Farsi Meditation


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Meditation?

Meditation is the personal experience of going beyond one’s thoughts, worries and upsets, and being in a state of peace and calm.

In meditation, one is fully alert and aware but free of the unnecessary thoughts or worries that lead to many of life’s day to day stresses. This state of peace and calm occurs spontaneously when one learns how to focus on the experience of the present moment. Through a simple process, known as Self-Realisation (kundalini awakening) this meditation state can be quickly established, maintained and, most importantly, enjoyed!

What are the benefits of Meditation?

People who meditate regularly often find that they become healthier and calmer, with an improved outlook on life. Regular meditation, and the mental peace that it gives us, can improve our understanding of our psychological, physical and spiritual being. It also helps us understand others so that we become more compassionate and positive towards the people around us.

Scientific research done both overseas and in Australia has shown how meditation can improve physical and psychological wellbeing

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is Absolutely Free

There is no charge for Sahaja Yoga Meditation. It is a non-profit, grass roots organisation and costs nothing for the individual to learn. The technique is taught in over 80 countries – always free of charge. It has been taught this way since it was started by Shri Mataji in 1970

Who can do meditation?

Everyone… no matter what your race, belief, gender, age or status you’ll find the meditation and associated simple techniques easy to practice.  The meditation is practised by hundreds of  thousands of people in Australia and around the world. Its popularity has grown steadily since it was founded in 1970, by Shri Mataji. There are many centres in Australia and around the world that have been established to offer the public an opportunity to experience this simple meditation.

Who teaches the meditation?

The meditation is taught by our non-profit  community-focused group of meditation practitioners, some who have been practising this meditation technique for over 30 years.

About Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi - Founder

Internationally recognised

Shri Mataji was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee,  recipient of the United Nations Peace Medal and was twice honoured by the United States Congress.  She was internationally recognised for her contribution to humanity through a lifetime of work for peace and the wellbeing of mankind.  She received awards and citations from the governments of many countries in recognition of her selfless efforts for social improvement.

"Shri Mataji's discovery brings genuine hope to humanity."
(Quote by Claes Nobel, grandnephew of Alfred Nobel, Nobel Peace Prize Foundation and Chairman of the United Earth Organization.)

Start of Sahaja Yoga meditation

In 1970, after studying the field of medicine and focusing on the scientific terminology of the anatomy and human physiology, she started Sahaja Yoga meditation, which she insisted be shared with all, at no cost.

Shri Mataji in early days of teaching Sahaja Yoga meditation

Shri Mataji’s core teaching is that within us all lies a transformative potential, which can be awakened using her method.  By doing so, we can bring peace and wellbeing to ourselves, our families, our social institutions, our nations and our world.

In keeping with her principles, Sahaja Yoga meditation  is now offered in over one hundred countries worldwide, free of charge.

Shri Mataji in Australia

After her first visit in 1981, Shri Mataji continued to visit Australia on many occasions, giving free public lectures to share her knowledge and teach the Australian public her simple method of Sahaja Yoga. During these years she gave over fifty public lectures around Australia, without charge.

Shri Mataji at Sydney Town Hall 2006

Over the years, many tens of  thousands of people attended her talks.  Shri Mataji would stay for many hours after these lectures, to individually meet all the audience members who lined up seeking her guidance.

Free follow-up meditation classes were also offered to those who came to her talks.

Quotes from 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

“The one who has balance is the man who is dharmic, who is in the centre.”

“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.”

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

Divine Joy
“Sahaja Yoga is a very subtler happening within us. It’s a very subtler happening
and this subtler happening gives you sensitivity to Divine joy"