Daily Meditation Course – March 2022

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LET’S MEDITATE FOR 21 DAYS

Freedom from Thoughts

On-going online classes during 2022
Every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:45pm to 10pm (New York time)
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Beginners • Intermediate • Advanced Sessions
No previous experience in meditation required • Join in at anytime, even if you miss some sessions • Join with Zoom for interactive session or use YouTube.

This event is hosted by Sahaja Yoga practitioners from North America.

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. See daily recordings below.

“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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No previous experience in meditation required •  Join in at anytime, even if you miss some sessions.

Every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:45pm to 10pm (New York time)
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Session 1: Know thyself
Sat 5th to Sun 13 March 2022
Days 1 to Day 9

Session 2: Spiritual Ascent
Mon 14 to Sun 20 March 2022
Day 10 to Day 16

Session 3: Thoughtless awareness
Mon 21 to Friday 25 March 2022
Day 17 to Day 21

Session 4: Going Deeper
Sat 2 to Mon 4 April 2022
Day 22 to Day 24

Session 5: The Divine Qualities of the Chakras
Tue 5 April to Fri 21 April 2022
Day 25 to Day 42

Session 6: Journey Within

Sun 1 May to Thurs 16 June 2022
Day 43 to Day 63

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LET’S MEDITATE FOR 21 DAYS
Freedom from Thoughts
Live sessions and video recordings from the daily sessions are available here.
On-going online classes during 2022
Every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:45pm to 10pm (New York time)
(Convert to your local time)

Session 1 (Day 1 to Day 9) Beginners - Know Thyself | Saturday 5th to Sunday 13th March 2022
Day 1: Experience the silence within | Sat 5 Mar 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

We will experience the awakening of a divine mothering energy within us that gently takes us into a state of silence.

“Meditation is such a soothing thing, such a beautiful way of connection with the Divine, that all your problems get solved in that meditative mood.” – Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

Download “Affirmations for Self Realization”

We place our right hand on our torso and head in certain places, such as the left hip and the forehead. In Sahaja Yoga, these actions and affirmations connect our sincere desire to become our true selves to our own power to become our true selves. The result is a state of meditation, free from thoughts about the past or the future. This is Self Realization. This process is covered in Day 1’s session recording below.

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Day 2: Expand the silence | Sun 6 Mar 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

Learn how to calm your attention, reduce your thoughts, and increase your enjoyment of inner silence.

“You become extremely peaceful. Like a wheel which is moving, if your attention is on the wheel, on the periphery, then your mind is all the time moving. But if you jump on the axis of the wheel, it is silent. So, you enter into the area of complete silence.” – Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

Download “Raising the Kundalini & Giving a Bandhan.”

Begin and end your meditation with the movements described on this page. They help to bring your attention into the present and sustain the state of calmness and inner silence. These techniques are demonstrated in Day 2’s session recording below.

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Day 3: Inner peace and balance | Monday 7 March 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

Western consciousness is an acquired state of frenetic mental activity while the inherent nature of all human beings is a thoughtless state. Sahaja Yoga reconnects us to our inherent nature.
Just like when a bird spreads its wings, it can traverse the skies. Only when it is in balance can it ascend. Bringing our inner being into balance, we too can rise.

“In the West we have become very speedy, no doubt, and to bring down this speed we have to use the meditative process, that we feel our peace within ourselves.” – Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

The state of meditation can be enhanced by taking a little time each day to sit and meditate. A daily routine is explained in Day 3’s session recording below.

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Day 4: We are beautifully made | Tuesday 8 March 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

There are three energy channels in our subtle system — left, right and center. We will learn about the qualities of each channel, and how to balance them so that we can be in the center, in the present moment, and on the path to our spiritual ascent.

Quote: “You are an instrument most beautifully made, absolutely so beautifully made that once you discover it, you will be amazed as to what you are.” – Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

Meditating at Home

The state of meditation can be enhanced by taking a little time each day to sit and meditate. A daily routine is explained in Day 4’s session recording below.

 

Balancing Techniques

Thoughts are generally about the past or the future. Sahaja Yoga Meditation helps us to establish ourselves in the present, without any thought. We balance the left and right channels of our subtle system using these techniques. They are demonstrated in Day 4’s session recording below.

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Day 5: Inner transformation through meditation | Wednesday 9 March 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

Inner transformation through meditation.
Learn about the innate qualities of the subtle energy centers within us and how we can imbibe these qualities in our personalities through meditation.

“The first thing should be to watch yourself, that you are not reacting, but you are experiencing and enjoying the silence, the subtleties, the beauty, the glory of your being.” – Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

The Subtle Energy System

Every human being has a subtle system of seven energy centers, or chakras. When a chakra is in balance, it helps keep an aspect of our lives in balance. For example, when the third center (nabhi chakra) is in balance, we tend to be more peaceful and generous. We introduce the chakras in Day 5’s session recording below.

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Day 6: Using the natural elements | Thursday 10 March 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

Final description: Sahaja Yoga meditators can use the natural elements of water, earth, fire, ether, and air to deepen their meditation state and reduce the impact of things that may disturb their ongoing meditative mood.

The Foot soaking technique helps us clear our subtle system. It calms our inner being, balances us, improves our sensitivity, and helps deepen our meditation.

“Only in meditation you are in the present and you grow in your spirituality.” – Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

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Day 7: Deeper into the silent zone | Friday 11 March 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

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

Quote: “Freedom is when you really get to know your own powers which are within you. You see yourself clearly and start changing yourself.” – Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

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Day 8: Using ice to cool down our right side & Using Shri Mataji’s photograph for meditation | Saturday 12 March 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

Our attention can move into the past or the future, making it a challenge to meditate. We will demonstrate the cleansing power of ice to establish balance and steady our attention.

Quote: “The Spirit will shine on an attention which is steady. Steady it. By balancing you bring a steadiness to it. Balance your thoughts, balance your eyes, balance your desires.” – Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

Using ice to cool down our right side

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When we think and plan too much, we ‘heat up’ our right side. An ice pack helps to ‘cool down’ an overheated right side. We demonstrate how to use an ice pack in Day 8’s session recording below.

Using Shri Mataji’s photograph for meditation

We have found that by meditating in front of Shri Mataji’s photograph, we become 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 photograph and we remove our shoes.

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.

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 an SD card or USB drive, to a digital photo lab for printing.

Image sizes available
Photo 1: 4″ x 6″ (10cm x 15cm) 1800 x 1200 pixels.
Photo 2: 5″ x 7″ (13cm x 18cm) 2100 x 1500 pixels.
To download an image, right-click on the image and save the file to your computer or device.

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Day 9: Using the subtle power of fire to clear our left side | Sunday 13 March 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

Creativity/ Using the subtle power of fire to clear our left side.

To clear our left side of our subtle system we use the subtle power of fire. This will be an interactive workshop in smaller virtual rooms with experienced Sahaja Yoga practitioners. You’ll learn techniques to clear your subtle system and go deeper into meditation. This interactive workshop is only available on the Zoom platform.

“Freedom must have wisdom behind it. So, both the sides, the movements on both the sides, are wrong. So, what is all right? In the center. Is not to get conditioned by anything and not to be ego-oriented.” – Shri Mataji, founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation.

SAFETY NOTE: We will use a candle to clear our left channel of imbalances. As a safety precaution, do not do this treatment if you are wearing loose clothes or near anything that might catch fire. Take great care. You can sit on a chair or on the floor.

WHAT TO BRING: Before the start of this session, please have these items available: – A small candle in a holder or secured to a plate – Matches or a lighter.

Download Candle Treatment Handout

When we seem to have no motivation or a heavy, low-energy feeling, it might reflect the state of our left side. We can use a candle to clear the left side and feel more energized. We demonstrate how to use a candle in Day 9’s session recording below.

“The Three Great Mantras.”


This is the recording we play at the beginning of every class in this 21-day course. It is called “The Three Great Mantras.” Chakras can be cleared using techniques, elements, music, and reciting mantras. The Three Great Mantras are recited to open the seventh center – the Sahasrara Chakra.

 

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Session 2 (Day 10 to Day 16) Intermediate - Spiritual Ascent | Monday 14th to Sunday 20th March 2022
Day 10: Deeper clearing of the left side | Monday 14th March 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

How to use a candle to clear our left channel of imbalances.

SAFETY NOTE: Do not do this treatment if you are wearing loose clothes or near anything that might catch fire. Take great care. You can sit on a chair or on the floor.

WHAT TO BRING: Before the start of this session, please have these items available:
– A small candle in a holder or secured to a plate
– Matches or a lighter

“We are all part and parcel of one country and that country is of Love.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 11: Restoring our childlike innocence | Tuesday 15 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

We will focus on the first energy center, the Mooladhara Chakra. In Sanskrit, “Mooladhara” means support of the roots. This chakra is the base of the subtle system. Its innate qualities are purity, innocence, joy, and wisdom.

“This innocence never gets destroyed because it is eternal, but it may happen that it will get covered with some clouds by our mistakes that we commit. But once you get your Realization, your innocence is re-established, manifests, and you become innocent.” — Shri Mataji

The fundamental quality of the Mooladhara chakra is innocence. This is the basis of righteous behavior. Your innocence can never be destroyed, but it may be masked by your ego and conditionings, just as the sun may be covered by clouds.

A balanced Mooladhara helps you maintain and increase your inner wisdom. It also leads to improved memory, attention and focus.

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DAY 12: Connecting to our pure desire to ascend | Wednesday 16 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

Swadisthana, the second chakra, is the center of creativity, pure knowledge, pure desire and pure attention. The power of pure desire within us guides our spiritual journey. Opening this chakra helps us to let go of our need to control, so we can allow the divine power to work things out.

“Thinking, thinking thinking, planning, planning, planning, planning, running. Ultimately the whole joy has disappeared.” – Shri Mataji

Download Swadisthana Chakra

Excessive thinking and planning can exhaust the Swadisthana chakra. Our creativity blossoms when this chakra is clear. When we are able to get things done while maintaining our inner silence, we are less likely to get tired, and we will accomplish our goals with spontaneity and joy.

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DAY 13: Feeling contented in our daily lives | Thursday 17 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

We’ll do a footsoak to help clear the Nabhi chakra and Void area. In this guided meditation, we let go of stress, relax and begin to experience our own divine qualities of satisfaction, generosity and inner peace. We cultivate our ability to steady and purify our attention.

“There can be no peace in the world until there is peace within.” — Shri Mataji

(Nabhi and Void handouts): Our seeking originates in this chakra, whether it be for food and water, or for self-knowledge and our spiritual evolution.

A clear Nabhi is vital to achieving the state of thoughtless awareness and clear attention.

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DAY 14: Unconditional love | Friday 18 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

Let’s collectively open our Heart Chakra so we can feel our innate qualities of love, compassion, security and fearlessness.

“You become the source of joy, not that you only receive the joy but you become the source of joy, the source of bliss and the source of peace. Wherever such a person goes, it just soothes.” –Shri Mataji

Download the Heart Chakra

The fundamental quality of the Heart chakra is unconditional love. As the chakra clears, you experience pure joy and pure attention. You discover your place in the world and your purpose.

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DAY 15: Watch without reacting | Saturday 19 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

We will put our attention on the Vishuddhi Chakra to strengthen our sense of self-respect and respect for others. The power of this chakra also helps us to be a detached witness of the drama of life.

“The detachment takes place because you become one with the Spirit which is not attached, which gives you that light, that detachment from where you can see the whole thing just as a drama going on.” — Shri Mataji

Download Vishuddhi Chakra

A clear Vishuddhi chakra allows you to witness events calmly, without judgement and without feeling guilty.

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DAY 16: Forgiveness | Sunday 20 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

To open the Agnya Chakra, let’s learn to forgive. This clears the subtle pathway to be connected to the all-pervading power of the Divine through the Sahasrara Chakra at the top of our head.

This class includes a clearing, balancing and meditation workshop which is only available to participants on the Zoom platform.

“When you forgive a person, what do you do? You accept the situation, to begin with, and secondly you forgive what you think has been done wrong to you. But because nothing can be done wrong to your Spirit, you just forgive because you are the Spirit.” — Shri Mataji

Download Agnya Chakra Handout

A way to clear your Agnya chakra is to sit outdoors while looking at the sky. You can place your right hand on your forehead, tilt your head slightly forward and say, “I forgive everyone, including myself.”

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Session 3 (Day 17 to Day 21) Advanced - Thoughtless awareness | Monday 21st to Friday 25th March 2022
DAY 17: Integration | Monday 21 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

We celebrate Shri Mataji’s Birthday and introduce the Sahasrara Chakra at the top of our head where we connect to the all-pervading power of Divine Love.

Our complete subtle instrument is integrated in the Sahasrara chakra. As our attention and our Kundalini rise to the Sahasrara chakra we enter a new dimension of consciousness. We go beyond the relative to the absolute.

“The rationality that is separated from the heart becomes one with the heart. It becomes one with your attention. Wherever your attention goes you act in a collective way. All the activities of your attention are blessed. Your attention itself is effective. Your attention is very important, your desires are even more important, because it is such an integrated thing: your desires and your attention become one. Whatever is good for the Spirit you desire.” — Shri Mataji

Download Sahasrara Chakra Handout

When your Sahasrara Chakra opens, your human awareness has united with the Divine, and your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual selves become integrated.

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DAY 18: Going beyond the mind into thoughtless awareness | Tuesday 22 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

We devote more attention to clearing the sixth chakra, the Agnya Chakra, including the left and right aspects. This will help us to get more easily into thoughtless awareness.

Saying the two mantras “ham” and “ksham” (pronounced a bit like hum and kshum) helps to clear the left agnya (ham) and right agnya (ksham). Recording of the two mantras:

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DAY 19: Increasing our awareness of our chakras| Wednesday 23 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

We’ll work on increasing our awareness of the state of our chakras. We will review the location of the chakras on our hands and learn a simple technique to clear individual chakras.

“If you can achieve that point, where you watch everything without reacting, you are in reality. And then only the penetration into the subtleties of your surroundings, of your relationships, your friendships — the whole universe — dawns upon you.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 20: Integrating our new awareness into our daily life | Thursday 24 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)

We will introspect about how our subtle state connects to our daily life and patterns of behavior. We enhance the experience of meditation by going deeper into the silence within us.

“Now this happening of achieving thoughtless awareness is very simple and easy. But to maintain that point is difficult. We still react and we think. Anything you see, you react. To get to that point in thoughtless awareness is first to change your attention…. Try to witness everything…. You start enjoying everything that is there. Even a small blade of grass you can enjoy.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 21: This is just the beginning | Friday 25 Mar 2022 8PM (Sydney time)
In our last session of this series, we integrate all that we have learned. We look within ourselves and see how much we have grown in our awareness. You’ll find out what comes after this course to continue further with your journey in meditation. If you have missed a few sessions, don’t worry because this entire course will be available on the free meditation YouTube channel.

“If you can go into meditative mood, you are in contact with this Divine Power. Then whatever is good for you, whatever is good for your society, for your country, all is done by this Divine Power…. Just if you meditate you are one with this Divine Power.” — Shri Mataji

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Session 4 (Day 22 to Day 24) Going Deeper | Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th April 2022
DAY 22: Establishing our Self-Realization | Saturday 2 April 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
We will meditate on our central channel, asking our Kundalini to take us into the silence of the present moment and help us to transform from within.

“Meditation is the only way you can grow.” – Shri Mataji

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DAY 23: Feeling the Joy | Sunday 3 April 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
When our left channel clears out, we can feel how much we are loved by the Divine.

“This Divine power is the ocean of knowledge, is the ocean of compassion, love, and bliss. But above all it is the ocean of forgiveness.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 24: Getting things done without effort | Monday 4 April 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
When our right channel clears out, we realize that we can rely on the Divine energy to take care of all our problems.

“Develop that dignity and that love and that understanding, that etiquette of a divine person, that sweetness, that gentleness of a divine person.” — Shri Mataji

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Session 5 (Day 25 to Day 42) The Divine Qualities of the Chakras | Tuesday 5th to Friday 21st April 2022.
DAY 25: The power of childlike Innocence | Tuesday 5 April 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
When we connect with the subtle power of innocence within us, we begin to see the obstacles in our path fall away.

“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

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DAY 26: Kundalini - the Mothering Energy | Wednesday 6 April 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
The Kundalini is the pure desire within us to ascend. She nourishes, purifies, and enlightens our divine qualities.

“This power is your own. She’s actually your mother, individual mother and She has got everything recorded about you within Herself and She is your own energy. She has to just rise and get you connected with this all-pervading power, then you realize how great you are.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 27: Pure inspiration | Thursday 7 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

When desire and attention are purified, inspiration strikes!

“Once you are in thoughtlessness, you will get all inspirations, all powers.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 28: Where is your attention? | Friday 8 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

When your attention is enlightened, it becomes powerful.

“This is the miracle, that human beings have turned their attention to their spirit. Then you are amazed how things work out.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 29: Peace and well-being come from within | Saturday 9 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

Satisfaction comes from your Spirit.

“One cannot enjoy anything until he achieves contentment.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 30: The Dignity of a Guru | Sunday 10 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
As we clear our Void, the area of our guru principle, we leave behind our frivolous and cheap behavior. We become empowered to act in a moral way at all times. We notice it’s harder to insult anyone or show temper.

“Eyes should be steady. When you look at somebody steadily you should know that you have got Sahaja Yoga in you, with love, with respect, with dignity.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 31: The Discipline of a Guru | Monday 11 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

We become our own gurus through the daily practice of Sahaja Yoga. We stop arguing with ourselves. We accept and follow our own inner guidance. We leave behind all extreme behavior, whether it’s over-indulgence or over-strictness.

“You have to be your own guru means you have to guide yourself. You have to treat yourself as your disciple and you have to trim yourself.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 32: The Light of the Spirit | Tuesday 12 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
Before realization, we live in a world of confusion. After we receive the awakening of our kundalini, the light of the Spirit shows us the absolute truth, which we feel in our hands as a cool breeze.

“This is what is Self-realization – you become just the master. You don’t have to consult anyone, you know it. You have to just consult your Spirit through your vibratory awareness, and you know it.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 33: Have confidence in your new awareness | Wednesday 13 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

In Sahaja Yoga we awaken the divine qualities of the Heart chakra. In the Left Heart we awaken love and compassion, in the Center Heart we develop our sense of security and inner strength, and in the Right Heart the sense of responsibility.

“You can gradually experience. With the experience, try to put the experience in your heart, and have faith in that experience. What were you? What have you become now?” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 34: Guilt robs us of our energy | Thursday 14 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

Guilt is a way to judge ourselves and keep repeating our mistakes. When the left vishuddhi is clear, we are able to see ourselves with compassion and correct ourselves.

“We have to be pleasantly placed towards ourselves. We have to respect ourselves. We have to be happy about ourselves. This is the first thing – is not to feel guilty about anything. Just believe that you have done nothing wrong which cannot be dissolved by this great power of forgiveness.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 35: The power of speech to give love to others | Friday 15 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

We can use our voice to dominate and hurt others, or to soothe and comfort others. In a meditative state, we don’t react with anger or criticism, but we elevate and inspire with our words and deeds.

“Diplomacy is not convincing anybody with his intellect or by temper or anything but it is to melt away another person by your goodness, by your good words, by your sweet words, by your forgiving nature.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 36: The Narrow Gate | Saturday 16 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

The balloons of ego and superego, the culmination of all our attention on the future and the past, prevent the Kundalini from reaching Sahasrara. As our Agnya chakra clears, these balloons are reduced, allowing us to get above our thoughts at Sahasrara. When we are completely silent — without thought — we are in reality.

“Kundalini, when she reaches the Agnya Chakra and when She opens Agnya chakra, then you can be in thoughtless awareness. Then you don’t think – thinking just stops. You watch everything, just watch, but you do not get involved into what you are watching. You just watch and that watching itself gives you the growth within.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 37: Emerging from our shell | Sunday 17 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

A bird is “born twice.” First it is born as an egg, bound by the shell, and at the right time it breaks free. We are like the egg before Realization, and like the bird after Realization.

“Our ego and superego makes us an egg. We are like a shell. It has to be there, to have our I-ness; to have our freedom to choose between right and wrong. And then when we mature the Mother can break the shell and you become a second person, the person who is twice born. This is what is really baptism.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 38: The Thousand-Petalled Lotus | Monday 18 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

At Sahasrara we can let go of all our worries, opinions, and frustrations. We can offer them to the silence above the top of the head. This is where our attention joins the universal, Divine attention.

“Sahaja Yoga is like building first the pinnacle of the building, and then the foundation. Opening your Sahasrara was the first thing that was achieved. And then in the light of Sahasrara you have to watch yourself and see for yourself.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 39: Our Refuge | Tuesday 19 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

At Sahasrara our ignorance and confusion is transformed into pure understanding and knowledge. No longer separate and isolated, our individual attention joins the collective attention — the Divine attention. We rise above all the limitations of our human awareness. The culmination of our seeking, at Sahasrara we are comforted and redeemed.

“Unless and until your Sahasrara is open, all the blessings of the Divine Power cannot come to you.” – Shri Mataji

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DAY 40: Divine Sounds of the Chakras | Wednesday 20 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
We will clear our upper chakras and then have a session of “bija mantras.” Bīja means ‘seed’ and bīja mantras are single syllable sounds which resonate with the divine qualities of our chakras to clear them.

“Sanskrit has come out of Kundalinî’s movement when She makes a sound. All was recorded by the great saints and like that every chakra has got vowels and consonants according to the number of sub-plexuses they have — you can say petals they have — and all of them make the alphabets of Sanskrit language.” – Shri Mataji

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DAY 41: Collectivity | Thursday 21 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

We can enjoy true collectivity if we know how to balance ourselves and use compassion and wisdom in our relationships.

“After you get your realization you enter into a new awareness of collectivity. You become the collective consciousness.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 42: Mother Earth | Friday 22 Apr 2022 8:45PM (New York time)

When we bring our attention to the Mother Earth, she has the power to soothe us down and purify our attention.

“We have to understand the connection and the symbolic expression of the Mother Earth within ourselves.” — Shri Mataji

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Session 6 (Day 43 to Day 63) Journey within | Sunday 1st May to Thursday 16th June 2022
DAY 43: Inner Peace and World Peace | Sunday 01 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
Inner peace is the foundation of world peace. Through the enlightenment of our awareness and the opening of our heart, our inner calm creates harmony with others, no matter their country or culture. True peace prevails, long standing wounds heal and we have a hope of saving the planet.

“Peace can be only achieved by establishing peace in the hearts of the people” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 44: Introduction to Mantras | Tuesday 03 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
Mantras are used in Sahaja Yoga to cleanse the chakras and establish their Divine qualities. Most mantras are recited in Sanskrit, a deeply spiritual language.

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

Download From Mantras to Silence Booklet

The “From Mantras to Silence” booklet will help you learn more about the subtle system and how affirmations and mantras can strengthen your meditation experience. Learn how to establish self realization, clear your chakras, awaken the powers within the chakras, and solve all types of mental, physical and emotional problems.

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DAY 45: The Opening of the Sahasrara | Thursday 05 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
The tradition of yoga was one disciple and one teacher, and a lifetime of cleansing to awaken each chakra. Shri Mataji, by opening the Sahasrara chakra, made it possible for millions of people to effortlessly achieve their self-realization.

“As soon as the Kundalini enters into the limbic area, she soothes it and it opens, like a lotus, thousand-petalled lotus. It opens and then the Kundalini emerges out of your fontanelle bone area and gets connected to the all-pervading power.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 46: Removing Obstacles | Sunday 08 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
We demonstrate how to remove the obstacles we face in our daily lives and in our personal growth.

“All those things or obstacles which block or stop you from reaching your depth should be removed by loving yourself, by watching yourself and by understanding that I have this problem within. I have to remove this problem.”

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DAY 47: Overcoming Lethargy | Tuesday 10 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
We’ll work on clearing our left channel to remove the heaviness that keeps us stuck and unable to enjoy the present.

“On the moon line if you go too far it can be destructive. Because if you sit in the house doing nothing… then you start thinking too much, and this thinking is just the desire energy working out, no action.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 48: Developing Dynamism | Thursday 12 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
We will practice techniques to clear the right channel, so that we can accomplish amazing things without inflating our ego.

“The love that I’m talking about, the divine love, makes you not only strong but dynamic. It is the greatest luminous power that we can think of…. The dynamic power of love can transcend all the evil powers of the world.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 49: The Central Path of Transformation | Sunday 15 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
Our evolution so far has brought us to great heights of creativity and technology. When our central channel is enlightened and the Sahasrara is open, we continue to evolve and realize our full potential.

“In our evolution, whatever we have achieved has come in our awareness. That means it should become a part and parcel of our awareness. Like, as I can see you, I can feel you, in the same way you should be able to see. And through that light we should be able to explain each and every thing.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 50: Pure knowledge | Tuesday 17 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
Pure knowledge is connected to our own self-awareness and subjective experiences after we receive our self realization. These experiences clarify and correct whatever we learn through books, discussion and analysis.

“In our evolution, whatever we have achieved has come in our awareness. Like, as I can see you, I can feel you, in the same way you should be able to see. And through that light we should be able to explain each and every thing.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 51: Generosity | Thursday 19 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
When the Nabhi chakra is clear, we feel complete contentment. Then we don’t need to cling onto material objects to feel fulfilled. We realize the true value of things is in giving them to people as expressions of our love.

“Somebody likes a particular thing – you go all the way to get it and give that small thing, very small thing, to the person and the joy, not out of the money that you have spent, but the feelings you have expressed of knowing what that person would love.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 52: Finding peace and quiet inside ourselves | Sunday 22 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
The world of work and the world created by the media distracts us from the peace that is within ourselves. Today we will go deep into meditation, free of thoughts and reactions.

“You don’t have to worry for anything, don’t have to think about anything, you don’t have to plan about anything. Only thing is, you have to jump into it, just jump into it and know that you have become part and parcel of the reality.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 53: Confucious and Socrates are within us | Tuesday 24 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
In Sahaja Yoga, ten aspects of the guru are awakened in the Void. In meditation, we discover the wisdom of great sages is within us.

“You should have your own ideas. You shouldn’t worry what Plato said and what Socrates said and what this thing said. What do you think? After all, you are enlightened people.” — Shri Mataji

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DAY 54: The Teachings of Kabir | Thursday 26 May 2022 8:45PM (New York time)
Kabir was a great poet and realized soul. We will explore the subtle meaning of his poetry and enjoy meditating to renditions of his poems set to music.

“Kabir says that if by shaving your head you meet the Divine, then the goat and sheep get shaved every day – these must be close to God.” — Shri Mataji

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Resources

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.

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RESOURCES - Daily session handouts

DAY 1

Download “Affirmations for Self Realization”

We place our right hand on our torso and head in certain places, such as the left hip and the forehead. In Sahaja Yoga, these actions and affirmations connect our sincere desire to become our true selves to our own power to become our true selves. The result is a state of meditation, free from thoughts about the past or the future. This is Self Realization. This process is covered in Day 1’s session recording.

DAY 2

Download “Raising the Kundalini & Giving a Bandhan.”

Begin and end your meditation with the movements described on this page. They help to bring your attention into the present and sustain the state of calmness and inner silence. These techniques are demonstrated in Day 2’s session recording.

DAY 3

The state of meditation can be enhanced by taking a little time each day to sit and meditate. A daily routine is explained in Day 3’s session recording.

DAY 4

Balancing Techniques

Thoughts are generally about the past or the future. Sahaja Yoga Meditation helps us to establish ourselves in the present, without any thought. We balance the left and right channels of our subtle system using these techniques. They are demonstrated in Day 4’s session recording.

DAY 5

The Subtle Energy System

Every human being has a subtle system of seven energy centers, or chakras. When a chakra is in balance, it helps keep an aspect of our lives in balance. For example, when the third center (nabhi chakra) is in balance, we tend to be more peaceful and generous. We introduce the chakras in Day 5’s session recording.

DAY 8

Using ice to cool down our right side

Download Ice Treatment Handout

When we think and plan too much, we ‘heat up’ our right side. An ice pack helps to ‘cool down’ an overheated right side. We demonstrate how to use an ice pack in Day 8’s session recording below.

 

Using Shri Mataji’s photograph for meditation

We have found that by meditating in front of Shri Mataji’s photograph, we become 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 photograph and we remove our shoes.

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.

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 an SD card or USB drive, to a digital photo lab for printing.

Image sizes available
Photo 1: 4″ x 6″ (10cm x 15cm) 1800 x 1200 pixels.
Photo 2: 5″ x 7″ (13cm x 18cm) 2100 x 1500 pixels.
To download an image, right-click on the image and save the file to your computer or device.

DAY 9

Download Candle Treatment Handout

When we seem to have no motivation or a heavy, low-energy feeling, it might reflect the state of our left side. We can use a candle to clear the left side and feel more energized. We demonstrate how to use a candle in Day 9’s session recording below.

“The Three Great Mantras.”

This is the recording we play at the beginning of every class in this 21-day course. It is called “The Three Great Mantras.” Chakras can be cleared using techniques, elements, music, and reciting mantras. The Three Great Mantras are recited to open the seventh center – the Sahasrara Chakra.

DAY 11

The fundamental quality of the Mooladhara chakra is innocence. This is the basis of righteous behavior. Your innocence can never be destroyed, but it may be masked by your ego and conditionings, just as the sun may be covered by clouds.

A balanced Mooladhara helps you maintain and increase your inner wisdom. It also leads to improved memory, attention and focus.

DAY 12

Download Swadisthana Chakra

: Excessive thinking and planning can exhaust the Swadisthana chakra. Our creativity blossoms when this chakra is clear. When we are able to get things done while maintaining our inner silence, we are less likely to get tired, and we will accomplish our goals with spontaneity and joy.

DAY 13

(Nabhi and Void handouts): Our seeking originates in this chakra, whether it be for food and water, or for self-knowledge and our spiritual evolution.

A clear Nabhi is vital to achieving the state of thoughtless awareness and clear attention.

DAY 14

Download the Heart Chakra

The fundamental quality of the Heart chakra is unconditional love. As the chakra clears, you experience pure joy and pure attention. You discover your place in the world and your purpose.

DAY 15

Download Vishuddhi Chakra

A clear Vishuddhi chakra allows you to witness events calmly, without judgement and without feeling guilty.

DAY 16

Download Agnya Chakra Handout

To balance your Agnya chakra, meditate outdoors while looking at the sky. You can place your right hand on your forehead, tilt your head slightly forward and say, “I forgive everyone, including myself.

DAY 17

Download Sahasrara Chakra Handout

When your Sahasrara Chakra opens, your human awareness has united with the Divine, and your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual selves become integrated.

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.

Meditation
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

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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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