Information about
Sweet Surprise
Live Stream from Shree Muktananda Ashram

Sweet Surprise 2020 via Live video stream from Shree Muktananda Ashram was held on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Sweet Surprise is now available in English and Hindi via audio webcast through Monday, November 30, 2020.

Sweet Surprise will take place in the Universal Hall via the Siddha Yoga path website. You can also participate at a Siddha Yoga Ashram, meditation center, or chanting and meditation group near you.

1. General Information

  • Is registration required?
  • Yes,registration is required for Sweet Surprise.You can either register at a Siddha Yoga meditation center, or chanting and meditation center to participate at a location, or you can register on the Siddha Yoga path India website to participate online.

  • In what languages is the satsang available?
  • The satsang will be available on the Siddha Yoga path India website in English and Hindi.

  • Is there visual content in Sweet Surprise?
  • Yes, Sweet Surprise 2020 is a live video stream.

  • How long will Sweet Surprise be available?
  • Sweet Surprise 2020 is a live video stream on New Year's Day. It will be available as an webcast approximately eight hours after the conclusion of the live stream.

  • What happens when I join the live stream after it has begun?
  • When you join after the live video stream has begun, you will be able to participate in the remaining part of Sweet Surprise. You will not able to rewind or see any part of the live stream again once it has taken place.
2. Registration Information
  • May I invite friends to participate in the live stream in my home?
  • You may invite as many people as you like, as long as they have all registered. You may register all the participants on your computer or they may register at home on theri own computers and participate with you. If they register at home, it is your responsibility as the host to ensure that everyone has paid the registration fee. Please request that they bring their confirmation email.

  • Can I register online to participate at a location?
  • No, online registration is only for participation on a personal computer. Contact the location where you wish to participate for local registration details.

  • I have registered to participate online on the Siddha Yoga path website. May i change my registration to participating location?
  • No.

  • May i change the location where I've registered?
  • No.

  • How many times may i participate in Sweet Surprise once I have registered?
  • Registration allows you to particpate in Sweet Surprise once. To participate multiple times, register each time. You may also register for a Multiple Participation Package for Sweet Surprise after January 1, 2020. More information about the Multiple Participation Package, including registration details, will be available soon.

3. Live Audio Stream and Audio Webcast Technical Details
  • Are there a recommended browser for the live audio stream and audio webcast?
  • The recommended internet browsers are Firefox and Google Chrome.
    The minimum recommended internet speed is 4 Mbps. For lower internet speeds, you will be able to participate with lower video resolution, and you may experience pauses or breakup of the live stream.

  • The timer on the player is moving but I don't hear any sound. What should I do?
  • Check that the speakers are turned on and the volume is up. Also check that the audio settings in your computer or mobile device are not muted. If you are using Safari as your browser, you may try to stream with a different browser.

  • What should I do if the Live Stream does not start or is breaking up?
  • You may need to refresh your browser by pressing the following key(s):
    — Press F5 if you have a Windows computer.
    — Press Cmd+R if you have an Apple computer.

  • How do I change the visual quality of the streaming?
  • The visual quality of the live stream will be automatically adjusted according to your internet bandwidth.  However, if you want to change the visual quality of the stream, click on the settings icon tool icon in the lower right corner of the player. Choose a higher resolution if the still images are flickering, and choose a lower quality if the stream stops or does not load properly.
    The quality selection only influences the visual quality; the audio quality is the same for all settings.