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In all spiritual traditions, giving is considered an essential spiritual practice.
In the Siddha Yoga tradition, the practice of offering to our spiritual path
from our own wealth or earnings is called dakshina.
Through this offering of love, we acknowledge the transforming power
of the Guru's grace and teachings in our lives.
We also express our desire to uplift humanity by helping
to make these teachings widely available.

As with all spiritual practices, dakshina brings its own blessings
and gifts to us as we practice it.
People often share that giving dakshina opens their hearts
 and nurtures their capacity to give in all aspects of their lives.
As we engage in the natural cycle of giving and receiving,
we find our own experience of gratitude is magnified.
And on a more mystical level, as we offer dakshina, we deepen our capacity
to receive and assimilate the grace flowing from the Guru.

We offer dakshina out of love, to that which we love.
Through the practice of dakshina, we consciously acknowledge and strengthen our commitment to our spiritual path.
We invite you to explore the regular practice of dakshina
through the
Sidda Yoga Monthly Dakshina Practice.

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