Jai Shri Mataji!

Sharing news, events and Mother's blessings

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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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."

"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

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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. 

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?"

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Shri MahaGanesha Seminar 2019

Pilgrimage to the Sacred Sahaja site of Uluru


During 6th to 9th September 2019, on the Auspicious occasion of the birthday of Shri Ganesha, Sahaja Yogis gathered at Uluru, the Shri Ganesha Swayambu in the centre of Australia, to worship Our Divine Mother in the form of Shri MahaGanesha.

Several Pujas were performed during this period. A Music & Meditation public program was also held for the seekers visiting Uluru which was live

streamed to global seekers. Recordings of these events are available via the link below.

Seminar recordings


To Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Thank You Shri Mataji


Dearest Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi,

We thank you again and again for blessing us with the great privilege and honour of worshipping You in Your form of Shri MahaGanesha at Your Shri Ganesha Swayambhu, Uluru.

We thank you again and again for the opportunity to serve You and host Your MahaGanesha Puja in 2019.  We thank you again and again for making all the arrangements run so smoothly for the whole Seminar.  We thank You again and again for all the joy and love You showered upon all Your Children during the MahaGanesha Puja!

Ultimately, we thank You again and again for incarnating on this earth to save and emancipate all of humankind.

“Ganesha has appeared in Australia”


“Now this Ganesha has appeared in Australia as Uluru. It’s a very big mountain which looks like Shri Ganesh. It has also a very big trunk, going down. But vibrations itself will prove that it is Shri Ganesh, from the Mother Earth. He has appeared in many places, Shri Ganesh, not only there.

But there, I felt is really the source, source of vibrations. That’s what it is. And in Australia I thank Him that because of Him only, Sahaja Yoga has

worked so well and so easily.”

HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Shri Ganesha Puja, Cabella 25th September 1999


With love from the Australian Collective

Sharing Seminar stories & A Big Thank You!


Dear Yogis,

Jai Shri Mataji!

Share Your Experience

We would love for Yogis to share any stories and photos from the Shri MahaGanesha Puja with the Collective.

You can upload your information to our website to start sharing! See link below

Yogis who couldn’t attend the seminar but watched the live stream from Uluru are also kindly invited to share their stories.

Some Yogis have already shared their stories and photos. Read Yogis' experiences. CLICK HERE

A big Thank You!


The Shri MahaGanesha Puja Seminar was an example of how amazing all our brothers and sisters are!

As instruments of Shri Mataji, Yogis have worked together so well to make the Seminar so enjoyable and significant!

We are really fortunate to belong to such a dynamic and dedicated Collective!

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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

We expressed our thanks at the Seminar but we again just wanted to sincerely recognise the role of so many Yogis who serve Shri Mataji in so many ways. We won’t name all the names as we would undoubtedly miss someone out, but we all know who you are!

We recognise all the Collectives who arranged to bring Shri Mataji’s jewellery and silver to the centre of Australia. A big thank you to the Adelaide


Collective’s huge efforts to bring breakfast supplies for us all, flowers for the first day and then set up Shri Mataji’s altar immediately after 2 full days on a bus trip! Also to the Sydney Collective for packing (and unpacking) so much for the Seminar on the bus, including the rest of the flowers, and Shri Mataji’s Chair - the beauty of the flowers throughout the Seminar was truly amazing!


To those Yogis who arranged the backdrop and photos of Shri Mataji a big thank you! It was so wonderful to have creative contributions from across Australia and New Zealand!


To the Yogis who helped with breakfast arrangements every day - thank you!!

To those who helped with arrangements for registration, web streaming, setups for the evenings, and of course accommodation - thank you!!


To all those who assisted with every part of the Seminar - a BIG thank you !! The joy of being just a small part of this huge undertaking was felt by so many.

We cannot begin to understand what Shri Mataji has worked out through this Puja. We simply and humbly offer our devotion and prayers to the Almighty Goddess with our promise to assume our positions and spread Sahaja Yoga.


To upload your stories, photos & videos CLICK HERE

All our Love and gratitude

Lyn and Andre on behalf of the Australian Council and the Shri MahaGanesha team

MahaGanesha Puja Commemorative Card

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Staff needed for Cabella School 2019-2020


Dear brothers and sisters,

Cabella International Sahaja School needs your help! Please forward this message to all yogis / yoginis who may be interested to join our staff team for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

“The best and extraordinary idealistic children should come out of this school after education. This doesn’t mean that they will become very rich and very dominating personality. But they will be such that they will become foundations of this world like Shri Ganesha is foundation of this universe. In the same way we have to build many such foundations.” Shri Mataji, Delhi, 15 December 1983.


At the end of this school year, it gives us so much joy to see how much children grow in a Sahaj School, in a multitude of dimensions. Here are some of their reflections on what they learned this year:

I have learned how to trust the power of meditation and vibrations (Satya, class 5).

I learned that through meditation you can connect to people with strings of love (Ananya, class 4).

I learned that there is no such thing as mistakes but they are just lessons, and the most important thing is that you learn from them (Yasmin, class 4).

I take with me that we can always trust our brothers and sisters to help us (Maya, class 5).

I will bring joy and innocence in my new school, where I will go next year (Giulia, class 5).


If you would like to be part of this journey and discover that Cabella School with its challenges and joys is a school not only for children but for all of us, here is your chance:

For the coming academic year Cabella International Sahaja School (CISS) is looking for

· a head of boarding

· caregivers (dorm uncles and aunties)

· teachers / teaching assistants

· volunteers to help in the kitchen

· volunteers to help in housekeeping (cleaning & laundry)

· volunteers to help with driving & maintenance


More information on the role requirements and the application procedure can be found on the Working at CISS page of our website.


All applicants must be available for the entire school year (from 26 August 2019 until Adi Shakti Puja 2020) and eligible to stay in Europe (Schengen) for this period.

If you have any questions, you can contact us by email ( or WhatsApp (Gabriel: +39 345 935 7070).

Jai Shri Mataji!


With love from Cabella,

Radha (principal), Gabriel (headteacher) and Elena (administrator) for the CISS team


Original Artwork and Original Music by Australian Sahaja Yogis.


Celebrating the spirituality inherent within all cultures.

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First Australian Live Streaming Webcast

Sunday 5th May 2019 - Watch the Video

Celebrating World Self-Realisation Day
If you missed the live broadcast then you can still watch the recorded video of the event below.

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Click on above

Receive your Self Realisation

To receive your Self Realisation please join us to be guided through the simple process of Kundalini awakening for your Self Realisation and learn how to meditate.

Suitable for newcomers and regular Sahaja Yoga meditators.

Quotes from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi about Self-Realisation

“Self Realisation is the first encounter with reality.”

“Blossom time has come, and many ancient seekers are today getting their Self Realisation.”

“Now the stage today is to know that Self Realisation gives you experiences and then your faith is established.

Not blind but open enlightened faith.”

“Self Realisation makes us humble … replace temper with compassion … the more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be.”

“The truth, which can be actualised after Self Realisation, is that you are not this body, this mind, this conditioning from the past, this ego, these emotions, but that you are the Pure Spirit.”

“Only after Self Realisation, and only then, is there a direct experience of the Spirit.

It then manifests its powers in the human personality, and its light enlightens the consciousness into a new awareness. The divine intelligence of the Spirit radiates on all sides.”

“After Self Realisation it is easy to perceive the truth that all these religions were born on the same tree of spirituality, but that those in charge of each religion plucked the flowers from the living source and are now fighting each other with the dead flowers of merely partial truths.”

International Shri Mary Jesus Easter Puja,

Wellness Camp and Marriages

Balmoral, NSW Australia 2019


Please enjoy the Video (below) of the Celebrations and Joy.

Jai Shri Mataji!


Dear Yogis,

Jai Shri Mataji!

We were so blessed to host the International Shri Mary Jesus Easter Puja Seminar at the Balmoral Ashram last month.


Please enjoy this video recollection and photos of those precious times.  Words fail to express our gratitude to Her Holiness Shri Mataji for allowing us to worship Her during the Easter Puja and for bringing so much joy and laughter for us to all share.


We once more thank all the amazing Yogis, Yuva Shakti and children who have their given their love, time and attention to making this Easter so special.

The Wellness Seminar continues to be such a wonderful and significant opportunity for spiritual growth. Thank you to Dr Dipali Bandekar and Dr Naina for an amazing effort as instruments of the Divine over the week.


Lots of Love

Lyn and Andre on behalf of the Australian Council

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Heaven at Balmoral for Easter 2019


Holy Mother thank you for the glorious treasure of Mother Earth.

-Of beautiful times of worship, there has been no dearth …

But Easter commemorating Lord Jesus’ Resurrection was a Holy Highlight.

You look after us and bring us together with your all-pervading might.

We came to visit You and Your Heavenly Son – Lord Jesus.

But always You give us so much love, peace and joy: - just to please us !

This was so at Balmoral for Lord Jesus’ celebration, for His Resurrection.


We were all in Heaven. Holy Mother ……. Hundreds of angelic, joyous Sahaja Yogis gathered together to praise and to acknowledge Our Mother’s vast greatness, and Her enormous love.—

Plus Our Lord Jesus’ Resurrection, which You have made our resurrection.

The Vibrations grew continually, with most mornings and evenings watching or listening to Our Mother’s holy words about Lord Jesus.

The beautiful place was host to great love and joy shared and enhanced by hundreds of brothers and sisters.

The 2 beautiful Indian Doctors, every day were active in clearing our Subtle Systems, as small groups of us sat for diagnosis and clearing. We were given ‘homework’ – 2 sets of 108 names, plus the Arthava Sheesha, and the Hanuman Chalisa. This was closely linked with the 2 Pujas we shared –


1 Shri Bhairava Nat, and the other – Shri Hanuman Puja. Our attention was continually encouraged as 2 Havans were held, with excellent, careful preparation and great attention. This attention was maintained and enhanced by several collective shoebeats and footsoaks. It is an appropriate time to mention the morning and evening Puja meditations. These were very beautiful – as stated above, we savoured Our Mother’s beautiful talks about Lord Jesus.


Radhika Richardson every day, looked after us all as we arrived – sorting the different monies due, and arranging accommodation. Thank you Radhika ! This is a good time to thank and mention the many dozens of Yogis helping to make this Seminar so beautiful. Apologies if I miss out anybody …


A small but valuable group of men looked after lighting and sound equipment, no mean job, requiring lengthy alertness. Thankyou. .. There were several (mainly ladies) who looked after security and “books”, pendants, Fundraising, Raffles, Information etc. So important was Beena and her vital team of Yogis cooking, preparing, cleaning – a massive job. Thanks a million.


Thanks and appreciation go to Andrei, Jenny, Lyn and Lisa who bore the brunt of pleasing Our Mother protocols and minute to minute Collective arrangements: a very crucial and important part of the weekend…. Again, Thankyou ! 


This is an overdue time to mention. That there were Sahaja Yogis from around the World as well as from all Australian states, plus 11 of us from New Zealand… (We value your wonderful Collectivity which we all enjoy)


Thank you also to dear Simon and Gabrielle who looked after us, as they so carefully look after Mother’s property … Many works have been achieved, some important ones are in progress on this magnificent piece of Mother Earth.


The entertainment was such a special feature. There was some practice and rehearsal. The main evening ‘show’ was stupendous…. There were beautiful dances, some very moving and beautiful groups of Yoginis dancing in perfect synchronisation to great rhythms and wonderful varied


music. They were all so very beautiful- giving us tingles and raising Sahasraras ….. exquisite ! Special mention should be made – John Smiley formed a ‘Choir’. After 2 1 hour practices 3 wonderful songs were presented by 30-40 singers in 4 parts ! All. Plus John were loudly applauded.


John was at his very best for the Puja also, which was very devotional indeed….. It is hard to include every beautiful feature of this wonderful Easter Festival. Apologies if I have missed anybody, or anything out… We had such a wonderful time ! Can I conclude by thanking and praising Our Dear Mother… Plus all those wonderful Sahaja Yogis, who with love, looked after us all and would have made Our Dearest Mother happy.


HOLY MOTHER WE WERE ALL IN HEAVEN !! Thankyou again and again.

With love, your son David.


Easter Memories

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