10 Day Meditation Challenge (Original)

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During October & November 2022
Discover the peace of true meditation

Meditation for mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being – Always Free

Canberra Classes


Live on Zoom & YouTube

Gundaderra classes streamed live online to Zoom and YouTube.

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Everyone Welcome

Beginners & regular meditators
No previous experience in meditation required • Join in at anytime, even if you miss some sessions
Contact: 0493 520 011


Canberra Classes in Gundaderra/Harrison

Gundaderra Homestead, Enter via Ottway Street, Harrison
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Live on Zoom & YouTube

Gundaderra Homestead classes also streamed live online to Zoom and YouTube. Session times and recordings..

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Note: All times below are Sydney time.

Day 1 – Receive your Self-Realisation
Tue 18th Oct 2022, 7pm to 8:30 pm
For Beginners
Gungaderra Homestead & Online

Day 2 – A Scientific Approach to Meditation
Thur 20th Oct 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm
For Beginners
Online only

Day 3 – Slow down your thoughts in 3 Steps
Sun 23th Oct 2022, 10:30am to 12pm
For Beginners
Gungaderra Homestead & Online

Day 4 – Your Chakras and Key Affirmations
Tue 25th Oct 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm
For Beginners
Gungaderra Homestead & Online

Day 5 – Technology and Attention
Thu 27th Oct 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm
Going Deeper
Online only

Day 6 – Meditating with the 5 Elements
Sun 30th Oct 2022, 10:30am to 12pm
Going Deeper
Gungaderra Homestead & Online

Day 7 – Music and Spirituality
Tue 1st Nov 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm
Going Deeper
Gungaderra Homestead & Online

Day 8 – A Practical Universal Religion
Thu 3rd Nov 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm
Going Deeper
Online only

Day 9 – Regenerate Yourself from Within
Fri 4th Nov 2022, 6pm to 7pm
Online only

Day 10 – Techniques to improve meditation
Sun 6th Nov 2022, 10:30am to 12pm
Going Deeper
Gungaderra Homestead & Online

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Canberra Classes in Gungahlin

Beginners – Get your Self-Realisation

Gungahlin Library

Cnr Hibberson and Gozzard Streets, Gungahlin
Wed 19th Oct, Wed 26th Oct & Wed 2nd Nov 2022
6:30pm to 8pm
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DAY 1: Receive your Self-Realisation | Tue 18th Oct 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm (Sydney time)

“You are Realized when you have jumped into another superhuman awareness.” – Shri Mataji

You get a new awareness by awakening your own power of Mother Nature, felt in the silence beyond your mind.

Welcome video for Day 1

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 Day 1 Program

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DAY 2: A Scientific Approach to Meditation | Thur 20th Oct 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm (Sydney time)

“One should observe the facts with an open mind like a Scientist.” – Shri Mataji

Feeling is believing. Connecting to the source of peace and happiness gives you that!

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 Day 2 Program

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DAY 3: Slow down your thoughts in 3 Steps | Sun 23th Oct 2022, 10:30am to 12pm (Sydney time)

“Let us now go to the state which is beyond words, beyond thoughts, into the realm of thoughtless awareness, where the Divine is pouring its blessings.” – Shri Mataji

Silence your thoughts by going into that deep ocean which is within you – it doesn’t happen by trying or forcing your mind to stop thinking… Try these 3 steps to slow down your thoughts!

Welcome video for Day 3

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 Day 3 Program

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DAY 4: Your Chakras and Key Affirmations| Tue 25th Oct 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm (Sydney time)

“The vibrations start flowing through your hands. Then, on your fingers, you start understanding which chakras are catching, yours or others…” – Shri Mataji

Just like a flower your being blossoms petal by petal, chakra by chakra into a beautiful fragrant flower with just a few simple balancing techniques you can regularly reach thoughtless awareness.

Welcome video for Day 4

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 Day 4 Program

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DAY 5: Technology and Attention | Thu 27th Oct 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm (Sydney time)

“They recognise technology and science. But when they entered Sahaja Yoga it was as if they had dissolved into the ocean of love.” – Shri Mataji

How to get out of the ocean of illusion? By asking ourselves ‘where is my attention?’ By seeing where our attention going and at what point have we gone too far we can get back in the boat of thoughtless awareness.

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DAY 6: Meditating with the 5 Elements | Sun 30th Oct 2022, 10:30am to 12pm (Sydney time)

“Sahaja yoga is like a tree which requires love as the water.” – Shri Mataji

Journey through the five elements. The stability of mother earth, the flow of water, the passion of fire, the lightness of air, and the subtlety and clarity of ether….. We can find balance in these energetic elements.

Welcome video for Day 6

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 Day 6 Program

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DAY 7: Music and Spirituality | Tue 1st Nov 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm (Sydney time)

“It’s better to hear the music of your Spirit. Then you are not a medium but you become the master. Then you control everything.” – Shri Mataji

Through music vibrations spread and we can go very deep into our meditation – learn how we can use music to clear our chakras and which type of music helps to strengthen our meditative experience.

Welcome video for Day 7

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 Day 7 Program

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DAY 8: A Practical Universal Religion | Thu 3rd Nov 2022, 7pm to 8:30pm (Sydney time)

“The greatest law of Sahaja Yoga is that it is a collective happening.” – Shri Mataji

Witnessing and not reacting! Our power of collective consciousness manifests when we witness the drama of life and not get into imbalance, we become one with the world and affect our environment positively.

Welcome video for Day 8

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 Day 8 Program

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DAY 9: Regenerate Yourself from Within | Fri 4th Nov 2022, 6pm to 7pm (Sydney time)

“Innocence is an eternal quality which can never be destroyed or lost.” – Shri Mataji

Innocence and wisdom. When we put our attention to our energy centres in thoughtless awareness our natural qualities get purified and awakened – at our first energy centre the Mooladhara Chakra our innocence and wisdom start manifesting and giving us joy.

Welcome video for Day 9

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 Day 9 Program

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DAY 10: Techniques to improve meditation | Sun 6th Nov 2022, 10:30am to 12pm (Sydney time)

“You should know how to meditate and to find out about your problems, your defects and then remove them and raise your Kundalini.” – Shri Mataji

Who’s the king of the castle? If your subjects are your body, your mind that keeps thinking all the time, your emotions, your ego, your happiness and unhappiness who is the king! With meditation you become the spirit – the true King or Queen of the castle!

Welcome video for Day 10

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 Day 10 Program

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Meditation Guides to download, meditative music, video and audio meditations and more resources and materials from this Course are available here.

Some information here is very ‘advanced’, so you should ensure you have completed the whole course and are regularly meditating so you can appreciate the information. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions about the material during the Course sessions or when you are in contact with one of our mentors.

RESOURCES - Welcome to Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Welcome to Sahaja Yoga Meditation

“You cannot know the meaning of your life until you are connected to the Power that created you.”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Your Self Realisation
Today, you have been introduced to Sahaja Yoga Meditation and received your Self Realisation. Self-Realisation occurs when the Kundalini, a mothering energy within all of us, is awakened and connects us to the all-pervading power.

Through regular meditation, we strengthen our Kundalini to cleanse and balance our energy centres (chakras). Meditation allows us to go beyond our thoughts (thoughtless awareness) to experience inner peace and silence. Regular meditation only takes a few minutes and really works!

Try the meditation
Sit quietly for a few moments and hold out your hands, palms upward, towards the photograph. You may feel a cool or warm breeze and your thoughts may quieten. Continue meditating in silence for 5 to 10 minutes.

HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

About Sahaja Yoga Meditation
True meditation is a personal experience, where one goes beyond thoughts, worries, and upsets. One is calm and peaceful through ‘thoughtless awareness’- that is, no unwanted thoughts but fully aware. Sahaja Yoga meditation is used by millions globally, with minimal disruption to daily routines, to actually achieve inner balance, joy and improvements in mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Sahaja, Saha means ‘with’, Ja means ‘born’. Born with you. That is spontaneous. Yoga means Union with the Divine. So, Sahaja Yoga is the spontaneous union of your Self with the Divine.

Who is Shri Mataji?
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (or ‘Mother’, as she is affectionately known) founded Sahaja Yoga meditation in 1970. For over 40 years, she gave thousands of lectures and taught millions around the world how to meditate easily. Born in 1923 in India, she worked with Mahatma Gandhi and was very involved in India’s fight for independence. She was a mother and grandmother and a descendant of an Indian royal family.

The Subtle System
Overlaying our nervous system, resides a subtle system comprising of energy channels (‘Nadis’, see A to C on diagram) and centres of energy (‘Chakras’, see 1 to 7 on diagram). This system looks after our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. Upon ‘Self Realisation’, our spirit is awakened, and the subtle system connects to the all-pervading life force that nourishes and balances it through true meditation.

The Subtle System

How do I learn more?
To help you understand this new experience, you are invited to free online courses or weekly classes where collective meditations will establish your Self Realisation. You will learn how to maintain inner balance throughout the day and read and correct any imbalances in your subtle system. Classes are held in over 100 countries worldwide. Suitable for newcomers and regular meditators. No booking needed and everything is provided. Classes are always free of charge.

More Information & Online Resources
Online resources with video and audio meditations, meditative music, balancing techniques, printed guides and talks by Shri Mataji (founder). Live Streaming meditation webcasts. Podcasts with guided meditations, music and talks. Newsletter sign up for news and events.

RESOURCES - Meditation & Balancing Guide

Use this Guide to learn simple meditation and balancing techniques to help you experience the peace of true meditation. If this is your first meditation, then please follow the ‘Affirmation for Meditation’ steps for your Self-Realisation to activate your inner-being.

Download Meditation & Balancing Guide

RESOURCES - Glossary of Terms

While participating in our sessions, you will come across several terms that may be new to you. This is an overview of the most commonly used terms…

All Pervading Power
God Almighty. Known by many names including Shiva, Allah and Yaweh.

The faculty of applying the mind and interest. Under pressure it can become short-spanned and undisciplined but through Sahaja Yoga Meditation the faculty can become focused and productive.

Balancing and Clearing
If the attention is majorly focused on right-sided activities (thinking, action, the future) or left side (reflection, emotion, the past) blockages can occur. Meditative clearing removes these blockages and allows the system to gain balance in the centre (mental silence, peace, now).

Catches occur when the efficient function of chakras is impaired. These catches block the passage of kundalini and are the causes of varying problems. When these damaged charkras are repaired through meditation the problems disappear.

Central Channel
This is the channel through which the kundalini flows. It is opened when self realisation takes place and it is the through-flow of kundalini which brings about real and enriching meditation.

These are the subtle energy centres located at the main nerve plexuses along the spine. There are seven main chakras in the human system and they relate to stages of evolution, the seventh, at the top of the head being activated by self realisation.

Cool Breeze
The energy manifested from the top of the head when self realisation takes place. It can be felt as a warmish breeze-like sensation. After meditation the energy cools down and is known as the cool breeze.

Difference between Yoga and Meditation
Yoga is the union of the kundalini with the great energy of creation that surrounds us (self realisation). Meditation takes place as a result of that joining.

Spiritual teacher, guide. Someone with their self realisation who assists others to gain their yoga.

The mothering energy that resides in the sacrum bone at the base of the spine. When self realisation takes place this energy uncoils, rising through the chakras and the top of the head.

Inner Peace
Being free from mental activity. Not being concerned with memory or plans but being in the ‘now’.

Happens when deep meditation takes place. A all-embracing sense of relaxed well-being.

Kundalini Awakening
Kundalini resides in three-and-a-half coils at the base of the spine. When self realisation or kundalini awakening takes place, this energy uncoils and rises through the chakras to manifest at the top on the head.

Left Channel
This rises along the left side of the spine but at the forehead it crosses into the right hemisphere of the brain to become the superego. It is concerned with emotion, the past, insecurity, conditioning and, if the attention becomes heavily focused into it, it can cause depression and many painful diseases.

It is a state of relaxation without mental activity. It is calming, peaceful and opens the inner pathways to health, knowledge and spiritual deepening.

Right Channel
This rises along the right side of the spine but at the forehead crosses into the left hemisphere of the brain to become the ego. It is concerned with action, the future, planning and, if the attention becomes heavily focused into it, it can cause anger, tensions and many painless diseases.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation
The word ‘Sahaja’ in Sanskrit has two components: ‘Saha’ is ‘with’ and ‘ja’ is ‘born’ – the literal translation is “innate”. Yoga means union with the divine. So, Sahaja Yoga means spontaneous and born with you meaning that the kundalini is born within us and can be awakened spontaneously, without effort. This is Self Realisation

Self Realisation
This is the yoga, the union, the joining of the individual spirit with the great energy of creation. It happens when the kundalini (life force) rises from its home in the sacrum bone along the spine and pierces the fontanelle at the top of the head.

Shri Mataji
The founder of Sahaja Yoga. She was born in 1923 in Chhindwara, India. Her father was a lawyer who spoke fourteen languages and was the first Christian Member of the Indian Parliament. Her mother was the first woman in India to receive an honours degree in mathematics. The family was deeply involved in the Indian fight for independence. Shri Mataji married C.P. Shrivastava, a diplomat who became Secretary General of the UN Maritime Organisation. She has two daughters and four grandchildren. In 1970 she discovered a way of granting spontaneous self realisation. She then travelled the world holding programs, giving self realisation and informing people of Sahaja Yoga.

The reflection of divinity within each human subtle energy system.

An intense interest in the non-material aspects of life, reality and existence after death

Subtle System
The network of chakras, channels and kundalini which define the nature of a human being at any given time. (See more here)

Thoughtless Awareness
Is meditation. All thinking stops although the consciousness of sounds around us remains. The traditional name for this very pleasant and rewarding state is mental silence.

The cool pulsing that a realised person feels (often on the palms of the hand) when the attention is focused on something or someone in balance.

The pathway to, and gaining of, self realisation. Rajah Yoga is the pathway along the right channel, Bakthi Yoga uses the left channel ‘Sahaja means born-with or spontaneous. So Sahaja Yoga draws attention to the fact that the union (self realisation) can be gained spontaneously by way of mechanisms one is born with.


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About the sessions

Through Sahaja Yoga meditation, we awaken our inner energy that gently brings about positive change within us – we feel more balanced, peaceful and joyous. As you participate in the daily sessions, you will notice the gap between your thoughts increasing and you will feel more relaxed, peaceful and spiritual.

About Sahaja Yoga meditation

Millions around the world are enjoying our free Sahaja Yoga Meditation since it was started by HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on 5th May,1970. Her meditation enables en-masse Self-Realisation. Self-Realisation is the key to thoughtless awareness, also known as mental silence, and is the basis of good health and wellbeing. Sahaja Yoga meditation provides this experience.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is always free and is practiced in more than 100 countries.

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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.

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