If you are feeling tired, stressed or out of balance, meditation may help! You are invited to attend our Sydney One-day Meditation Workshop, to be held on Sunday 1st March, 2009.
The Meditation Workshop is suitable for both regulars and beginners. The meditation technique is very easy. You don’t need to know anything about meditation to come to this Workshop. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn and experience the peace and joy of true meditation.
Some of the topics to be covered in the Workshop:
• Introduction to meditation
• Learning how to achieve mental silence
• Use of affirmations and mantras
• Scientific research on the topic of meditation
• Easy techniques for reducing stress
• Balancing and clearing the chakras
• Video talk by Shri Mataji, the founder of Sahaja Yoga
• Live music
When: Sunday 1st March, 2009
10.00am to 4.00pm (Doors open 9.30am)
Where: Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
10 Clarence Street Burwood, Sydney
(short walk south of Burwood Railway Station)
Workshop cost: No charge! Workshops are provided by volunteers, as a non-profit community service.
Donation: Lunch, morning tea and workshop materials are provided. $10 by donation at the door goes towards these costs as well as equipment hire and upkeep.
Seating arrangements: Chairs, pillows or carpeted floor
If you are planning to attend, for planning and catering purposes, please email us indicating the number of people wishing to attend.
Email your details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
Here are some comments from participants at the last Workshop.
• I enjoyed each segment. What stood out most was the way the members interacted with each other. Great food and music, too. Susan.
• My experience today was absolutely inspiring, peaceful and euphoric. Mark
• Fabulous. Trish
• Congratulations on a well-presented day. You should present the same day again. Enjoyed all the events. Morya
• Enjoyed and appreciated the sharing, hospitality and insights. Thank you. John.
• Enjoyed the whole day, particularly singing the mantras. This really brought me into a conscious state. Thank you for your kindness. Nicole
The attention can be concentrated now, after Realisation only. But even realised souls have to work it out. This is the biggest problem that I think I see, that our attentiion is so distributed we cannot do anything in a concentrated manner. That’s why there is guru shopping also going on…
So to clear the attention, clear this garbage into that clear-cut, beautiful lake, you have to go within. You have to allow it to sediment. You have to take pride. By its own nature it will come, the beauty. And then you will see a ripple in that lake within you, a peaceful space in which you will see the bliss of God flowing into you, through you, you observing it and seeing it manifesting into the other. That is what needs to be asked for. No mental activity can do that. It is only the desire to be that works it. Mental activity, rationality, saps it. Through rationality, you cannot reach God…
It is said, “Those who will be blessed have to humble down in their heart.” It is very true. It is very, very true that we have to humble down in our hearts, so that it will work. And keep your attention steady…
So just try to humble down in your heart and it will work out. Every time you get your touching of the kundalini or, you can say, the breakthrough, every time you get that experience, keep it in your memory and desire for it and it will work out. Do not keep in memory the faults that you have had, where you have been.
When you climb up on top of a hill or a mountain, you don’t remember all the ditches you have fallen into in your chuildhood. You enjoy the atmosphere on the hilltop. Make it a strong memory within you and try to keep it there.
Shri Mataji, 1978
On 12 February 2009 Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday was celebrated in Springfield by America’s new 44th President, Barack Obama.
Shri Mataji has paid tribute many times to Abraham Lincoln and his achievements. Here are some quotations from her talks.
But I would say when I see Abraham Lincoln I think he was a great brother to the Statue of Liberty. The way he fought for women in such pure love and without taking any money, without charging them anything, to punish the husbands who were drunkards. That’s just like a very good, powerful brother to behave. But those feelings are now dying out, I think.
Shri Mataji, 1987
So you are very different from all others, because a Spirit has given birth to your Spirit. You have been cleansed by the Spirit. So you cannot live like that, like all other human beings are living. All the clashes, all the problems of human beings are because they are not what they talk. Ideals are out, out of their life. That is how a Sahaja Yogi will show himself off, compared to anybody else.
Take an example say of Abraham Lincoln, all right? Abraham Lincoln believed that everybody must have freedom and the government should be for the public, for the people. Whatever he talked he practised. Whatever he believed in he worked it out, and gave his life for it. That’s why he’s a great man. Think of Mahatma Gandhi. They were not like Christ, Incarnations. Think of any great man. Think of Shivaji Maharaj, any one of the Saints. They were human beings. But once they knew this is the principle on which we have to live, they become one with the principles. They do not compromise.
Shri Mataji, 1983
I was looking for a way to manage stress (emotional, mental or physical) and this led me to Sahaja Yoga meditation which provided an easy technique that could be practised whenever I liked. “Simple” and “effortless” are the two qualities that make this a unique method of achieving mental stillness, or a state of thoughtless awareness, or silence, or peace – basically, the state of meditation.
Like me, there are people in over ninety countries enjoying the benefits of Sahaja Yoga meditation today. And here is an opportunity (which is always free of charge) suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds to do the same. People who have jobs, families, day-to-day activities to deal with, people like me who have practised this meditation for several years, run these classes voluntarily to help the community.
The principles and basics will be explained. So there is no need to worry if you are new to meditation. The programs run for about an hour and the starting time is 7:30pm every Wednesday. People are free to join at any time. Please feel free to attend any of the classes, and we would love to hear how your experience was.
Time: Wednesdays, 7:30 pm
Venue: Lidcombe Community Centre, 3 Bridge St (underneath Lidcombe library), Lidcombe, NSW
For further details: Phone 0425 261 119 or 0403 754 773