Music of Joy
The Sahaja Yoga meditation and music team will be at this weekend’s Canberra National Multicultural Festival.
Come along to learn to meditate, discover the peace which lies within and experience a new awareness that you probably never knew existed.
All sessions are free of charge.
Learn to Meditate at our Sahaja Yoga Meditation Stall
Location: Stalls E39/E40 (located in Ainslie Avenue off London Circuit in the “African Village” area.)
• Friday 8 February: 4.00pm to 9.00pm
• Saturday 9 February: 11.00am to 9.00pm
• Sunday 10 February: 11.00am to 5.00pm
Music of Joy sessions at the Festival
Our Music of Joy group will be performing their unique style of world music to enlighten the inner soul.
Location: Stage 6 (located in Akuna Street near the Cnr of London Circuit)
• Saturday 9 February: 6.20pm to 6.45pm
• Sunday 10th February: 2.05pm to 3.05pm
Follow-up meditation courses in Canberra
Free courses will be held during February and March. Join in at anytime, even if you miss a session.
Hughes Hughes Community Centre (every Wednesday for 6 weeks): Room 3, Hughes Shopping Centre (off Wisdom St) 7.30pm to 9pm Wednesdays, February 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20
Woden Woden Library (every Saturday for 4 weeks): The Balcony Room, Corinna St Phillip ACT (adjacent to the Phillip Health Centre) 11am to 12.15pm Saturdays Feb 16, 23 and March 2, 9
Scullin Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre 77 Chewings St: Every Thursday (ongoing classes), 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Call us if you have any questions on (02) 6254 4986 or (02) 6232 4455.
Sahaja Yoga in the Philippines has invited “Music of Joy”, the renowned Australian Sahaja Yoga musical group, to perform a musical concert in the Philippines, as part of the Sahaja Yoga Asian Tour 2012. The concert will present vocal and instrumental music, including bhajans and qawwalis.
It will be a life-time experience for everyone in Manila to watch Australians playing musical instruments from all around the world.
The instruments include harmonium, didgeridoo, guitar, bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet, tabla, dholak, djembe, chimtar and tambourine.
The concert will be held on Sunday, 8 July 2012 at 3.00-7.00 pm in SM Mall of Asia, one of the biggest malls in the Philippines, at Pasay City, Metro Manila.
The Sahaja Yoga music group, “Music of Joy” will be in Canberra for the National Multicultural Festival this weekend, 10-12 February 2012, for two special performances.
Saturday evening, 11 February 2012
The concert begins at 7.30pm at the Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place, Dickson.
Sunday lunchtime, 12 February 2012
On Sunday 12 February 2012, “Music of Joy” have a 20-minute performance scheduled at Platform 1, Petrie Plaza, from 12.40pm to 1.00pm (just off London Circuit) in Canberra Civic.
Also on Sunday, 12 February 2012, Sahaja Yoga has a small information/self-realisation stall adjacent to Platform 1, Petrie Plaza.
Last year about 240,000 people attended the two and half day National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, and so the festival organisers are expecting a similar number this coming weekend.
Music of Joy have now launched their official website, www.musicofjoy.com.au.
Here you will be able to keep track of all their concerts around Australia and tours around the world.
The Realise Asia Tour 2010 included thirteen concerts in Vietnam, China, Thailand, Combodia, Laos and Malaysia, with plans under way for the 2011 Realise Asia Tour.
“Music of Joy” is a unique, multicultural group of musicians in Australia who believe the purpose of music is to create and share joy. Exceptional joy – jubilant, relaxing, profound. Joy that reverberates with audiences, offering elation, bliss, solace.
Much of the group’s repertoire stems from Bhajans – songs of the spirit, songs of praise and adoration. To these ancient songs, “Music of Joy” has added Indian traditional village songs, music from Pakistan, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, England, Israel, Russia and Africa, as well as a number of home-grown compositions by members of the group.
The experience that can result from sharing this unique world music is thoughtless awareness, a relaxed meditative state which can be understood and developed through the Sahaja Yoga Meditation practised by these musicians. It’s an experience the musicians love to share.
Find out more at: www.musicofjoy.com.au.