About Rachaell Saan Ma


Ms. Saan Ma experienced an early awakening at the age of 8, aware of one’s unchanging and eternal nature where she began seeing the individual “person” as somehow illusory. As an adult, she spent 44 years immersed in spiritual practice and devotion to realizing truth, healing modalities and also teaching while in the company of masterful teachers and Self-realized ones.

Through her direct pointings and wise guidance, she has helped countless individuals and groups realize their true nature, always pointing to “Home” — the Eternal Existence, unshakable Joy, Pure Awareness and All-Abiding Love of the Self.

She encourages and empowers a continuous direct experience of Reality by the invitation to turn within, always focused in the Heart. “Without this,” she says, “recognition is oftentimes fleeting. The unreal is habitually perceived and desired to be real, and so the illusion of separation results. One must have direct experience of their natural state–the vast indescribable Presence, sometimes called Self, God or Reality–as much as possible in order to anchor one’s awareness in the very truth of their Being.”

At the age of 19, many began seeking her out for her guidance and “healing” sessions after recognizing her many abilities, wisdom and unwavering devotion to the Divine. Noticing the benefits that many were experiencing and reporting, she was happy to serve in this way which she did for many years.

In 1999, she was asked by the late Master Yu Tian Jian, the Living Buddha Dechan Jeuran of the original Dari Rulai Temple in Los Angeles, to be the Chant and Mantra Leader of the Sangha, helping this master to facilitate his healing Dharma/Prayer Rights and services to the public. She stayed 3 years to assist and learn from this great master.

A few years later, she brought the ancient Sacred Tantric Dance movement and Transformation Breathwork to Mount Shasta and other parts of the country. For the next 10 years, she taught this highly transformative and deeply meditative work through weekly classes, weekend intensives and retreats.

For the past 24 years, she has held public meditations, talks, Satsang, retreats, private sessions, and initiated powerful transformations and awakenings that has helped so many come to know their essential Self.

MountainPicforBioLike Ramana Maharshi’s love for Arunachala, majestic Mount Shasta has been Saan Ma’s great love and sanctuary for 18 years. She has spent many long retreats alone in silence while living outdoors deep in this mountain’s forests. While resting and meditating on its sacred slopes she received the direct realization that absolutely nothing exists outside of the “Self” or the Infinite Presence of Reality–that we are the vast Awareness in which all names, images and forms seem to arise, appear to be playing themselves out with endless stories, and disappear. Separation, division and individual form does not exist at all. All is the Self. All is God/Love, and absolutely nothing else exists.

Saan Ma began offering these simple pointings to those who were seeking them. Through her inexhaustible wisdom, humor and love, one can more easily embrace whatever it is that arises, experiencing far more Grace, Truth and inherent Freedom. Though her teachings may be similar to other teachings, everything spoken and shared is from her own direct experience.

Saan Ma continues to hold Satsang, meditations, retreats, talks, and private and group sessions wherever she is called. To schedule any of these, please go to the Contact page of this website.