LET’S MEDITATE TOGETHER
Discover the Peace & Joy Within
Sessions presented by New Zealand from May to October 2022
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“You cannot know the meaning of your life, until you are connected to the power that created you” – Shri Mataji
Get your self realisation and start your journey of Meditation.
Only after Self-Realisation, and only then, is there a direct experience of the Spirit. It then manifests its powers in the human personality, and it’s light enlightens the consciousness into a new awareness. The divine intelligence of the Spirit radiates on all sides.
Being in the present moment allows us to go beyond thought.
In an increasingly busy, modern world, for most people this is a unique time.
It’s a peaceful time when we can actually stop thinking about what is going to happen, or what has already happened.
“It is a myth, mind itself is a myth. And we can make computers; we also can make our own mind. So one has to go beyond this mind to know the reality, to know the absolute truth.” – Shri Mataji
“Truth is there is a subtle living power which is the Divine Love which does all the living work. All the religions have talked about it, all the religions have said that you must get your self-realization, your second birth, in different, different ways. And all the religions have said that there is this subtle power of Divine Love which is formless.” – Shri Mataji
“If we are in the ocean, our ship should be seaworthy. Then any kind of illusion is not going to deter us if we are seaworthy.” – Shri Mataji
“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
This treatment is used to clear our ‘right channel’ of imbalances. Please have an ice pack ready. You can buy an ice pack in the supermarket or you can half fill a glass bottle (with lid) and put in the freezer to use later. You can sit on a chair or the floor for this session.
Interactive Workshop – Clearing and meditation workshop with experienced practitioners in multiple virtual rooms with more one to one interaction.
Learn from beginning more about the first energy centre known as the ‘Mooladhara Chakra’ in Sanskrit. Mooladhara (Base Support) Chakra is the base of the subtle system and one of the most important energy centres in our body with virtues of purity, innocence, wisdom & much more.
Awaken the pure desire within you to overcome all the stress, worries and over activity. Join us in this guided meditation to connect to the pure desire within you which will be your guide in this spiritual journey.
Learn more about the energy centre known as the ‘Swadhishthana Chakra’ in Sanskrit. Swadhishthana Chakra is the centre of creativity, pure knowledge & pure desire.
Let’s do a footsoak and clear the Nabhi chakra and Void area in our subtle system, which hold the virtues of peace, satisfaction, generosity and much more.
Join us in this guided meditation session to let go all the stress and enjoy the true peace within.
“There can be no peace in the world until there is peace within.” Shri Mataji – Founder
Let’s learn more about the Heart Chakra, it’s qualities, characteristics and how to balance this energy center.
“The most dynamic power in this world is that of Love” Shri Mataji – Founder
Let’s learn about the Vishuddhi Chakra and learn to imbibe it’s qualities of connection with the all pervading power, detachment and witnessing state.
“Attention should not be bound by your attachments” Shri Mataji – Founder
Let’s learn to forgive (Agnya Chakra) and be connected to the all pervading power of the Divine through the Sahasrara Chakra.
“Forgiveness is the greatest weapon that God has given us.” Shri Mataji – Founder
Interactive workshop in smaller virtual rooms with experienced Sahaja Yoga practitioners to teach you techniques to clear your subtle system and help you go deeper into the meditative state. Interactive workshop only available on Zoom platform.
“We are all part and parcel of one country and that country is of Love” – Shri Mataji (Founder)
“Meditation is the only way you can grow.. because when you meditate, you are in silence. You are in thoughtless awareness. Then the growth of awareness takes place.” – Shri Mataji (Founder)
Enhance the experience of meditation by going deeper into the silence within us.
Footsoaking and three channel balancing, followed by a Meditation and a talk by Founder. Also introducing a prayer or poem in Sanskrit to help empower the base energy chakra and strengthen your meditations.
“Only in meditation you are in present and you grow in your spirituality.” – Shri Mataji (Founder)
Footsoaking and three channel balancing, followed by a Meditation and a talk by Founder.
We will also listen to a poem in Sanskrit to help empower the base energy chakra to help strengthen your meditations.
How to stop reflecting after self realisation and going deeper into meditation.
“Innately, within us resides the spirit which wants to enlighten you, to give you the peace, the bliss and the joy of our being.” – Shri Mataji
We will also tell you what after this course and how to continue with your journey further in Meditation.
“Meditation is the only way you can grow” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)
Meditating in the morning can help us sustain the whole day with great positive energy and everything just falls into place without much effort.
A meditation post footsoak clearance really helps fill us our system with positive vibrations.
“…If you can do that every day even 10mins it’s more than sufficient, don’t have to do anything in an extreme manner.” – Shri Mataji (Founder)
The knowledge about our own subtle system and the chakras help us understand who we really are and how to achieve a balanced life within and without.
“The only way one can really understand what we are is by knowing yourself.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)
In today’s session we will also answer your questions, if you have any, and share experiences of some long term Sahajayoga Practitioners to help you understand some real benefits of Sahajayoga Meditation.
“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)
“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)
“All other knowledge resides in the brain, while the pure knowledge resides in the heart.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)
“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)
“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)
“When you become the Spirit, you become your own master.”
“We are all part and parcel of one country and that country is of Love” – Shri Mataji (Founder)
“Love that just flows, just forgives, is just compassion, is the most enjoyable thing, radiant just like the sunshine.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)
“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)
“Just laugh at yourself for feeling guilty; that’s the best way. Do not condemn yourself.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)
“Forgiveness is the greatest weapon that God has given us.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (Founder)
“The Essence of Sahasrara is Integration.” – Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (founder)
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.
Welcome to Sahaja Yoga Meditation
“You cannot know the meaning of your life until you are connected to the Power that created you.”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation
Your Self Realisation
Today, you have been introduced to Sahaja Yoga Meditation and received your Self Realisation. Self-Realisation occurs when the Kundalini, a mothering energy within all of us, is awakened and connects us to the all-pervading power.
Through regular meditation, we strengthen our Kundalini to cleanse and balance our energy centres (chakras). Meditation allows us to go beyond our thoughts (thoughtless awareness) to experience inner peace and silence. Regular meditation only takes a few minutes and really works!
Try the meditation
Sit quietly for a few moments and hold out your hands, palms upward, towards the photograph. You may feel a cool or warm breeze and your thoughts may quieten. Continue meditating in silence for 5 to 10 minutes.
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
About Sahaja Yoga Meditation
True meditation is a personal experience, where one goes beyond thoughts, worries, and upsets. One is calm and peaceful through ‘thoughtless awareness’- that is, no unwanted thoughts but fully aware. Sahaja Yoga meditation is used by millions globally, with minimal disruption to daily routines, to actually achieve inner balance, joy and improvements in mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Sahaja, Saha means ‘with’, Ja means ‘born’. Born with you. That is spontaneous. Yoga means Union with the Divine. So, Sahaja Yoga is the spontaneous union of your Self with the Divine.
Who is Shri Mataji?
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (or ‘Mother’, as she is affectionately known) founded Sahaja Yoga meditation in 1970. For over 40 years, she gave thousands of lectures and taught millions around the world how to meditate easily. Born in 1923 in India, she worked with Mahatma Gandhi and was very involved in India’s fight for independence. She was a mother and grandmother and a descendant of an Indian royal family.
The Subtle System
Overlaying our nervous system, resides a subtle system comprising of energy channels (‘Nadis’, see A to C on diagram) and centres of energy (‘Chakras’, see 1 to 7 on diagram). This system looks after our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. Upon ‘Self Realisation’, our spirit is awakened, and the subtle system connects to the all-pervading life force that nourishes and balances it through true meditation.
The Subtle System
How do I learn more?
To help you understand this new experience, you are invited to free online courses or weekly classes where collective meditations will establish your Self Realisation. You will learn how to maintain inner balance throughout the day and read and correct any imbalances in your subtle system. Classes are held in over 100 countries worldwide. Suitable for newcomers and regular meditators. No booking needed and everything is provided. Classes are always free of charge.
More Information & Online Resources
Online resources with video and audio meditations, meditative music, balancing techniques, printed guides and talks by Shri Mataji (founder). Live Streaming meditation webcasts. Podcasts with guided meditations, music and talks. Newsletter sign up for news and events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
The network of chakras, channels and kundalini which define the nature of a human being at any given time. (See more here)
Is meditation. All thinking stops although the consciousness of sounds around us remains. The traditional name for this very pleasant and rewarding state is mental silence.
The cool pulsing that a realised person feels (often on the palms of the hand) when the attention is focused on something or someone in balance.
The pathway to, and gaining of, self realisation. Rajah Yoga is the pathway along the right channel, Bakthi Yoga uses the left channel ‘Sahaja means born-with or spontaneous. So Sahaja Yoga draws attention to the fact that the union (self realisation) can be gained spontaneously by way of mechanisms one is born with.
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About the May 2022 Course
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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.
“We are all part and parcel of one country. And that country is of love.” – Shri Mataji (founder)
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.