7 Series – Enlightened Meditation

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7 SERIES – ENLIGHTENED MEDITATION

True Meditation for Enlightened Awareness
Beginners • Intermediate • Advanced Sessions

“When you become the Spirit, your attention gets enlightened into collective consciousness – it becomes, because this Spirit in you is the collective being.” – Shri Mataji (founder)

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Live sessions and recordings

7 Series – Enlightened Meditation
Live sessions and video recordings from the sessions are available here.
Beginners • Intermediate • Advanced Sessions

Week 1 (Day 1 to Day 7) Beginners Sessions - Growing your Awareness | Monday 1st to Sunday 7th Nov 2021
DAY 1: GROWING YOUR AWARENESS (Monday 1st November 2021)

When you become a realized soul, your whole value system changes automatically and you become a deep personality that understands what is stupid, idiotic and wasteful and what is nourishing. As if your brain has a new light to judge what is good for you.

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DAY 2: INNOCENCE AND WISDOM (Tuesday 2nd November 2021)

The habit of planning and calculating every detail reduces our spontaneity. In thoughtless awareness, however, we find our innocent sense of fun, our ability to discern inner qualities and relationships; insight; good sense; and judgement.

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DAY 3: PEACE AND SATISFACTION (Wednesday 3rd November 2021)

Just as we wash our soiled clothes, in thoughtless awareness fear, greed and dissatisfaction disappear leaving humility, peace and satisfaction!

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DAY 4: CHANGE OF HEART (Thursday 4th November 2021)

You can fool some of the people some of the time but the heart recognises it and doesn’t like it. But if you appeal to someone’s heart they will melt and change. Everyone knows a change of heart is needed, not a change of clothes or intellectual reasoning. And a change of heart is only brought about by own meditation in thoughtless awareness.

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DAY 5: COMMUNICATIONS AND COLLECTIVITY (Friday 5th November 2021)

We cannot solve these problems of politics, pandemics, environment until we solve our human problems of imbalance and wrong decisions. By our connection to the power that created us we start making right decisions.

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DAY 6: FORGIVING THE THOUGHTS (Saturday 6th November 2021)

Identifying with our spirit more and more in silent meditation helps us feel the joy and freedom of forgiveness.

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DAY 7: GROWING IN AWARENESS (Sunday 7th November 2021)

Be still and feel the kingdom of heaven within.

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Week 2 (Day 8 to Day 14) Intermediate Sessions - Balancing your Awareness | Monday 8th to Sunday 14th Nov 2021
DAY 8: MAKING OUR INNOCENCE SHINE (Monday 8th November 2021)

Once your awareness is stabilised in moments of thoughtless awareness above the thoughts you start to identify with the higher you. From that pleasant place we start the job of polishing and cleaning away any irregularities we feel so that all our beautiful qualities shine. Today we will focus on the first energy centre, the Mooladhara Chakra.

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DAY 9: COOLING DOWN THE THINKING PROCESS (Tuesday 9th November 2021)

Are the thoughts thinking you? Or are you thinking thoughts? Cooling down our second energy centre, the Swadisthan Chakra, slows down an out of control thinking process.

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DAY 10: REAL SATISFACTION COMES FROM A HIGHER PLACE (Wednesday 10th November 2021)

Hungry for something, but you don’t know what? Real satisfaction comes from your connection to your higher self.

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DAY 11: SHARING THE LOVE (Thursday 11th November 2021)

Our spirit resides in our heart and is the source of feeling good. Sharing this feeling makes it grow!

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DAY 12: TALKING THE TALK (Friday 12th November 2021)

The power of our communication is directly affected by our ability to witness the drama of life. When we are reacting to something said to us, we are not aware of ourselves. Yet if we just watch the drama we find we are able to say something sweet and beneficial to the other.

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DAY 13: FORGIVING THE THOUGHTS (Saturday 13th November 2021)

If we can forgive and see what is the state of being of the other person instead of reacting and reliving the injustice we free ourselves from mental barriers. Hosted from Canberra by Lyn, Gulshan and team.

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DAY 14: INTEGRATING ALL THE QUALITIES (Sunday 14th November 2021)

As we bring our entire energy system more into balance, we can feel the integration at the seventh energy centre and expand our thoughtless awareness.

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Week 3 (Day 15 to Day 21) Advanced Sessions - Deepening your Awareness | Monday 15th to Sunday 21st Nov 2021
DAY 15: THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE (Monday 15th November 2021)

The effect of sound and the names of Divine incarnations on our chakras.

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DAY 16: PURE KNOWLEDGE AND CREATIVITY (Tuesday 16th November 2021)

When we purify our attention we increase our access to pure knowledge and inspiration.

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DAY 17: PEACE AND CONTENTMENT (Wednesday 17th November 2021)
Acquiring in order to share increases our satisfaction.

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DAY 18: FEARLESSLY FOLLOWING OUR SPIRITUAL PATH (Thursday 18th November 2021)
When we are connected to our spirit in thoughtless awareness we can rely on our mother energy to fearlessly make right decisions.

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DAY 19: WITNESSING AND NOT REACTING (Friday 19th November 2021)
Our power of collectivity 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.

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DAY 20: RESURRECTING OURSELVES (Saturday 20th November 2021)
Leaving our past and future behind to meditate in the present in mental silence.

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DAY 21: INTEGRATING ALL THE QUALITIES (Sunday 21st November 2021)
All the Divine incarnations have their seats in the Sahasrara. Feel the power of the names of Divine incarnations to deepen our meditation.

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Nov and Dec 2021 (Day 22 to Day 33) Weekly meditation and support sessions
DAY 22: MANTRAS FOR MOOLADHARA CHAKRA (Monday 22nd November 2021)

The first chakra – Going further into the first energy centre – power of innocence on thoughtless awareness

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DAY 23: MANTRAS FOR THE SWADISHTHAN CHAKRA (Thursday 25th November 2021)

The second chakra. Going further into the second energy centre – power of pure attention on aesthetics and thoughtless awareness.

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DAY 24: MANTRAS FOR THE NABHI CHAKRA (Monday 29th November 2021)

The third chakra

Peace and satisfaction at the third energy centre – strengthens connection with our spirit.

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DAY 25: MANTRAS FOR THE VOID AREA (Thursday 2nd December 2021)

The Adi Gurus and the ocean of illusion.

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DAY 26: MANTRAS FOR THE HEART (Monday 6th December 2021)

The fouth chakra. Expanding our heart chakra.

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DAY 27: MANTRAS FOR THE VISHUDDHI CHAKRA (Thursday 9th December 2021)

The fifth chakra. The Power of the Vishuddhi Chakra is collective and collectivity.

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DAY 28: MANTRAS FOR THE AGNYA CHAKRA (Monday 13th December 2021)

The sixth chakra. Power of positive attention at the Agnya Chakra.

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DAY 29: INTEGRATION AT THE SAHASRARA (Thursday 16th December 2021)

The meaning of Puja and identifying with our spirit.

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DAY 30: PREPARING FOR PUJA (Monday 20th December 2021)

Getting up close and personal with the Divinity within.

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DAY 31: FOOTSOAKING AND CLEARING (Thursday 23th December 2021)

Footsoaking and clearing – Preparing for Christmas Puja.
Integration and reflection on the meaning of Puja

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DAY 32: THE 5 SUBTLE ELEMENTS (Monday 27th December 2021)

Locating and developing subtlety within.

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Day 33: SHRI LALITA, SHRI CHAKRA (Thursday 30th Dec 2021 12PM)

Powers that come from the left and right side, how they manifest and help us.

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Jan and Feb 2022 (Day 34 to Day 49) Weekly meditation and support sessions
DAY 34: HAMSA CHAKRA (Thursday 6th January 2022)

Divine discretion between good and bad, constructive and destructive.

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DAY 35: MIND IS A MYTH (Monday 10th January 2022)

Your own Kundalini takes you beyond your mind into the first state of enlightenment – thoughtless awarenes.

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DAY 36: MEDITATION ON WISDOM AND INNOCENCE (Thursday 13th January 2022)

Meditation on wisdom and innocence. Putting our attention on our Mooladhara Chakra. In thoughtless awareness our natural innocence and wisdom start giving us joy.

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DAY 37: AT SAHASRARA YOU BECOME A GLOBAL PERSONALITY (6pm to 7:30pm Monday 17th January 2022

In meditation leave all your problems to Mother Nature.

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DAY 38: THE ESSENCE OF THE SWADISTHANA CHAKRA (12pm to 1:30pm Thursday 20th January 2022)

The importance of pure attention to be your own guru.

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DAY 39: OVERCOMING THE GRAVITATIONAL FORCE (6pm to 7:30pm Monday 24th January 2022)

Kundalini is the only force that flows upwards against gravity that is pushing you down into materialism.

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DAY 40: FOUR STATES OF ATTENTION (12pm to 1:30pm Thursday 27th January 2022)

Assume your position of a realised.

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DAY 41: THE ART OF OPENING YOUR HEART (6pm to 7:30pm Monday 31st January 2022)

Preserving all the lovely sweet things and pouring them out at the right time.

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DAY 42: THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE (12pm Thursday 3rd February 2022)

The origin of music and its effect in our subtle system

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DAY 43: I THINK THEREFORE I AM NOT (6pm to 7pm Monday 7th February 2022)

Our thoughts just make us feel overly impressed with ourselves or dissatisfied and upset. Somewhere in between these two unrealities is our heartfelt truth!

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DAY 44: TO BE IN DOUBTLESS AWARENESS (12pm Thursday 10th February 2022 Sydney time)

The opening of the Sahasrara Chakra.

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DAY 45: THE CHAKRA SUPPORTING ALL THE CHAKRAS (6pm to 7pm Monday 14th February)

The Chakra supporting all the chakras. When our Mooladhara is strong all our chakras become stronger.

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DAY 46: CREATIVITY OF ENLIGHTENED ATTENTION (12pm to 1pm Thursday 17th February 2022)

Creativity of enlightened attention. Finding our creativity by concentrating our attention without thought.

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DAY 47: FINDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN OUR NEEDS AND OUR SPIRITUAL ASCENT (6pm to 7pm Monday 21st February 2022)

Finding Satisfaction in our Nabhi Chakra Finding the balance between our needs and our spiritual ascent.

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DAY 48: EKADESHA RUDRA (12pm to 1pm Thursday 24th February 2022)

What if we don’t stay in our boundaries of good behaviour and cut ourselves of from the flow of Divine vibrations?

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DAY 49: BRINGING YOUR SPIRIT INTO YOUR BRAIN (6pm to 7pm Monday 28th February 2022)

When your Spirit comes into your brain you become the fifth dimension.

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March and April 2022 (Day 50 to Day 63) Weekly meditation and support sessions
Day 50: What is true meditation? | Thur 3rd March 2022 12PM (Sydney time)

A walk through history – all the great seers and saints had something to tell us.

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Day 51: What a reaction! | Mon 7th March 2022 6PM (Sydney time)

When our energy centre at the throat comes into balance, we are able to witness the drama of life and not react.

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Day 52: Creation - Part 1 | Thur 10th March 2022 12PM
The Parabola is the shortest distance that vibrations take around an object.

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Day 53: Forgiveness | Mon 14th March 2022 6PM (Sydney time)
What is stopping us from forgiving and how do we rectify it?

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Day 54: Creation - Part 2 | Thur 17th March 2022 12PM (Sydney time)
The Mother Earth absorbs all our problems.

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Day 55: The thousand petalled lotus | Mon 21st March 2022 6PM (Sydney time)
Stationing our attention in our new home.

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Day 56: Creation - Part 3 | Thur 24th March 2022 12PM (Sydney time)
The electromagnetic quality of the Mahasaraswati power is the vibrating force!

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Day 57: Powers of the left and right sides | Mon 28th March 2022 6PM (Sydney time)
How to come into the central channel to develop our spiritual evolution.

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Day 58: Creation - Part 4 | Thur 31st March 2022 12PM (Sydney time)
States of existence and when were the deities and incarnations created?

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Day 59: Innocence | Mon 4th April 2022 6PM (Sydney time)

Our power of innocence is never lost.

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Day 60: Pure desire | Mon 11th April 2022 6PM (Sydney time)

Identifying and connecting to our spirit is our purest desire.

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DAY 61: I am Satisfied | Monday 18 Apr 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

When I don’t have any other desires, I am satisfied.

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DAY 62: Mastering Myself | Monday 25 Apr 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

When I am connected to my true self, I have all the answers within me.

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About the meditation

This is a spiritual meditation where 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. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is always free and practiced in more than 100 countries.

Resources

Guides to download, meditative music, video and audio meditations and more resources and materials from the 7 Series sessions are available here.

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RESOURCES - How to Meditate at Home
  • How to Meditate at Home – The aim of every meditation is to feel balanced, relaxed and reach the thoughtless state and sustain yourself there as long as you can. This guide show you steps for your morning and evening meditations.
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🌹 SETUP A MEDITATION ALTAR IN YOUR HOME
Materials Required
– Shri Mataji’s photograph in a frame (recommended natural material)
– Candle and candle stand
– A clean pedestal or table for the photograph and candle

Shri Mataji’s photos can be downloaded from here: https://www.freemeditation.com.au/21days/#photos

Having this simple and beautiful setup at your home will not only help you get into the practice of meditation, but will also create a positive balance and energy in your home.

Try it yourself and see the difference…

🌹 USING SHRI MATAJI’S PHOTOGRAPH FOR MEDITATION
We have found that by meditating in front of Shri Mataji’s photographs, our Subtle system comes into balance and is cleared through the positive vibrations that are emitted from her photographs. As result, we become more relaxed and calmer as we experience the inner joy of the Spirit in our heart. We follow the traditional respect and protocol of not placing our feet pointing towards the meditation table and meditate with shoes removed. We can sit on a chair or floor, whichever is the most comfortable.

If you wish to use Shri Mataji’s photograph, then it’s best to place the photo in a frame and use a small candle in front of the photo when meditating. Please contact us if you’d like us to email you other photos of Shri Mataji (in different sizes) for your meditation at [email protected]

RESOURCES - The Human Subtle System with its Chakras and Nadis
The Subtle System

Our Subtle System consists of 3 Channels and 7 main Chakras. The right and left channels are the physical support of our sympathetic nervous system and the central channel is the physical support of our parasympathetic nervous system.

 

Energy Centres – the Chakras:

1. The Mooladhara Chakra (Innocence)
1a. The Kundalini (Mothering energy)
2. The Swadishthan Chakra (Creativity)
3. The Nabhi Chakra (Peace)
3a. The Void (the Guru principle)
4. The Anahatha Chakra (Love and Compassion)
5. The Vishuddhi Chakra (Collectivity)
6. The Agnya Chakra (Forgiveness)
7. The Sahasrara Chakra (Integration).

Energy Channels – the Nadis:

A. The Right Channel (Physical and mental activity)
B. The Left Channel (Emotions and desires)
C. The Central Channel (Ascent and spiritual growth)

  • Our Right channel (yellow line), governs our physical, creative or mental activity. It is the channel of action and the future.
  • Our Left channel (blue line), manages our emotions and desires. It is the channel of our past.
  • The Central channel (white line), manages our autonomous functions ( heartbeat, etc…). The Kundalini energy rises up the central channel when we receive our Self-Realisation. It is the channel of our spiritual evolution, the Present.
  • The Chakras – the Sanskrit word “chakra” means “wheel”. These energy centers or chakras ( numbers 1 to 7 in above diagram) correspond to our main nervous plexuses in the body. Each chakra has its own qualities.

By regular practice of Sahaja Yoga meditation, you obtain the knowledge of your chakras, how to improve and look after them, in a very natural and spontaneous way. Your innate qualities start to manifest themselves. You can feel the state of your subtle system and by using simple techniques, you can maintain it in a balanced state.

We give guidelines of these techniques in our weekly classes in your local area. They are always free. Find free classes in your country.

Self-Realisation
Out of all the energies that sustain us, there is one which is the mother of all other energies. This dormant is of a spiritual nature. It manifests the love that the Divine has for us.

It is called Kundalini and she exists within everyone as a great potential of inner wellbeig. This living energy is waiting to reveal itself to us. Sahaja Yoga meditation starts with the natural awakening of this energy. The spiritual energy that is within us is called Kundalini.

The Kundalini resides in the sacrum bone. This is the triangular bone which is located at the base of the spinal column. When this energy awakens, it activates the central channel and passes through the chakras to come out and can be perceived as a flood, gush, spurt (of coolness) in the fontanelle bone area. Once this energy has been awakened we can perceive its manifestation in a concrete way. A new state of awareness is established within us.

Self-Realisation – the Awakening of the Kundalini mother energy.

As soon as we have felt the condition of our chakras, we can improve them. We have the tools to progress easily with discrimination in our spiritual evolution.

The Kundalini awakening is an indisputable discovery. For the first time, we have the chance to change ourselves and become independent.

 

Introduction to the three channels of our Subtle System by Shri Mataji.

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RESOURCES VIDEOS - Clearing, balancing and meditation techniques
Videos

Selection of videos about Sahaja Yoga meditation and its many techniques to assist with balancing and clearing the subtle system to ensure peaceful and joy meditations free from thoughts.

RESOURCES - Preparing for Footsoaking and Candle Clearing Treatments

How to prepare for the Footsoaking

‘Footsoaking’ is a clearing techniques to bring balance to your inner subtle system and energy centres.

Please have the items below available so you can participate in Footsoaking sessions:

Items required:

  • A Footsoak bowl: A plastic or metal bowl for soaking your feet. It should be deep enough so you can put your feet flat in it and cover your ankles, if possible. Fill the Footsoak bowl with cool or warm water.
  • Half a cup of table or cooking salt. (Not Epsom salts)
  • Jug or bottle of clean water to rinse your feet when finished.
  • A towel/cloth or paper towels to dry your feet after rinsing your feet.

Footsoak treatment
(We’ll show you how to do this treatment during the webcast.)

How to prepare for the Candle Treatment

The Candle treatment is used to clear our ‘left channel’ of imbalances. As a safety precaution, do not do this treatment if you are wearing loose clothes or near any combustible materials. Take great care. You can sit on a chair or the floor for this session.

Please have the items below available so you can participate in the Candle Treatment session:

  • A small candle in a holder or secured to a plate.
  • Matches/lighter.

Candle treatment
(We’ll show you how to do this treatment during the webcast session.)

RESOURCES MUSIC - Meditative music
Music

Ragas/Songs for the Chakras
Selection of Ragas (Songs with mantras) which are a melodic mode of Indian classical music that focus on each chakra of the Subtle System. Listening to the music can help to clear the chakras when meditating.

  1. Raga for Mooladhara Chakra
  2. Raga for Swadistan Chakra
  3. Raga for Nabhi Chakra
  4. Raga for Void area
  5. Raga for Left Heart Chakra
  6. Raga for Center Heart Chakra
  7. Raga for Vishuddhi Chakra
  8. Raga for Agnya Chakra
  9. Raga for Sahastrara Chakra


Meditation music with Didgeridoo instrument.
The didgeridoo is a wind instrument, played with continuously vibrating lips to produce a continuous drone while using a special breathing technique called circular breathing. The didgeridoo was developed by Aboriginal peoples of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago, and is now in use around the world, though still most strongly associated with Indigenous Australian music.

The Didgeridoo represents the earthy sounds of the Mooladhara chakra which is located at the base of the spine. The chakra has the qualities of innocence and wisdom and manifests in Uluru (Ayers Rock) located in central Australia. The Mooladhara chakra is symbolized by the elephant headed child – Shri Ganesha.

All this music is performed by musicians who practice Sahaja Yoga meditation.

  1. Omkara Pradhana (Marathi)
  2. Shri Ganesha Kinaryala Lau (Marathi)
  3. Invocation To Shri Ganesha
  4. Tujhacha Mataji Pare
  5. Namaste Ganapataye
  6. Ganesha Mantra (Traditional)


Devotional music
Beautiful devotional music in praise of our inner Mother and the external Spirit. Sung by Anandita Basu who is a recognised name in Sahaja music, Sufi and Qawwali music from Kolkata, India. Anandita started to learn Indian Classical music at the age of 4 with her mother and Guru, Professor Anjana Basu.

  1. Anyatha Sharanam - Thou art my sole refuge
  2. Sheetal Komal Nirmal - Blessings of the Mother Kundalini,
  3. Atma Ashtakam - The Light of our Spirit
  4. Shri Mataji Ke Charano Me - I surrender to my Mother Kundalini
  5. Shri Durga Chalisa - Giver of Confidence
  6. O Lal Meri - Oh Lord,my honour


Vishwa Shanthi – Universal Silence
A presentation from the Late P.K. Salve Academy of Music and Fine Arts in India.

Sahaja Yogis from around the world attended the Academy to harness their Self Realisation to learn and develop their artistic skills. While at the academy, they produced this beautiful music that is influenced by western and traditional Indian styles.

  1. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 01 - Universal Silence
  2. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 02 - Calling Out
  3. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 03 - Touching Your Heart
  4. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 04 - Freedom Ride
  5. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 05 - Cada Dia un Poca Mas
  6. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 06 - The Majesty of the King
  7. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 07 - Tidal Wave of Love
  8. Vishwa Shanthi - Universal Silence - 08 - Vande Mataram


RESOURCES - A Beginner's Guide to Sahaja Yoga Meditation

This unique booklet is intended for people who have received their Self Realisation and have commenced daily Sahaja Yoga meditations with regular clearing and balancing.

The booklet provides in-depth information about how to meditate at home, the Subtle System and the clearing and balancing techniques.

Through regular meditation, one is able to fully absorb the divine knowledge contained in this booklet which has been shared with us by Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

RESOURCES - Chakras and Plexus Knowledge

Information about the Subtle System, the Chakras and their qualities and characteristics, and where the Chakras are located in the Plexus area of the human body. A plexus is a branching network of vessels or nerves. The vessels may be blood vessels (veins, capillaries) or lymphatic vessels.

The some of chakras are located in these Plexuses areas:

  • Pelvic Plexus – Located at the base of our spine.
  • Abdominal Aortic Plexus – Located above the Sacrum Bone, in the abdominal region.
  • Solar Plexus – Located at the level of the navel.
  • Cardiac Plexus – Located at the level of the sternum bone, in the heart region.
  • Cervical Plexus – Looks after the Ears, Nose and Throat regions.

Download the “Chakras and Plexus Knowledge”

RESOURCES PODCASTS - Talks, discussions and music for mobile devices, tablet and desktop

Audio and video podcasts

Our podcasts provide listeners with guided meditations, guest speakers, music and more details about the Sahaja Yoga meditation technique. There’s also an opportunity to hear a talk by Shri Mataji (founder).

People tell us how much they enjoy the depth of ‘collective’ meditation when they attend online and weekly classes.  But for the times when it’s just not possible to attend, there are podcasts!

Listen to a selection of our podcasts on your mobile device, tablet or desktop.

Audio podcasts

Video podcasts

RESOURCES - The Hamsa Chakra

The Hamsa chakra, which is part of the Vishuddhi and represented by Canada, is situated between the eyebrows, and has the qualities discretion and discrimination; It’s also called the Lambica chakra.

Treatment for the Hamsa is to put a few drops of slightly warm melted purified butter (Ghee) with a dropper into your nose and sniff it up. It avoids dryness of the inner lining. Apply it at night before sleeping.

Affirmation to clear and strengthen the Hamsa is: “Shri Mataji, by Your Grace, please give me the power of discrimination.”

Shri Mataji talks about the Hamsa Chakra

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Advise from Shri Mataji about the Hamsa Chakra
“It is, you know, placed between the two eyebrows and two eyes represent the left and the right side. So this centre is very much guided by our eyes, by our ears, by our nose, tongue, teeth, throat. Is a very important centre because the Vishuddhi, which has to look after sixteen petals, which, sixteen petals, which look after all these ear, nose, throat, different, different organs within us, also it has to communicate with the Viraat. So it has to pass through this centre of Hamsa Chakra. Hamsa Chakra is the very pivotal centre, which expresses auspiciousness in our awareness. That means, if this centre is alert and awakened, then we immediately know what is auspicious and what is not auspicious, or we can call it, we get the Divine Discretion… the light of the Spirit, which shines through your Hamsa Chakra, gives you wisdom. Wisdom doesn’t mean that you know how to argue things or you fight with people. No, it doesn’t mean that! Wisdom means how you take to the good side of everything, to enjoy it, this is Wisdom. And that you avoid all destructive things and take to something constructive.” (1992/09/13)

“Now, how can we improve our Hamsa then? It’s a big problem, because if our Hamsa is sick, is over-conditioned. The Kundalini cannot work on it; it just gives up. Now, so for Hamsa we use all these physical things. Like I said, put the ghee in the nose. Keep it in a way that it is nourished properly. Because Kundalini, if it tries to too much attack the Hamsa, it will have a problem. Problem because, as it is most of our time we spend in such a manner that your Hamsa things become – what you call the epithelial cells, the linings – become dried out. When the Kundalini rises, She may try to create a problem more for that dryness – maybe. So it is kept out, but it has an effect in the sense that even if there is a light outside, it can fall inside.”

“So it’s not the Kundalini directly that affects your Hamsa. It is like when the Kundalini awakens, you yourself see now that a person is, whether he is fair complexion or dark complexion, he is a human being. You reason it out and Hamsa clears up. Then you see yourself that, “Oh, I’m very egoistical.” You start seeing yourself through your Agnya, start seeing that, “I’m so conditioned.” So you reason it out, and that’s how you correct your conditionings. This is what is Hamsa chakra.”

RESOURCES VIDEOS: Shri Mataji's Talks and Videos

Selection of videos by Shri Mataji on her teachings about Sahaja Yoga, Self Realisation, meditations, the subtle system, chakras and other spiritual matters.

RESOURCES - Shri Mataji's Photos for Meditation

Using Shri Mataji’s photograph for meditation

We have found that by meditating in front of Shri Mataji’s photographs, our Subtle system comes into balance and is cleared through the positive vibrations that are emitted from her photographs. As result, we become more relaxed and calmer as we experience the inner joy of the Spirit in our heart. We follow the traditional respect and protocol of not placing our feet pointing towards the meditation table and meditate with shoes removed. We can sit on a chair or floor, whichever is the most comfortable.

If you wish to use Shri Mataji’s photograph, then it’s best to place the photo in a frame and use a small candle in front of the photo when meditating. Please contact us if you’d like us to email you other photos of Shri Mataji (in different sizes) for your meditation at [email protected]

Meditation Photos

All images are in jpg format and are ready for printing. For best print quality, use a high resolution printer or take the files, on a USB stick, to a digital photo lab for printing.

Image sizes available

  • 4″ x 6″ (10cm x 15cm) 1800 x 1200 pixels. Average file size for each image is approx 250KBs.
  • 6″ x 8″ (15 x 20cm) 2400 x 3200 pixels. Average file size for each image is approx 350KBs.

How to download: To download an image, right-click on the ‘Download’ link and save the file to your computer or device.

Using Shri Mataji’s Photograph

Short video of Shri Mataji explaining why we use her photograph for meditation.

 

Meditation Card

This Meditation Card contains general instructions on how to meditate with a photo of Shri Mataji and the Affirmations exercise.

Download the Meditation Card

RESOURCES - Mantras and Affirmations

“From Mantra to Silence” Booklet

This booklet will help you learn more about the subtle system and how affirmations and mantras can strengthen your meditation experience. Learn how to further enlighten your own inner system; how to identify and clear your subtle blockages; and how to deepen and enjoy the silence of thoughtless awareness.

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RESOURCES - Useful links and websites

Free meditation classes and resources to help you discover the unique technique of Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

Resources
  • Resources area – Subtle system/chakras, Glossary of Terms, printed guides, meditative music, video and audio meditations, balancing techniques and talks by Shri Mataji (founder).
  • More about Sahaja Yoga – What is Meditation? Who can do meditation? What does it cost? Who teaches the meditation? Who teaches the meditation? Getting started.
  • More about Shri Mataji – Founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation. Shri Mataji quietly transformed lives. For more than forty years, she travelled internationally, offering free public lectures and the experience of self-realization to all, regardless of race, religion or circumstance.
  • Nirmala Vidya Amruta – References to all of Shri Mataji’s talks if you want to look up a particular ailment/issue and find out Shri Mataji’s solutions to it.
  • Meditation music – Selection of music to enhance the meditation experience.
  • Resources for children – Sahaja Yogi parents who are trying to make meditation for children different and interesting for them. (Password to website is Gananayaka)
  • Online daily meditations on YouTube, Facebook and Zoom.
  • Audio podcast website On Apple podcastOn Google podcast.
  • Video podcast websiteOn Apple podcast.
  • Sahaja Yogis Experiences – Sahaja Yogis share their experiences, re-collections of memories and encounters with Shri Mataji and the practice of Sahaja Yoga. Find out about Shri Mataji’s life, and enjoy pictures taken over more than three decades in five continents.
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  • Worldwide centres – in over 100 countries.
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  • Contact Us – If you have any questions about our meditation then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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.

Attention
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
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.

Chakras
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.

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

Kundalini
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’.

Joy
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.

Meditation
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.

Spirit
The reflection of divinity within each human subtle energy system.

Spirituality
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.

Vibrations
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.

Yoga
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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