Neem Karoli Baba & Sri Siddhi Ma

Meeting Neem Karoli Baba

Like many who know of him, my first experience of “meeting” with Neem Karoli Baba, Maharaj-ji, was in the book, stories and pictures of Be Here Now by Ram Dass.

Ram Dass autograph and Ram’s in hardcover copy.
From the Love Serve Remember Foundation

Very rare video of Neem Karoli Baba with music by Krishna Das and Jai Uttal.

In 1998, the 25th year after Neem Karoli left his body, i wanted to visit India and meet people who knew Baba before they were too old or passed on. Ram Dass helped me arrange to meet Sri Siddhi Ma. He visited the Taos Ashram that year, the first time after his stroke. Many Westerners went there and only a few were in India for that Mahasamadhi Celebration. She became my Guru with Maharaj-ji and teacher. I will share a few pictures of Her.

Sri Siddhi Ma took care of Maharaj-ji’s western followers in Kainchi.
“With the pollen of the Guru’s lotus feet, I cleanse the mirror of my heart.” Hanuman Chalisa