Frequently asked Questions

1. When is the next PRESENCE Day, PRESENCE Immersive, Online Audio Live or Online Video Live Satsang with Maharishikaa?
All invitations for PRESENCE Happenings with Maharishikaa – online or in person – are sent via email.

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2. Can I get a private meeting via Zoom or in person?
Due to the volume of requests, private meetings are only possible for long term shishyas (disciples), or Surrender Boot Camp participants.

3. Will Maharishikaa come to my country?
Where Maharishikaa goes depends on where She is invited. For Maharishikaa Satsangs to be held in your country, it would require a considerable investment of time, energy and money on your part. If you wish to do so, please write us a detailed email and we will determine if this is feasible.

4. I have a spiritual question for Maharishikaa. Will She answer it via email?
Seekers have the opportunity to ask Maharishikaa their questions directly in the various Satsangs that take place. If you’re unable to make it to an in-person Satsang currently, you can participate in the open to all online Audio Live Satsangs or the paid Video Live Satsangs, where you can ask Maharishikaa your questions.

All invitations for PRESENCE Happenings with Maharishikaa – online or in person – are sent via email. Please sign up for the mailing list at

5. How can I learn more about surrender? Are there any courses or PreetiYoga classes?
Maharishikaa Preeti transmits knowledge in the classical tradition of the Guru Shishya Parampara. She is not a program Guru, course leader or healer.

The way to deepen in the surrender practices that Maharishikaa brings is by being in Her presence:

⁃ in the six day or ten day Presence Immersives (currently held in Goa and Zurich)
⁃ in the Presence days (different locations as described on the website)
⁃ in open to all daily Satsangs (various locations in India)
⁃ in online Satsangs
⁃ in the five month Surrender Boot Camp held yearly from November to March in Goa (only permitted if you are familiar with Maharishikaa’s teaching, have attended at least one Immersive and are physically fit)

Your next step would be to make your way to a Maharishikaa Satsang.

6. I cannot attend the Immersive because I can’t afford it. What should I do?
We urge you to continue watching the videos, attend the online Live Satsangs that take place on most Sundays, and deepen in the teachings and the practice.

In our many years of organizing Immersives and other Happenings with Maharishikaa, we’ve heard and experienced that those who truly yearn to be in Maharishikaa’s presence find the means to attend. We understand finances can be a challenge – but we have observed many times that if someone really wants to make it, either they make it happen or it happens on its own.

In ancient times seekers crossed jungles infested with snakes, and lurking tigers to meet their gurus. The modern day snakes and tigers come in the form of time and money. Don’t give up hope. Miracles happen!

Your next step would be to make your way to a Maharishikaa Satsang.

Maharishikaa Maiyaa ki Jai!

7. I have a Kundalini emergency, can Maharishikaa help me?
a. We receive hundreds of emails from people who are suffering from various inexplicable symptoms, often caused due to a Kundalini disturbance.
b. Through the learning at Maharishikaa’s feet, you will learn how to heal yourself. However this process requires discipline and surrender. Your first step is to attend a Satsang and be in the Presence of Maharishikaa Preeti.
c. In order to attend a Satsang please visit our website for more information and ensure that you are subscribed to our mailing list.
d. An Immersive is your opportunity to receive personal attention in Maharishikaa’s presence.
e. If you can’t afford to attend an Immersive, attending the free open to all Satsangs is a possibility to be in Maharishikaa’s presence.
f. If you are unable to attend the open Satsangs, you can register for the free online audio Satsangs or the paid video Satsangs.

Further we advise you to follow the guidelines listed below. Remember you have the power to heal yourself!

1. Watch all Maharishikaa videos on the YouTube channel, especially the Kundalini ones.
2. In order to help others like yourself, please click the ‘Like’ button as well as the ‘Subscribe’ button. Also, write your comments on each video. This helps the video to reach more people like yourself who are suffering. Liking the videos, subscribing to the channel and commenting on each video are a form of Sevaa – selfless service, which is a crucial element of the Surrender process (the Samarpan process)
3. Begin the simple, yet powerful practice of the Surrender Kriya as is shown in the videos available.
4. Join every free audio Satsang or the paid video Satsangs – the emails for which you will receive once you’ve signed up for the mailing list at
5. Offer your gratitude to Maharishikaa, by making a Dakshinaa. Rather than a larger one-time amount, it is advisable to set up a smaller monthly amount. In addition to Sevaa, Dakshinaa is another crucial element of the process. It is important to note here that Maharishikaa is independently wealthy. The Dakshinaa is about you and your energetic exchange for what you receive.

Read about Dakshinaa here
Make your Dakshinaa using the online system on

Please remember, you are not alone.
Maharishikaa Maiyaa ki Jai!

8. How do I become a disciple of Aaryaa Maharishikaa Preeti Maiyaa?

In our experience, the yearning for the Guru goes beyond cultural barriers. If you do feel a strong pull towards Maharishikaa ji and Her teachings, we would suggest you try to make it to the next Immersive in Goa or in Zurich.

The Immersives are an opportunity for us seekers to receive guidance on our Self-Transformational journey, to be in the PRESENCE of Aaryaa Maharishikaa Preeti Maiyaa, and through Her answers and Her blessings, to take the next step on our spiritual quest.

Maharishikaa ji does not initiate students into the practice. She does not refer to herself as a guru. Each seeker finds their own connection to Her, as their Guru.

Do attend as many of the online Live Satsangs as possible. They take place most  Sundays. You can directly ask Maharishikaa ji your questions.

Please sign up for the mailing list at in order to receive all emails and invitations for all Happenings with Maharishikaa ji.

 Do share the videos with your friends, family and loved ones, so that they may also receive what you have received.

If you wish to directly express your gratitude to the Maharishikaa, we suggest doing this in the form of a Dakshinaa (offering made directly to the Maharishikaa). This is an ancient and sacred practice for serious seekers. Many of us Sevaks and Saadhaks also practice monthly Dakshinaas. Not only is Dakshinaa an expression of gratitude, it also supports the Self transformation journey. To know more about the practice of Dakshinaa, go to this link:

 If you wish to express your gratitude in writing, emails are not the way. Write a letter and send it to

 Aaryaa Maharishikaa Preeti MaiyaaThe PRESENCE Foundation,
c/o H. C. Gulecha and Company,
No.33, 1st Floor, South End Road, Opposite Balaji Medicals
Basavanagudi, Bangalore – 560004

9. I am really suffering in this Dark Night of the Ego due to a Same Soul/Twin Flame connection. How can I reach Maharishikaa?
This Twin Flame/Same Soul connection is a serious challenge, especially in the beginning, and we recommend that you seriously consider applying for the five month Surrender Boot Camp. Begin by attending every single online Satsang without exception.  

We are well aware how immense the suffering is. But there is light at the end of this often long and dark tunnel.

Maharishikaa Maiyaa ki Jai!

10. How do I become a disciple of Aaryaa Maharishikaa Preeti Maiyaa?
The volunteering work at the Ashram consists of long hard hours of very hard work in demanding conditions. If you feel the strong calling to volunteer, you must first register for the Samarpan (Surrender) Bootcamp, which takes place every winter from November to March, and for which a substantial fee is charged.

If you are a permanent resident of India or a citizen of India, you can apply for a sponsorship. At the Ashram Center, the work is the meditation. Once you have successfully completed the Samarpan Bootcamp, you are eligible to apply for Sevaa in the Maharishikaa Ashram Center.

11. What is the Mirror Talisman, the PreetiMirror? Does it facilitate the Surrender Practice? Where can I purchase it?
‘The PreetiMirror’ was manifested by Maharishikaa Preeti and has been a symbol of this teaching for over two decades. Seekers and collectors have purchased these talismans in the form of large format sculptures and installations, in the form of jewellery – pendants, rings and bracelets – as well as in the form of door PreetiMirrors and indoor PreetMirrors for their  altars. The PreetiMirror is a yantra that invites power protection and prosperity into the home or workspace.

Seekers have reported about their powerful experiences with their PreetiMirror about the immense strength and solidity this talisman yantra brings to them, especially in times of distress. They have reported about problems being resolved in their homes or work places after they put up the door PreetiMirror. Many use the PreetiMirror as a ‘yantra’ for contemplation. They place it on an easel, on their altar and light a lamp or candle in front of it. Collectors purchase the unique, PreetiMirror sculptures and installations to grace their homes, offices, and their lawns.

Each seeker finds their individual connect with their talisman.

You can read more about The Mirror:

You can purchase the Mirror Talisman jewelry here:

For PreetiMirror sculptures and installations write to

If you require any assistance along the way, please feel free to reach out to us.

12. How can I become part of the ArtBeings Project?
ArtBeings is Maharishikaa Preeti’s magnum opus in the field of conceptual art. The way to qualify for the ArtBeings Movement is to attend Immersives (six day or ten-day residential happenings). The schedule for the next Immersives have been announced here:

All invitations for PRESENCE Happenings with Maharishikaa – online or in person – are sent via email.
Please sign up for the mailing list at

We look forward to welcoming you in Maharishikaa’s Presence soon.
Welcome to the Maharishikaa Movement!
Maharishikaa Maiyaa ki Jai!

 Warm regards and Namaskaar,
Maharishikaa Presence desk, Goa & Zürich

Questions about herself that Maharishikaa Preeti has answered in various PRESENCE Happenings

1. Do you believe you are the only one who can show the way to the Truth?
The Truth can never belong to any one person. As it is, the world has too few transformational mentors, spiritual gurus, mystics.

2. Do you believe you’re an avatar?
An avatar is a being that is an incarnation of the Supreme. Isn’t every human being, and for that matter every animal or plant, an incarnation of the Supreme? If I’m an avatar, then so are you one.

3. Is Presence a sect or a cult?
In today’s day and age, with the thousands of knowledge based transformational movements and spiritual teachers and gurus world-wide, the words cult and sect in this context have lost their meaning. They’re outdated.

4. Are you an embodiment of the Divine feminine principle?
Yes. And so are you, whether you’re a female or you’re a male.

5. Are you enlightened?
Whatever the nature of my spiritual realizations may be, whether I’m enlightened or not, is not for me to say. Those who approach me have to decide these things for themselves. I do however distinguish between enlightenment and self-realization.

6. Do you believe you’re a prophet or representative of God?
I feel that every single being on this planet is a representative of God. How we express this fact differs from person to person. I’m here to reflect to each person who comes to me, who they truly are. To point them to their inner master, the Source, the Truth, Soul, God. I’m here to relieve suffering in whichever way I can.

7. Why do you allow people to bow down before you?
I was born and raised in the Indian sub-continent where from childhood we are taught to bow down, and even prostrate ourselves before our parents, our gods and our gurus. We learn humility in this way. I allow those who aren’t from the sub-continent to do this if they feel like. I myself bow down before my elders and other gurus. It’s a beautiful feeling to bow down before others and seek their blessings. In that part of the world dominated by the Abrahamic religions – mainly Christianity and Islam – this is considered demeaning. In the east bowing down before another is considered strengthening.  I tell both my western students as well as my Indian students to prostrate themselves before their partners and their children and their parents and their teachers.

8. Do you think your close disciples are the chosen ones?
The concept of chosen ones, and day of reckoning, and day of judgement etc. are concepts entirely alien to me, and to the knowledge I bring. All beings are chosen – chosen to live out their lives in service to the Truth.

9. Which Holy texts have you read and quote from?
I have not read any holy texts. What I say comes from the Knowledge that has been revealed to me since 2001.

10. Did you meditate in the Himalayas?
The only time I was in the high Himalayas was to collect natural stones from the rivers for my Lithonautic art installations.

11. Do your disciples pray to you?
Some of them do when they are in moments of distress. They call out to me for help. It gives them solace and comfort, although I have said that I do nothing consciously.

12. Are your students expected to leave everything and live in an ashram or in seclusion?
Every home in which my students live is an ashram. My teaching shows how to live in the midst of life, embracing all that life has to offer, while serving the Truth.

13. Do people have to give up their religion to follow your teachings?
I don’t ask anyone to convert or change their faith or religion. My students discover the Source within. You can relate to the Source, entirely independent of the religious framework you belong to.

14. What is your lineage?
I am sampradaya mukt, free of lineage.

15. Why do you allow yourself to be venerated by your students?
I feel it is a beautiful act to venerate anyone. They venerate me because I love them, I reflect to them who they truly are, I point them to their inner master. I venerate them too.

16. Who gave you the title of Maharishikaa?
This title was given to me by two Maharishis. But there are many people who call me Preeti, the name my parents gave me. Preeti means love.

17. Are you self-proclaimed?
I was first discovered in a café in Zurich by a clairvoyant occultist and artist. She came to my table to speak to me because she saw white light coursing through my body and dancing above my head. I myself didn’t see anything. After this, people heard about me and started to come to me with their questions. They told others about me. I did not proclaim anything.

18. Does every one need a Guru?
Everyone needs to know that they have a guru, and that this guru is the Source of all the answers they need, to navigate this process of living. They need to know that this guru is the AntarAatman or Soul or Source that resides within them, and they need to know how to listen to the answers from Source.