Journey to Tengboche Monastery
Near Mount Everest

a metamorphosis of awakening

Devra’s Names of Endearment

Rishi Devra Surya Sai Ma Durga Devi

As the founder of the Omni Awakening Institute, Rishi Devra's life story reflects a metamorphosis of over six decades, that has come with many names of endearment and landmarks of awakening along the way. Her spiritual name, "Rishi Devra Surya Sai Ma Durga Devi," is translated as "master of sacred wisdom, solar mother of divine blessing, protector of humanity and deity of primordial empowerment." Rishi Maa, Surya Maa and Devraji are also terms of endearment that long-term students enjoy. She can also be referred to as Dr. Devra Patton West when introduced for formal occasions in respect of her pundit status in interfaith circles – referring to her Doctorate of Divinity and metaphysical PhD in transpersonal psychology.

Also revered as a master healer and 'teacher of teachers' by leaders across the board, those who have grown to respect her spiritual insight, fondly refer her to as "The Phoenix," a nickname that has proven its merit over the years. She is also affectionately called "Little Mother of Sagarmatha" by the head monk of the Tengboche Monastery, referring to the Tibetan name for Mount Everest, which means 'head of the ocean' in local Sherpa dialect. Rishi's spiritual roots have also moved from her deep love for the Native American tradition having been given names of endearment from Henry Pollingyama, Chief of the Fire Clan of the Hopi Tribe, as well as by Tellus Good Morning, long honored as an elder of the Taos Tribe of New Mexico.


Yet, beyond these endearments, she is revered as a Regent of the Brotherhood of Light in whose care rests the Universal Archives of the Royal Path, a direct transmission from the immortal masters, hence their reference to her as the "Mother of Ten Thousand Suns" in her advanced transcripts for adepts. Her pilgrimages throughout Tibet, led her to the Valley of The Masters, after which her world mission for global enlightenment began in earnest. Thus, her varied pen names are reflected throughout our website, as the indelible jewels of her spiritual journey, while she is also endeared to her grandchildren and family members who simply call her Grandmother.