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Friday, June 28, 2013

Swami Muktananda – Siddha Yoga Path

Swami Muktananda – Siddha Yoga Path

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
Baba Muktananda
Bhagavan Nityananda
Shaktipat Initiation

For more information
Shaktipat Initiation
Shaktipat Intensive
Baba's First World Tour
Baba's Third World Tour—
Santa Monica

Baba Muktananda's Birthday
In the bookstore
Books by Baba Muktananda
Photos of Baba Muktananda
Books by Gurumayi

Swami Muktananda

Swami Muktananda (1908 - 1982) began the life of a sadhu, a wandering mendicant in search of spiritual fulfilment, at an unusually early age.

Though as a young man Muktananda gained recognition for his yogic attainments, Swami Muktananda often said that his spiritual journey didn't truly begin until he received shaktipat, spiritual initiation, from the holy man Bhagavan Nityananda. It was then that Muktananda's spiritual energy, kundalini, was awakened, and he was drawn into profound states of meditation. Nine years later Muktananda attained the state of God-realization.

In the 1970s, on his Guru's behalf, Swami Muktananda brought the venerable tradition of his master's lineage to the West, giving the previously little-known shaktipat initiation to untold thousands of spiritual seekers.

Muktananda established Gurudev Siddha Peeth as a public trust in India to administer the work there, and founded the SYDA Foundation in the United States to administer the global work of Siddha Yoga meditation.

Before Swami Muktananda took Mahasamadhi in 1982, he wrote many books and established more than six hundred meditation centers and a number of ashrams around the world. In May 1982, Swami Muktananda appointed two successors, Swami Chidvilasananda and her brother, Swami Nityananda. Three years later, in November 1985, Swami Nityananda resigned from the Guru's role. Swami Chidvilasananda became the sole head of the Siddha Yoga lineage and sole Guru of Siddha Yoga students. Swami Chidvilasananda continues to share Swami Muktananda's spiritual legacy with the world through her travels and teachings.


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