Monday, September 21, 2020

Dear readers,


May the light of the heavens shine upon you, calling forth your own inner light.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22, is the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s a time when there is a complete balance of light on this planet.

As I had promised you, I am writing to share about the light of svādhyāya. The next Svādhyāya Study Session, Session II, will take place this coming Saturday, September 26, on the Siddha Yoga path website—first as a live video stream and then as a webcast. The details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, USA (live video stream)
             7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, USA (webcast)

The study session will be made available as a webcast especially for those of you in the Eastern Hemisphere. This way, you will be able to participate when you are rested, rejuvenated, and ready for study.

In Study Session II, you will focus on how to recite selected verses of Shri Guru Gita. I want to give you instructions for how you may prepare for this study session:

  • Read and reflect on the exposition on svādhyāya.
    • Use your sadhana journal to record and explore what you’ve learned.
  • Prepare a space that is conducive for study.
    • Ensure you have everything you need, such as an asana, a shawl, The Nectar of Chanting, and your sadhana journal.

Stay safe, everyone!

Warm regards,


Swami Akhandananda
Managing Director for Svādhyāya Study Sessions
SYDA Foundation