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The Practices: Meditation | Seva | Chanting | Dakshina | Study & Contemplation

We perform the Siddha Yoga practices to touch and expand the inner mystical state,
until over time we become established
in our experience of yoga or oneness with God.
The Siddha Yoga practices include meditation techniques,
chanting, service, retreats, and others.

Each of the practices gives us another taste of our essential nature—the serenity and heightened awareness of meditation or the sweetness and joy of chanting, for example. Each practice develops our natural virtues – for instance, detachment and love from selfless service, and generosity from dakshina. Continuous study and contemplation of the teachings provides the
understanding of our experiences and inspires us to delve deeper. Each of us finds our own unique combination of these practices according to our own inner wisdom.

The mystery of the Siddha Yoga practices is
that they are enlivened with the awakened energy
of the Siddha Yoga Guru. Thus our own effort is magnified
as we apply ourselves to these practices.

Many Siddha Yoga students also discover that performing the practices with a community of seekers, at Siddha Yoga meditation centers, ashrams, and Siddha Yoga retreats, enhances the effect of the practices.

Through right effort in the practices,
supported by grace and good company, we continually step closer
to living a truly spiritual life.





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