Retreat in May 2023

Ma took us on an inner journey during the retreat she gave at Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir over the weekend – a journey that brought us closer to the divine Mother in all of us.

After the inauguration ceremony - Ma with her chela in the Ma Kutir

Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu Matri Rupena Samastita
Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

That divine power, who exists in all beings as mother –
reverence to her, reverence to her!

— from the Devi Pranam

We were amazed to witness Ma consecrating the Murti of Goddess Durga in her temple shrine, adorning her and giving her life through her breath.

From the bottom of our hearts we sang Devi Pranam, which describes and honours the divine motherly qualities. These qualities – such as faith, forgiveness, inner wealth or compassion – rest in all beings – as Ma teaches us – waiting for us to live them.
For three whole days Ma was with us at the Baba Mandir. She has realized all these qualities in herself and shows us how to bring them to life within ourselves as well. In so many moments we could feel the deep, silent and at the same time vibrant presence of our GuruMa – during Darshan – at the sacred fire – in smaller circles, where Ma responded to each of our questions with a profound and guiding answer, like an unshakable rock.

Reverence to you, Divine Mother, reverence to you!