Music and meditation Concerts – Sydney, Newcastle & Brisbane, March/April 2024

Sydney • Newcastle • Brisbane
During March & April 2024

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia is pleased to invite you to an enchanting evening of uplifting Hindustani classical music by renowned slide guitarist Rhitom Sarkar, as well as a unique experience of true meditation for mental, emotion, physical and spiritual well-being.

All events are Free • No booking required • For the whole family • Snacks and refreshments available.

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Concert locations


Music and Meditation Concert
Sunday 24th March 2024
3pm to 7pm
With participation with Music of Joy.
* Includes Workshop for newcomers and regulars *
NSW Teachers Conference Centre
37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills (7 min walk from Central Station)
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Call Andrew 0427 481 363


Music and Meditation Concert
Thursday 28th March 2024
7pm to 9pm

The Base Health Theatre
3 Tudor St, Newcastle West
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Rhitom will be accompanied by Bobby Singh on tabla.
Call Nic 0458 080 536


Music and Meditation Concert
Saturday 6th April 2024
6:30pm to 8:30pm
SunPac Theatre
470 McCullough St Sunnybank
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Rhitom will be accompanied by Pankaj Navlekar on tabla.
Call Coralie 0403 027 923
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About Rhitom Sarkar

Born to musician parents, child prodigy Rhitom Sarkar started out playing Indian classical music but soon veered towards playing the guitar due to its musical appeal (akin to vocal) to glide. His innovative mind searched for ways and means to incorporate the finer nuances of Indian music into his guitar practice. Rhitom’s preferred instrument is the Indian slide guitar or ‘gandharvi’ – a modified archtop acoustic with sympathetic and plucked drone strings, specially designed for playing ragas. Ragas are the melodic patterns and modes in traditional Indian music compositions.

An ‘A-grade artist’ from AIR (All India Radio) and student of the musician master, Pt. Debashish Bhattacharya, Rhitom has received many international accolades and awards for his music and compositions throughout his career.

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About Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Shri Mataji – Sahaja Yoga Meditation at Sydney Town Hall 2006

Sahaja Yoga is a simple and dynamic method of meditation that can be easily integrated into your daily life. The meditation provides the experience of thoughtless awareness, also known as mental silence, which is the basis of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. (More about our classes.)

About Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji founder of  Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Shri Mataji introduced Her unique meditation in 1970 and people in more than 120 countries now practise and enjoy it. Her foundational practise teaches a meditation technique which begins with Self Realisation and awakens our inner spiritual aspect. As a result, we experience thoughtless awareness during our meditation which promotes health and well-being.

After introducing the technique of Sahaja Yoga meditation, Shri Mataji travelled constantly up until the early 2000s, offering free public lectures and the experience of Self Realisation to all. She enabled people to pass on this valuable experience to others, as well as the technique necessary to sustain it through regular Sahaja Yoga meditation. Shri Mataji was born on 21st March 1923 in India and passed away on 23rd February 2011 in Genoa, Italy, aged 87 years.

Classes, events and support

Free online Daily sessions, Courses and In-person Classes •  Suitable for beginners and regular meditators. • No prior knowledge or experience of meditation required .

Keep up to date with our latest online meditation courses and events. We’ll keep in touch with emails and WhatsApp (optional).

Use WhatsApp for course news and dedicated support during, and after the classes and courses. Our long time meditators will help you to learn how to meditate.

Quotes by Shri Mataji

“Only in meditation you are in present and you grow in your spirituality.”

Clean Heart
“If your heart is clean, you can see the other person clearly through and through. Innocence is such a powerful thing.”

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

Thoughtless Awareness
“In thoughtless awareness nobody can touch you, that’s your fortress.”

“I need this, I need that, I need that. We should know what other people need.”

“You may be very great, you might be very intelligent, you may be earning lots of money, whatever it is. It’s not so important. What is the most important thing is that you are loved.”

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How to meditate

Find a quiet place, remove your shoes and sit comfortably on a chair or on the floor. If you wish, you can also set up a meditation table to enhance the meditation process. Place a framed photo of Shri Mataji on a table in front of you, with a lit candle and optional flowers and incense. A meditation card with Shri Mataji’s photo can be downloaded from here.

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Online meditations

Live meditation 24/7

All day and every day – Guided meditations, talks, music and more!

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2 minute by Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji will awaken your inner being so you can start doing Sahaja Yoga meditation.

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3 minute quiet meditation

Sit quietly for 3 minutes with your hands palm-up on lap. Eyes can be open or closed.