Group Shaktipat Sessions via Video Conferencing

Introduction


Date & Time of the Event:

This event will be hosted weekly or biweekly and we will regularly update the available dates. Current dates are:

  • 4th Aug, 11am EST
  • 11th Aug, 11am EST
  • 18th Aug, 11am EST
  • 25th Aug, 11am EST
  • 1st Sep, 11am EST
  • 8th Sep, 11am EST
  • 15th Sep, 11am EST

Overview

Starting April 2018, Guruji will be conducting online group Shaktipat sessions. The sessions will be conducted online via group video (Skype/Zoom) call. Each session will be restricted to 5-8 participants to ensure smooth video quality. Each session will be 30-45mins where the group will be meditating along with Guruji. The duration of the session is as important as how open-minded and receptive you are to the Guru's energy.

Registration & Payment:

  • Advance registration is required since the number of slots per session are limited. If a particular session is already full (we’ll try to keep the small groups of 5-8 per session), we’ll schedule you for the next session for a date/time that works for you if you'd like.
  • Each participant will be required to pay a fee of USD 50 per person per session. This fee is non-negotiable and please do not embarrass us by making requests for exceptions.
  • If you prefer to have a one on one session with Guruji instead, then we can arrange that. However the fee is USD 100 per session per person for a one on one session.
  • If you already have a Paypal Account: You can directly make the payment to payment@worldspiritualfoundation.org (When making a payment, paypal will ask you the email address of the account you want to make the payment to. Please use payment@worldspiritualfoundation.org). Once you've made the payment, please send us an email at info@worldspiritualfoundation.org with your Name, Payment Amount, contact info & date you'd like to have the session.
  • If you do not have a Paypal Account: Please send us an email at info@worldspiritualfoundation.org with your Name, Amount you’d like to pay, date you’d like to have the session, your email address & phone number. Once we receive your email, we’ll send you a paypal payment request to the email address you provide. This payment request will be from Archana Patel (Foundation Volunteer). You should be able to use a standard credit card (AMEX, VISA, DISCOVER, MASTERCARD) to make a payment. Once we receive your payment, we’ll send you a confirmation about your registration.

Video Session Requirements

  • We strongly recommend that you do the video session via a laptop/desktop computer over a wifi connection instead of a tablet or a phone over a wireless network provider connection. Using a laptop/desktop screen will ensure you can see Guruji and he can see you well and clearly (Won't you want that?).
  • Please have your setup ready ahead of the scheduled time. We expect this to be ready to go atleast 30mins prior to the session. Please login to Skype (or goto the Zoom URL we provide) 15-20mins before start to make sure we have connection ready.
  • During registration, you are required to provide your Skype ID/GMail ID (for Zoom) which we’ll use to call you or send you a link.

Preparation

  • We request all participants who are undergoing this process for the first time to familiarize themselves with the process of Kundalini awakening and Shaktipat both of which have been described in great detail on our website.
    Shaktipath
    Kundalini
  • On the day of the session, please dress so that you can able to sit comfortably in a meditation posture (Padmasana or Lotus Pose). If you want to rest your back against a wall, its ok. If sitting on the floor in lotus pose is difficult, you can sit on a chair but please ensure that you sit in an erect posture with a straight spine.
  • During the session please ensure that your laptop camera points in your direction and you are clearly visible.
  • To get maximum benefit from the session, try to come with an open mind leaving all scepticism behind. Its extremely important to trust & embrace the Guru, be receptive to Guru's energy and let him do the rest.

What to expect in the session

  • You will likely go into deep meditation or experience a whole different level of meditation if you've been meditating before
  • No need to chant any mantras or worry about your thoughts or try to focus too hard. Be receptive to the Guru and let him do the work
  • When the session begins, you will sitting quietly with your eyes closed in Chin Mudra Guruji will recite ‘OM’ few times to put you into Dhyana (deep meditation). You will continue to stay in Dhyana until Guruji will start reciting ‘OM’ again to bring you out of Dhyana.
  • Everyone has different experiences during Shaktipat. If you have watched Guruji’s mass Shaktipat YouTube videos, you can see that some people experience intense involuntary or jerky movements, dance, cry, and laugh or exhibit what some call as strange behaviour. This is normal. While some people do experience some sort of involuntary movements, no movements does not mean you are not receiving Shaktipat or its not working. Everyone responds differently.
  • Some may experience tingling sensation in hands & soles of the feet, mild headache or pressure on the side of head or temples or between the eyebrows, rush of energy flowing through the body or tingling in the spine or the base of the spine – these all symptoms once again are considered fairly normal. If you do not feel any of these in the first session, there isn’t a reason to worry because you will feel them sooner or later. Please note that any specific symptom does not equate to spiritual ‘maturity’ level.
  • The whole experience will leave you with a very calm, happy, loved & blissful feeling afterwards.

FAQs

There will be an administrator moderating the call. If you get disconnected due to the network issue, we’ll try to get you back. If you’re unable to join again, there is no need to panic. We’ll schedule you for the next session that works for you.

We understand that technology can act up sometimes and be a little unpredictable, particularly video calls. If for some reason the session is not conducted satisfactorily, Guruji will automatically want to redo it until he is satisfied that he was able to do the work he wanted to. Be assured, we don’t want your money unless you experience the love of Guruji.

Guruji has been performing mass Shaktipat sessions in Shivpuri (India) for years for free. He does not charge anything for Guru-deeksha (Master-initiation) but unfortunately we live in a world where everything costs money – renting banquet halls, food for volunteers & visitors, travel costs. Being a non-profit we are poor and have no source of income but we still have bills like everyone else. Guruji does a lot of charity events which again cost money. In order to sustain and support our initiative to take Guruji’s blessings to people around the world (our website receives visitors from over 120 different countries around the world), we have decided to add a small fee. We promise that we are an organization run merely by volunteers with no business goals & financial assets. Our mission is to spread love and take Guruji’s blessings to everyone who wants and needs him.

That is why you have a Guru. Shaktipat doesn’t require you to have any previous meditation experience. You just have to trust the process, be receptive to the Guru and let him do the rest for you.

There is no cookie-cutter recipe for this. This is usually different for every individual, their spiritual readiness and how receptive they are to the Guru. In some people Kundalini rises with a lot of intensity but while in others, it’s a slow and gradual process.

Spiritual journeys are long and Kundalini awakening is a fairly long process which can take years. Once you’ve been initiated by a Guru and you start meditating regularly, you'll automatically make progress. Usually we recommend 3-5 sessions over a period of time for the Kundalini to start working consistently. Once you have your first experience, your kundalini energy will automatically guide you and you’ll automatically want to come again when you feel you’re ready.

We don't want to disappoint you but if you are looking for a shortcut to get 'Enlightened' or become a 'Psychic' or have supernatural 'third eye powers' overnight, then we want to let you know that such shortcut doesn't exist. It takes years of hardwork and dedication for himalayan yogis to get to those spiritual heights. Spiritual process can be compared to enrolling in school - you have to go from kindergarten through university to be a doctorate.

Kundalini awakening is just the initiation, and it has to be followed by your dedication in lifestyle & regular meditation which will continue to grow you through your spiritual journey. Having a Guru lead you through the way helps keep you focussed and the Guru can use their spiritual energy to tailor your Kundalini to what best suits you (think of your school curriculum tailored to your learning ability & needs). This includes helping you release your past life samskaras.

We recommend that you do not associate spiritual process with milestones and attainment of power - this is counter-productive to the spiritual journey in the first place. Instead look at it from a view of building a happier & healthier inward looking life which is free of lust & material possessions, an ego free spirit capable of loving unconditionally and having the ability to look at the world in a completely new light with a new increased level of conciousness.

A short answer would be 'No'. Like mentioned in the previous question, there isn't an express lane to becoming 'Enlightened' or become a 'Sadguru' or having supernatural powers. There is no magic wand that you'll get from a Shaktipat session that'll turn you into a Sadguru, this isn't as simple as it may seem.

Once again we recommend that you do not associate spiritual process with milestones and attainment of power. Instead look at it from a view of building a happier & healthier inward looking life which is free of lust & material possessions, an ego free spirit capable of loving unconditionally and having the ability to look at the world in a completely new light with a new increased level of conciousness.

In spiritual world, Guru has the ultimate power. A capable Guru can do a Shaktipat transmission to anyone, anywhere and anytime without a physical contact. Its like lighting a little spark inside you, its effortless. Once you start your spiritual journey and your Kundalini is active, it'll automatically guide you to meet your Guru in person when the time is right. Just trust the process & let your Guru determine whats right for you.

There cannot be a single formula applicable to every person. Just like each student responds differently to each course in school; similarly in spiritual school every class and every experience is going to be different for each individual. With every session, a lot of work is being on you. Shaktipat sessions aren't necessarily focussed on giving you strong experiences everytime but rather giving you the deep rooted foundation to prepare you for this long journey.

Think of spiritual journey like a very long train journey. You'll go through different destinations every day and every hour. Each destination will be different with different views and different landscapes. Each view will make you feel differently; sometimes happy, sometimes sad, some very intense emotion and sometimes indifferent but the good thing is that once you're aboard and once the train leaves its station, it never stops. So irrespective of the intensity & how how you feel, you continue to move through your journey each day. Your Guru knows what needs to be done to take you through your journey; so just trust the process and be receptive to the Guru with all your dedication.

God Speaks by Meher Baba is very informative and gives a very comprehensive view of evolution and the journey of conciousness

Guide to Shaktipat by Swami Shivom Tirth answers a lot of beginner questions about Shaktipat, Guru/disciple relationship, dos & donts of Shaktipat/Kundalini process

Please read additional FAQs on our website.