"May you realize what a wonderful being you are,
and may your life be filled with inner
love, gratitude, and peace." —Yogmata Keiko Aikawa
Himalayan Siddha Meditation Master Comes to Los Angeles
Most yogis who attain the level of samadhi (true enlightenment) only do so through years of rigorous training and meditation. Oftentimes these Siddha Masters isolate themselves from other people, living in some unknown location in the Himalayas.
One yogi, Yogmata Keiko Aikawa, attained samadhi in "a relatively short [amount of] time." She did this with the help of Hari Baba, training herself and meditating high up in the Himalayas—up to heights of 6,000 meters (over 19,000 feet). Through her strict training, Yogmata was able to attain samadhi 18 times between 1991 and 2007. After witnessing Yogmata's samadhi and her pursuits to inspire and aid humanity, the Indian government officially recognized Yogmata as a Himalayan Siddha Meditation and Yoga Master, giving her the title, "Mahamandaleshwar" (the Supreme Master of the Universe).
Yogmata understands that not all people are able to undergo such intense training with guidance from Siddha Masters in the Himalayas. So for those who still wish to reach this state of enlightenment and spread peace and kindness to all, she and Meditation Master Mahayogi Pilot Baba provide a "shortcut" to samadhi through their organization, Himalayan Siddha Yoga. "Samadhi can liberate you, making you understand that you are not a body. You will not just know this intellectually, but will have a practical understanding of samadhi," says Mahayogi Pilot Baba.
Yogmata teaches Himalayan Siddha meditation that relaxes you and puts you squarely on the path to enlightenment. Her compassionate meditations provide action plans for finding peace, balancing health, and unifying with the Life Force. "Samadhi is the merging of the Self with the Supreme Self, the peace that transcends body and mind," says Yogmata. "Samadhi is not only enlightenment and realization, but transcends both enlightenment and realization."
Although Yogmata lives in Japan, her mission to teach self-nurturing through easy and effective meditation is a global one. She has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Yogmata is visiting Los Angeles this June to offer a two-day workshop. Each day of the workshop includes a darshan (receiving of blessings) before the anugrahas (blessings). On Saturday, June 23, Yogmata offers anugraha kriya (an enlightenment workshop), and on Sunday, June 24, anugraha diksha (a life-changing initiation). "Just come and join in," urges Mahayogi Pilot Baba. "You do not have to practice; you just have to be present and BE WITH YOURSELF."
Join Yogmata at her life-changing workshop on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at the Hilton-Los Angeles Airport.
Visit www.yogmata.org for more information. —SN