Shakti Durga and Team

Shakti Durga

They say you teach what you most need to learn, and Shakti Durga has been teaching and learning about relationships for over 30 years. Whether it’s the relationship you have with the vulnerable part of self that needs nurturing, or with your spouse, family, work colleagues, money, or with the Infinite Source of all, Shakti Durga has helped thousands of people to blaze through obstacles, heal conflict harmoniously, and find more love than they ever thought possible.

After a failed marriage Shakti Durga turned to meditation, as well as personal and spiritual development, to help manage stress and depression. Not only did she recover and attain a new level of personal, relationship and business success, she became an avid student of great spiritual masters. She travelled extensively to be in their presence, learning and growing and accessing bliss as well as tools from the Ancient Universal Wisdom. She has found light of transformation through various traditions including the Vedas, Mantra, Western mysteries, Angels, Sacred Music, Kaballah, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism.

Shakti Durga’s journey has been so deep that she has been recognised as a Swami (Guru) in India, because she has embodied the capacity to ignite the spirit of herself and others. Being labelled a Guru caused her some consternation, as Shakti Durga is all about activating personal empowerment, and the narrative around the Guru in the West has been negative.

Shakti Durga has sought to modernize the idea of a spiritual master, keeping the love and blazing fire of transformation it entails, while bringing in Western concepts of positive psychology, energy healing and personal accountability. Self-empowerment becomes faster and more pervasive when we are in the presence of a living master who can help us empower change, illuminate the mind, open the heart, feed our spirit and soul. She shares principles to keep in mind when working with any powerhouse of spiritual energy.

After a long and profound journey encompassing Western and Eastern spiritual practices, and having cultivated the skill of making complex spiritual teachings simple and easy to use in practice, she says that the advanced class in spirituality is still being grounded in our every-day life and relationships. This is the area that continues to fascinate her and in which she focusses to help people achieve more love as well as other objectives in life.

Shakti Durga is a musician, author, energy healer, and a humorous, inspired spiritual teacher with an international student base.

She is the founder, spiritual head and inspirational leader of Shanti Mission (Peace Mission), with its head office based in Australia. The not-for-profit charity operates a wide-variety of projects and programs with the aim of creating inner peace and peace between people. It is also registered as a 501(C)(3) charity in USA.

Shakti Durga Shakti Durga is one of 8 spiritual masters invited to China by the largest provider of spiritual content in that country. She is also one of the 108 living masters featured on the world’s largest spiritual website, Times of India’s Speaking Tree. She and her team of empowered teachers have taught thousands of people in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, China, India, Brazil, New Zealand and Germany. She has authored 5 books, developed a comprehensive joy-filled spiritual training program, has countless spiritual music, mantra and meditation CDS, and 3 inspirational card decks.

Prior to commencing her vocation in spirituality, Shakti Durga was a practising lawyer for 16 years. She has two grown children and lives with her life partner in Cooranbong, north of Sydney in NSW Australia.

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Shakti Durga & Shiva Kata TjutaShanti Mission was founded by Shakti Durga and her partner, Shiva Kata Tjuta and incorporated into a not-for-profit charity in 2007.

Shiva Kata Tjuta is Shakti Durga’s partner in life and has assisted Shakti Durga for many years with the inception, creation and birthing of Shanti Mission. Having been a successful lawyer and partner of a very large law firm, he is an enormous asset to the Shanti Mission family. He is on the Board of Directors, and also runs men’s and mixed retreats in outback Australia, facilitates meditations and mentoring for people in the corporate sector and aspires to be love, strength and wisdom on legs in everything he pursues.



Shanti Mission has a team of spiritual leaders who oversee the charity’s programs and community services. This group of leaders is called the ‘Council of Light’ because their job is to create more happiness, peace and joy (which together we call ‘light’) in the world. Each member of the Council is responsible for a different part of the charity’s operations. One of the unique aspects of Shanti Mission is that each of the leaders, including our founder Shakti Durga, support each other while also holding each other accountable. It’s unique for a spiritual organisation or school to implement a ‘peer review’ system, but we believe a modern school for the soul needs to be run in a way that’s open and accountable to our community.

The Team of Spiritual Leaders are: Shakti DurgaBhadra KaliGanesha MaGayatri Kamadhenu, GangaMaitreya, Parvati Sundari, Savitur Dhanvantre, and Shiva Kata Tjuta.


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