Of all the courses that the Foundation offers, my favorite one to teach may be Sahaj meditation… Its so fulfilling to watch someone open their eyes after the first time that they’ve been able to dive deep within themselves… they come out with such an expression of wonder and possibility… Last night I finished teaching a course here in Wlmington Delaware… The course was full before I arrived but on my first night here I met an expectant mother who wanted so badly to learn to meditate… and her baby was due in only a few months! How could I refuse? So somehow we found a place for both her and her husband… she came up last night and was so happy ..she feels that her meditation is the greatest gift she can give her child…

I saw a Sri Sri quote  on a friend’s refrigerator recently… it said “you are the one you have been longing for…” When a person finds what they’ve been looking for deep inside themselves, its quite an experience to be present for… and from the very first meditation the stress begins to melt away and the person starts to look younger and more themselves, even from the first days of meditation… If they’re given the right start, and the right knowledge on the course, that experience can carry them through a lifetime of great joy, peace and transformation…

I read a blog entry last night from my  friend Bawa, a teacher in India, about how it felt to be made a Sahaj teacher… it brought back so many memories for me…

I was lucky to be made one early, in 1989… and I didn’t even know beforehand that it was going to happen! But there was such a need for a meditation teacher in the States in those days, and we had no Sahaj teachers, though some of us had taught other forms of meditation…

And now… 20 years later I’ve never lost the thrill of watching someone dive deep inside themselves, maybe for the first time and then come out and see the world and themselves in a brand new way…or the gratitude for the opportunity to still be able to be there in that way for others…

There were a lot of lively questions about meditation and higher states of consciousness, not only from the new students, but from more experienced meditators who were sitting in… Every teacher enjoys the challenge of  a well thought out question!

When I learned to meditate I never saw my teacher again after I learned and I had no one to ask questions to for another four years! So I like to leave plenty of room for questions:) When I look back on the day I learned to meditate in my first year in college, , my life has changed and grown in ways that I couldn’t have imagined back then… and to be able to give that gift back to others… why it doesn’t get much better than that!