Daily Meditation Course – January 2023

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Discover the Peace & Joy Within

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
9PM to 10PM (Sydney time)
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“We are all part and parcel of one country. And that country is of love.” – Shri Mataji (founder)
Sessions presented by Sahaja Yoga practitioners in South Australia

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Live Sessions & Recordings

Live sessions and video recordings from the daily sessions are available here.
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Week 1 (Day 1 to Day 7) Know Yourself | Monday 9th to 15th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
DAY 1: Realise your True Self | Monday 9th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
We are not this mind, this body, and these emotions. Beyond the material world that surrounds us, we are something much higher, more subtle. With Sahaja Yoga meditation, find your true self and know who you really are.

“The time has come for all of you to get your Self-Realisation, by which your attention becomes enlightened, your health gets completely all right, your mental processes are sensible, but above all you stand in your present.” Shri Mataji – founder

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DAY 2: Retain the Growth | Tuesday 10th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
Meditation is the only way you can grow because when you meditate, you are in silence, you are in thoughtless awareness and then the growth of awareness takes place.

“Self-Realisation makes us humble, replaces temper with compassion. The more innocent you are, the more blissful you will be.” Shri Mataji – founder

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DAY 3: Balance Within | Wednesday 11th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
Secret of happiness in life lies in finding the balance and practicing it. Learn how you can keep your inner being in state of balance with simple daily practice.

“If a person doesn’t have a balance, then he cannot achieve his ascent.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 4: EQ (Emotional Quotient) v/s IQ (Intelligence Quotient) | Thursday 12th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
There are three energy channels in our subtle system – left, right and centre. We will learn about the qualities of each channel, and how to balance them so that we can be in the balance, in the present moment, and on the path to our ascent.

“My simple message is that you have to seek yourself, you must know yourself.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 5: Know your Personality | Friday 13th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
First step towards solving any problem is acknowledging it and then identifying the root cause.

“We do not know our potential, our beauty, but once this connection with the mains is established you will be surprised at the results and the dynamism.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 6: Cleansing with the Elements | Saturday 14th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
The human body, just like the entire universe, is made up of the five elements earth, water, fire, ether and air. In this session, we will use these elements to deepen our Meditation state.

“Within us lies the peace, the beauty, the glory of our being. There is an ocean of all that. We cannot seek it outside, we have to go within.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 7: Strengthen the Foundation | Sunday 15th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
For a building to be tall, foundation must be strong. Learn how to establish your foundation in the journey of meditation, to make the inner pillars strong and stable.

“Freedom is when you really get your own powers which are within you.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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Week 2 (Day 8 to Day 14) Living in balance | Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
DAY 8: Bringing balance Within | Monday 16th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

We will steady our attention and learn to identify and clear out the imbalances affecting our subtle being. Gradually, we’ll go deeper in our silence, and inner bliss.

“In the present the eternal stays, the rest all drops out.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 9: Wisdom is wiser than Intelligence | Tuesday 17th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

Wisdom can only come through honest introspection.

“Wisdom is a thing that gives you, first of all, complete peace. If your wisdom is developed then you become very peaceful because whatever people may say, whatever they may do, whatever aggression they may do, whatever it is, you are peaceful.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 10: Creativity is Intelligence having fun | Wednesday 18th 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

Meditation opens up the collective unconscious, offering life the potential for creative action and art that is immersed in the love of the Spirit.

“If you want to be positive, it is very easy and for that you should see where your attention is. Are you only seeing problems or are you seeing some fun in it?” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 11: Source of peace is Within | Thursday 19th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

A seed cannot sprout if it does not establish peace with nature around. What stops us from not establishing peace with others and most importantly with ourselves?

“When we are not realized, we are moving on the periphery, like a wheel and we are disturbed. But a realized soul is on the axis, which is silent. So, he has the peace within himself.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 12: Breathing vital Air | Friday 20th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

We cannot live without air but is air just for living or it is something which works to nurture our inner being as well.

“As soon as you open your heart, you will widen yourself, you will grow.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 13: Connecting with the Whole | Saturday 21st January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

Beyond seeing and understanding the truth is, becoming the truth. When we become one with the whole, it is the first time we truly enjoy the principle of collectivity.

“We are all part and parcel of one country, and that country is of love.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 14: Strength lies in Forgiveness | Sunday 22nd January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

There is constant fight between ego and superego, which doesn’t let us move on. Fighting the battle just makes it more difficult.

“Colossal ego can only be conquered by forgiving others.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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Week 3 (Day 15 to Day 21) Grow Deeper | Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
DAY 15: Yoga the true Integration | Monday 23rd January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
With opening of Sahasrara there is complete integration within us and there is no more conflict between mind and heart.

“People are lost because they have no knowledge. Knowledge from the books is no knowledge. Their knowledge must come from within, from within themselves and that has happened because of Sahasrara opening.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 16: Music for deeper Silence | Tuesday 24th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

Sound waves can carry vibrations, and sounds with the right vibrations, can soothe our inner energy centres.

“Music is very important for Sahaja yoga as you know that, through music the vibrations spread very well, and one can go very deep into your own meditation through music.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 17: Experience Is the Greatest Teacher | Wednesday 25th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

Truth cannot be sold nor bought, can only be experienced.

“Until you are able to understand the meaning of the “Self”, the physical body would remain imperfect and would be unable to verify the Truth. But once the physical instrument is connected with Truth, you are able to verify the Truth.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 18: Health, Science and SahajaYoga | Thursday 26th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

Sahaja Yoga meditation has been scientifically proven to provide holistic health benefits – be it physical, mental, emotional, or social. We will learn more about these experiments and the benefits in this session.

“When you’re desireless you are happy because you are never disappointed, you are never nervous. So to be desireless doesn’t mean that you become something absurd or ascetic or anything like that, but not to expect something.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 19: Go beyond the Mind | Friday 27th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

Human mind is bombarded with thoughts. It builds the ego and reacts with it, forces to take decision based on preconceived ideas. Decisions taken with complete freedom are, the right ones.

“Enjoyment is only possible when you are beyond your mind.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 20: Knowing we all are One | Saturday 28th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

Once you start growing in your Self-Realisation, you develop such a personality that you see the whole world as one.

“Success is when the whole gets enlightened. When you become one with the whole, that’s the real success.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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DAY 21: Beginning of a new Journey | Sunday 29th January 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)

Beginning Of A New Journey

To introspect is to reflect the light within and see for ourselves: how far I have come and how far I have yet to go.

“The ascent is the aim of your life and to perfect it, is your job.” Shri Mataji – founder.

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Intermediate sessions

Welcome to the Intermediate series - a follow-on to our " Let's Meditate for 21 days - Discover the peace and joy within.

Over the coming weeks , we'll learn about our energy channels, balancing them and learn how to meditate at home in the morning and evening. The aim of each week is to give you the knowledge and confidence required to meditate at home on your own.

DAY 1: How to start a peaceful morning | Wednesday 1 February 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
Meditating in the morning can help us sustain the whole day with great positive energy and everything just falls into place without much effort.

“Meditation, where you are connected to the All-pervading Divinity is the starting point in Sahaja Yoga”

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DAY 2: How to unwind after a busy day | Friday 3 February 2023 • 9PM (Sydney time)
During the day our vibrations and meditative state can take a hit, evening footsoak and meditation really helps remove the accumulated stress. A meditation after footsoak clearance really helps to fill us our system with positive vibrations.

“About 10 minutes if you can meditate before sleeping it’s of a very great help to you” – Shri Mataji (founder)

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DAY 3: Know yourself and the power within you | Monday 6 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)
Discover more about Kundalini energy, the Motherly Energy wihin yourself.

“Your kundalini rises. She is your mother. She is your individual mother and she gives you the second birth. That’s how you get connected to the Divine Paradise.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 4: Establish the innocence within yourself | Wednesday 8 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)
Know your roots and the base chakra to establish the balance between your inner and outer existence.

“An innocent person is really like a magnet and it attracts, he attracts, the people towards himself, just like a flower attracts a bee towards itself.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 5: Purify your attention and overcome FOMO | Friday 10 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)
Enlighten your attention, understand what is attention, what is the movement of attention and what are the ways and methods of raising our attention.

“Now the best thing is to put attention to your spirit. If you start putting your attention to spirit, the sweetness of the spirit itself will make the whole thing very sweet and beautiful.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 6: Tap into your creativity and pure knowledge within | Monday 13 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)
Connect to your inner being and get creative to make an impact on the world outside.

“All other knowledge resides in the brain, while the pure knowledge resides in the heart.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 7: Feel the state of complete satisfaction | Wednesday 15 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)
Connect to your inner self and discover the joy of being content and peaceful within and without.

“Only the peace within can register whatever is auspicious, whatever is nourishing for your growth. So try to make peace with yourself. Do not fight with yourself.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 8: Establish the self-mastery within yourself | Friday 17 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)

Become the pure spirit and become your own master, the master of your own thoughts and actions.

“When you become the Spirit, you become your own master.”

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DAY 9: Discover the innate love and compassion within you | Monday 20 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)

Connect to your inner being and discover how to become a loving, compassionate and yet a courageous person effortlessly.

“Love that just flows, just forgives, is just compassion, is the most enjoyable thing, radiant just like the sunshine.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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DAY 10: Witness life and yourself without guilt | Wednesday 22 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)

‘Witness state is not a mental state, it is a state of a spiritual ascent where you become a witness. Best way to practice witness state is not to criticize anyone.’ – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

With your attention on present moment, you learn not to indulge into the falsehood of guilt but face every challenge with courage and conquer over it.

‘Just laugh at yourself for feeling guilty; that’s the best way. Do not condemn yourself.’ – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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DAY 11: Imbibing humility and practicing forgiveness | Friday 24 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)

With the humility in heart and the feeling of forgiveness, we learn to surrender our ego and attain the complete peace within.

‘Dignity is never arrogant. The sign of dignity is humility.’ – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)

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DAY 12: The thousand petalled lotus - sahasrara | Monday 27 Feb 2023 8PM (Sydney time)

The seventh energy center within us which has thousand petals is also known as the Sahasrara Chakra, which lies on the top of our head. When Mother Kundalini reaches Sahasrara the lotus petals open and enlightenment (samadhi) takes place. You may feel a powerful pulsation in the crown of the head, followed by a melting sensation and a flow of cool vibrations from the fontanele bone area. This is the real baptism by which you know you are truly born again.

‘So in Sahasrara, you must know what powers are there. There are one thousand powers, one thousand powers within you which are being enlightened. If you can understand that, then you will understand what is the use of having ego because you have such a lot of powers within you, which you have not utilized. We should use, but because of ego you cannot. With love you can. With love you can manage and you can do a lot.’ – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 13: Integration of the finite (self) with the Infinite | Wednesday 1 March 2023 8PM (Sydney time)

In the Sahasrara, the whole instrument is integrated. Each chakra has its place here. Only now do we go beyond the relative, above the three gunas (channels), and into the absolute realisation of heaven on earth. This is a country far beyond our wildest imaginings, so much more than our words can even seek to imply, our ultimate destination, stretching out forever.

‘The Essence of Sahasrara is Integration.’ – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

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DAY 14: Celebrating the divine love & joy | Friday 3 March 2023 8PM (Sydney time)

Let’s cherish our Self Realisation by celebrating this divine Love and Joy which we have received from the all pervading power.

‘Sahaja Yoga is a very subtler happening within us. It’s a very subtler happening and this subtler happening gives you sensitivity to Divine joy.’ – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)

‘The most dynamic power in this world is that of Love.’ – Shri Mataji (founder)

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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 - 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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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

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…

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.

You can download Shri Mataji’s photos from the section below “RESOURCES – Shri Mataji’s Photos for Meditation” or contact us at [email protected]

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

Download “From Mantra to Silence” Booklet

RESOURCES - Useful links and websites

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

  • 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.
  • Australian classes – in over 80 locations.
  • Worldwide centres – in over 100 countries.
  • Subscribe to Newsletter. – To be notified of online events, workshops and other events.
  • 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.

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.


Newcomers and regulars will learn how to meditate and experience true meditation. Over the 21 days, you’ll be guided daily by our online team through the three levels of knowledge and meditation experiences from beginner to intermediate to advanced. One on one help and workshops with group practice will be available.

This is a spiritual meditation whereby we awaken the inner energy that gently brings positive change within us – making us more balanced, peaceful and joyous. As you participate in daily classes you will notice increasing gaps between your thoughts and feeling more relaxed and spiritual. Sahaja Yoga Meditation is volunteer run, always free and practiced in more than 100 countries.

Join with Zoom for interactive sessions or watch on YouTube. All sessions will be recorded so you can also watch sessions to suit your time zone or schedule.

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.

“Enter into the realm of peace and joy”

“Today the time has come and for thousands and thousands and thousands to get their realisation. This is your birth right. As a human being you all should get your realisation and enter into the realm of peace and joy. You discover your own glory and that of your fellow men. There is a big inner revolution that is coming up which is silent, joyous and is going to change the whole humanity. There is no solution without transformation. No use of talking big big things. The human beings have to be transformed.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Munich October 16th, 1987

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

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