First steps

Starting out on the path

You might be wondering how do I meet Shri Anandi Ma? How do I learn to meditate on this path? How do I bring spirituality into my everyday life?

Or perhaps you’ve had spontaneous experiences you would like to better understand. Or you’ve been looking for something real, a lineage of ancient truth to deepen your practice.

Or, like so many, your heart and soul is sparked by Shri Dhyanyogi and Anandi Ma.

Before Shaktipat

The greatest “shortcut” to self-realization is the rare and precious gift of shaktipat initation. A shaktipat event is not currently on the schedule, but in the meantime Ma offers weekly Sunday meditation programs, pre-shaktipat workshops such as the mantra initiation workshop held recently, and other events open to all where you can meet her and learn more about the path.

What follows are steps Anandi Ma suggests to boost your spiritual progress and lay a foundation for receiving shaktipat. They will enable you to begin and deepen your practice in order to reap a richer harvest from the seed of shaktipat when this intiation is once again available. To inquire about shaktipat, contact us.

Where to begin

Like preparing our home to welcome a beloved guest, there is a particular joy in setting out on the path. Here are some ways to get started.

Join us for Sunday Meditation

Sunday morning meditations are the perfect place to start. Online or in-person, you’ll get to experience Shri Anandi Ma and Dileepji first-hand, chanting and meditating with them.

Recite a Mantra

Chant a simple mantra like Om or Ram. As you recite sacred mantras, the sound reaches your heart. Sound energy awakens, heals, and brings you one step closer to your true being.

Create a Sacred Space

You don’t need an elaborate altar, just a place that you can reserve for your meditation. A place that brings a feeling of peace, where you can build your spiritual energy.

Read about Dhyanyogi

Anandi Ma teaches that reading the lives of saints can help us deepen our understanding of the spiritual life. Dhyanyogi’s story is filled with love and a wealth of inspiration.

Live a Sattvic Life

Sattva is your real nature—the peace, harmony and balance that is your natural state. Cultivating sattva raises your consciousness closer to the divine.

Attend Open Events

Each year, you will find workshops and other events that are open to attend whether or not you have received shaktipat. Meet Anandi Ma in person and attend powerful ceremonies.