Sweet Surprise 2019 via live stream from Shree Muktananda Ashram was held on January 1, 2019. Sweet Surprise is now available as an audio webcast on the Siddha Yoga path website in English with simultaneous translations in French, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.  The webcast will be accessible until Saturday, November 30, 2019.

General Information

Registration Information

Technical Details

Cancellation Policy


General Information

Is registration required?

Yes, registration is required for Sweet Surprise. You can either register at a Siddha Yoga Ashram, meditation center, or chanting and meditation group near you, or you can register on the Siddha Yoga path website. To register online, you will need to sign into your Siddha Yoga Online Account on the Siddha Yoga path website. Click here to register online.

How do I create a Siddha Yoga Online Account?

Click on the link “CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT” located in the top right corner of the Siddha Yoga path website. An email will be sent to your email address requesting you to validate your new account.

In what languages is Sweet Surprise available?

Sweet Surprise is available in English, with simultaneous translation into French, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

How long will the Sweet Surprise webcast be available?

Sweet Surprise 2019 will be available as a webcast until November 30, 2019.

Will the Sweet Surprise Webcast contain video elements?

No. The Sweet Surprise Webcast will have audio and visual images and will include Gurumayi’s Message talk.

Registration Information

May I invite friends to participate in the webcast in my home?

You may invite as many people as you like, as long as they have all registered. You may register all the participants on your computer, or they may register at home on their own computers and participate with you. If they register at home, it is your responsibility as the host to ensure that everyone has paid the registration fee. Please request that they bring their confirmation email.

Can I register guests from my Siddha Yoga Online Account?

Yes, you can register as many guest participants as you want from your own account. This is a new registration feature for Sweet Surprise 2019.

  • Guests registered in your account must participate in the same location and at the time you will participate.
  • In order to register guests, you need to register as well.
  • You may register your guests during your own registration process or after you have registered.
  • You will see the steps on how to register guests as you proceed through the registration process.

Can I register online to participate at a location?

For those residing in the US:

  • If you have purchase a single participation of Sweet Surprise online, you may only participate on a personal computer.
    • Contact the location where you wish to participate for local registration information.
  • If you purchase a Multiple Participation Package online, you will be able to indicate on the Participate page that you wish to participate at a Siddha Yoga Ashram, meditation center, or chanting and meditation group. Click here to learn more about this option.

For those residing outside the US:

  • No, online registration is only for participation on a personal computer.
    • Contact the location where you wish to participate for local registration information.

I have registered to participate online on the Siddha Yoga path website. May I change my registration to a participating location?

Yes. You may cancel your registration by emailing a request to webmaster@syda.org. Your credit card will be refunded, and you may register at the location where you wish to participate. See the cancellation policy for details.

I have emailed (or called) the location where I wish to participate, and I haven’t heard from anyone. What should I do?

Contact the Global Intensives and Events Office at: Global-IntensivesandEvents@syda.org.

May I change the location where I’ve registered?

Yes. You may change locations by canceling your registration at the first location and then registering at the location where you wish to participate. See the cancellation policy for details.

How many times may I participate in the Sweet Surprise Webcast once I've registered?

Registration allows you to participate in the Sweet Surprise Webcast once. To participate multiple times, please register for a Multiple Participation Package or register and pay the fee each time.

Technical Details

Are there recommended browsers and internet speed?

The recommended internet browsers are Google Chrome and Firefox. The minimum recommended internet speed is 4 Mbps. For lower internet speeds, you will be able to participate with lower video resolution, though you may experience pauses or breakup of the stream.

The timer on the player is moving, but I don't hear any sound. What should I do?

Check that the speakers are turned on and the volume is up. Also check that the audio settings in your computer or mobile device are not muted. If you are using Safari as your browser, you may try to stream with a different browser.

What should I do if the webcast does not start or is breaking up?

Wait for ten seconds to see if the audio player recovers on its own. After ten seconds, reload the page on your browser by pressing one of the following keys:

  • Press Ctrl+F5 if you have a Microsoft Windows computer.
  • Press Cmd+R if you have an Apple computer.

How do I change the visual quality of the webcast?

The visual quality of the webcast will be automatically adjust according to your internet bandwidth.  However, if you want to change the visual quality of the stream, click on the settings icon tool icon in the lower right corner of the player. Choose a higher resolution if the still images are flickering, and choose a lower quality if the stream stops or does not load properly.

May I pause the webcast?

Yes, you can pause the webcast. The webcast will be available for 24 hours after you launch it.

Cancellation Policy

What is the cancellation policy for participation on a personal computer?

  • If the event has not been launched and the request for a refund is made while registration is open, the fee will be refunded minus a 10% processing fee.
  • The fee cannot be refunded once you have launched the webcast.

What is the cancellation policy for participation at a Siddha Yoga Ashram, meditation center, or chanting and meditation group?

To cancel your registration, please contact the location where you registered.

  • If you cancel prior to the start of the event, the fee will be refunded minus a 10% processing fee.
  • If you cancel after the start of the event, the registration fee will not be refunded.