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Jai Shri Mataji!

Welcome to the Australian Newsletter dedicated with love to Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

"The aim of your life is to seek your Spirit."

Shri Mataji   1983 – January 27, Delhi, India


"I have to tell you one thing, that you are all One."

Shri Mataji   2004 – June 6, Cabella, Italy


"The greatest law of Sahaja Yoga is that it is a

 collective happening."

Shri Mataji   1988 – January 3, Ganapatipule, India

Shri Adi Guru Puja

24th July

Shri Krishna Puja

28/29th August







National Pujas:  National Easter Puja - Balmoral NSW - Shri Adi Guru Puja - Wamuran QLD   Navaratri Puja - Gidgegannup WA

Shivaratri Puja

6/7th Mar.



23rd Feb.

Birthday Puja

21st March


National Easter Puja Seminar

 2/3/4/5th April



Sahasrara Puja

8/9th May


Shri Adi Shakti Puja

26/27th  June



Shri Adi Guru Puja

24th July


Shri Krishna Puja

28/29th Aug



Ganesha Puja

18/19th Sep


Navaratri Puja

9/10th Oct.

Diwali Puja

6th November


Christmas Puja

25h December


Latest stories: Easter Celebrations . Shri Mataji and Sir CP 74th Wedding Anniversary . A Mother for All Videos . Divine Memories . Newspaper Birthday Announcement . Country Tours . Offered to HH Shri Mataji . To Our Beloved Guru . God the Mother . New National Coordinator . Balmoral Project update .



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Thank you  Shri Mataji for all the blessings.
Spreading Mother's Gift and Message in Russia
Dear brothers and sisters.
Please enjoy the following photos of Sahaja Yoga programs in Russia during May and June 2021.
All our love to Sahaja Yogis all around the world.  May Her Holiness continue to shower everyone with Her Divine blessings.
Jai Shri Mataji!
Balmoral Native Shrub & Tree Planting Success
Jai Shri Mataji
Dear Everyone,
On the weekend before the recent World Environment Day, the Sahajis' of Sydney helped contribute their energies toward making the Balmoral Village Centre & Planet Earth alike a better place.
We planted 21 Native tree saplings along the South gate entrance avenue followed by 200 shrubs along the western fence which borders the paddock from the community road.
The Native trees will provide an aesthetic Treescape avenue for welcoming visitors as well as a windbreak & food for honey bee production. Whereas the 200 shrubs would serve as a nesting habitat to foster Native birds & other fauna all the while giving privacy to Yogis from ongoing traffic and passerbys along the local residential Balmoral community road.
Overall it was another very productive & joygiving event with a record of 15 attender workforce during Winter!
We humbly thank You all who attended & gave their Time & energy to beautify Shri Matajis beloved Land.
Warm regards
From Jacob ( on behalf of Shri Matajis' Garden Assistants)
Australian & International Easter Celebrations
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th April 202
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
Divine love and vibrations are flowing throughout the Universe, as Sahaja Yogis around the world worshipped our Divine Mother, Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, in Her aspect of Lord Jesus Christ during last weekend's Easter celebrations.
Thank you Holy Mother for giving us our Self Realisation and the pure knowledge, so that we may humbly approach You to perform Your Puja as Lord Jesus Christ.
Jai Shri Mataji!
International Easter Puja Seminar
Photo: Yogis celebrating Easter Puja in Jerusalem Sunday 4th April 2021
The world collective joined online to celebrate Easter Seminar which was hosted by Australia, Israel and Palestine, Russia, Spain & Ukraine. A few yogis assembled in the the city of Jerusalem to perform Easter Puja in that historical city. Over 2,500 yogis joined the Puja via YouTube.
Videos from the weekend events of morning meditations, evening music programs, Havan and Easter Puja are online for you to enjoy at
Australian Easter Puja Seminar - Balmoral
Over 350 Australian yogis gathered at Balmoral Ashram, near Sydney, to truly enjoy the vibrations of each other's company as we celebrated Easter together.
We thank the NSW collective, Councillors and builders who beautifully prepared Balmoral for the hosting of the national Easter seminar and Puja.
Videos from the weekend events of morning meditations, evening music programs, and Easter Puja are online for you to enjoy at
Divine Memories
Being with Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
To mark the auspicious and significant milestone of the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Sahaja Yoga in Australia, this video presentation was offered during the recent Balmoral Easter Seminar. Many asked for the link to be shared.
As many of our older respected Yogis and many of the foundation members of Sahaja Yoga are from 1981, we have put together this video to seek to capture their experiences which we hope does some justice to their respected roles.
 Divine Memories: Being with Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
We would like to acknowledge our founding members as our 'Foundation Yogis' for their 40 years of service to Shri Mataji: Michael and Marilyn Fogarty, Vishnu and Lakshmi Bonneau, Phillip and Sarah Francombe, Albert and Pam Lewis, Kim Pearce, Wendy Barrett , Bogunia Bensaud, Lyn Roles, Kay McHugh. Prue Page, Bill Brander, Brian Bell and Andrew Rohowyj.
In addition to our Foundation Yogis, we acknowledge:  Anil Sattarshetty. Kabir Sattarshetty, Niranjana Sattarshetty, Savitri and Mark Beaven, Beena Kapodistrias, John Smiley, Chris Kyriacou.
To all our founding members, it is our honour that we have the  opportunity to show our respect and admiration for all that you have contributed to Sahaja Yoga over 40 years.
Thank you!
With Love
Brett (Australian Coordinator)
74th Wedding Anniversary
of the Marriage of Shri Mataji and Sir CP
Wednesday 7th April 2021
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
In celebration of Shri Mataji and Sir CP's wedding Anniversary, we wish to share quotes from Shri Mataji about the importance of marriage. We have also brought together a short video presentation of the 59th Wedding Anniversary held at Burwood Ashram Sydney 6th April 2007.
"Today is the anniversary day of the wedding, and I have allowed them to celebrate it because marriage is very important in Sahaja Yoga. It is one of the most important things for Sahaja Yoga, that one should get married…
Now I have been married, I think thirty-sixth year is this [of] My marriage today. There’s so many years have passed but still I still feel like a bride with My husband because really we have been very wise people to live like that. And of course, there are ups and downs, but ultimately one feels very different about the whole thing. He has sent a beautiful letter today, thanking you all for your kindness shown to Me, and for all the kindness you have shown to him…
So, marriage is a very big blessing in Sahaja Yoga because all the Gods and all the angels are watching these marriages and They will see to it that these marriages are successful…"
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Shri Gruha Lakshmi Puja 7 April 1981, Sydney, Australia
"Marriages are important, because they help Sahaja Yoga. Not because they go against Sahaja Yoga. So, more time must be spent with Sahaja Yoga activities, both of you should work it out. And not that we should have a nice holiday together, or sort of a thing like that, you’ll never enjoy. You cannot enjoy holiday without Sahaja yogis being there. Now these are your holidays, these are your festivals, these are your enjoying places."
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Wedding Anniversary Celebration  7 April 1982, Nightingale Lane Ashram,London, UK
"I don’t know what to say about our married life and kind of life I had to go through. I don’t think it was anything sacrificing or anything difficult for Me. I am a different type of person you know that. And to Me, everything was quite alright. But outside people might think that way but the main thing was Sahaja Yoga for Me which I have achieved by which you all have got your self-realization…
So, life can be very-very interesting if you learn how to enjoy and this enjoyment comes to you through your Spirit. As you are awakened now you are realized souls. You are enjoying the music. Some of you might have not understood Punjabi language may be that but everybody was enjoying. What you were enjoying was the Spirit which was enjoying the music …So, see that you enjoy each and everything whatever is there try to enjoy. Because now you have got such a lot of energy from the Divine…
…My greatest desire to see that the world should change…
I am thankful to you for celebrating this wedding anniversary and … we got married but all the time I was thinking that I will be able to establish Sahaja Yoga in this world. That’s what you people are here to begin to give Me that satisfaction.
So, thank you very much."
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Wedding Anniversary Celebration - 7 April 2001, New Delhi, India
Video presentation of the 59th Wedding Anniversary
In celebrating the 74th Wedding Anniversary of the Marriage of Shri Mataji and Sir CP we have brought together a presentation of the 59th Wedding Anniversary held at Burwood Sydney 06th April 2007 to enjoy.
Video versions of the beautiful 'A Mother for All' exhibition.
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
On the occasion of our Holy Mother’s Birthday and the 40th year of Sahaja Yoga in Australia, we wish to offer Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi two video versions of the beautiful ‘A Mother for All' display exhibition. Link to new videos below.
The original 'A Mother for All' public exhibition was created by the Italian collective several years ago and has since been displayed to the public in many cities around the world, including Australia. The exhibition covers topics such as - A Mother for All; Love & Compassion; Meditation: Freedom; Yoga and ‘I bow to all the seekers of Truth’. See list of some public exhibitions below.
Photo: Public exhibition in Italy
‘A Mother for All' - Video versions
The new ‘A Mother for All' video presentations use the same design elements from the physical display exhibition, with the addition of Shri Mataji's videos that relate to the actual quotes that are printed on the exhibition panels.
The videos are aimed at the public (and yogis!) and include a short Self Realisation by Shri Mataji.
Two versions of the videos are available, an Extended version (27 mins) which has the actual video talks and a Short version (9 mins) that has the written quotes.
Both videos will be offered to our webcast teams to play during the coming weeks, as part of the 40th year of Sahaja Yoga in Australia celebrations". Videos can also be used at public programs.
"A Mother for All" on YouTube
Extended version with Shri Mataji's video talks (27 mins)
"A Mother for All" on YouTube
Short version with Shri Mataji's Quotes (9 mins)
Shri Mataji's Birthday announcement in the 'Australian' newspaper seen by 400,000 people.
The nine nights of Navaratri Prayers, Praises and Hymns
Download PDF  (Large File)
Work progresses at Mother's Balmoral property
New Workshop Shed
New Gateway Entrance
Jai Shri Mataji!
Country Tours well received
Since starting the country tour in July, both Dubbo and Narromine programs have been very well received by the seekers attending and very well supported and enjoyed by the yogis attending.
After the third visit, there are now regular meditators in both areas and each program, new seekers are attending.
Some of the seekers are joining the online sessions being run each weekend and during the most recent visit to Dubbo, some seekers joined the yogis for a meal and spent some time together enjoying the open hearts and vibrations.
Shri Mataji has given us a wonderful opportunity to reach out to some genuine seekers and as a result of that pure desire being expressed, there are a couple of seekers who are meditating nicely and expressing a strong desire to go deeper.
Thank You Shri Mataji for everything!
This is our third tour now and it seems that each one has its own unique quality. We have some new seekers who have joined for each visit and the change in them is evident. Their faces are radiant and they are beginning to settle into their meditation practice. This time there was the opportunity to share meals with some and get to know them better. Hearing about how Shri Mataji brought them to Sahaja Yoga was a humbling experience. Thank you also to the yogis who join at each time. You have added your own beautiful qualities and increased the joy.
Dear bhaiya and didis,
Thank you for organising this and giving our collective the opportunity to participate in being an instrument.
Jai Shri mataji
Dear brothers and sisters
It's always amazing to see how Mother's work gets unfolded right in front of our eyes - how the new seekers grow, how the collective grows and how individually we grow as Mother's instrument. How fortunate we are to be part of this becoming.
New friendship gets developed, we even have a rakki brother in Dubbo now. :)
Thank you for the opportunity and look forward to more collective activity in the midst of the pandemic.
Jai Shri Mataji
New Coordinator Announcement offered to Shri Mataji at Nirmal Dham
Photo of our letter at Nirmal Dham in Delhi thanking Her Holiness for our new Coordinator's appointment.
Shri Mataji offered to our Beloved Guru - Puja offerings from 1982 to 2008 CLICK HERE
Shri Mataji offered to our Beloved Guru - Puja offerings from 1982 to 2008 shares something of the journey of Our Mother's Advent from 1982 to 2008 through some of the Pujas offered to Shri Mataji over this time.
Shri Mataji we Your children will always remember that You came in Love, and for love’s sake alone, Your love for us is everlasting. Whenever we call upon Our Mother’s name , ever are we in Your Nirakara presence, for there is no place in the Universe where
You are not there. The universe will forever give Shri Mataji Glory, and sing Her name and recall every touch of Our Mother's blessed Feet.
Shri Mataji loves us deeply, only recalling Her name fills our heart with God's love. We gathered in your Temples, we walk upon same earth where Your Feet have blessed the earth.
Our feet following in your footsteps , our faith renewed at every step in the Your presence, Shri Mataji May we always be allowed to worship You and proclaim Your name forever,
Jai Shri Mataji!
Give each other
the Love of
God the Mother.
By definition
there is no
Father or Son
without a Mother.
She is not “the other”.
She is central to existence.
She says: Use your logic,
the Trinity is One,
please know that this is done.
Ask for Her Love
so you can
give love to others.
She loves our world,
for She created it.
She loves you;
She created you too.
She is our Counsellor and Comforter.
We need Her Love
spreading through our hearts.
The world needs
Her Love spreading through
your heart.
Other people need
Her Love spreading through
your heart.
Seek Her Love,
ask Her for it,
for our world’s sake
and yours.
Seek Her Love now.
Give each other
the Love of
God the Mother.
                     Copyright    Jennie Mairie  19 September 2020
Announcement of our New Australian Coordinator
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
New National Coordinator
By the Divine Grace of Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi we are pleased to advise that Brett Johnson is now the National Coordinator of Australia. HH Shri Mataji, through Her Divine Vibrations, has chosen Brett to serve Her and the Collective for the next period.
We thank Brett for offering himself in service to HH Shri Mataji and the Australian Collective.  Thank you also to all Yogis for your support and participation in the vibrational checking process.
Thank you from Lyn and Andre
We would both like to express our sincere thanks for all the love, support and attention from our brothers and sisters around this amazing country during our tenure as Coordinators. It has honestly been a privilege for us to serve HH Shri Mataji in this role.
We also thank the current and previous Australian Councillors for all their service to HH Shri Mataji and for their dedication and commitment to spreading Sahaja Yoga and Sahaja culture.
We ultimately and above all thank Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Our Divine All Powerful Guru, who does all the living work, manages every single thing and is with all of us every single day. Thank you Shri Mataji for all Your blessings and joy.
With love
Lyn and Andre
Balmoral Project Update  / Thankyou to the Yogis
Adam and Matthew have agreed to take on the overall responsibility for the Balmoral  Project. Jacob has agreed to take on the important work with regeneration of the natural landscape of Balmoral and new plantings. We thanks Adam, Matthew, and Jacob for their leadership in driving the works to not only repair the damage done as a result of the Bushfire but to make Balmoral better than it was before through our efforts.
Our shared experience is that Sahaja building projects work out best through the good will and the support of the collective.  Projects of this nature work out many positive developments for our collective. Their commitment is one of the driving forces behind this collective Project.
They have asked that a call be made at this time for Yogi volunteer assistance or if you wish to be professionally engaged. If Yogis have some time particularly over the next few weeks and if you can lend a hand your support it will make a significant difference to the Balmoral Project at  this time.
If you have some time and can and stay for a time and assist with the Project please write to:
Matthew Cooper
Adam Potts
Jacob Nadas
if you can come for an extended time, or just a few days to help out.
The Balmoral Project has been underway for two months and significant progress has been made to undertake work to repair the bushfire damage to our property.  To re-insure the Balmoral property, we must make good all the damage done to the property.  You can keep up to date with the progress of the Project by visiting our Yogis site where progress can be tracked with photos and stories each week.
See all the Balmoral project news PLEASE CLICK HERE Password: rose246
Balmoral Renewal Project - Update 6th September 2020
Some of the funds secured from Government Grants were used to purchase a shiny new Red Tractor. This replaced the one lost to the fire. The new tractor has been put to hard work with the  Project.  The Caretakers cottage was largely in its original condition. Some funds were used to install a new Kitchen to give our caretakers home a lift.  Funds from the Grant were used to purchase and a new Rural Shed Kit.
When constructed the new building will replace infrastructure lost in the fire. This will be a major new building and serve as a workshop and maintenance building. Images from this week show the work preparing the ground works for the concrete slab. Videos of the new slab being poured. Work can also be seen preparing to erect the frame for the new building.
The Project is replacing the entrance gates which were destroyed by the fire. Images of the brickwork being erected for two new gates. One  being the main entrance from Railway Pde and the second being the entrance from the car park onto the property.  images are also shared of new trees being planted to replace those around the cottage lost to the fire. Keep visiting the site
to keep updated with progress of the Project.
Mother's Garden at Burwood
Jai Shri Mataji
Dear Yogis,
Some generous Sahajis have donated resources & time to help beautify Shri Matajis garden at Burwood.
Two verical garden panels have been installed in the wall just outside of Mother's Bedroom along the side path of the House.
With joy & thanks to: Reyhan, Vinola, Miriam, Shanti, Suraj, Vedhant, Siddhant & Kush and  Derek & Andrea from Victoria for all helping in the Burwood garden project & making it possible & successful by the Grace of Shri Mataji Thanks to You again.
Kind regards,
from Jacob on behalf of the Garden Team.
Thank You Shri Mataji, Country videos & Miracle photo
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
The two week online International Shri Ganesha Seminar has concluded but the vibrations continue to flow from our Divine Mother.
We thank Her Holiness Shri Mataji for blessings us with the hosting of this auspicious event along with the other hosting countries of Andorra,China, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Yuvashakti.
Videos of Shri Ganesha Puja and the various seminar meditation events and country artistic offerings are now available for you to enjoy and share. We are also sharing a miracle photo that was taken on the day of Shri Ganesha Puja. Please see below.
“Thank You Shri Mataji” video
Thank You Shri Mataji for Shri Ganesha Seminar
Puja, Seminar & Country videos
Recordings of Seminar events such as Shri Ganesha’s Puja, Havan, daily meditations and the various country artistic offerings of song, music, dance, poetry and drawings are now available for your to enjoy. Please see link below.
Go to Puja, Seminar & Country videos CLICK HERE
Miracle photo taken from TV of Shri Ganesha Puja in Gidgegannup WA on 22 August 2020
(Photos taken by a Sahaja Yogini from the Central Coast NSW)
Click on the names below to enjoy these beautiful artistic offerings of
song, music, dance, poetry and drawings
to Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
from the World Collective
in celebration of Lord Shri Ganesha’s Birthday 2020
Children drawings from Australia, India, Singapore and USA
Children drawings & Sculpturesfrom Wuhan  China
New Zealand
Phillipines find on another site
 Puja, music & meditation videos
10th Anniversary
Public Program & Celebration of Music of Joy’s 2010 China Tour
On 29th August 2020, something truly great took place with the Yogis of China and Sahaja Yoga Australia  hosted a 10th anniversary online virtual Public Program and celebration of the Music Of Joy Tour of China in 2010.
The Chinese Yogis asked that MOJ perform from Burwood and online events were hosted in around 10 Chinese cities with 100’s of people receiving their Self Realisation.
Video has just music and graphic at the beginning but then shows concert
Leading into the program they wrote:
“The Music Of Joy band was invited to set foot on the land of China in 2010 and they began to perform public welfare performances throughout the country. Since the first time, their performance in China was loved by the Chinese people. Every performance was full of people. Everyone was attracted by their natural, free and happy music.This helped Sahaja Yoga China and to celebrate the events we wanted to host an online program ten years on from the landmark Tour”.
It was a coming together to remember the landmark Tours through China with the use of technology to link in the different cities as part of an in person and virtual Public Program .
It was an inspired use of technology in service of the Divine.  So much joy and vibrations. Well done to each and every one.  Just a beautiful evening. More or this in these challenging times is much needed.
Congratulations to MOJ, Australian and Chinese technical teams and all the  team in China and to all involved in putting this unique celebration program together to achieve something unique.
MOJ team
Message to Australian collective
from Mumbai Yuva Shakti for Raksha Bandhan
Video from Mumbai Yuvashakti celebrating the purest bond of brothers and sisters – Australia
Jai Shree Mataji
Dear Brothers & Sisters,
Happy Raksha Bandhan
It gives us immense joy to share a collective short video especially designed for Australia collective from Mumbai Yuva Shakti on this blissful occasion.
Unlike most of the year, we could not send the handmade Rakhi’s due to the current situation.
Video from Mumbai Yuvashakti celebrating the purest bond of brothers and sisters – Australia
Kindly give our Regards & Love to the whole collective.
Eagerly awaiting to hear from you all.
Nirmal Love,
Mumbai Yuvashakti
(The Mumbai Yuva Shakti can be contacted at )
50th Sahasrara Celebration Music of Joy 2010-2020:
The journey of self realisation
Dear Yogis,
Jai Shri Mataji!
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sahasrara Day a video showing the 10 year Music of Joy journey from  2010 - 2020  is presented for your enjoyment: .  .CLICK HERE
During this 10 year period Music of Joy journeyed throughout the world including the countries of China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Phillipines, Taiwan, India, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Greece, Spain, Hungary and France spreading Sahaja Yoga.
It is estimated that there were over 108 Public Programs through the 10 years of touring and over 100,000 seekers have received their self realisation. This is an offering to Our Divine Mother to share the gift of love Her Holiness Shri Mataji Herself gave to us all whilst also showing us how to share this throughout Her world. Shri Mataji alone is the Doer of all deeds that have been done, are being done and will be done.
Love from
Music of Joy Team
Thank you to the CommBank Bushfire Recovery Team for your grant to assist the Balmoral Meditation Centre
Dear Friends,
During the recent bushfire challenge to our community our Community Meditation Facility at Balmoral Village suffered damage to supporting infrastructure. Fortunately, the main Meditation Centre and support buildings were spared from damage.
Life Eternal Trust is a registered not-for-profit (NGO) organisation created to serve the community by promoting wellbeing through free Sahaja Yoga meditation for all.  Recently we made an application for a grant to the Commonwealth Bank Bushfire Recovery program to assist us to recover from the bushfire disaster.
We are writing on behalf of Life Eternal Trust to acknowledge receipt of a grant to assist with repairs to our community facility.  We take this opportunity to thank the CommBank Bushfire Recovery Grants Team on behalf of Life Eternal Trust Australia for the sum of $50,000.
We extend our gratitude to the Commonwealth Bank for their commitment to improving the financial well-being of their customers and community.  Our community restoration project will now move forward in a timely manner to assist and help improve society.
We look forward to sending you positive reports on the progress of the Balmoral restoration Project. Thank you to everyone involved and for your kind consideration in this matter.
Yours sincerely,
Chris Kyriacou, on behalf of the Trustees of Life Eternal Trust Australia (LETA) and Lyn Vasudeva on behalf of Sahaja Yoga Australia
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi India 1981-82
Lots of Love
Lyn and Andre on behalf of your Australian Council
Reflections on the Last Years of Shri Mataji’s Earthly Life
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
We wish to forward you a communication from the Central Committee (please see below and link). This communication clearly states that recent documents distributed on social media which defame and insult HH Shri Mataji, Her family members and Yogis who assisted Shri Mataji are false and we should not entertain such notions.
Importantly the CC message reiterated a very important principle of Sahaja Yoga - that nothing happens without the permission of Shri Mataji and not even a blade of grass or an atom of the universe moves without Her permission.
As the Australian Council we reject outright all the horrible, negative, defamatory and insulting documents that have been circulated on social media attacking the good name of Australian Sahaja Yogis who served Shri Mataji as well as attacking Shri Mataji’s family members.
For the record there was no misbehaviour or any breaches of Divine protocol by these selfless and dedicated Australian Sahaja Yogis. These Australian Yogis who assisted in various aspects, including nursing, demonstrated extraordinary efforts and commitment to serve, often at significant cost to themselves. We are very grateful to all those who were blessed beyond comprehension to be able to attend to HH Shri Mataji.
This was the Maya and Divine Play of Sakshat Shri Adi Shakti. Everything was managed by the Supreme Almighty All-Powerful Goddess. A loving Divine Home was created, and Shri Mataji called those Yogis She wished there to work out what She wanted to. There was no emotional trauma experienced during those times.
We strongly feel that these rumours being spread by murmuring souls are trying their best to distract the powerful collective attention of Yogis. At this time, we are capable of so much in spreading Shri Mataji’s Divine Vision Of Sahaja Yoga and establishing Vishwa Nirmala Dharma. We are so fortunate to live in a country where obstacles are so easily removed by the grace of our Lord Shri Ganesha.
Let’s renew our commitment to spread Sahaja Yoga and progress more deeply into our own vibrational state in this year of 2020.
Lots of love
Lyn and Andre on behalf of the Australian Council
Communication from the Central Committee
Dear brothers and sisters,
Please download from below the important communication of the central committee reflecting on the last years of Shri Mataji's earthly life. It's also posted on the web site of the central committee.
We appreciate that you spread this communication in your national collectives as there were many messages circulated in social media recently about Shri Mataji's health and medical care.
Download Communication from the Central Committee
With much love and respect,
Your brothers and sisters of the central committee
Our Divine Mother, HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - April 2006 Italy
Australia celebrates Shri MahaShivaratri Puja 2020
Dear Family,
Please enjoy the photos of our celebrations across Australia for Shri MahaShivaratri Puja in 2020!
Jai Shri Mataji!
Scullin Ashram, Canberra, ACT
Hiawatha Ashram, Victoria
Wamuran Ashram, Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Balmoral Ashram, New South Wales
Gidgegannup Ashram, Perth, Western Australia
Cairns, Queensland
Australian Self Realisation Music of Joy Tour 2020
Singapore & Vietnam
During July 2020
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
On this auspicious day of Shri Ganesha Jayanti, we humbly ask for Shri Ganesha’s blessings for the spread of Sahaja Yoga throughout Asia Pacific, including our Self Realisation Music of Joy Tour in July this year to Singapore and Vietnam.
The Tour will commence on Thursday 2nd July and conclude on Saturday 18th July.
Singapore visit
We will visit our Singapore brothers and sisters first, spread Sahaja Yoga together and celebrate Shri Mataji as our Divine Guru!
Vietnam visit
We will then travel to Vietnam and spend a week and a half travelling to the Vietnamese Collectives and spreading Sahaja Yoga together.
The Singaporean and Vietnamese Collective are so sweet, kind and dynamic. It’s such a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Sahaja culture and give Self Realisation.
Keen to be part of the Tour?
If you are keen to be part of the Tour please register your interest by emailing Hauke Horn at .  CLICK HERE
Photos from previous tours to Singapore and Vietnam
MOJ in Hanoi Vietnam 2014
Singapore Tour 2010
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Early India Tour
Lyn and Andre on behalf of the MOJ Tour Team
Happy Shri Ganesha Jayanti!
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
We wish you all a lovely day to celebrate the birthday of our Lord Shri Ganesha!
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Ganesha Jayanti, Pune, India, 10 February 2008
Together let’s collectively celebrate the auspiciousness of this day as announced by Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi!
Let’s all collectively pray to Shri Ganesha for Divine wisdom, innocence and vibratory awareness in all Yogis.
Let’s collectively pray to Shri Ganesha to destroy all the negativity attacking Collectives and for the exposure of all mumuring souls attacking Collectives.
Let’s pray to Shri Ganesha for Yogis to be creative and dynamic in spreading Sahaja Yoga and for Sahaja Yoga to spread all over the world.
We praise you Lord Shri Ganesha and humbly ask for your blessings, as Divine Son of our Divine Mother Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi!!
Lyn and Andre on behalf of the Australian Collective
"Today is a very important day for all of us Sahaja Yogis, because today Shri Ganesha was born..."
Shri Ganesha Jayanti, Pune, India, 10 February 2008
"Today is a very important day for all of us Sahaja Yogis, because today Shri Ganesha was born. Shri Ganesha is whom we worship and because of whom we got our realization. However much you may remember Him, until you know His special qualities, you cannot attain Him. His special quality is that He is the embodiment of purity (shuddha swaroop) and complete Master of the Universe. He is the incarnation of the Supreme, of Brahman.
By coming into this world He has created music (sangeet), rhythm (taal) and notes (sur). By His Grace only, people become one with music (talleen). He was a small boy who came into the world and did such great work! He has given so many things to everyone and even today He is active. No matter how much you do Shri Ganesha’s Puja, it is not enough. A lot of people say, “We don’t see Shri Ganesha, even after worshipping Him so much. We do not attain Him.”
He is omnipotent, omnipresent and in everything, but you cannot recognize Him until you are realized. After your realization you can recognize what Shri Ganesha is. Shri Ganesha is Purity, the Pure Spirit. When He is awakened within us, then we have no questions left. Then we are successful in whatever task we undertake. We find joy in everything we do. He is the embodiment of joy and gives joy to everyone. To serve Him is the ultimate dharma (paramdharma). To serve Him means to look after small children, to serve them, to make sure there is no cruelty towards them. This pleases Him very much. Such an embodiment of love, such a pure-hearted Shri Ganesha, was born today.
This is the importance of this day. Today if you ask for a wish, then Shri Ganesha will fulfill it. It is His right to fulfill all your desires, because you are all realized. Ask Him with all your heart, and He will help you in every way, every moment, and every instant.
Today is a very big day, because the actual Pure Spirit has taken birth today. And He already had such an eternal state, that many people could not comprehend it or write about it. They wrote only what they understood, but now that you are realized you can understand that by the power of Shri Ganesha’s name you can get your realization. Just by taking His name, any disease or any pain will disappear. He is eternal. He is always present within us. When you get your realization, you can feel Him.
And if you are not realized, you cannot understand Him. That is why people get misled and do wrong things. But with Shri Ganesha’s blessings you can do so many things, and you won’t feel greedy or have any problems, because He does all the work for you.
He takes care of you. Though He is a little boy, He looks after you. Shri Ganesha is a very great power by which so much work is done. For Me, He is the purest and My own. I trouble Him a lot. When somebody tries to trouble Me, I ask Him to handle this fellow and to make him all right. When this fellow is not manageable by Me, when there is a difficult person and it is not possible for Me to handle him, then He does the job.
So today is very auspicious as today He is born. Secondly, today is Panchami (the Fifth Day). This Panchami is recognized because on this day we wear a dress. Whatever we wear today is so that our body is properly covered. The sense of shame and chastity that our body has is because of Him. Lajja Rupena Samsthita. So if you have any sense of chastity and shame, it is because of Him. That will benefit you immensely.
You cannot feel joyous until you worship Shri Ganesha. By worshipping Shri Ganesha, your joy increases. You become joyous, because He is the personification of joy (aanand swaroop). Because of this, we have both things today: His birthday and His help. We take His help in any work we do. Such is our way. But we don’t see what we have to do to awaken Him.
Our attention does not go in that direction. We do not feel that we should become like Him, that we should have a state in which Shri Ganesha is awakened within us, through which we may never venture on the wrong path.
Those who are rooted in Ganesha are special, they despise all the wrong things in this world, and they do not do anything wrong, because Shri Ganesha stops them. They cannot enjoy wrong activities. This is Shri Ganesha’s great blessing, that you have come into such a joyous life. So today in His service, sing His praise and glory, so that He may be pleased.
My Eternal Blessings to all of you."
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi held in occasion of Shri Ganesha's Jayanti. Pratishthan (India), 10 February 2008.
Shri Ganesha Puja Talk, Keep Your Maryadas, India, 15th January 1984 (20 mins)
"It is so Sahaja today that the day of celebration has fallen onto the birthday of Shri Ganesh.. Every month they celebrate the fourth day of the moon as the birth date of Shri Ganesh, and today is that date. Luckily, we are here for the Puja of Shri Ganesha on His birthday....
... So today is a very great day, we must all pray to Shri Ganesh that He should give His blessings, because He’s the source of joy, He’s the source of joy, He is Christ, He’s in your heart, resides as spirit, so He’s the one, the innocence you have to achieve....
... So I have to make a very simple announcement today, that on this day of Shri Ganesh, all My children who are born like Shri Ganesha, in the same pattern, should become dynamic like Him, innocent like Him, great like Him, working twenty-four hours. This little Child is working throughout the day and night to give you this source of joy. May God bless you all.”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Ganesh Puja, Nasik, India, 21 January 1984
(4th Moon day after ‘No moon’ in Maagh)
50 Public Programs in 50 Days!
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
On this auspicious occasion of Shri Ganesha’s Birthday, we humbly announce that as an Australian Collective, we will host 50 Public Programs in the 50 days leading up to the 50th Anniversary of Sahasrara Day on 5th May 2020
Let’s collectively humbly request Shri Ganesha to remove all the obstacles for the complete success of these public programs.
We are also keen for all Yogis to give 50 Self Realisations within those 50 days!
Let’s get the whole Collective behind this initiative.
We can start with a weekend of pop-up Self Realisation stalls across Australia.
Other program options are :
- “A Mother For All” Exhibitions
- Music & meditation concerts
- Freedom and Liberation movie screening weekend
- Harmony Day events - Saturday 21 March
Please send through your creative suggestions to your Councillors.
Lots of Love
Lyn and Andre on behalf of the Australian Council
Shri Vishwa Nirmala Dharma Prasthapini Puja
Shri Vishwa Nirmala Dharma Prasthapini Puja as celebrated throughout the world on the weekend of 18/19 January in honour of the 35th anniversary of Her Holiness Shri Mataji’s Announcement of Vishwa Nirmala Dharma.
We share the invitation to Shri Mataji in Cabella to request permission to worship Shri Mataji in Her Form of Shri Vishwa Nirmala Dharma Prasthapini.
Please see the beautiful pictures from Pujas held in Cabella, Genoa, Wamuran, Hiawatha and Gidgegannup.
Please also see a lovely note below shared by a Yogi who attended a public program held in Genoa as part of the 35th anniversary of the announcement of Vishwa Nirmala Dharma (2 photos from this public program are also included).
“Would like to share with you the experience of an Indian brother who came from Milan specially to partecipate in the recent public programme, first of its kind in Genova, organized to announce the Incarnation of Shri Mataji.
Experience in Genova of the first public programme of Vishwa Nirmala Dharma on 18-01-2020.
It is the first public program that we have participated, in Genova, directly conducted announcing the advent of Shri Mataji as the Holy Ghost. From Milan Myself and Marco Giampiccolo with all our enthusiasm went to participate in the program. Entering inside the hall, a wonderful painting showing God the Father, and God The Son, crowning Shri Mataji, immediately let all the participants perceive the real identity of Our Holy Mother.
The vibrations were tremendous, She was presented as the councilor, the comforter that Jesus Christ has announced.  One of the participants has expressed his deep satisfactions saying that at last The Holy Ghost is the Mother.
The program started with the introduction by Ivan, The advent of Shri Mataji was announced, clearly stating that She is The Holy Ghost, and that She founded a new religion, Vishwa Nirmala Dharma, the Religion which integrates all the truths of all the religions, all the deities and all the incarnations.
Ivan explained that this day was special for all of us since it is the 35th anniversary of the foundation of Vishwa Nirmala Dharma.
Then Shri Mataji’s lecture was shown.(The lecture in Venice).  After the introductory part was finished by Shri Mataji, the lecture was stopped to introduce the experience aspect for the participants to understand.   The realization part was conducted by Shri Mataji and luckily there was the simultaneous  Italian translation of the procedure of the realization in the original lecture.  So there was no problem of the language for the participants. It was very great success.
The meditation session was followed by a musical concert, with joyful participation of all the people present. It was very straight starting from the publicity till the conclusion.  Ivan concluded the program with Jai shri Mataji, explaining its meaning.
At the end some tea and snacks were offered to the participants.
In this nice atmosphere, the attention of Marco went to a man sitting near him and felt the desire to speak with that participant.  So, Marco went to take some biscuits and  tea and offered to the participant, which he  has accepted with pleasure.  Marco started talking to him; asking why he was inspired to participate in such a unconventional program, with such a big theme as Vishwa Nirmala Dharma.
The participant revealed that he met Shri Mataji in Cabella, in 90’s, but so far, never had the experience of the Self Realization, nor he practiced any sort of meditation. When he saw the photo of Shri Mataji in the advertisement, he remembered that he has seen Her in Cabella and was attracted to participate, also because he was interested about the Holy Ghost, and the Divine nature of the Mother. He added that he always thought that the mother aspect of God was neglected by the Church, probably because men wanted to keep control of women. We continued talking, and he said that, even if not believing in the religion, it is appreciable having for the first time a religion not dividing but, at least, merging all the people of the world, since there is only One God, the same for all the mankind.
Marco was amazed hearing from him the same concepts we have experimented, and felt as if there is hope for the world to understand.
Marco continued talking with the participant for about an hour, and after both of them came  to me and Ivan to introduce the new participant and to share the experience of him.
When I started speaking to the participant, He expressed his enthusiasm to continue to be part of this religion Vishwa Nirmala Dharma.  He stated that he had the darshan of Shri Mataji in 90s in Cabella.  At some point concerned on his experience, asked him whether he felt the cool breeze in the hands and on the head.  He said that he has experienced on the right hand yes, but on the left not much.  Then requesting him to bring his attention on the fontanel bone area, closing his eyes, I started working on him, after some time, gradually he started feeling cool vibrations on both the hands.
While working on him,  speaking to him, it emerged that he lost his wife recently.  He said that he is searching significance of the life.  At that point we all who were present with him tried to comfort him, saying not to worry.  We said, it is true that you lost your wife, it is a very difficult moment in your life, but you found your Mother, who came into your life to take care of you.
By hearing this he was very happy and thanked so many times.  We answered to him saying that this is the culture of Vishwa Nirmala Dharma, that Shri Mataji has established in all of us through Her example by taking care of each and every one of us, showed us that the Humanity and pure love are the essence of everything.  He left the place with great joy, with a photo of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, that he accepted as a gift with great respect.  He sent an SMS thanking for the wonderful evening and  the kindness we have shown towards Him.
The religion and the culture of this universal religion answers so many unanswered questions.  Take us to our roots.  In 1970 Shri Mataji started Sahaja Yoga, 1985 established the Vishwa Nirmala Dharma, the religion of the Devi, it is the time to announce Her Advent.  Very Humbly and Honestly.
Jai Shri Mataji
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
Jennie from Batemans Bay has written a lovely account of her experience in the fire zone and how she was looked after by Shri Mataji.  She has forwarded the attached account for us to share with you. We have kept in regular communication with Jennie throughout the time the bushfires were affecting Batemans Bay.
Lyn and Andre
For all Sahaja Yogis everywhere
from 31 Dec 2019 to 8 Jan 2020
At 6.30am on 31 December the Rural Fire Service sent everyone an urgent phone message: the fire is here, seek shelter or go to the beach.
I fled at once to the local evacuation centre, 2k away. By 10.15 I was sent to a motel in the CBD 1k away, with a woman I knew slightly, both of us oldies with health issues. At about 12.30 the huge glass windows in our room got really hot, the sky was a horrible brown, so we soaked bath towels in case we had to put them over our heads.
Suddenly the whole world turned crimson for maybe 30 seconds, then pitch black. We felt our way into our tiny shower room and quietly and calmly said the Lord’s Prayer and the 23rd Psalm repeatedly. Also, I said mantras in my head (not wanting to scare her with a strange language!). We remained like that for 30 or 40 minutes. For the whole time we were in that situation, I felt like we were in a quiet, calm little bubble. We came out when the sky lightened in the tiny window.
On 4 January in the middle of the day, the windows started getting hot again. I was alone and went on the verandah and watched the sky go brown again. Motel staff were hosing the trees. I watched a large, horrible, dark brown cloud slowly, determinedly coming towards us from the south. Oh, no, I thought, not again! It kept coming and was almost above us and I spontaneously said aloud “Oh, Mother, please send it away, please send the cloud and fire away, I can’t bear it again, please send the fire away, Mother, please send the cloud away, please send it away!”
Immediately I said these words, the cloud stopped in its tracks, then retreated! It did not dissolve, it just went back south, slowly and determinedly, the way it had come! It did so immediately, and very clearly. Fortunately I had the room to myself and was able to thank our Mother aloud, over and over again, in between sobs of relief!
One day during the 5th, 6th and 7th, I was meditating on the verandah, the sky a light grey. After meditating, I was just staring vaguely and peacefully at the sky, and suddenly realised I was staring at a sky chock-full of dancing Chaitanya! The air around me was just chockers with sparkling, dancing vibrations. I sat there in bliss, watching, and quietly thanking Mother in adoration and gratitude.
I have not exaggerated or embellished anything; everything happened exactly as I have written. I went home on the 8th. A few houses on the other side of my suburb were destroyed. My side was untouched. It was wonderful to be back with Mother’s altar in my bedroom!
Some 456 homes were destroyed in this shire, maybe a dozen businesses destroyed or badly damaged, and more than 1,000 out-buildings – studios, garages, storage sheds, farm buildings – destroyed. This all happened in those 9 days.
Jennie Mairie, Batemans Bay, Sunday 19 January, 2020
Invitation to National Sahasrara Puja 2020
50th Anniversary of Sahasrara Day
Alpine Hotel Thredbo NSW
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020
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HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Sahasrara Puja, 3rd May 1987, Thredbo NSW
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
It is joyful anticipation that we invite you all to attend our National Sahasrara Puja from Friday 8th May to Sunday 10th May to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sahasrara Day.
We are so fortunate to be able to hold this Puja Seminar in the Alpine Hotel in Thredbo, where, 33 years ago, Shri Adi Shakti Shri Mataji, gave Her Children the auspicious privilege of worshipping Her on the anniversary of the day in which She opened the Sahasrara of the Universe!
All State Collectives will assist with the hosting of our National Sahasrara Puja.
Registration details will follow shortly.
We really hope we can gather as a large family together amongst the mountains and share the joy of this most beautiful and sacred of days!
Lyn and Andre on behalf of your Australian Councillors
"Today is a very great day for all the Sahaja Yogis."
Sahasrara Puja, 3 May 1987, Thredbo New South Wales (45 mins) .  .  CLICK HERE
“Today is a very great day for all the Sahaja Yogis.
So you have seen so many miracles of this Brahmachaitanya which is showing on your photographs, on so many your lives, in so many changes that have taken place within yourself, within your family, within every one of you. All this has happened because you are in Brahmachaitanya. All this you are receiving because you are blessed by Brahmachaitanya. But others are not, so your attitude should be towards them that they are in the other world - what to do, how to help them? We should try to help them if possible, but up to a point. We should not drag down ourselves for others' sake. Up to a point only we can help them, and we have to be very happy that Sahaja Yoga is spreading so much horizontally.
But for vertical thing we must know our quality must improve. If some people rise higher, others will also start rising with them. It's the absolute honesty of purpose should be there, absolutely understanding should be there. Open your hearts to each other, so that you open your hearts to Me. Every cell must know another cell, otherwise it won't work out. That is a great thing that has happened, when you are on this Earth, when you are the ones who have to receive this great blessing. So many saints did not receive it, so many great people who came on this Earth, they did not receive it. Even the incarnations who came on this Earth could not do it what you are doing.
So have that satisfaction and glory of your own being and of your own standard, and of your own caliber. The others are not of your caliber, all right, forget about it. That should not give you ego, but should give you a personality that does not react. We have something of our own, we do not react to things. We are not reactionaries. And things will disappear which are harmful. Everything will be perfectly all right, because we are standing in our own perfection, in our own glory. What do we need? Nothing, just enjoying ourselves.
May God bless you all.”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Sahasrara Puja, 3 May 1987, Thredbo, Australia
(Full Transcript with Video and Audio)    CLICK HERE
A Big Thank you
to all Yogis around the world for their continuing prayers and
bandhans for Australia in response to the bushfires.
Dear Yogis,
Jai Shri Mataji!
We sincerely thank all the Yogis from around the world that have been praying and giving collective bandhans for Australia over the last month in response to the bushfires. We thank you for the continuing prayers and bandhans for Yogis living in areas affected by the fires, for the communities affected and for the nature.
We share the wonderful news that no Sahaja Yogi has been physically harmed by the bushfires.
Further by Shri Mataji’s Divine Grace, all the buildings from our Sahaja Yoga Ashram in Balmoral, New South Wales (where we host Easter Puja) were miraculously saved. The chief firefighter in the area at the time called it an “act of God” as 40 metre high flames burnt down houses north and south of our Ashram property. More than 20 homes were lost in Balmoral.
We are always completely protected by Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. We are always ever thankful to Shri Mataji for creating such an amazing and mature Collective in Australia full of Yogis who support and love each other with deep attention.
We share the Talk by Shri Mataji in which She refers to bushfires in Australia.
This Talk was given by Shri Mataji soon after Her arrival in Australia for Her 1983 Australian Tour and it was about 2 weeks after a bushfire in Australia (since called Ash Wednesday) which tragically resulted in 75 fatalities.
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Devi Puja Talk “Mother you be in our brain”, Adelaide Australia 4th March 1983
Transcript with Video & AudioCLICK HERE
We continue to pray for the spiritual evolution of the Australian people as well as people from all countries.
We also pray and give collective bandhan for peace in the Middle East at this time.
This year promises to be a very special year of collective spiritual growth and we look forward to Sahaja Yoga being spread creatively and dynamically around the world as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sahasrara Day.
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahasrara Puja Cabella 6th May 2007
Lots of Love
Lyn and Andre on behalf of the Australian Council
Free meditation classes provided at your Premises
For Businesses • Organisations • Community groups
Education Institutions • Conferences
To celebrate our 50th Year of Sahaja Yoga meditation in 2020, we are offering free onsite meditation classes to organisations to support their wellness programs. Sessions can be either a single session or a series of weekly sessions at your premises.
Invite us to your organisation
If you are interested in participating then please use the "Request onsite meditation  classes" link below. Once we receive your request, we’ll contact you to discuss the next step on how our meditation team can visit your organisation. For more information, see Onsite Meditation Fact Sheet. CLICK HERE
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About Sahaja Yoga meditation
Started in 1970
Sahaja Yoga meditation, started by Shri Mataji in 1970 provides for the awakening of a transformational potential within you.
Through Sahaja Yoga techniques everyone is able to experience silent meditation and develop their Self Realisation to attain mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well being. By bringing peace and wellbeing to ourselves this also benefits our families, our social institutions, our nations and our world.
Millions have been introduced
Over the past 50 years, millions have been introduced to Sahaja Yoga meditation which is offered free of charge. Our weekly classes, one-day workshops and webcasts provide collective meditations where participants experience the inner peace of true meditation and learn balancing and clearing methods of the subtle system. Individual meditation at home, for a few minutes each day, further deepens the experience of thoughtless awareness.
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Sahaja Yoga Australia through its administrative body, is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) in the ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.
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We look forward to visiting your organisation during 2020!
Kind regards,
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia
“You cannot know the meaning of your life until you are connected to the Power that created you”. Shri Mataji - founder
Shivaratri Puja Brazil Invitation
February 21st to 25th 2020
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Jai Shri Mataji!
With our hearts full of pure joy and love, we are honoured to kindly invite our Sahaj family from all over the world to come to Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil, and celebrate together Shivaratri Puja 2020, to be held on February 21 to 25, 2020. Let us share together the Divine Vibrations and get deeper in our ascent!
For information and registration, please see our site: .  CLICK HERE
Your Brothers and Sisters from the Americas
Shri Mahashivaratri Puja Brazil - Marriages
Dear brothers and sisters,
Jai Shri Mataji!!
On the auspicious occasion of Shri Mahashivaratri Puja 2020 in Brazilia, Brazil ( ) CLICK HERE matched couples (already matched from previous marriage ceremonies) as well as already married couples (engaged or married legally before coming to Sahaja Yoga) could have a chance to perform a Holy Sahaja Marriage Ceremony.
This Ceremony will be only possible if a suitable number of confirmations is there.
Therefore we would kindly ask all the leaders, coordinators to address this message to the respective collectivities so that we are able to have a final decision on holding  the Marriage Ceremony in Brazil. All the requests should be sent until 20th of December 2019 to the email of Ekaterina Bernik <>.
The ceremony would take place on February 24th, 2020, Monday. The cost would be around six hundred dollars ($600) per couple, including set of clothes, garments, accessories and other items needed for the celebration.
With love and respect,
National Council of Brazil and IMC
 Shri MatajiNirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga World Foundation
Newsletter December 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Global Sahaja Sangha
Jai Shri Mataji!
Castle New Rose Garden
With the highly appreciated effort of the Ukranian collective, along with the support of the Polish, English, Swiss, Israeli, Dutch and Italian collectives, the renewal of the front garden of Shri’s Mataji’s Holy Castle in Cabella Ligure is smoothly taking shape.
While volunteering during the current renovation of the castle, a Ukrainian yogini, Veera, had the heartfelt desire to recreate the Divine rose garden which is under the windows of Shri Mataji’s apartment.
Last year, the preparations and planning were done and the physical work started in August 2019. During the Navaratri festival, when many yogis from Ukraine arrived in Cabella, the work proceeded at full speed. They toiled to prepare the soil, installed water dripping and sprinkler systems and planted the roses. Volunteers from Holland, Poland and hosting countries of Navratri- UK, Switzerland, and Israel came forward to help financially as well as physically.
This project is now on the verge of completion and the aim is to present this Divine Rose Garden to Shri Mataji as part of the 50 years celebration of Sahaja Yoga. By that time these roses will be in full bloom surrounding the castle with their fragrance and be as a gift to our beloved Mother. Then the whole world can also see the beauty of the garden and enjoy the divine fragrance.
This new rose garden will surround an extended central green lawn for all yogis to meditate in and enjoy and may Shri Mataji bless all of us.
SMNDSYWF Internship Program and Invitation to Apply for 2020
In anticipation and preparation for the new year 2020 celebration of 50 years of Sahaja Yoga, the World Foundation would like to invite more yuva to come to Cabella as an intern to support either the office or the school team. Click here for the full program.
The internship program of the World Foundation launched in the summer of 2018 has been a great success. Many Yuvas from different parts of the world have applied to come to Cabella to put their academic knowledge into practice, to expand their skills but, most importantly, to deepen their experience of vibrations and collective life at the castle. These young Sahaja Yogis were challenged to deal not only with the workload in their own field but also with many other aspects of collective activities and projects, and a collective life in the ashram of the castle or of the school.
Navaratri 2019
The first night of Navaratri was on the 29th of September 2019 and many yogis arrived in Cabella already on the 28th ‘’as unless you have been there to experience it, you don’t appreciate the immense change in vibrations.. the sense of moving from being on a battlefield for 9 nights to celebrating the victory!’’
The days slowly turn cool and autumnal, the nights draw in; all are in anticipation of the great battle to commence. The universe holds its breath for the arrival of the Glorious Mother Goddess, the Sublime Protector! The whole of Nature heralds the coming of Navaratri meditating upon its Holiness and Solemnity.
World Festival Seminar – How to Improve Vibratory Awareness
During the World Festival seminar week between Shri Vishnumaya and Shri Ganesha pujas, one of the activities offered were sessions of 2 hours every morning, for 3 days which included collective clearing, workshops, and feedback. These sessions were lead by yogis who initiated similar programs in London. They shared their experiences of studying Shri Mataji’s early talks and clearing techniques in order to improve their vibratory awareness.
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Our Mother as Shri Kartikeya
At Ngamuwahine, Kaimai Ranges, half an hour inland from Tauranga, North Island, New Zealand.
8th, 9th & 10th November 2019.
Holy Mother You were at Ngamuwahine with us, as we worshipped You as Shri Kartikeya. Ngamuwahine means “the silent ladies” in the Maori language. We certainly enjoyed the peace, silence and beauty of this bush area, with a wide creek, like a river, running through. We had 3 or 4 glorious footsoaks here to the sound of the water kissing the stones and our feet...Ian Baldock had arranged our sojourn at this beautiful place. He did much of the shopping- the food etc. for everyone.
We arrived about 1pm Friday to start setting everything up. A Havan was held quite late- after dinner. Yogis were arriving from Australia -9 adults, plus NZ Yogis travelling from work. It was a very good Havan- great attention and great Vibrations. Morning meditation was about 6.30am. Novell played the 1st half of the Mahamaya talk by Shri Mataji- 25 years previous !
Chris Marshall and Sobik started some beautiful Bajhans: it sounded so good in this modern spacious hall, with a lovely high ceiling. The whole complex is owned by Tauranga Intermediate School, and is available for seminars. There is some very nice accommodation, and can seat 100 in the hall, There were 50 of us. We felt very spoiled -there was lots of room, and there were 2 kitchens, with a large dining room downstairs.
Lucy had made some artistic arrangements for us all, especially the children. She had clay for modelling, and paints, brushes and paper for painting. This was very popular....We also had some clearing: there was a lemon and candle for everyone. We went up through the Chakras a couple of times.
There was a very nice lunch arranged, after which several yogis gently prepared the Pujaj, Backdrop, implements and decorations.
Puja started about 5.30pm. Vibrations were very strong at this 1st of a series of annual International Shri Kartikeya Pujas. It felt very auspicious at Puja. The music sounded so nice and full. It was just great having such a good representation from Australia... Heavy rain and storms had been forecast for the whole weekend. But as soon as Puja finished, down came the rain: just like Mr Koli in Alibag, telling the rain to wait while he did his Mother’s work.  When he had given Self Realisation, it did start to rain ! The rain we had was over a day late ! It was a real blessing, as it washed all our cars, which had got very dusty along the rough 6 ks of road, after turning off from the main road !
Meditation on Sunday brought us the 2nd half of Our Mother’s Mahamaya talk. It is a wonderful, momentous talk. Trisha and I both felt it had given us, importantly, an increased and new understanding, a new perception, of Mahamaya.
Breakast was served- there was plenty of glorious food ! Everyone helped to clean-up - a massive job....Ian checked around everything to make sure all was ship-shape, and to take the rubbish. I feel we left everything a little better than we found it on Friday !- a nice thing to do,as Sahaja Yogis....
So, we had a glorious Puja and a beautiful weekend. -Thankyou, Holy Mother ! We feel Shri Kartikeya is more established, and his wonderful qualities were brought out in full view for all of us to take up....Through Our Mother’s grace we had an enlightening, wondrous collective, joyous time....As usual, She looked after everything !
JAI SHRI MATAJI !!! With love from David, and us all at Ngamuwahine.
There were 9 precious Australian Yogis visiting Aotearoa (N.Z.) There were 50 altogether praising and thanking Our Mother. Appropriately, there were several children- from 1 year to teen-age. Ian Baldock had done a marvelous job arranging and organizing our stay for the 3 days of this lovely weekend.
This wonderful venue complex belongs to Tauranga Intermediate School, and can be hired for seminars. There is a large modern hall and seating for 100. The accoustics are excellent and it has a high ceiling. There are several beautiful rooms for sleeping....we had lots of space. There are 2 kitchens- the main one being on the ground floor. There is an adjoining spacious dining room. -we lacked for nothing ! - feeling very “spoilt”. Ian had purchased all the food : there was absolutely plenty...
Saturday morning meditation started about 6.30am We had a Havan on Friday night, quite late, as we were all gathering, after flying from Australia, or driving from several parts of the North Island- many had come from work The attention and Vibrations were very pure. Novell played the Mahamaya Puja talk at Saturday morning meditation.
It is 25 years since Shri Mataji told us all about Shri Mahamaya. Trisha and U. David were present- what an honour ! Half of the deep talk was played Saturday morning....The other half was played on Sunday morning. I felt that the Divine had given us a complete new understanding of Mahamaya....It is so beautiful....Our Mother, near the end, says She is the Mahamaya ! - the complete Divine illusion ! How lucky we are to be given some understanding of this....
 Shri Kartikeya, please help us to have more understanding of Our Mother’s Love: She is Mahamaya !
` Chris Marshall and Sobik Sharma started some wonderful bhajans, which filled the high ceilinged room with Vibrations, and joy....
Lucy had some creative/artistic activities for us and the children: clay modelling and painting/drawing. We had a good clearing session with a lemon and a candle each- going right up through the Chakras. Lunch was served, and shortly after, Puja preparations and set up was shared very meditively....
Puja started about 5.30pm. It was so joyous ( this Puja would mark the start of annual Shri Kartikeya Pujas in New Zealand) It felt very pure... Vibrations were very strong. The music sounded....Divine, Lyndon De Ville played the Harmonium- sharing Sobik’s lovely instrument...Lalit played the drum, keeping us all in great rhythm. Dinner was served quite late- Tapan had cooked a special chicken dinner for was delicious. Yogis stayed up late, chatting - making, building new acquaitances, and joyfully renewing older acquaintances. Yes, it was quite a late night for some...
Heavy rain, winds, and a storm had been forecast for Friday night on ! But the storm hit straight after Puja on Saturday night ! and rained heavily most of the night. This reminded me of Mr. Koli at Alibag- telling the rain to stay away and allow him to do Our Mother’s work. When he finished giving realisation, the rain resumed... The blessing was that all our cars got nicely washed after getting very dusty on the 6kms of rough road.  Everyone helped with the clean-up- a big job. Ian checked up to see it was all ship-shape: we had taken great care to leave everything as we had found it. I feel it looked better than we had found it.... So, thankyou, Holy Mother for a glorious Puja and Weekend.
May we all find ways to please You, never displeasing You. Thankyou, again and again, for this superb collectivity, - all of us enjoying Mother Earth, enjoying one another, - most of all enjoying Our Mother’s love.... From David , and everyone....
We really felt Australia and New Zealand are ONE.
 It feels so natural for Yogis to travel between our Countries to enjoy one another, and praise Our Mother together. Friendships were enjoyed very late....- Our Mother’s love.
Morning meditation was very peaceful, the lovely “silence of the ladies” was maintained. Everyone helped with the “clear-up”- a major job- but effortless for Sahaja Yogis in this situation ! Ian made sure everything was ship-shape -(we left the whole complex in nice order- maybe even nicer than at the start!)
I forgot to mention- rain,- storms and heavy rain had been forecast for our time here! But, no sooner had Puja finished, when -thankyou, Mother!- the heavy rain and storm broke, giving precious Mother Earth here a wonderful soaking . It was very needed, and we all found it had washed our cars of the thick dust from the metal road. It was a wonderul Puja and time....Thankyou, Holy Mother. JAI SHRI KARTIKEYA !!! With love from us all, Your son David.X.
A big thank you
This is just to say thank you to all the Australian brothers and sisters that attended Shri Kartikeya Puja. We were truly blessed with the presence of our brothers and sisters from Australia.
To top it off, you also came with gifts and contribution, which were very beautiful and thoughtful. The NZ collective appreciates your gifts and contribution but most of all our Australian Sahaj family’s attendance was the most precious of all.
We look forward to hosting more yogis and yoginis from Australia for next year’s Shri Kartikeya Puja.
Please convey our gratitude to your collective.
Jai Shri Mataji!
With love and joy from your brothers and sisters from NZ!
Shri Mataji blesses Brisbane program
On 9 November, the Qld collective hosted a public program at a grand old heritage building called Old Government House (where the Queensland Governor resided in the past).
The program featured western and eastern classical music performances by yogis, the Mother for All Exhibition, self-realisation, afternoon tea a short video about Mother’s Life and guided meditation. A 3 hour program in all.
With lots of collective effort promoting the event, it went very well, there were about 100 people at the event, including about 30 yogis.
Jai Shri Mataji
The Queensland Collective
Diwali Blessings at Hiawatha
"Victoria was blessed with a wonderful National Diwali Puja this year. There was a good turn-out from several states and the medley of beautiful vibrations with a blessing of rains and hearty gales, that gave the planners a run for their money :) Towards the evening the collective assembled to a short meditation followed with an entertainment night, bejeweled with Baalshakti and Yuvashakti performances, Girls dance and a treatise on Classical music.
On the Puja day the cottage was cleaned and Shri Mataji invited into a room prepared for Her. It was wonderful to have the mini-procession from the cottage to the Puja Hall in the Lodge where Her arrival was greeted with a packed audience, singing to Her welcome.
The rest of the Puja was simply wonderful, effortless and thoughtless. The sumptuous meals were a test of Yogis' attentions. The whole collective gathered next morning after meditation for a discussion on spreading activities, especially in view of the Golden jubilee of the World's Sahasrara opening approaching in May 2020.
Thank you Shri Mataji for showering us with your blessings in the form of Shri Maha Lakshmi. Our gratitude cannot be expressed in human words. Jai Shri Mataji!
Thanks & Regards,
Mayank Kumar
National Navaratri Seminar in Perth, Gidgegannup 2019
A very special weekend was shared at Mother’s ashram in Gidgegannup- it was very beautiful and very deep.  Having Dr Nayana fly over and attend was an absolute privilege and delight, the collective attention being very focussed on our Kundalini’s and our spiritual growth.  Her light and joyful nature opened our hearts and we felt as though a loving river was carrying us and we felt all as one and absolutely drenched in the ocean of our Mother’s love.   We felt tuned into this powerful nurturing, gentle and comforting energy within and around us and experienced a healing attunement to the self.
We enjoyed the presence of our national and international visitors very much also they added tremendous value to the weekend!
We had some interesting challenges with power outages which in turn created the most ambient atmosphere with candles everywhere recalling the time many moons ago when Shri Mataji visited here and the electricity was out!
We all felt a comforting return to basics as our water pumps were also affected and we had to cart buckets of water.  We enjoyed and felt the desire to live more simply and more harmoniously with nature.
The Shri Mahakali Power was a strong presence, the tremendous power of Her love - She is the Love and comfort within each of us individually, manifested reflection of the Adi Shakti.
Thank you for the blessings Shri Mataji!!
Jai Shri Mataji!
Shri MahaGanesha Puja Seminar reflection
30 years of Sahaja Yoga in Greece
Video and Photos
French Polynesia's collective first wellness camp
Dear Yogis,
Jai Shri Mataji!
Please find some videos for your enjoyment!  These videos have been added to our Newsletter as an update.
Shri MahaGanesha Puja Seminar reflection
Please enjoy this video capturing those special and significant experiences at Uluru in September: CLICK HERE
We will be eternally grateful to Shri Mataji for granting us this unique opportunity to worship Her in the Form of Shri MahaGanesha!
Jai Shri MahaGanesha!
30 Years of Sahaja Yoga in Greece
Here is a wonderful video presentation that the Greek collective prepared as a gift for the Navaratri celebrations in Cabella. We are very thankful to Shri Mataji for creating Greece and our amazing Greek brothers and sisters! CLICK HERE
Jai Shri Pallas Athena!
French Polynesia's collective first wellness camp
Please see a message and lovely video from the French Polynesian Collective.
“Dear New Zealand and Australia collectives,
We hope you are doing all very well. We wish to thank you again for having given us the opportunity to have Doctor Dipali Bandekar in French Polynesia this year.
It was because you helped us to coordinate her trip from Australia and New Zealand that we could afford to make her travel until our island. Otherwise, If we had to make her travel all the way from India, as we are a small collective, it would not have been possible, so thank you very much once again.
We wish to share with you a video of our wellness camp, that our italian sahaj friends and guests that attended our wellness camp made. They had the beautiful idea to share it with Cabella people at Guru puja, so you may have seen it already.
Here is also a link to our Photo album on google photos : CLICK HERE
We have the desire that Doctor Dipali can travel again next year to Tahiti. If some yogis from your collectives wish to join a wellness camp in Tahiti next year, we will be very happy to have you here! We wish to share more with our sahaj brothers and sisters from the region, so it will be a good opportunity to do so !
Lots of love from us all,
The French Polynesia's collective”
Let’s give bandhans for the continued growth of the Greek and French Polynesian Collectives!
Lyn & Andre in behalf of your Australian Councillors
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
The Victorian and South Australian collectives are looking forward once again to welcoming yogis from around Australia and beyond to celebrate National Diwali Puja at HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Centre Hiawatha from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October.
Hiawatha Sahaja Yoga Centre
904 Albert River Road, Hiawatha Victoria
(Located 240km south east of Melbourne)
Google map
We will perform Puja on Saturday evening to enable as many interstate yogis as possible to attend with an entertainment program on Friday evening, a Havan on Saturday morning and lots of opportunity to experience the wonderful natural surroundings.
Registration form
Please confirm your attendance as early as possible by filling in the online registration form to assist us with arranging and preparing accommodation and catering for the Puja weekend:
There are regular Sky buses from Melbourne airport to the city centre and other suburbs from where we can arrange lifts to Hiawatha.
If you require transport from Melbourne to Hiawatha, please tick the corresponding boxes in the registration form.
• Victorian Adults: $120
• Interstate Adults: $100
• Yuvashakti 17 - 25yrs: $50
• Children 12 - 16yrs: $30
• Children under 12yrs: Free
• Family with children: Maximum $250
There is dormitory style sleeping on bunk beds and mattresses in the lodge or tents, and camping is also available.
Please bring a sleeping bag, bedsheet and pillow case, warm clothing and sensible footwear as it can get cold at night and Hiawatha is very rural!
"I bless you all from my heart, all of you, for a very happy and prosperous Diwali."
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Diwali Puja. Los Angeles 9th November 2003.
"This is the promise of Diwali to you all, that you will reach highest and the noblest way of life. Every word I say will be there to prove what I say is there. Whatever petty problems you have, they’ll all be washed off. All these are the messages from the Divine, you don’t have to worry about petty things, about money, about jobs, that’s not your job. Your destiny will work it out. You have a promise that you’ll be looked after. I hope you believe in that promise and are joyous in the highest way. I bless you all from my heart, all of you, for a very happy and prosperous Diwali."
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Diwali Puja. Los Angeles 9th November 2003
Contact us:
If you have any questions please contact Mayank at
We look forward to hosting lots of our brothers and sisters and sharing a wonderful weekend together.
With love,
The Victorian and South Australian Council
National Diwali Puja at Hiawatha, Victoria
25th to 27th of October 2019
Please mark your calendar.
More info coming soon.
Love from all the Victorian Sahaja Yogis
Invitation for National Navaratri Seminar in Perth
4th to 6th October 2019
Dear Family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
The Yogis of Western Australia would like to invite all our brothers and sisters from all over Australia to enjoy the Auspicious time of Navaratri with us at HH Shri Mataji’s Gidgegannup Ashram from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October.
Gidgegannup Ashram is located 45 minutes north-east of Perth. (Google map)
We can’t wait to welcome you to Perth, ‘the door of Shri Ganesha’ to worship Shri Mataji in the form of Shri Durga.
Photo: HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Navaratri Puja , 17 October 1982, Hampstead London
More information
The National Navaratri Weekend will start on Friday morning and conclude Sunday late afternoon.
Yogis are very welcome to come earlier and Perth yogis will be staying from Thursday night.
We will have an entertainment evening on Saturday, including our traditional poetry offerings, and lots of opportunity to experience the wonderful natural surroundings.
A clearing workshop with Dr Nayana has also been arranged over the weekend.
Everyone can be accommodated within the Gidgegannup Ashram with dormitory style sleeping arrangements.
The cost for the weekend is as follows:
Adult local: $120
Adult interstate: $100
Yuvas: 17 – 25: $40
Children : free
Family: $175
Puja only: $50
Contact us:
For registrations and questions please contact us at
"So why do we do Navaratri?"
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Navaratri Puja, Hampstead London, 23rd September 1984.
"So why do we do Navaratri? In the heart, to do Navaratri is to accept the powers of the Shakti, to realize the power that all these chakras have got in themselves, and that when they are enlightened how you can express all these powers of these nine chakras within ourselves; the seven chakras plus the heart and the moon makes it nine."
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Navaratri Puja, Hampstead London, 23rd September 1984.
We hope to see you all there at Gidgegannup!
Let's all enjoy the blessings of our Divine Mother as we worship Her together at this Auspicious time.
With love
the Yogis of Western Australia



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