Commemorating Shri Mataji’s 101st Birthday – 21 March 2024

Commemorating Shri Mataji’s 101st Birthday

On the 21st of March 2024, we celebrate the 101st Birthday of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga.
Join the celebrations with In-person and Online meditation classes and events during March and April 2024 and throughout the year.


Sydney • Newcastle • Brisbane
During March & April 2024
Uplifting Hindustani classical music by renowned slide guitarist Rhitom Sarkar, as well as a unique experience of true meditation for mental, emotion, physical and spiritual well-being.

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In-person evening and some daytime classes are available. Class duration is 60 to 90 minutes per week. Join in at anytime, even if you’ve not attended before. No booking required. Chairs are provided. No physical exercises, postures or special clothing are required.

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22nd to 28th March, 2024
7 Days of 90 minute sessions presented by the International Sahaja Yoga meditation community.
Watch on Zoom or YouTube, with daily recordings available.

English (UK) | English (Australia) | English (Malaysia/Singapore) | Deutsch (German) | Português (Portuguese) | عربي (Arabic) | हिंदी (Hindi)

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On YouTube, Facebook & Zoom
Meditation sessions with clearing, balancing, talks and discussions on a topic of the day. Suitable for complete beginners and regular mediators. Join us live on YouTube, Facebook & Zoom or watch recordings. Zoom sessions are interactive so you’ll be able to chat privately with our presenters if you have any questions.

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She Transformed Our Lives.
On March 21, We Celebrate Hers.

Celebrating Shri Mataji’s 101st Birthday.
22nd March 2024 9:30pm Sydney time
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Join us for Shri Mataji’s 101st Birthday celebrations with enlightened music, guided meditations, introductory talks, song, interviews and more! Presented by our global Sahaja Yoga meditation community!

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About Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji founder of  Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Shri Mataji introduced Her unique meditation in 1970 and people in more than 120 countries now practise and enjoy it. Her foundational practise teaches a meditation technique which begins with Self Realisation and awakens our inner spiritual aspect. As a result, we experience thoughtless awareness during our meditation which promotes health and well-being.

After introducing the technique of Sahaja Yoga meditation, Shri Mataji travelled constantly up until the early 2000s, offering free public lectures and the experience of Self Realisation to all. She enabled people to pass on this valuable experience to others, as well as the technique necessary to sustain it through regular Sahaja Yoga meditation. Shri Mataji was born on 21st March 1923 in India and passed away on 23rd February 2011 in Genoa, Italy, aged 87 years.

About Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Shri Mataji – Sahaja Yoga Meditation at Sydney Town Hall 2006

Sahaja Yoga is a simple and dynamic method of meditation that can be easily integrated into your daily life. The meditation provides the experience of thoughtless awareness, also known as mental silence, which is the basis of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. (More about our classes.)

Classes, events and support

Free online Daily sessions, Courses and In-person Classes •  Suitable for beginners and regular meditators. • No prior knowledge or experience of meditation required .

Keep up to date with our latest online meditation courses and events. We’ll keep in touch with emails and WhatsApp (optional).

Use WhatsApp for course news and dedicated support during, and after the classes and courses. Our long time meditators will help you to learn how to meditate.

Quotes by Shri Mataji

“Only in meditation you are in present and you grow in your spirituality.”

Clean Heart
“If your heart is clean, you can see the other person clearly through and through. Innocence is such a powerful thing.”

“You have to have complete faith in yourself and that your Self is nothing but innocence.”

Thoughtless Awareness
“In thoughtless awareness nobody can touch you, that’s your fortress.”

“I need this, I need that, I need that. We should know what other people need.”

“You may be very great, you might be very intelligent, you may be earning lots of money, whatever it is. It’s not so important. What is the most important thing is that you are loved.”

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How to meditate

Find a quiet place, remove your shoes and sit comfortably on a chair or on the floor. If you wish, you can also set up a meditation table to enhance the meditation process. Place a framed photo of Shri Mataji on a table in front of you, with a lit candle and optional flowers and incense. A meditation card with Shri Mataji’s photo can be downloaded from here.

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Online meditations

Live meditation 24/7

All day and every day – Guided meditations, talks, music and more!

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2 minute by Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji will awaken your inner being so you can start doing Sahaja Yoga meditation.

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3 minute quiet meditation

Sit quietly for 3 minutes with your hands palm-up on lap. Eyes can be open or closed.