Shishya Membership (free)

To participate in special programs with Swami Nirmalananda, you are invited to apply for our free Shishya Membership, specifically for those whose relationship with Swami Nirmalananda is one of discipleship. You enjoy dedicated phone and in-person programs where other shishyas share a similar level of dedication and inner understanding.  This frees Swamiji to offer deeper teachings, transmission and support.  

Click here to complete the application form.

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What is a shishya?

The best answer is found in the model that Swamiji follows — her own Guru’s life-long devotion to his Guru, Bhagavan Nityananda. She models that for us through her fidelity to her Guru’s teachings, the unflagging application of her own self-effort to the practices He gave her and her own ever-opening heart. Swami Nirmalananda says, “My heart and my being were opened by Muktananda’s grace, but I had to work for it. The hard work ended when I discovered I already had everything within me, but it was the hard work that made me able to recognize that He had already given it to me.” 

Click for Swami's audio, "What Is a Shishya."

Shishya programs include:

  • Meditation & Chanting Programs (free)
  • Shishya Events & Gatherings (free)
  • Shishya B&B Retreats (free teachings, but there may be costs for your room and meals).  These will be available to Shishyas through July 2017.

To access the Shishya Member-only materials,  click here.