Meditation that replaces effort with experience

Shaktipat Intensive and Experiential Meditation May 27
Bhagavad Gita & Mindfulness classes begin March 13

Experiential Meditation will take you on the most amazing journey you will ever experience. Contrary to most teachings on yoga meditation, not only does Experiential Meditation not rely on will power, it excludes it altogether. Experiential Meditation is entirely spontaneous and one-hundred percent experience.

Experiential Surrender Meditation

Experiential Surrender Meditation

This mode of meditation has its roots in the Indus Valley region more than forty thousand years ago. The First Master, having been observed to offer herself to Truth, resulted in two streams of followers: those who tried to duplicate what they had seen, and those who went to her to learn her secret. Experiential Meditation stems from the latter of these two original lineages.

This unusual form of meditation has been through many names. Durga Ma has settled on the name Experiential Meditation because it gives some hint of the nature of this amazing process.

Surrender Meditation is an introductory course in Experiential Meditation that will help you decide if this meditation is for you, prepare you for initiation, and teach you how to find another teacher if it isn’t. Ten lessons, $39.95 

Shaktipat Intensives



Initiation is preceded by a seminar where you will be given extensive information about shaktipat, Experiential Meditation and Initiation, and the opportunity to ask questions.

Seminar 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

You are not required to commit to initiation in order to take this seminar. Seminars are approximately three hours. Preregistration is required.

$50 per person
Seminar dates are on the Events Calendar 
Reserve your place here $50 or at the Store

Experiential Meditation Initiation

Initiation into Experiential Meditation involves shaktipat and your first Experiential Meditation. Details will be given before initiation begins. You will have the opportunity to ask questions. Initiation takes approximately one hour.

Initiation 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Initiation dates are on the Events Calendar
Read the Guidelines for Preparing for Initiation

Private Intensives

Schedule a Private Shaktipat Intensive with Durga Ma for yourself alone, or with a friend. Contact us to schedule a date and then confirm your date here or in the Store: Private Shaktipat Intensive Confirmation. After you have confirmed, you will be contacted by an Orientation Master who will give you details and answer any questions you may have.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


If you are coming from a distance, you will receive details and location directions via email. An Orientation Master will respond to any questions you may have.

Meet the Mandala Team


Roundtable is an online venue established by Durga Ma for the purpose of providing additional teachings and support for initiates.

Roundtable is a private, password protected website for members only. A Tutorial is uploaded each week by Durga Ma. Members are encouraged to comment, ask questions, and talk to each other to create a ‘community of initiates’ for fellowship and support in this most uncommon journey.

Durga Ma expects all initiates to join Roundtable. You may join after your initiation by contacting us. You will then receive a password that will give you access to Roundtable.

There is no fee for membership, but you are asked to make a monthly pledge donation of any amount. Pledge subscriptions are tax-deductible and can be changed or cancelled anytime.


There are three components to a solid pathway to spiritual fulfillment:

  • The written teachings of those who have completed their journey to the fulfillment of Divine Union and know the way.
  • The oral teachings of one’s own teacher that have been passed down through that person’s lineage of teachers.
  • Personal experience gained through the practice of these teachings. The primary practice of Durga Ma’s lineage is Experiential Meditation.

The teachings and practice of Experiential Meditation provide all three of these essentials. If you are not wedded to instant gratification and feel-good spirituality but seek Truth by any name, Experiential Meditation may be for you. But it is not for everyone. If you think it may be for you, we encourage you to explore it further by taking a Shaktipat Intensive Seminar.