Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Dear reader,

As we commence the winter holiday season, and the pace of your schedules is picking up, I want to take just a few moments of your time to express my gratitude for your willingness and enthusiasm to participate in the gatherings of Darshan and Manan: the Siddha Yoga Practices of Seeing and Contemplating.

Every seva I offer as an SYDA Foundation staff member has brought me to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Siddha Yoga teachings. And through the seva I’ve offered, I’ve been able to meet so many talented, dedicated, and devoted Siddha Yogis from all around the world. Each person has been a joy to work with.

Last month, I received the assignment to offer seva as the Managing Director of the Siddha Yoga gatherings of Darshan and Manan. I was so impressed with each speaker, teacher, musician, and technician who supported these gatherings, both from here in Shree Muktananda Ashram and from throughout the global Siddha Yoga sangham.

It is an honor to be able to offer seva that entails such great responsibility—to be entrusted to carry out Gurumayi’s mission in this way. I feel so fortunate that during this time of the pandemic, I have been able to do something concrete to be of service to humanity. And I feel so excited that I have many years ahead of me to continue to study and strengthen my understanding of the Siddha Yoga teachings—especially the six attributes of Bhagavan, which we contemplated during the gatherings of Darshan and Manan. Those attributes are

complete mastery,
wisdom, and

I am definitely going to keep learning more about these attributes, and I invite you to do so as well. As you know, the more you contemplate a teaching, the more your perception expands, and the more you become anchored in the core of your being.

Thank you once again for responding so enthusiastically to the invitation Gurumayi extended to you, which in turn gave me the amazing opportunity to be a Managing Director.

Since 2020 has been a year of increasing puzzlement from one day to the next, my wish for you this holiday season is that you find the piece—the right piece—that will solve your puzzle.



Gauri Maurer
Managing Director, Siddha Yoga Gatherings of Darshan and Manan
SYDA Foundation