College for thirty years. He lives in Eugene with his wife, Achala Woollacott.

Meditation Sessions 2019 via Audio Stream

In 2019, to support your study and practice of her Message, Gurumayi has chosen the title and central teaching for each Siddha Yoga Meditation Session taking place this year.

Led by Siddha Yoga Swamis and other experienced Siddha Yoga meditation teachers, these sessions will be available via a monthly audio stream and, throughout the year, as a webcast.

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To participate in the Meditation Sessions I—VIII, click on the links below.

Meditation Session IX will become available at approximately 9:45 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (USA) on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Session IX is taught by Paul Hawkwood. This meditation session will support you to deepen your practice of Siddha Yoga meditation and to further your study of Gurumayi’s Message for 2019. Participants will learn about the significant role the mind plays in the pursuit of their ultimate spiritual goal to recognize divinity within and to live anchored in this awareness.

Session IX

The Mantra, the Bestower of Divine Protection

Saturday, September 21, 2019
from Shree Muktananda Ashram, New York, USA

Session VIII

The Miracle of the Mind

Saturday, August 24, 2019
from the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Melbourne, Australia

Session VII

Be Present with the Fullness of the Pure Mind

Saturday, July 27, 2019
from Shree Muktananda Ashram, New York, USA

Session VI

Enrich the Worth of the Sadguna in Your Life

Saturday, June 15, 2019
from Shree Muktananda Ashram, New York, USA

Session V

The Breath Is the Pathfinder

Saturday, May 25, 2019
from the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Sydney, Australia

Session IV

Shepherd the Mind Toward Its Own Light

Saturday, April 27, 2019
from Shree Muktananda Ashram, New York, USA

Session III

Take Hold of the Reins of the Mind

Saturday, March 23, 2019
from Gurudev Siddha Peeth, Ganeshpuri, India

Session II

Study the Landscape of the Mind

Saturday, February 23, 2019
from Shree Muktananda Ashram, New York, USA

Session I

Discover the Network of the Mind

Saturday, January 26, 2019
from Shree Muktananda Ashram, New York, USA