Jai Shri Mataji!
Dear Family, It is our great honour and privilege to invite all our Sahaja Yogi brothers and sisters to worship Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi in Her Form of Shri Maha Mary Jesus on the occasion of Easter 2018 at Her Balmoral Village property (near Sydney) in Australia.
Twenty six years have passed since Shri Adi Shakti first allowed us the ultimate privilege of worshipping Her in Her Sakar Form at Easter Puja in Sydney.
With love, the Australian Collective
“Specially I would say we are so lucky today that it should be celebrated in the land of Shri Ganesha; that we should be here to celebrate His resurrection, which actually is due to His clean, we can say absolutely Nishkalank life, life which was so pure.
His purity was there because He was nothing but Chaitanya,
He was nothing but vibrations. He was so pure that He could even walk on the water; He was so pure that death could not kill Him.”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Easter, Puja, Sydney Australia – 31 March 1991
For all information regarding:
• Full Program
• Sahaja Yoga Marriages
• Visit to Uluru (Ayers Rock)
• Wellness Camp Seminar
• Registration & Visas
• Registration form
• Visa Letter request form
• Voluntary donation (Costs)
• Children’s Activities
• Entertainment & Activities
• Getting to Balmoral
• Things to Bring & Weather
• Letter of Invitation for Visa form
Recollections from a previous visit to Uluru
My experience in Uluru was very spiritual, to say the least, It felt as if Shri Ganesha was welcoming us there. As we got closer and closer I felt as if I was being attracted to the place much like a magnet. When I first saw Uluru I couldn't help but feel a wave emotion fill my eyes when we would meditate I would uncontrollably cry with joy as it felt like I had found something so precious, it took my breath away. In that moment I was in complete and utter bliss, I let go of everything, including who and where I was. I just felt as if I was floating. I felt tremendously peaceful & calm in that moment, I didn't want it to stop. It was such a surreal experience which made me realise how incredibly lucky we were to be looking at Shri Ganesha.
We went back the next day to offer Puja to Shri Ganesha. We walked around for 5 hours but did not even feel hungry or tired the whole time. We had such a strong desire to see every side of Uluru. As Shri Ganesha's face was there every angle we looked. To finish off we decided to go and offer Puja to Shri Adi Shakti. Another incredibly divine and lucky experience. The whole trip was so memorable and joyous, everything worked out for us and we came back to Sydney with smiles on our faces.
Hi all my visit to Uluru was something that never will forget very memorable. .I was praying to Shri Mataji every day saying, Please take us to see Shri Ganesha. When we reached Uluru I felt very emotional. It felt as though Shri Ganesha was very happy to see us and waiting for us.
As we started getting closer to Uluru, we could feel waves of vibrations starting to flow from our hands and we got completely drenched into chaitanya I felt very emotional. We walked around the Shri Ganesha without any efforts and offered puja, prasad and prayers to Shri Ganesha and Shri Adi Shakti. We felt very blessed and joyful. We didn't want to end our journey.
We had a very auspicious experience. We are still talking about it. We did Shri Ganesh puja first and walked around the rock for five hours. We didn't feel tired or hungry. Afterwards we went to Olgas-the Shri Parvati Rocks. There we did Shri Adi Shakti puja with Oti, flowers and plenty of Prasad. We sang some bhajans; prayed for our collective and our children. While Raji was driving us back to hotel, we saw lots of swastikas and Om in the sky.
The sky was full of different colours, we felt that Divine was so pleased with us and displaying His love through the nature. It was just outstanding. The girls were full of tears when we said goodbye to our big brother Shri Ganesha. We thanked our Holy Mother again for giving us this auspicious land and creating such magnificent Uluru..and full of love and chaitanya in our heart, we left, but our chitta is still there.
We cannot stop talking about the outstanding experience we had..
Rumours and Facts
Her Holiness Shri Mataji blessed Australia with 12 visits where She toured the country hosting around 45 pujas, 90 public programs, Sahaja Yoga weddings and many Collective events including the inauguration of Ashrams. Throughout these amazing times Yogis from across Mother Earth have attended and played a crucial role.
During these visits HH Shri Mataji gave very clear instructions and advice about how She wanted the administration of Sahaja Yoga in Australia set up and operated. We have endeavoured to fulfil Her requests and regularly refer back to them.
She has blessed Australia with numerous Collective properties and Her countless Collective blessings continue to this day.
From time to time rumours and false information start circulating via social media and verbally. These negative projections from murmuring souls can disturb the attention and enjoyment of very good innocent Yogis who get involved in them.
Social media spreads negative comments as fact and these allegations are then repeated, shared and accepted without checking the view of those who have been the subject of such rumours.
Numbers of Yogis have visited Australia and their universal view is that Sahaja Yoga in Australia is just the same as Sahaja Yoga anywhere else in the world – no better and no worse. Many of the armchair experts who comment on Sahaja Yoga in Australia via social media have never set foot here and have no direct experience of Sahaja Yoga in this country.
HH Shri Mataji spoke on many occasions that for Yogis to avoid damage to their subtle system they should not get involved and lost in spreading negativity or rumours, particularly about Her Sahaja family. At a minimum if Yogis have the sensitivity they should check the vibrations of anything they are told.
“One person says something, another listens to it and it’s very, very bad thing; because talking ill about others means you first of all get the ill within you. The second is that the way you propagate, you stop Divinity spreading out. Thirdly, you grow into negativity yourself and to whomsoever you talk, that person also gets infected. It’s like a disease.”
28 March 1991, Talk after Shri Mahavira Puja, Perth, Australia.
To assist those seeking the truth a number of clarifications are provided.
Puja to family members.
Some seek to discredit Sahaja Yoga in Australia by spreading untrue rumours claiming Australian Yogis worship and offer Puja to Sir CP (Shri Mataji’s husband).
Australian Yogis respect but have never worshiped or offered Puja to any members of HH Shri Mataji’s family, and no image or evidence of such alleged behaviour has ever been offered in support of such unfounded claims.
Financial management and Transparency
Sahaja Yoga Australia’s financial management is carried out to the highest standard by a professional finance team and independently audited, and then accepted and monitored by the Australian Taxation Office.
As verified in our accounts since 2005, no Collective funds are used to reimburse any Sahaja Leadership expenses in the carrying out of their duties or to attend International Sahaja events.
This is a higher level of financial accountability than observed across much of the Sahaja world, and our transparent accounting shows Australian Collective funds are only used for the promotion of Sahaja Yoga.
Financial reports are presented at National Pujas and major Collective events and are available to established Australian Sahaja Yogis at any time.
Our auditors reports are publicly available at:
Administration structure created by Her Holiness
During Her many extended visits to Australia HH Shri Mataji gave very specific instructions as to how the administration of Sahaja Yoga would be set up and function with, Coordinators, Councillors and Trustees/Directors.
This structure now works effectively to achieve the highest standards in accountability, credibility, and the necessary management and improvements of our properties and assets. This structure also works effectively to ensure all legal requirements including insurance are met. Our structure also provides for regular reporting to and with input from the wider Collective on major decisions.
High level legal advice is considered where necessary regarding compliance and achieving the best outcomes for the present and future Collectives. Work by the Trustees/Directors has achieved very significant savings with Stamp Duty and other benefits allowed by our specific structure.
Legal recognition and approval
After extensive work by the Trustees fulfilling all requirements and obligations, Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia has been fully recognised by the government as a Religion and been awarded Charitable Status in 2012 and is recognized as an official Not for Profit NGO.
Australia has approximately 800-850 established Sahaja Yogis who regularly attend programs, pujas and Collective events.
Like Sahaja Yoga in many countries there is a very small disaffected group who have chosen to remove themselves from the main Collective and are criticising the administration of Sahaja Yoga Australia. The factual basis of their negative views is never sought, verified or substantiated by those supporting them.
Claims made by the very small disaffected group in the past were carefully considered and checked and found to have no substance and were not supported by the vast majority of Yogis. .
The main Collective has no interest in these unfounded criticisms and politics and is simply enjoying the vibrations and love and unending blessings HH Shri Mataji provides Her children settled in Her Heart.
Spreading Sahaja Yoga
Sahaja Yoga Australia currently provides some 94 public weekly programs around the country and the Collective regularly attends fairs, provides concerts and other events to help seekers achieve their Realisation.
Australia continues to fulfil its obligation with hosting international pujas at Cabella with HH Shri Mataji recognising and allocating Australia and nearby Asian countries and some European countries as hosts for the International Shri Ganesha Puja.
The Australian Collective supports nearby countries in establishing and promoting Sahaja Yoga as HH Shri Mataji specifically requested and also provides musical tours around the world.
For their own reasons some seek to portray this fulfilment of HH Shri Mataji’s Advice as "propaganda" and "self-promotion" to try and discredit the good work that is done, treating Sahaja Yoga as a political movement where human beings seek to promote and discredit based on their own prejudices and mental projections of right and wrong.
Major decisions are taken using the Divine vibrations, as advised and approved by HH Shri Mataji, such as the final appointment of Yogis to leadership positions drawn from candidates nominated by the Collective due to the respect and standing of the Yogis as candidates. The process is also utilised to select the countries to visit with Self Realisation Tours.
Other decisions involved in the day-to-day running and operation of Sahaja Yoga Australia are taken in the normal way these decisions are made, by a consensus of informed Yogis.
As with Lord Shri Ganesha, Australian Yogis recognise the authority of their Divine Mother, HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, above all others and will always seek Her Direction if and when required. This recognition and relationship rises well above any earthly politics and unfounded criticisms and we sincerely hope others can also rise above such distractions to settle in the joy and peace of Her Sahasrara.
Jai Shri Mataji!
National Coordinators on behalf of Australian Council
Quotation from Her Holiness:
“Also as I told you, that don’t talk ill of each other on the back. It’s a very bad habit. That’s how you’ll catch in bhoots and you’ll become extremely negative. Any such thought comes into your mind, just stop it. It’s a very nasty disease, you see, that spreads, so it makes you – I mean, it’s so sickening, you know.
When I hear somebody who talks ill of someone its extremely sickening, because it’s not being human. You see in the animal, there’s one animal call hyena, and they say this hyena is like that. It comes slowly and steals a child or anything. It’s a very sly type of an animal. And such a person we call as hyena in India, such a person is called as a hyena, and is regarded as a very low type of a personality, they talk like this.
In Sahaja Yoga it doesn’t behove. No Sahaja yogis should talk ill about each other. Nor should they discuss each other. Never! Now somebody does that, you must immediately say “Now please, I don’t want to hear. Please don’t tell me. This is not a very good thing.”
The politicians do like that, but not Sahaja yogis. Sahaja yogis should not do because, you see, you are great people, you are yogis.”
28 March 1991, Talk after Shri Mahavira Puja, Perth, Australia
18th to 29th August
"May God bless you all, in your work which you are trying to do for the good of Americans. It is a responsibility to save America. You know it is a Vishuddhi chakra and all the responsibility of Sahaja Yoga rests on Vishuddhi chakra. So how important it is that this transformation is to take place. Unless and until the transformation comes in, you will see it will not work out. You cannot talk to people, you cannot communicate with them.
So you must pray that transformation process must start, must trigger, and must gallop, and must go on spreading like wildfire. This should be our prayer today. May God bless you. May God bless you"
- Ekadesha Rudra Puja, New York, 1983
For 25 years, Shri Mataji visited America every year to give programs - from 1981 to 2006.
It was the first country She visited outside of India, to find seekers to grant their self-realization.
In Her own words, it is the country with the maximum number of seekers in the world.
This August there will be a large project to travel across the United States, to offer self-realization to the seekers of America, and to support the US Sahaja Yogis.
The aim is to cover the whole continent through 5 simultaneous tours, spanning and knitting together almost all of the major collective centers of the US. This seems appropriate on such a vast continent which symbolizes the unity of the whole human race through the Spirit.
This large effort was proposed by European yogis over a year ago, with a mind to bring the effort and attention of the global collective to further the spread of Sahaja Yoga in America. The hope was that the project would bring yogis together from all over the world in the land of the Virat, and would also involve the entire American collective.
The tours will end by reuniting at Canajoharie* for this year's International Shri Krishna Puja. We also hope to hold a one day seminar there with all branches of the tour (who will be in one place for the first time), together with the American Collectivity and the visiting International Yogis.
If you cannot join the tour, we hope to see you at the Puja and seminar.
- Realization tour from August 8th to 29th
- Shri Krishna Puja on September 2nd (in Canajoharie*)
- Cities visited by the different routes will include New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and many others (20+ cities in total).
- All yogis are encouraged to join us, regardless of age. Tours are not for yuva shakti alone.
Shri Krishna has blessed America with many natural wonders and there will also be the opportunity to visit some of these along the way.
Registration should be available before the end of January.
We look forward to you joining us.
Sincerely, and on behalf of all the organizers
Additional Information on the tour:
- Tour Website - for full details of the dates, locations, registration, and more. CLICK HERE
- Inspiration - a collection of inspiring talks, photos, memories, etc which relate to America CLICK HERE
- Primer document - for full description of the organizational ideas CLICK HERE
- Public Google Drive - containing all documents related to the project CLICK HERE
* Canajoharie is the land purchased by Shri Mataji in America, and the US national centre. It is analogous to Cabella or Ganapatipule.
New Scientific Research work Published
Gray Matter and Functional Connectivity in Anterior Cingulate Cortex
are Associated with the State of Mental Silence During Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Dear brothers and sisters,
Jai Shri Mataji
It gives us great pleasure in sharing with everyone this attached article recently published in the scientific magazine Neuroscience related to a scientific study carried out by yogis Sergio Elias from Tenerife Spain and Katya Rubia from the UK et al. The article is about gray matter and its relationship to mental silence during Sahaja Yoga Meditation.
We hope that this will bring Our Mother's great legacy to the general public. Please feel free to share with your respective collectives and for those who are interested in the final version of the article please follow this link which will be freely accessible until 1st March. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1WMwr15hTtZQUL CLICK HERE
With all our love and regards
Your brothers and sisters from Spain
Abstract—Some meditation techniques teach the practitioner to achieve the state of mental silence. The aim of this study was to investigate brain regions that are associated with their volume and functional connectivity (FC) with the depth of mental silence in long-term practitioners of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Twenty-three longterm practitioners of this meditation were scanned using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In order to identify the neural correlates of the depth of mental silence, we tested which gray matter volumes (GMV) were correlated with
the depth of mental silence and which regions these areas were functionally connected to under a meditation condition.
GMV in medial prefrontal cortex including rostral anterior cingulate cortex were positively correlated with the subjective perception of the depth of mental silence inside the scanner. Furthermore, there was significantly increased FC between this area and bilateral anterior insula/putamen during a meditation-state specifically, while decreased connectivity with the right thalamus/parahippocampal gyrus was present during the meditation-state and the resting-state. The capacity of long-term meditators to establish a durable state of mental silence inside an MRI scanner was associated with larger gray matter volume in a medial frontal region that is crucial for topdown cognitive, emotion and attention control.
This is furthermore corroborated by increased FC of this region during the meditation-state with bilateral anterior insula/putamen, which are important for interoception, emotion, and attention regulation. The findings hence suggest that the depth of mental silence is associated with medial fronto-insular-striatal networks that are crucial for top-down attention and emotional control. 2017 IBRO. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Read the full document CLICK HERE
Media follow up on research
A STUDY CARRIED OUT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LA LAGUNA (ULL) TENERIFE
ENDORSES THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION IN THE CONTROL OF ATTENTION AND EMOTIONS
A study conducted at the University of La Laguna on the human brain in the state of mental silence in meditation has just been published in the journal Neuroscience. The article is entitled "Grey matter and functional connectivity in the anterior cingulate cortex are associated with the state of mental silence perceived during Sahaja Yoga meditation", the original text can be found on this link:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.12.017 CLICK HERE
This state of mental silence from the perspective of neuroscience and health has been under investigation for eight years by scientists from several European universities: Kings College London, University of Leipzig and the Spanish universities Jaume I of Castellón and The University of La Laguna in Tenerife (ULL), led by Professor Sergio Elias Hernández, of the ULL.
It is said that meditation is, among other things, a physiological state of reduced metabolic activity, different from sleep, which causes physical and mental relaxation and improves psychological balance and emotional stability. In Western psychology, three states of consciousness are described: deep sleep, dreaming and wakefulness. In Eastern philosophy and in several Western religious and mystical traditions, an additional and supposedly "superior" state of consciousness has been described, the so-called "fourth state of consciousness", also called "state of mental silence" or "consciousness without thoughts" or "Nirvichara Samadhi" in Sanskrit.
In addition to the interest that meditation has always aroused as a practice of personal growth, the positive results of meditation in the treatment of mental disorders such as stress, depression or anxiety, among others, have greatly impelled the scientific study of meditation in its different facets and versions.
The study presented in the journal Neuroscience was conducted in the magnetic resonance scanner of the University of La Laguna, where researchers recorded brain anatomy and functional connectivity in a state of mental silence during meditation (functional connectivity is a neuroimaging technique which shows how different brain areas cooperate to perform functions). For the aforementioned study, 23 volunteers experienced in Sahaja Yoga meditation and a group of 23 non-meditating volunteers participated with whom brain anatomy was compared. Both groups were very similar or equivalent in age, educational level, ethnicity, etc.
The study of the brain anatomy of the meditators showed that a region called the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC) was directly related to the ability to be in mental silence. In this rACC area the meditating group had an average of 7.5% more grey matter than the non-meditating group (the grey matter is the part of the brain tissue that includes the nuclei of the neurons and the dendrites who are the receptor of the influences of other neurons). In addition, those meditators who had a deeper mental silence in their meditation in the scanner also had more grey matter in this area than those who had a less lasting mental silence (see figure).
It is important to note here that according to recent scientific publications, people suffering from anxiety, depression, hyperactivity and attention deficit, psychic illnesses characterized by the difficulty of stopping the torrents of thoughts, as well as other more serious mental conditions such as schizophrenia or autism, have less grey matter in this area rACC, likewise people who enjoy greater happiness and greater self-control of their emotions have more grey matter in this area. These findings, together with that of this study, show the importance of this rACC centre as an important area of control of emotions and attention.
Another important finding of this study was that mental silence was associated with a greater functional connectivity between the aforementioned rostral anterior cingulate, rACC, with the anterior insula and the putamen in both hemispheres, areas in charge of internalized attention, the anterior insula, and the simple state of joy, the putamen.
On the other hand, the state of mental silence produced a disconnection of the rACC with the thalamus (see figure 2). The thalamus is an area known as a place where there is neuronal interconnection (synapses) of sensory neurons of different senses, this fact was interpreted as less attention to the outside world in favour of greater internalized attention during meditation, which facilitates the concentration in meditation and prevents meditators from being distracted by noise or disturbances from the outside, an important fact if one has to meditate inside a resonance scanner that has a high level of noise associated with its normal functioning.
In conclusion, the study's findings show that mental silence experienced through Sahaja Yoga meditation is associated with the development of neural networks and areas that are crucial for the control of attention and emotions, all of which may have a positive impact on mental health directly and on physical health indirectly.
Gabinete de comunicación (The press office)
February 1st , 2018
Figure. Left: Grey matter volume in rACC area positively correlated with the subjective perception of the depth of mental silence. Right: Grey matter volume at rACC as a function of the subjective perception of the depth of mental silence inside the scanner.
Authors of the study: Sergio Elías Hernándeza, Alfonso Barros-Loscertalesb, Yaqiong Xiaoc, José Luis González-Mora d, Katya Rubiae
a: Department of Ingeniería Industrial, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
b: Department of Psychology, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain
c: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
d: Department of Fisiología, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
e: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, London, United Kingdom
The Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi World Foundation and the Cabella Team would like to express their Love and their Appreciation for all brothers and sisters around the world in conveying their best wishes for a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED YEAR 2018!
May all the Sahaja Yogis be blessed by Her Divine Attention. May we all always be guided by Her Infinite Grace into Sahaja awareness and understanding. May Her Divine Lotus Feet always rest in our hearts and fill them with Her Immense Love for all Her children. At this auspicious time, we would like to offer to your attention also the last newsletter of 2017. We are certain that you will forgive us for making this newsletter a little longer but we find it important to share the work and the joy that unite us in working out the many projects in Cabella.
Furthermore, collective attention and vibrational support are vital for the positive outcome of our efforts. The Puja season here in Cabella has ended with a great Navaratri Festival. This summer, Cabella has welcomed over 7.000 guests: an ever-growing number of Sahaja Yogis from all over the world. The love and the joy of this collective has embraced us all touching our hearts, supporting us with the following projects:
The new camping tents for the Albera camp
We experimented with different types of tents and collected feedback from our visitors. The pneumatic tents we have tried turned out to take too much maintenance and care, were heavy to move and fragile for damage. We also tried canvas tents made of strong cotton and found them light and easy in maintenance, fast to put up and reasonable in cost. We got a lot of positive feedback for these canvas tents, saying they are elegant as well as comfortable. We have bought 18 of these tents so far, which have been happily used by mothers with small children and for the (ca. 500!) brothers and sisters coming from India.
For this project, we have received a total amount of ca. € 19.000,00 and we spent ca. € 15.650,00 so far. For the coming Puja season we will need more tents so your donations are still very welcome, if you wish you can donate for this project using the following link: DONATE NOW.
Many thanks to all the yogis and collectives who have already supported this project with their donations!
The Ex Hangar
Many yogis have expressed their desire to emphasis the sanctity of the hangar at the camp. Shri Mataji has blessed us with Her presence here in hundreds of Pujas and programs and we still invite Her to join us each time we gather to worship Her. So a new name seemed more appropriate and a sign saying NIRMAL TEMPLE was carved in fir wood and put up above the reception desk. Further works at the Nirmal Temple included the renovation and painting of the inner entrance wall.
Green Resting Area
Next to the Nirmal Temple
We asked the international collective to propose ideas on how to use the space next to the Nirmal Temple where our bar used to be. We received suggestions through many emails, a majority wishing a simple field were yogis can rest in the shade. So the ground was freed from the gravel, new soil and grass were laid down and soon flowers and bushes will be planted around for the eyes and hearts to rejoice.
At the time of Ganesha puja this field was also used to seat yogis. For the next Puja season, a big screen and speakers will be placed there for the Pujas where many yogis attend. The cost of this project was approximately € 4.500 (removal of gravel, placing of new soil, new grass and fertiliser). We still need to buy flowers and bushes, if you wish you can donate for this project using the following link: DONATE NOW.
The kitchen at the Mulino Area
The new sponsored kitchen facilities have been subject to a great load of work this past summer. Thanks to the new appliances and the great cooking teams, the camp has been able to serve thousands of people with delicious food at all the Pujas held in Cabella. Also the renovation of two of the rooms above the Mulino kitchen has been completed.
Total donation received for this project is nearly €50.000,00, the costs have been of ca. €75.000,00. If you wish you can donate for this project using the following link: DONATE NOW.
An Austrian uncle who has been building public European standard playgrounds for over twenty years, has donated a four seat swing, a slide with regulation ladder and a sand box with small fence and self-closing gate for our children’s playground” at the Albera camp. A team of uncles devotedly worked to set up this brand new, beautiful and safe playground for small children near the kitchen area at the Mulino.
New Bellavista Camping Area
As many of you know, Shri Mataji bought land on the hill opposite our camp entrance in Albera and wished us to camp there at international Puja seminars. Finally, Her vision is working out! During the summer, many volunteers started the hard work and have realised a terrace of ca. 1.000m². Some tents were placed there for yuvas to enjoy the new spartan facilities and the great view. We are looking forward to expanding the camp site to host at least 10 canvas tents and provide bathrooms and showers.
Cost of the first step in this project was ca. € 4.000. If you wish you can donate for this project using the following link: DONATE NOW.
New Bellavista Agrotourism Farm
Since agriculture must be the main activity of this location, we are planning a project of sustainable agriculture on the World Foundation’s land. An international group of Sahaja yogis is looking into this project, which will include beekeeping, an orchard with fruits trees, a vineyard, plant and flower nurseries. The products will serve our needs in Cabella and the surplus will be sold.
New toilets/bathrooms facilities
The plans for the new construction of the toilets and bathrooms next to the Temple are ready! As the number of visiting yogis is growing considerably, we urgently need to renovate these facilities accordingly. The plans include family bathrooms for parents with small children and changing rooms. A budget of approx. € 100.000 will be needed for this project. If you wish you can donate for this project using the following link: DONATE NOW.
The plan for the Castle's renovation has been prepared by our “ISA Team” (International Sahaj Architects) and submitted to the Italian “Belle Arti” commission for approval. Your bandhans and attention on this project are most needed. If you wish you can donate for this project using the following link: DONATE NOW.
Cabella International Sahaja School (CISS)
We continue working on establishing the school as a protected, stimulating and joyful environment for our children to grow and learn. For this new academic year, we are blessed again with a dynamic and enthusiastic team of experienced staff as well as yuvas. We are aware that this project was very dear to our Mother and we humbly pray that we may grow in our understanding of Sahaj education and in gaining recognition for its value in the broader world. If you wish you can donate for this project using the following link: DONATE NOW.
Casa Madre Label - Musical edition
Casa Madre, the label, and Theatre of Eternal Values have teamed up to release and promote "Culture of the Spirit" branded musical productions of Sahaja Yogis artists, in all digital and physical formats.
Following the "Culture of the Spirit" compilation album in 2015, we are now delighted to announce the Christmas release of "ELIEM the Album", a work composed and produced by the Viennese duo Emanuel and Elisabeth Schulz. It is available now on iTunes and Spotify - an ideal Christmas gift!
To find out more and download your copy of the album please click the following link: Eliem
Casa Madre's profits are used for the maintenance and development of the Cabella International Sahaj School (CISS) and the World Centre in Cabella.
As you can see, by Shri Mataji's Grace, Cabella has many projects in process. All of this can be made possible only by the support of many volunteers from all over the world, by many individual and collective donations and of course, by Shri Mataji's blessings.
We pray to our beloved Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi for further guidance and thank Her again and again for Her blessings. May we all be humble instruments able to fulfill Her Divine vision of Sahaj awareness in this world.
With Sahaj love to all!
Music Invitation to Sweden
26th to 31st January 2018
Dear brothers and sisters,
It`s with great joy that we invite you for a music seminar with Pandit Subramanian. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to learn the basics of Indian classical music as well as learning to sing bhajans.
The seminar will take place between 26th January and 31 of January in a location 80km to the north of Stockholm, Sweden called Norredaport.
Yogis/yoginis will be hosted in a set of cabins close to a lake with beautiful nature and surroundings. In addition to singing we will have time for other Sahaj activities as well. To find out all the details about the seminar please visit:
https://sahajayoga-stockholm.se/. CLICK HERE
The capacity of the camp is limited so if you wish to participate register in time.
If you have any question please mail us through our website:
http://sahajayoga-stockholm.se/contact.html CLICK HERE
At this time of the year it can get very cold so don´t forget to bring warm clothes and shoes. The hall and the cabins should be warm and cozy. Men will sleep on the floor so don´t forget to bring your sleeping bag and camping mat. Ladies will be hosted in cabins with beds but you still have to bring sleeping bag.
With love from Stockholm❤
Jai shri Mataji
Books of HH Shri Mataji
We hope you are enjoying the new website of www.nirmalavidya.org CLICK HERE
We inform you that you can buy the 2 books written by Shri Mataji through the following links.
The first book is The Book of Adi Shakti and is available for the Sahaja Yogis only.
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/the-book-of-adi-shakti/14184307 CLICK HERE
The second book is the Meta Modern Era and is for the Sahaja Yogis and the public
http://www.metamodernera.com CLICK HERE
They brings you to the essence, to our roots and to read them is definitely an inner experience to live.
Also, you must all be ware of how important it is to preserve the recording of Shri Mataji and we have a team working every day on that in Austria in a very professional way. They clean the spoiled tapes, digitize them with professional tools, optimize them in order to ensure no missing part or that the sound is audible and then they produce a master out of the records which is secured and made also available in the website.
It is a long process that demand complete dedication and Sahaja attention.
You can support the team to work on the 2’000 tapes that are in our hands by making a regular donation here :
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INTERNATIONAL BIRTHDAY PUJA SEMINAR - 2018
At Shri Adishakti Peetha Nirmal Dham – Delhi (India)
From March 19th to March 21st, 2018
“First of all, you have to know you are prophets and you must know that I am the Holy Ghost. I am the Adishakti.
I am the one who has come on this earth for the first time in this form to do this tremendous task.
The more you'll understand this, the better it would be. You will change tremendously.”
Birthday Puja, Sydney, Australia - 21st March, 1983
21st Nov, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters of Global Sahaja Yoga Family,
'Behold the Mother', said Lord Jesus Christ announcing the advent of Shri Adishakti in this terrible Kaliyuga to save the humanity standing on the verge of complete destruction, Sakshat Shri Adishakti herself incarnated in her Mahamaya form as Her Holiness Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi, on 21st March 1923.
Throughout her life Shri Mataji, the Creator, Comforter, Counsellor and Redeemer of mankind, worked tirelessly for our wellbeing and Spiritual Ascent.
The 96th Birthday of our beloved Holy Mother falls on 21st March 2018. It is the biggest festival of Sahaja Yoga and great occasion to meditate, celebrate and rejoice collectively.
On this auspicious occasion, a three day grand International Birthday Puja Seminar ( from 19th March to 21st March) is being organized at Shri Adishakti Peetha, Nirmal Dham, Delhi ( India). On behalf of Delhi and NCR Sahaja Yoga collectivity, it is my great fortune to invite all brothers and sisters to Nirmal Dham at the Holy Lotus Feet of Shri Adishakti, Sakar and Nirakar.
Please do come in large numbers. Presence of large number of Sahaja Yogis pleases the Devi and the flow of chaitanya from Her Holy Lotus Feet becomes vigorous enough to submerge us all in the ocean of Her Love.
Looking forward to your joyful participation;
With Nirmal Love and Warm Regards!
Delhi State Coordinator & Trustee, Joint Coordinator & Trustee
The Life Eternal Trust The Life Eternal Trust
Joint Coordinator & Trustee
The Life Eternal Trust
Transport will be available for Shri Adishakti Peetha Nirmal Dham from Dwarka, Sector-21 Metro Station from 21st to 23rd February 2018. You may please use Metro to reach Dwarka, Sector-21 Metro Station.
Sahaja Yogis are welcome to contact the following yogis for any clarification & further assistance:-
Mr. Puru Gupta: 95821 00781
Mr. Rajesh: 98688 58096
Mr. Harsh: 97110 93767
Mr. Ashray: 9015146668
Ms Nitasha Chadha: 98713 12869
PS: Please visit our website at http://www.nirmaldham.org CLICK HERE for any information, announcements, live webcast of seminars from Nirmal Dham, Route Directions and ‘How to reach Nirmal Dham’ etc.
Invitation, Schedule, Contributions, Transport Information CLICK HERE
Information for 'Staying' Yogis xls. CLICK HERE
Information for 'Non Staying' Yogis xls. CLICK HERE
India Tour 2018
India Tour 2018 by Foreign Sahaja Yogis
H H Shri Mataji Nirmaladevi Sahajayoga Trust, India
We welcome our Sahaja Yogis brothers and sisters from abroad for the India Tour 2018 for spreading mass realization in various cities of India.
The Tour will be started from 22nd March 2018 immediately after Birthday Puja, Chhindwara. The team can be distributed and can fly to various destinations from Nagpur airport which is just 2 hrs drive from Chhindwara.
Tour Period – 22 March 2018 to 29 March 2018
Tour No-1 – Chhindwara and Nagpur area – can accommodate up to 200 Sahaja Yogis
Tour No-2 – Pune, Nashik and adjoining areas – can accommodate up to 150 Sahaja Yogis
Tour No-3 – Nargol and adjoining areas – can accommodate 150 – 200 Sahaja Yogis
Tour No-4 – Greater Noida, Noida and Meerut – can accommodate 100 – 200 Sahaja Yogis
Tour No-5 – Jaipur and adjoining areas – can accommodate up to 100 Sahaja Yogis
Tour No-6 – Hyderabad and adjoining areas – can accommodate up to 50 Sahaja Yogis
Tour No-7 – Kerala and Tamil Nadu - can accommodate up to 50 Sahaja Yogis
Tour No-8 – Tour to Pratisthan Pune, Nargol and Nirmal Dham
Note: 1. The details of the Tour will be decided by the State Coordinators in consultation with the Trustees and local Sahaja Yogis.
2. If the Sahaja Yogis coming from abroad are more, new Tours will be proposed.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Jai Shri Mataji.
Please go through the brief information given in attached invitation circular on International Birthday Puja Seminar - 2018, being organized At Shri Adishakti Peetha Nirmal Dham, Delhi (India) from 19th March to 21st March, 2018.
All the country/state/city/centre Co-ordinators are requested to please bring it to the kind notice of all Sahaja Yogis in each and every centre to enable them to attend this seminar and puja at Nirmal Dham Delhi (India).
All of us know that there are fifty two Shakti Peethas of Mother Sati’s Pindas, spread all over Asian sub continents, but “Nirmal Dham” is the only Sampuran Adi Shakti Peetha in the whole universe. Purna Avtar Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi, has chosen this Ashram for Her Sakar Form to rest here forever and ever. The Divine vibrations flowing from the Holy Shrine fulfill the whole atmosphere and make all Sahaja Yogis relive in Her Fragrant Memories. “Nirmal Dham” is now the most Sacred Shrine (Teerth Sthala) for all Sahaja Yogis.
Looking forward to your enthusiastic participation,
With Warm Regards!
N P Singh,
Delhi State Coordinator & Trustee,
The Life Eternal Trust
India Tour 2018 Details and Timelines CLICK HERE
Birth Place and Ashram at Chhindwara CLICK HERE
Hiawatha Family Camp
Jai Shri Mataji!
The Victorian Collective would like to warmly invite all our brothers and sisters to come together for a Family Camp at HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Centre at Hiawatha.
We would encourage attendees to arrive on Saturday 30th December to allow the children to settle in before enjoying a Puja together on New Year’s Eve. The camp will finish up on Thursday 4th January.
We welcome children of all ages up to and including age 15 and their families and we will arrange activities appropriate to the different age groups. Hiawatha is located on 150 acres in the rolling hills of South Gippsland so there is plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the nature with bushwalks and footsoaks in the river which runs through the property as well as ball games and craft activities.
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:
We would suggest our interstate guests either drive to Hiawatha, or (if they are coming by plane) hire a car at Melbourne airport for the period of their stay, or jointly hire a mini van if several families are travelling together from interstate.
Costs (per day):
- Adults: $20
- 12-15 years: $10
- Under 12s : $5
Accommodation: There is dormitory style sleeping on bunk beds and mattresses in the lodge and camping is also available.
Please bring a sleeping bag, bedsheet and pillow case, warm clothing and sensible footwear as the weather can be unpredictable and Hiawatha is very rural!
We look forward to welcoming lots of our brothers and sisters and sharing a wonderful week together.
The Victorian Collective
PS: Photo of children is very old.