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Durga Ma

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Ancient masters understood that the most effective way to God was to surrender to God. From this, meditation techniques were eventually developed through observation. The unique feature of Sahaja Yoga is that meditation occurs effortlessly on its own, and kundalini awakens naturally and spontaneously. This type of meditation is not generally known and was originally imparted by the spiritual master (guru) along with shaktipat diksha.

In existing traditions, shaktipat diksha is given after a period of time has been spent with the spiritual master, often many years, often to only to a select few disciples. There are valid reasons for this. Today however, the opportunities for taking shaktipat diksha have increased to some degree, but initiates often do not have the guidance and information necessary to understand what follows initiation; kundalini may present dramatically, leaving the initiate floundering and confused, or may even return to dormancy.

By learning about the practice of Sahaja Yoga along with shaktipat diksha, one has the means to allow shakti the freedom to act according to its own divine intelligence. Meditation is spontaneous, automatic, and kundalini does her work according to what is needed in order to advance and reach her destination. All forms of yoga unfold automatically in organic sequence as a result of this process.

Conditions for Practice

For optimal conditions for sadhana, you will need a place of privacy and solitude where you will not be disturbed by outside noises and where you won't be self-conscious about making noise yourself.

You will want your mediation room to have space for movement. This is not a meditation in which you are expected to do or not do anything, including sitting a certain way, or being as still as a tomb. This room should have no obstacles so that you feel free to move in any manner whatsoever should movement want to occur. A small altar is alright, but do not leave incense or candles burning during meditation.

Any compatible practices that you may now be doing can continue at other times, although you may find that you experience some of them wanting to occur in Surrender Meditation anyway — on their own, in their own way.


Shaktipat Intensives

Guidelines for Initiation




Mystery of Shaktipat




© 2007, Phoenix Metaphysical Institute, Durga Ma and Dr Terry Preston.