Durga Ma - Natural Meditation, Shaktipat Intens...
39 years in business
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
This is a constant process. I study and translate Sanskrit mystical texts and put them to the test in my own lab, my meditation room.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I didn't decide to get into this line of work, it got into me. Where meditation and spiritual practices are concerned, when one has reached a certain point, passing on knowledge and experience is part of the practice. This is inevitable. But one must have students for this to occur. When very devoted students come and stick with it, then a teacher has an opportunity to pass along what he or she has learned, otherwise, knowledge can become a burden. Oddly, while living as an inaccessible hermit in a remote forest, I found more of these people than I do living in a city. Now, THAT I find interesting.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
MEDITATION: Look for someone who has credentials or referrals, and knows their stuff. Though meditation is not often thought of in this way, meditation is a skill. Proficiency in any skill requires expert knowledge, as well as the knowledge of how to put that knowledge to use. Whomever you choose to train you should not only have this kind of knowledge and experience, but should know how to teach. Teaching is another hat, another skill. When I was doing my masters degree, I chose my university based on the teacher I wanted to study with. This man was an absolute wonder as a performer, which is why I wanted to study with him, but he was not a teacher. There's a difference. Though a teacher needs knowledge and experience with his or her subject, he or she must also know how to teach, and do it with kindness.