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Sundays, Nov 19, Dec 3 and Dec 17 2023
Online classes 3 days.
8:45 pm ET (New York time) | 7:45 pm CT | 6:45 pm MT | 5:45 pm PT
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Collective Foot Soak & Meditation
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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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Learn how to calm your attention, reduce your thoughts, and increase your enjoyment of inner silence.
"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." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Our attention can move into the past, the future, or be stable, quiet, and settled in the present. In a state of balance we are able to surmount inner and outer obstacles to becoming our true selves.
"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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Our attention can move into the past or the future, making it a challenge to meditate. We will learn about the three energy channels, and how to balance them so that we can be in the present, and on the path to our spiritual ascent.
"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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
We discuss the innate qualities of the subtle energy centers (chakras) within us. We will learn how we can imbibe these qualities in our daily lives through Sahaja Yoga 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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
In Sahaja Yoga we use the natural elements of water, earth, fire, ether, and air to deepen our meditation. The foot soaking technique helps us clear our subtle system and increases our enjoyment of the meditation.
"Only in meditation you are in the present and you grow in your spirituality." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 self-knowledge.
"Your hands start feeling the cool breeze. They start feeling the chakras of yourself and chakras of other people. With your hands you can raise the Kundalini, with your hands you can give realization. These hands become powerful things." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will demonstrate the cooling effect of ice to steady our attention and make us less reactive.
"All this temper becomes so cool and so beautiful. It’s very surprising. A very dynamic person becomes extremely compassionate." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
When our left channel clears out, we can feel how much we are loved by the Divine.
"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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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.
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
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will focus on the first energy center, the Mooladhara Chakra. In Sanskrit, "Mooladhara" means support of the root. 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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Swadhishthana, 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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
The third chakra, the Nabhi, is where our seeking for spiritual evolution originates. When this chakra clears, we experience our own divine qualities of satisfaction, generosity and peace.
"There can be no peace in the world until there is peace within." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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.
"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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Clearing, Balancing and Meditation Workshop
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.
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
We enhance the experience of meditation by going deeper into the silence within us. Discover the power of a mantra, or prayer in Sanskrit, to clear our chakras and strengthen the state of meditation.
"Meditation is the only way you can enrich yourself with the beauty of reality. There's no other way. I cannot find any other way but meditation by which you rise into the realm of divinity." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will sustain longer periods of silence using the techniques learned so far.
"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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Our focus will be on taking full advantage of our self-realization by going deeper into the meditative state. We'll explore the power of music to sustain complete inner silence.
"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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 is available on our 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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
We get entangled in the challenges we face when we are not able to stand back and watch them. In the state of thoughtless awareness we don’t get drowned in life’s problems.
"If you are standing in the sea and it is turbulent, you see the waves rising higher and higher — you’re frightened. But supposing you can get into a boat, then you can watch the same scene with such attention and with enjoyment because you know it cannot hurt you." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Description: When desire and attention are purified, inspiration strikes!
"Once you are in thoughtlessness, you will get all inspirations, all powers." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Satisfaction comes from your Spirit
"One cannot enjoy anything until he achieves contentment." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
As we clear our Void, the area of our guru principle, we become empowered to act in a moral and dignified way.
"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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Sahaja Yoga enlightens our brain. That empowers us to escape from all the ways we avoid facing reality and avoid correcting ourselves.
"Progress comes when you put your step forward, you put your foot firmly on that point and then put the second step forward, like as you climb on a mountain." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
Even though getting our self realization is effortless, we can only grow in our awareness and knowledge if we practice Sahaja Yoga every day.
"It should be your own — that you should be able to maneuver yourself, you should be able to handle it yourself, should be your own power which should express it. I just cannot say, ‘Alright, done. Now you are a member of Sahaja Yoga." — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 NIrmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 NIrmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
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.
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.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 NIrmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
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 NIrmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
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.
“Your dharma is the way your attention is.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
As newborns, we rely entirely on the sustenance and protection of our mother. As adults, we appreciate the encouragement, correction, and support of our mother. We are nurtured by these mothering qualities in our spiritual growth as well.
“This Kundalini is the motherhood within you.… It’s a quality, is a type, a personality.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Let's enjoy the cool vibrations we feel when we hear the words of great realized poets and writers.
“Whatever is really beautiful gives you vibrations and that’s how you know that these are the things that are eternal. Like some composers like Mozart, who was a Realized Soul, but so many poets are Realized Souls.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
As we strengthen our divine qualities, nothing can pull us off balance. Nothing can tempt us, and nothing can dominate us.
“You get rid of all your fear, but you do not dominate anyone. You love. In your love you are secure. It is not by domination but the security that you are love, you are compassion.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We have received our self-realization through Sahaja Yoga. We can now experience an internal transformation that comes with this breakthrough when we honor and maintain it through meditation.
“We are seekers of truth, and we are seekers of peace within, silence within, the love within, and that power that gives you, empowers you, to love others.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
When our fifth center is clear, our speech reflects our love and compassion.
“What is the essence of this diplomacy? It is benevolence. You have to achieve the benevolence of the whole humanity.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Buddha means the one who is enlightened. We will meditate on the teachings of Buddha and focus on the Right Agnya chakra where the divine principles of his teachings become enlightened within us.
“When Buddha was tired, finished… then he got his realization. When you stop your efforts then only you will get your realization.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
For some people, dramatic changes happen quickly when they start practicing Sahaja Yoga. For many of us, however, improvements in our meditation and daily life come in small steps. Let’s celebrate every small step!
“Only from your heart you have to feel it, that you have to mature into it, you have to come up to it. Once you put your heart to it everything will work out because the whole force is coming from your heart, because in the heart resides the Spirit.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will learn the importance of effortlessness as it relates to getting into the state of meditation by letting the subtle energy guide our attention to the Sahasrara.
“We are very powerful people, but if we fritter away our attention we become very, very weak people.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
It’s easy to get stuck in our Agnya chakra, distracted by thoughts and fighting with our own ego. We will focus on opening the pathway from Agnya to Sahasrara with guided meditation.
“This ego cannot take away our joy. Anywhere such idea just comes into your head, tell them, ‘Now Mister Ego, I know you very well.’ In the light of Buddha you can see your ego very clearly.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Today we collectively balance our left and right sides and remove blockages in our chakras. This enhances our enjoyment of collective meditation.
“We are here to become those unique personalities which are required to raise the humanity to a higher state. So you have to be now responsible for yourself. You have to look after yourself.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will explore our subtle relationship to nature and how the natural elements can help us clear our chakras.
“In Sahaja Yoga it’s one of the biggest mantras for all the Western people. They should all the time say to all the trees, all the nature around: “I am not guilty.” Your ecological problem will improve because then you won’t do wrong things to spoil your ecology.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
A new goal of this 21 Day session is to sustain longer periods of silence at Sahasrara. Our true spiritual growth takes place in a state of absolute silence.
“You become absolutely peaceful. Like a wheel is moving, and you are disturbed when you are on the wheel. But on the axis, you are absolutely silent.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
During our meditation today we will focus on the purity and power of our Kundalini to help us sustain a state of silence.
“She gives us a second birth because she understands everything. She knows everything. She organizes everything. She brings forth all the beauty that you are.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
When we feel that something isn’t moving as quickly as we want it to, we often become impatient. When we have moments of “waiting,” let’s not only accept them, but see how they give us opportunities to expand and sustain our state of meditation.
“Have patience with yourself as I have with you. You have to have patience.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Today we begin meditating on the first of the four petals of the Mooladhara Chakra. Innocence, balance and harmony are essential qualities of the first petal.
“Innocence is eternal, it's never lost. Of course there are some clouds on it. But with the awakening of the Kundalini, your innocence is established.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Today we meditate on the second of the four petals of the Mooladhara Chakra. Humble confidence, self-mastery, and victory over distractions and negativity are qualities of the second petal.
“All weaknesses are to be left behind. Let’s be strong people of strong values with dignity and sobriety.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Today we meditate on the third petal of the Mooladhara Chakra. Truth, humility to the Divine, wisdom, and knowledge are qualities of the third petal.
“The little cell at the tip of the root of a tree is so wise to avoid whatever is hard and to take to whatever is soft, and to embed the tree into the soil. It has that innate wisdom with which we also are endowed.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Today we meditate on the fourth petal of the Mooladhara Chakra. Virtuous behavior, fearlessness, and collective consciousness are qualities of the fourth petal.
“Move with a balance, with a witness state, and see for yourself how far you should go and how far you should not go.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Sometimes our Kundalini is stopped by a blockage in a chakra, and we cannot fully enjoy the state of meditation. We can assist the movement of our Kundalini by saying from our heart a Sanskrit syllable or phrase, such as “AUM.”
“What you have to know: where the Kundalini is, how it is moving, where it is, what is the chakra catching and what is the mantra for that.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will identify triggers that distract our attention from our Spirit. We will also practice simple exercises to steady our attention so we can more fully enjoy the silence of meditation.”
“Becoming innocent, the attention becomes very steady. This steady attention penetrates deeply into any enterprise you take up.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
As we become more sensitive to the vibrations and to the state of our subtle system, we find that we can feel the energy of the people and places that we encounter. This awareness gives us insight, compassion and a better understanding of how we can be helpful to others.
“Ours is a path of knowledge—knowledge that is love, knowledge that is compassion.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will review the position of the chakras on our hands and collectively clear our subtle system.
“The best thing to keep your chakras clear is to first of all keep your heart clean.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will travel from Mooladhara to Sahasrara with mantras and music that clear each chakra and bring out their divine qualities.
“The whole sensitivity changes. You start understanding what music is good for your Spirit.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Enlightened faith (Shraddha) is faith that blossoms in our heart. It is faith in our own capacity to transform.
“Shraddha means faith after enlightenment. Steady your Shraddha. Steady it. It's a force. It's like a flame of a candle.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
A daily routine that includes morning and evening meditation, foot soaking, and giving a bandhan before leaving the house impacts our level of attention throughout the day.
“This is something which has to be practiced in everyday life with your friends and things. It’s something which grows within us. It’s not any teaching as such. It is the growth that takes place.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
When we don't react, we maintain our inner balance. In a state of witnessing we allow the truth of a situation to emerge.
“Now with Realization what happens, the Spirit doesn’t take note of all this stimulus…. It is just witnessing the play as a drama and a joke. It doesn’t react to it as human beings do. And that’s how the stress stops, drops out.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
In our freedom, we can make choices that further our spiritual growth, or that slow it down. In the state of meditation we ask the Divine to guide us in making important decisions in our lives.
“You have to choose your liberation through your own freedom of choice.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
The most important job of a Sahaja Yogi is to give love to people. Without any artificiality, we give love from our wisdom and our concern.
“Your energy comes from the Spirit, which is love. In one word it is love. And in three words, it is truth, it is attention and it is joy. All put together it is love.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We recognize and appreciate how Shri Mataji guides us to experience the Divine within us.
“In every part of your life, you should know that I am with you.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Pure knowledge reveals itself through the vibrations in our hands, sensations in the chakras, and in a spontaneous way of knowing. We will explore how this enlightened Divine knowledge and guidance works in our everyday lives.
“As we have grown outside, this knowledge has also grown deep. If we do not have the knowledge of the roots, this big tree will fall over. So we have to have the knowledge of the roots.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Regularly practicing Sahaja Yoga helps maintain balance in our daily lives. In a state of meditation we can face the demands placed on us by work and family without becoming upset or angry.
“When you are in that silence, you are in the silence of the cosmos, silence of the cosmos. And the silence of the cosmos works for you.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We spend a lot of attention and energy on finding solutions to our problems. What if there is a way to enlist the help of the Divine energy? Let's experiment with this together.
“Yoga means union with the Divine. Also yoga means deftness, expertise. You have to have expertise how to use, how to maneuver the energy when you become realized.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will go deep into ourselves and experience the subtle qualities of truth (sat), attention and awareness (chit), and joy (ananda).
“Spirit has got three qualities. Satchitananda — Sat, chit, Ananda. Sat means truth, Chit means attention, Ananda means joy.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Today we focus on the aspect of our Spirit that is Truth, called “Sat”.
“In that light they understand and grow wiser and wiser, more established in their Spirit, thus becoming the Spirit in the full way, seeing everything in the Divine light of the Spirit. That is what Sahaja Yoga is.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We explore the aspect of the Spirit called “Chit” which is attention and awareness.
“Kundalini is the one which enlightens your attention with the light of the Spirit. Then you become collectively conscious.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
The more we meditate, the more we feel that we are one with our Spirit, and the more we feel pure joy, called “Ananda.”
“You all will have a deeper insight into yourself, and you'll enjoy the bliss and joy of the Spirit and feel the power of collective consciousness within you.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
The Kundalini, our power of pure desire, has connected us to our Spirit. How can we keep our attention focused on our Spirit in everyday life?
“After establishing your sustained attention on the Spirit you will develop a state where you’ll be in a complete state of witnessing with joy.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
In meditation, we may recognize a great teacher and enlightened ideas, but essential to our spiritual growth is recognizing our own divinity.
“We are really majestically divine and we have to touch the divinity within us. You will be amazed to know how great you are.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Emotional intelligence is the underpinning of a harmonious society.
“So according to ethics emotional intelligence is the highest quality, by which you give to others, you care for others, for everyone and you become very collective.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
In Sahaja Yoga we become aware of the state of our subtle system. In our humility and desire to perfect ourselves, we want to find out where we need to improve. We will learn a new clearing technique called Hand Soaking to improve our sensitivity.
“Trust in yourself that you can perfect yourself through your kundalini awakening — clearing your chakras. By understanding yourself, you can perfect yourself.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Part of the Vishuddhi Chakra, the Hamsa Chakra gives us the discretion to make the right choice in any situation.
“You have to be discreet. And the best way to be safe on discretion is to keep in the center. Never go to any extreme of anything.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will focus on methods in Sahaja Yoga to improve our discretion.
“Discretion–how to deal with people, how to understand them, how to understand the situation, everything develops because you become the knowledge.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will clear our right channel with the desire to reduce our ego.
“In every venture that we take up we should not have any fear, because God is with you. Is a fact, is the truth. You just try. But when you try through your ego, you fall into the trap of fear. ” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
The basis of all relationships in Sahaja Yoga is purity. For men, every woman is their sister, and for women, every man is their brother.
“Our attention has to be so pure that it should not waste any one of our energies. You know that with purity in your eyes, even a glance can create such a beautiful life for others. Even a glance. ” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We sometimes feel alone in our journey or that we have to put in a lot of effort to grow. Allowing ourselves to open ourselves wider to receive divine love can help us in our daily life and in our spiritual growth.
“Kundalini is your mother — what you call the feminine Divine power. She is your individual mother.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
In order to manifest our pure inner beauty, we need to get beyond our conditionings. We will use candles to help clear conditionings from our left channel.
“We are not to play about with ourselves and play about with our conditionings. You have to be honest and to get to our properties that are within ourselves.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will focus on clearing our left channel and making it stronger so we can be more confident in our own spirituality and know that we are full of love.
“You reach a stage where I have to tell you that faith is not mental, it is not emotional, it is not physical, but it is a state of your own being which we can call as a spiritual state. In the spiritual state, nothing can disturb you, nothing can overpower you, nothing can dominate you.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Meditating helps us experience the witness state. When we practice being in this state we do not react to situations in our daily lives with fear or anger. We remain in a state of balance.
“This power of witnessing you all should develop. Try to develop it – that when you are reacting, stop reaction about everything… Just you are witnessing the drama.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will learn about the 3 knots of obstruction on the central channel which hinder the flow of Kundalini, what causes them, and how to reduce them.
“Only by the awakening of the Kundalini, it works out… how She rises, how She breaks all these “granthis”… means the knots. You don’t have to do anything but only thing you don’t create your own granthis, your own knots.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Left Nabhi relates to our home and family life. When it is balanced, we are not frantic or worried. Instead, we radiate harmony and peace.
“Your hearts should be beautiful so that anybody can feel that soothing and that comforting feeling when they are in your company.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will demonstrate some different ways that we can give Self-Realization to other people.
“Any Self-realized person in Sahaja Yoga can raise the Kundalini, and can give Self-realization to others – immediately after they have touched the Sahasrara.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
With our attention focused on our heart, and on the vibrations we feel, we can have deep friendships in Sahaja Yoga.
“I think the relationship of friendship is higher than any other relationship we could think of, because there is nothing to be gained out of our friendship. It never ceases and you just enjoy the friendship, that’s all.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
We will assess how far we have progressed in our meditation, purification, introspection, and collectivity.
“If you take to introspection, you will be surprised to see, yes, you have these powers and you can do wonders.” — Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
Handouts will be available to download throughout the course.
Be ready for life-changing transformative experiences!
All classes are free
✧ Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced
✧ Interactive ZOOM sessions
✧ Watch the recording if you miss a program
✧ One-on-one mentoring
What to Expect
In this course, you’ll be guided by our online team to attain new levels of self-knowledge and transformative experiences.
Over the 21 days, newcomers and regulars will learn how to go deeper in their meditation and expand the state of inner silence. One-on-one help, workshops with group practice, and ongoing mentoring will be available.
“After establishing your sustained attention on the Spirit you will develop a state where you’ll be in a complete state of witnessing with joy.”
— Shri Mataji, founder
About the Classes
Sahaja Yoga meditation is experiential.
This 21-Day course is the continuation of an ongoing journey with an online community of Sahaja Yoga meditation practitioners. Classes are offered throughout the year for those who would like to go deeper and continue their spiritual growth.
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Founded in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Sahaja Yoga is a worldwide spiritual meditation practice.
The meditation Shri Mataji has taught us enables people who are seekers of truth to achieve their Self Realization. Self Realization is the key to thoughtless awareness, also known as mental silence, and is the basis of good health and well-being. Sahaja Yoga meditation provides this experience.
Sahaja Yoga is volunteer-run, always free, and practiced in more than 100 countries.
Diana, Dallas, TX
“Through thoughtless awareness, I have started getting solutions to many problems within myself. It seems as if someone within you is telling you the solution in a very inspiring way. This is a real miracle, as of now I don’t have to look for answers/approval from others. Grateful to all the instructors and mentors for all their support, dedication, and love!”
Eric, New York, NY
“This course changed my life! I stopped reacting to many things happening at work, and in my personal life… The clearing techniques help me so much to feel calm and peaceful. I learned so much about myself. My intuition has improved and it feels like I have charge of my life now. Don’t know how I was living without it!”
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Frequently Asked Questions
This course offers an intensive experience of the powerful yet gentle techniques of Sahaja Yoga meditation. We awaken the inner spiritual energy, called Kundalini, which gradually brings about positive changes within us. With daily practice, you will start to notice an ability to reach a state of meditation in which you have freedom from thoughts – where the mind is silent and peaceful.
The Zoom link is at the top of this website page.
You can also connect using this link: https://zoom.us/j/2121217171
Time: 8:45 pm ET (New York time) | 7:45 pm CT | 6:45 pm MT | 5:45 pm PT
Yes. Sahaja Yoga meditation is always free.
Each session is one hour.
If you wish to continue for 30 – 45 minutes more, there are two optional opportunities. In the main Zoom room, there will be live Q&A with the presenters where you can ask questions or listen. This will be recorded so you can watch it later.
Another option is to request a Zoom breakout room to interact or meditate with an experienced Sahaja Yoga practitioner one-on-one or in a small group.
At the end of the daily sessions, we will provide breakout rooms for participants to interact or meditate in a one-on-one or small group setting. One or two experienced practitioners will be assigned to the rooms to guide the session and answer questions.
Yes, programs will be live-streamed on Youtube. We recommend joining via Zoom if possible so that you can participate in Q&A sessions.
All sessions are recorded so you can review the information later or in case you miss a session. You can view the recordings on our YouTube Channel.
Meditation mentors are an optional way for you to connect individually with someone who is experienced with Sahaja Yoga meditation. They are available to support your journey by answering questions, clarifying topics from the sessions, or meditating with you in between sessions.
Sahaja Yoga is practiced worldwide. Meditation classes are offered free of charge at various locations. Classes are run by experienced meditation practitioners who volunteer their time to share the knowledge they have received.