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Ma Jaya teaches from profound inner realization. Ma Jaya's style is very direct and carried by a great love for her students that helps them to untie the knots of the heart and overcome the obstacles of the mind.

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Ma’s Health Updates

Update 3/14/2012

Since our initial update about Ma’s health, she has undergone two rounds of chemo and spent 10 days in the hospital. She then came home and has been concentrating on building her strength back up again using a variety of alternative therapies. She has had some bouts of nausea which doesn’t inspire her to eat, but she is doing her best, and is getting extra hydration with nutritional supplements intravenously.

Ma’s health care team corresponds daily about what’s going on with her as they concentrate on boosting her immune system and getting her to rest and to move.

It is Ma’s greatest joy when her “kids’ kids” come to visit. A couple of days ago she was surprised by a visit from her great grandson Anthony (from New Jersey). She was thrilled. She loves seeing the kids – Jai Rudra, India Jaya, Surya Jaya and Priya have all made Ma smile during short visits. The kids are a great tonic!

With Ma’s blessing and love, we will be posting some of Ma’s Darshans a few times a week.  Ma always sends her love to everyone.

Every day at 7AM we continue chanting OM DUM DURGAYEI NAMAHA. View a video of the Durga mantra made by Kashi Atlanta.


About Ma’s health: 1/25/2012

We are deeply sorry to share the news with everyone that our beloved Ma has recently been diagnosed with cancer. This comes as a great shock to all of us, especially knowing how hard she works on a daily basis to stay strong and healthy.

We invite you to join us in prayers for Ma as she starts her treatments, that they be effective and bring her complete recovery as soon as possible. Ma has been beyond stoic in facing this news, and is holding all of us even as we hold her.

So many of us have been helped greatly by Ma over the years, in any number of life’s challenges, and now it is our turn to help Ma. Ma has asked us to see her surrounded by healing light, both inside and outside of her body. We have also been given a mantra to say for Ma:

Om Dum Durgayei Namaha pronounced ‘om doom door-gah-yei nahm-ah-hah’ This means Om and salutations to that feminine energy which protects from all manner of negative influences and for which DUM(doom) is the seed. DUM(doom) is the bija mantra for the energy of protection.

Of course we don’t know how much Ma will be able to teach during this time, so we are asking for your understanding and flexibility around the Kashi schedule, including the darshan line, Global Live Darshans, and intensives. We will be sending updates as often as possible through the Kashi Ashram Facebook page. So if you aren’t a fan, this is a good time to join us there.

Thank you for your help and support during this time.

With love from all of us at Kashi