Sharing news, events and Mother's blessings

Jai Shri Mataji!

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


Guru Puja

17th July

Krishna Puja


"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



Shivatri Puja

27 February


23rd Feb.


21st Mar.

Easter Puja

17th April


6/7/8 May

Adi Shakti

19th June

Guru Puja

17th July

Krishna Puja

21st Aug.

Ganesha Puja

3rd Sep.
4th Sep.

Navratri Puja

2nd Oct.

Diwali Puja

23rd OCT.


25th Dec.

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

Latest stories:  Easter Puja . Birthday Announcement . Diwali . Passing of Aldo Gandolfi . Shri Ganesha Puja 2021 Celebrations . Geography of the Virata . Balmoral Tree Planting  . Easter Celebrations . Shri Mataji and Sir CP Tours . Offered to HH Shri Mataji . To Our Beloved Guru  . God the Mother . New National Coordinator 

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Thank you  Shri Mataji for all the blessings.

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Divine Memories - Being with Shri Mataji Video  click here

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International Easter Puja 2022

Puja, Seminar & Wellness Camp

H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Balmoral Ashram
233 Railway Parade, Balmoral Village, NSW Australia
(100kms south west of Sydney)


Wellness Camp

Sunday 10th to Thursday 14th April 2022

Daily Online Meditations

Sunday 10th to Sunday 17th April 2022

Easter Puja & Seminar

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April 2022 (Sydney time)

Next Online Event

Live streaming of daily meditations, Havan, Music programs and Puja will be available online here.

Invitation to Shri Mataji

To our Dearest Holy Mother, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi,


We, the Sahaja Yogis of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines, humbly request Your attendance at the International Easter Puja to be offered to You on the 17th of April 2022 at Your Balmoral Ashram in Australia.

Mother, through this Puja, may You bring peace and forgiveness amongst all the Sahaja Yogis and all the people of the world.

Mother, please bless us with Your Divine presence as we seek to humbly worship You in Your form as Lord Jesus Christ and please allow us to establish His qualities within our beings.

Mother, we thank You again and again for our second birth as Sahaja Yogis and we pray that we may absorb Your Divine vibrations through this Puja, so that we may be instruments of Divine peace, forgiveness and tranquility.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Your devoted Children of the hosting countries from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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International 2021 Diwali Celebrations

Dear Family

Jai Shri Mataji!

Please see the invitation below from our French and Iranian brothers and sisters to this year's International 2021 Diwali Celebrations.

There are two parts to the Diwali Puja this year, a full online program and a two-day Puja event in Paris.

(Details of our local and international Diwali events, with links to the online sessions, are also available on our website, in the Australian & International Programs & Pujas section.)

With Love
(Australian Coordinator)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Jai Shri Mataji!

It is with hearts filled with joy and love that France and Mother Persia invite all our Brothers and Sisters to celebrate Diwali Puja 2021 from 2nd to 11th November. 

There are two parts to the Diwali Puja this year, a full online programme and a two-day Puja event in Paris.

Join us in Paris: 5th to 6th November

As is it again possible to hold public events in France, we are thrilled and honoured to be able to invite our Brothers and Sisters from across Europe to Paris for the Diwali Puja, to be held over two days:

  • Friday 5 November: Evening program

  • Saturday 6 November: Diwali Puja

Full details at Diwali Puja website •

Join us online: 2nd to 11th November

The 10 days of Diwali celebrations will begin on Tuesday 2 November with an international broadcast via YouTube on VND France. From 2 to 11 November, meditations, Pujas and cultural offerings will be broadcast through this channel for all to enjoy.

Full details at Diwali Puja website •

“Diwali means the rows of lights."

“Diwali means the rows of lights. So, you are going to make this beautiful mansion of God full of Diwali light. You have entered into the kingdom of God and you have to enlighten it. So you are the decoration of God on one side, you are the glory of God and also, on the other side you are the guide, guidelines – you are like the torches, you can say… You have to become lighthouses. So that people see you, you stand out, a light see. Like that you have to be.”
Shri Mataji, Diwali Puja 1988, London

May the light of our Beloved Mother’s love shine brightly within each one of us and bring enlightenment throughout the world!

Condolences on the occasion of the passing of Aldo Gandolfi 

21th May 1936 to 20th Sept 2021



Dear Family,

Jai Shri Mataji!

Australia acknowledges the passing of Sir Aldo Gandolfi former President of the World Foundation and National Coordinator for Italy.

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Born in Alessandria on 21 May 1936, Aldo Ji had a distinguished career serving as a long-time Director of the Olivetti.


Aldo had a successful political career as a member of the National Direction of the Italian Republican Party from 1967 to 1992, Regional Councilor of the Piedmont Region and as a Member of the National Parliament 1987-'88 -'89. From 1994 to June 2002 he was first a member of the Secretariat and then President of the Action Movement "Justice and Freedom".

From 2005, Aldo Ji was the President of the Sahaja Yoga World Foundation and the National Italian Coordinator during the period of time when Shri Mataji was resident in Cabella and Genoa where he helped to provide everything needed for the comfort of Our Mother during which time he developed a deep and personal relationship with all the Australian Yogis called to that service.

On behalf of our collective, we wish to express our love, appreciation and unlimited respect for our great friend and respected elder Sir Aldo Gandolfi whose death is a profound loss not only to his family, but to the world Sahaja collective. 

We know that no words can really help to ease the pain and loss we collectively bear when such a great saint and visionary leader departs his family and friends. 

The Italian collective must know that they are very close in our thoughts and prayers at this time. We pray that Our Mother Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi will comfort you all and will sustain you both during this time of loss and for the future.

During our days when Adlo Ji was the National Coordinator of Italy, and we were service for Our Mother Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi while resident in Italy, the Australian Yogis who were also in Shri Mataji's service were in constant daily contact with Aldo Ji. 

We used to be involved in deep and significant exchanges, dialogue and working together as brothers to serve Shri Mataji. There was nothing that we could not ask of Adlo Ji in this service that he would not do to the utmost of his ability in that service.

Times spent with such brothers working side by side in the service of Shri Mataji will stay with us forever and will never be forgotten. Aldo Ji dedicated his entire life to uphold the noble values of Sahaja Yogis, of spiritual enlightenment, companionship, tolerance, equality and justice. 

Aldo Ji was a remarkable man who championed the cause for Sahaja Yoga Italy where he paid special attention to the needs of the Italian collective. Yet Aldo Ji was a father figure to us all. 

It is part of the reason as to why he was universally held in such high esteem and loved the world over. Aldo Ji was a morally visionary leader, righteous, with a glowing personality who made a remarkable contribution

every single day of his life. He has left an indelible footprint in the history of our Sahaja world collective as he built a better world for all our collective.

In sanctifying his memory, we will always value his friendship, his guidance, his frankness and his infectious personality and his deep sense love for all Sahaja Yogis. We are certain that many of us will seek to emulate his exemplary life in bringing about a just and better Sahaja World as a son who faithfully served Shri Mataji to the best of his abilities. 

It is said that those who we love never truly go away. Their visionary life is with us always every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, loved, missed and very dear, bring hope always.

We pray that Shri Mataji will receive Aldo Ji soon in heaven and may She send Her Angels down from on high above to carry his soul upwards and to give sweet peace within all our hearts and surrounding us with the eternal love of Our Mother Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

Sincerely National Coordinator and Trustees.

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Happy Shri Ganesha Chaturthi!


This Weekend's Festivities

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2021

Dear Family,

Jai Shri Mataji!

On this Auspicious day, we recognise the Birthday of Lord Shri Ganesha and the start of this weekend's International Shri Ganesha Festivities which starts with this evening's Entertainment program at 9am, Sydney time.

Birthday of Lord Shri Ganesha

This Weekend's International Shri Ganesha Festivities

Video: "Today we are celebrating the birthday of Shri Ganesha."

Details and links to YouTube live and recorded events are also on the Puja website.


Please note, our usual Saturday online collective program is replaced by the weekend's festivities... enjoy!

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(Painting of Shri Ganesha by brother Siva from Malaysia)

Birthday of Lord Shri Ganesha

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HH Shri Mataji - Shri Ganesha Puja Burwood Ashram Sydney 1981


"Today we are celebrating the birthday of Shri Ganesha. You all know the story of His birth and I need not repeat it. But, as He was created by the Mother only, by Adi Shakti, in the same way you are all created after Him.

H.H Shri Mataji Shri Ganesha Puja Austria August 26th, 1990

(Link to this Talk below)

Shri Ganesha Puja website

This Weekend's

International Shri Ganesha Festivities

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2021

Day 8


Hosted by Andorra

Friday 10th Sept 3PM (Sydney time)

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(First program)

Friday 10th Sept 9PM (Sydney time)

Day 9


Hosted from Singapore

Saturday 11th Sept 5PM (Sydney time)

Day 9


(Second program)

Saturday 11th Sept 8PM (Sydney time)

Day 10


Hosted from Gidgegannup Ashram (near Perth),

Sunday 12th Sept 5PM (Sydney time)

Day 11 to Day 16

Daily morning meditations by hosting countries

Mon 13th to Sat 18th 2021

Full details and links to YouTube live and recorded sessions on website

Video: "Today we are celebrating the birthday of Shri Ganesha."













H.H Shri Mataji Shri Ganesha Puja Austria August 26th, 1990

"Today we are celebrating the birthday of Shri Ganesha. You all know the story of His birth and I need not repeat it. But, as He was created by the Mother only, by Adi Shakti, in the same way you are all created after Him.

So, you are on the path of Shri Ganesha already. Your eyes sparkle the same way His eyes sparkle. You all have the beautiful glow on your face as He had.

Whether you are small, big or old makes no difference. All the beauty comes to us through the glow of Shri Ganesha. If He’s satisfied, then we don’t have to worry about any other deities, because the power of all the deities is Shri Ganesha. He’s like a vice-chancellor sitting on every chakra. Unless and until He signs, Kundalini cannot cross through, because Kundalini’s the Gauri and is the Virgin Mother of Shri Ganesh."    H.H Shri Mataji Shri Ganesha Puja Austria August 26th, 1990

(Full Transcript with Video and Audio)

We look forward to joining the world collective in celebrating Lord Shri Ganesha's birthday through the worship of our Divine Mother, Her Holiness Shri MatajiNirmala Devi.

Jai Shri Mataji!

With Love,


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The chart above describes the countries representing the various aspects of the Virata

(chakras of the world) as advised by Her Holiness.

Downloads are provided for sharing.  

A4 size Lo Res PDF 620KB    and    Large Format PDF 43.5MB for posters or banners

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 passer-bys along the local residential Balmoral community road.


Overall it was another very productive & joy giving 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)

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Australian & International Easter Celebrations

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th April 2021


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 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:

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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

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.

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"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

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"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

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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.

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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)

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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)

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Work progresses at Mother's Balmoral property

New Workshop Shed

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Shri Mataji offered to our Beloved Guru - Puja offerings from 1982 to 2008 CLICK HERE



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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

New Coordinator Announcement offered to Shri Mataji at Nirmal Dham

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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