Shree Maa’s Ashram is as big as your heart. Together with Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Shree Maa teaches the meaning and method of worship. Through the tantric traditions of prayer and meditation, Shree Maa and Swamiji teach that every home is a temple devoted to God. Shree Maa’s Ashram is home to a world of seekers devoted to the goal of self-realization.
The Guru is an example of inspired leadership and faultless karma. Wherever there is perfect union with God, perfect teaching, and perfect understanding, the Guru is present. Worship is karma performed with respectful attention, sincerity, and devotion.
Wisdom flows from the Guru to the student. The student learns to worship by learning to pay attention to the teachings of the Guru. Respect to the Guru is offered through paying attention. The student offers the highest respect when the student emulates the teachings of the Guru. Becoming one with the object of respect is the highest respect that anyone can offer. Therefore, the goal of the student is to follow the Guru’s example so closely that one cannot tell who the Guru is and who is the disciple.
The practice of concentrating attention is called meditation. The student new to the practice of meditation begins to understand that concentrating the attention is an all-inclusive process of daily living. Loving, being respectful, worshiping, serving, and paying attention increase the efficiency of our lives.
The Devi Mandir is a temple, which is the home for Shree Maa and Swamiji. It is an ashram where they practice their sadhana and live their dharma. They are kind enough to allow visitors under certain circumstances.
Please respect this by not allowing your presence to be an obstacle to their rhythm of worship. Encourage them and assist them in living according to their own rhythms. Then follow that example and implement those practices that work for you into your own lives.
Please do not go to their residence without an invitation, or disturb them inside the temple. Let them approach you at their convenience.
We want them to continue to allow us to visit them. The respect that we show them will help them feel comfortable with our presence in their home. We all thank you for this courtesy.
Remember, this is not a public place. Try to add your divine BHAVA to theirs. Be spiritual, give more than you take, and practice the teachings of Shree Maa and Swamiji. If you feel inspired to help, do not hesitate to ask what you can do. It is a privilege to serve the divine.