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 and support. 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 Dhyanyogiji and Anandi Ma and you feel ready to walk this path with them.

Before Shaktipat

The greatest “shortcut” to self-realization is shaktipat initiation, but such an opportunity doesn’t always manifest easily. Shri Anandi Ma is not currently offering shaktipat, but until she does, Ma and Dileepji offer regular meditations, pre-shaktipat workshops such as the Shri Ram Jaya Ram mantra initiation workshop held recently, and suggest steps you can take now in your daily life.

By practicing regularly, reciting a mantra and learning more about the path, you boost your spiritual progress and lay a foundation for receiving shaktipat and entering this precious bond with the Guru. Preparing and practicing will enable you to reap a richer harvest from the seed of shaktipat when that initiation is once again available.

Where to begin

Like tidying your home to welcome a beloved guest, there is a particular joy in setting out on the path. To get you started, here are some key recommendations.

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 Dhyanyogiji

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.