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About Ami Bansal

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Ami Bansal was born in 1976 to parents who were following the Siddha Yoga path. Since 1993, Ami has served as an SYDA Foundation staff member at both Gurudev Siddha Peeth and Shree Muktananda Ashram. On staff, Ami has offered seva in many SYDA Foundation departments, served as a member of the Ashram management team in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, and organized Siddha Yoga teaching and learning events for young people throughout India.

Ami is also a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher and a trainer of teachers for the Pilgrimage to the Heart Retreats in Gurudev Siddha Peeth. She now offers seva as a writer and Sanskrit scholar from her home in Mumbai, India, where she lives with her husband, Ruchir, and their daughter, Nitya-Shriya.

Ami has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in Sanskrit from Mumbai University.

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Meditation Sessions 2019 via Audio Stream

Take Hold of the Reins of the Mind

Taught by Siddha Yoga Meditation Teacher Ami Bansal

Session III, Take Hold of the Reins of the Mind, is taught by Siddha Yoga meditation teacher Ami Bansal. Guided by a specific teaching given by Gurumayi for this session, participants will explore what the reins of the mind are and what it means to take hold of them.

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Listening to this meditation session over and over led me to the realization that Gurumayi’s presence, protection, and guidance are always with me. The teacher’s compassion, gentleness, and clarity made me feel enveloped in love. I now invest time every day to read and put into practice the Guru’s teachings.

Maryland, United States

This meditation session was marvelous. When I closed my eyes, I saw a big and beautiful purple lotus flower in the crown of my head, and I felt peace and happiness. For me, the Guru's teachings are pure light.

Mexico City, Mexico

I love this session so much. Since participating in it, at night I am able to see and hear every cell in my body as light ringing out with the sound Om. Even during the day, if I look for it, I again am able to perceive this Consciousness scintillating everywhere.

I have an action plan to support me in sustaining this experience--frequent and loving visits to the Siddha Yoga path website to connect to the nectar of the Guru's grace and teachings.

Washington, United States

Following the instructions in this Meditation Session, I felt my physical tensions being dissolved, releasing an incredible sweetness and tenderness within my whole being. My mind was silent, both savoring and witnessing this nectar of softness. I experienced my being as a deep lake of consciousness and peace. It was as if a fine rain of divine love was pouring delicately within me.
It was for me a tangible experience of Gurumayi’s Message for this year.
Merci de tout mon coeur, Gurumayi – thank you with all my heart!

Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France