Malika’s Meditation

Malika’s Meditation

Meditation by World's Direction
Meditation by World’s Direction

Readers of this blog know I recommend an effortless mantra meditation. This is because it is a reliable way to transcend (samadhi). And that is the key to Yoga (union) and awakening.

I suggest Transcendental Meditation (TM) as it’s widely available and taught reliably. I know a few independent teachers that are less expensive but they’re not widely available and I’ve seen some that don’t teach properly.

I also know a couple of websites that offer free instruction, but none I’ve referred there have established a regular practice. Learning meditation is an experiential process. Most Westerners have a mental habit of control, which interferes with effortless. We need the direct experience of effortless practice. It’s the benefits of right practice that lead to regular practice and results. Guidance into the experience of effortless practice is key.


Recently, Dorothy Rowe interviewed Malika. I felt called to follow up after watching the talk. Malika is a relative of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. She learned to teach meditation through the Chopra Center, but then source immediately upgraded her mantra skills.

Malika offers effortless meditation through online instruction via Zoom. It’s taught inexpensively in small groups or for a bit more, privately. I’d recommend the latter, but if funds are tight, the first is an option.

She also offers two forms of instruction. The first is with a new mantra to establish a new practice. A friend took this path. He received a new seed sound (bija mantra) based partly on his birth time. Malika then awakens the shakti in that sound. And then upgrades the frequency. Instruction includes a followup session and a further upgrade.

The second form is for those with an established effortless meditation practice. She can “switch on” qualities of your existing mantra aka awaken its shakti.

Malika said this technique is something Maharishi recommended to her as it avoids disruption of an existing practice but amplifies the benefits. Choose the private instruction option for this one.

I felt called to explore this and was astonished by the change. Same practice and mantra, but new qualities lit up. They’ve stayed “on” too. The devi of the mantra showed up to bless the instruction too. In my specific instruction, Malika also stepped it up twice more. This shifted the colour of the mantra each time. And she gave me a taste of her Intuitive Healing offering.

Having some refined perception, the changes were directly experienced by both of us. Everyone’s experience will be somewhat different. The importance here is the activation, not the subjective experience during, even if it was fun. The activation is what brings lasting results.

Note that the term “primordial sound” means different things to different groups. For TMers, it refers to a special technique. For the Chopra group, it’s the name of the meditation. Malika uses it to refer to the calculated sound or mantra.

The frequencies she refers to are not sounds or mantras, but enhancements to them. They’re an enlivenment of the shakti or energy qualities within the sound.

Think of the pranava or cosmic sound, Aum. The whole Sanskrit alphabet and all form arises from within that sound. Malika can enliven such qualities within your sound.

She also offers further deepening in optional later sessions.

Her instruction meets the key criteria I listed on Transcending – The Means. She doesn’t use a traditional Guru Puja for instruction but an invocation to Source. She feels it’s best to connect directly rather than through any intermediary. Key here is she has that connection so can invoke it. It’s not just words being spoken, as you often see in spiritual groups.

Unlike what Maharishi did in “reproducing” meditation teachers, this isn’t an approach she’ll be able to teach to others because it depends on her gifts. I’ve not met anyone else with the ability to charge a mantra like this.

If you’re looking for an effortless meditation teacher or have a long practice that seems a little stagnant or you’d like to speed up the process, I can recommend Malika. She’s based in New Delhi.

She offers a free 15 min. consult and has a free newsletter. In her latest newsletter, she mentions helping those in a coma and teaching several cats to meditate. 🙂

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  1. Tyler

    Wow this is very interesting and has definitely captured by interest. I have been working with Michael Speight since Christmas and just recently received my mantra enhancement from my basic Mantra I was first given. Do you think I should wait awhile to let the enhancement sink in before seeking her services or would it be ok to have it awakened now?

    You always have a very timely way of offering posts that seem directly related to things that have been on my mind , ha ha. I cannot even count the amount of times now I have been contemplating a topic for a few weeks or days and then BAM! I get an email notification about your latest post and it is either about that very same topic or regarding a very similar/related area. I cannot thank you enough for these very special moments.

    You have been instrumental in my return to the spiritual path and for a beautiful unfolding that has and continues to take place. I bow to you deeply from the heart . I wish there was some way to give back to you for the wonderous gift. I feel called to open hearted service which is a recent development, haha.

    Ever grateful for your light and wisdom.

    1. Hi Tyler
      If you’ve just had an upgrade, you may want to wait for it to be settled before you change anything else. But a few weeks should be enough – but I’d go by feel, if you feel established.

      That’s the self-organizing power of nature. I can’t take credit there. Someone clearly awake tends to be more in the flow there but it’s nature organizing. Happy to have been a vector for support.

  2. I also want to celebrate the amazing progress some people I know are having. It’s remarkable to see. Someone with a long spiritual practice. And then the time comes and they awaken. Then further stages unfold in short order. Unity, Brahman…

    This is also a very good sign for the collective, that’s it is supporting more and more people in stages that were once rare. Yay!

    1. John R

      I’m certainly celebrating, and yes, it’s amazing!

      I had actually started to view Dorothy’s interview with Malika when Dorothy posted it in July, but got a bit distracted by, well, some amazing progress. Just viewed it yesterday, and Malika is a gem that is now not so hidden. I look forward to reaching out to her soon.

      Yay! Double yay!

  3. Lynette

    This is great. Thanks for sharing. I just learned my 4th advance TM technique . I believe I am 4 weeks into it. There is inner calmness in me amidst challenges. But I feel I am not awaken yet. Should I try her or go through the TM sidhi program first? Like many people you are instrumental to my spiritual path. I am also happy to note you are well, because you are posting more these days.

    1. Hi Lynette
      Awakening will come in time. Preparing the ground so you can sustain it really helps. It also helps with quality of life meantime.

      The recommendation here is mainly for long-term meditators who would like a boost. Better to stay with the path you’re on at this time.

      In our culture, it’s a little too easy to get distracted and wander off the path without noticing…

      PS – doing better but still in treatment. Thanks.

  4. For whatever reason, I never trusted a stranger enough to give me a mantra. In hindsight, I wish I had sat with that more. I’ve always trusted you and Dorothy Rowe, but neither of you offered TM services. I had a kundalini awakening in 2017, by doing Eckhart Tolle practices, and I’ve had a really rough ride ever since. Thank the “Lord” I found Malika, and I’m thrilled to hear you writing about her too. By the way, I found you through Andrew… I found him through Buddha At The Gas Pump, and I found Dorothy through you. This student is ready ♥️

  5. Hi Andrea
    When I learned, I didn’t know enough to be concerned. 🙂 (The benefit of past life practice, to be drawn back to the path.) Thanks for sharing. Dorothy and I both have BATGAP interviews too. It is curious how connections arise.

  6. Just want to emphasize the paragraph “Note that the term “primordial sound” means different things to different groups. ” What Malika is offering is completely different than any “primordial sound” technique you may have gotten from the TMO, including by Chopra himself when he was in the org.

    She teaches an effortless meditation with a mantra, which she has the ability to activate after instruction.

  7. Lee

    Hi David,
    This post has been very timely for me also :).
    I read all of your blog posts and am currently reading your book, “Our Natural Potential.”
    I have found an awakened teacher who lives in my city. He recommends just following the breath as he says this is ‘reality’ not fantasy, but I will continue to follow your recommendations, as following the breath for me brings up too much of the ‘will’ and ‘effort’ which is what I have been letting go of.

    Thanks again,

    1. Hi Lee
      Different teachers will recommend what has worked for them. There are many ways to transcend. Following the breath is a good way to relax and can help facilitate purification. However, it tends to create dullness over time and is less likely to lead to transcending, which is key for developing the ground for awakening.

      It does surprise me though how some awake people know very few others awake and are limited to very few examples of shifts. Some view “higher” stages as delusional. But I’ve also seen those same people change their minds as their own unfolding continued.

  8. Lee

    Hi David,

    it could have something to do with the fact that I live in Perth, Western Australia; the most isolated city in the world, where awake teachers are very thin on the ground :).

    I would say this teacher views “higher” stages as delusional, as he shuts down any questions going in that direction and keeps repeating the need to focus on ‘reality,’ and that none of this really exists and it doesn’t matter. He has been this way for decades, so I’m really not sure if he has been experiencing further unfolding of consciousness.

    However, he does radiate strong presence and shakti, so I will continue to be around him for now and continue with my TM.
    Thank you for all your wisdom and breadth of knowledge you are willing to share to help all of us on our journey.

    1. Hi Lee
      Right – it’s the presence that counts. One of my teachers woke up when they got up to turn off a video of a teacher that was annoying him. The words and personality are just the front. The presence was still there to catalyze the shift.

      His motivation is likely his own experience. There are those that don’t talk about higher stages because they want to avoid concepts about them. Those in the Papaji linage, for example. In her BATGAP interview, Gangaji clearly describes the first 3 shifts but doesn’t name them.

      Another camp denies further stages because they’ve not unfolded. There is huge variation in how long the process takes. I’ve seen a few people go from waking though the stages into Brahman in under 6 months. They spend a lot of time catching up after. I’ve seen others take years just to be confident they’ve woken. And yet, the longer they’re awake, the deeper it goes anyway.

      The problem is, a concept of no stages is also problematic. It can actually be a barrier to their unfolding. I don’t suggest you try to convince your teacher. He’ll need a peer or breakthrough experience for that.

      That said, it’s perfectly valid to focus on what is real now. That.s where the shifts happen. Not in the mind or the future or past.

      1. PS – in case it’s not clear for readers, the reason i talk about higher stages is to support those going through them. They’ve become a lot more common in recent years and many don’t have the support available.

        Yes, there is the hassle of concepts of stages being a barrier to living them. But that attachment generally falls away with the direct experience.

        My model of stages isn’t new. It comes through sages of yore. And circumstances have put me in a place where I’ve seen many go through the various shifts. Plus blogging like this, I’ve discussed them with many more.

        It’s valuable to have some context when shifts are happening so our expectations are not interfering. And to understand what is potential variation and what is the underlying process.

        For example, some people have a flashy awakening. They may confuse the content with the shift. That can distract and slow the integration. The key is understanding what shifted so they can support it.

        Inversely, others can have a very quiet shift and struggle with doubt and mind more. But again, understanding what shifts can help support it.

      2. Lee

        “His motivation is likely his own experience. There are those that don’t talk about higher stages because they want to avoid concepts about them. ”
        This is exactly right. He was actually on a Batgap interview years ago if you’re interested – Vishrant.
        He has a lot of wisdom and has helped me to change perspective around a recent tragedy in my life.
        I think your teachings around stages of awakening are an extremely useful roadmap, and necessary for the path xxxx.


    1. Hi Guru
      I’m not sure I’d frame it that way. Karma means action. However, we often use the term for actions that are unresolved, things that didn’t complete. Essentially, our backlog of things that need to happen to complete. In our lifetime, we bring in a “suitcase” of karma to work through in this lifetime. That’s the stuff we have to work with. The backlog gets roasted when we awaken, so we don’t need to worry about that.

      Some of that karmic suitcase can be resolved energetically. Simply by experiencing a contraction within, we feel a wave of emotion and the energy is released, the karma resolved. That’s why I talk about energy healing on this site.

      Other karma needs to be lived through in life events. This is partly because its entwined with others who are also working out theirs. My recent health journey would be an example. The key there is not resisting or getting entangled with what is rising. Just seeing it as something to be experienced, allowing the experience, then letting it go. Done.

      Keep in mind this unfolds on a schedule so it’s something that simply arises at certain points during your life, and others. The interplay of others responses can shift timing a bit but it largely plays out as planned. Thus the key is how we respond to what is arising rather than trying to manage it in some way.

      Someone like Malika can help facilitate healing and recovery. The above is how I’d frame it.

      Deleting a file on a computer just deletes the reference to it. The file isn’t actually deleted until its over-written by new files later. For energy healing, we have to resolve the energy and clear the file completely, not just hide our memory of it. 🙂

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