World Mental Health Day – Meditation events during October 2018

World Mental Health Day

Sahaja Yoga Meditation for Mental Wellbeing

Free meditation events during October 2018
ACT • NSW • QLD • SA • VIC • WA
See locations below

To support the World Health Organisation’s recognition of World Mental Health Day, you are invited to a meditation class to learn how research in Australia and overseas is indicating that Sahaja Yoga meditation can improve mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of better mental wellbeing.

Improve mental wellbeing
Research in Australia, and elsewhere, indicates that Sahaja Yoga meditation can improve physical,emotional and mental wellbeing plus reduce stress. Recent studies suggest that this meditation is unique even when compared to other forms of meditation. People who meditate regularly, using this meditation technique for around 20 minutes a day, may find they become healthier, calmer and much more relaxed, with an improved outlook on life. Illnesses and ailments can arise due to imbalances in the subtle system. Through Sahaja Yoga meditation one can correct, balance and nourish the subtle energy centres.

Video Thumbnail

Medical research into the benefits of Sahaja Yoga meditation

Integrate our life
Sahaja Yoga meditation aims to address emotional, mental and physical imbalance by awakening our innate spiritual potential. This is a simple but profound experience that naturally enables us to harmonise and integrate our life in a more positive way. Regular meditation naturally eliminates a lot of the inner stress and tension that we experience on a day to day basis.

Unlock the hidden potential
This is an opportunity to experience inner peace and the mental silence that comes from true meditation. You can unlock the hidden potential that exists in all of us, to help us manage our lives in a balanced and centred way.


Event locations

State & DateEvent locations
ACT - CANBERRA CIVIC
Thursday 11th October, 2018
11am to 2pm
Garema Place Civic - Mental Health Expo
Canberra Centre
(Google map)
Enquiries: Lyn 0410 177 822
Free ongoing meditation classes in Canberra
ACT - CANBERRA - Scullin
Sunday 21st October, 2018
10:30am to 12:30pm

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
77 Chewings Street, Scullin
(Google map)
Enquiries: Lyn 0410 177 822
Free ongoing meditation classes in Canberra
NSW - SYDNEY
Tuesday 16th October, 2018
4pm to 5pm
Liverpool Hospital
Conference Facilities in Meeting Room 2
Located at Entrance A on the cnr of Elizabeth & Goulburn Sts Liverpool, approximately 400 metres from Liverpool train and bus Station.
(Google map)
Enquiries: Jenny 0425 324 265
Free ongoing meditation classes in New South Wales
QLD - BRISBANE CITY
Tuesday 23rd October, 2018
5.30pm to 6.30pm
Brisbane Square Library
The Tiered Theatrette, Ground Floor, 266 George Street
Enquiries: 0458 876 572
Map & free ongoing meditation classes in Queensland
QLD – BURPENGARY
Thursday 25th October, 2018
6PM to 7PM
Burpengary Community Hall
121/101-121 Station Rd, Burpengary
Enquiries: 0419 674 072
Map & free ongoing meditation classes in Queensland
QLD - KAWANA
Tuesday 23rd October, 2018
5:45PM to 7:00PM
Kawana Island Meeting
5 Grand Parade, Parrearra
Enquiries: 0438 773 705
Map & free ongoing meditation classes in Queensland
QLD - LOGAN
Tuesday 23rd October, 2018
6:30PM to 8PM
Logan Hyperdome Library
66-70 Mandew St, Shailer Park
Enquiries: Coralie (07) 3299 7378
Map & free ongoing meditation classes in Queensland
QLD - MAROOCHYDORE
Thursday 25th October, 2018
12pm to 1.30pm
Support Building
Next door to Library,
Corner of Beach Parade and Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree
Enquiries: 0438 773 705
Map & free ongoing meditation classes in Queensland
QLD - WAMURAN (near Caboolture)
Sunday 28th October , 2018
10am to 1pm
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
95 McClintock Road, Wamuran Queensland
(60mins north of Brisbane, near Caboolture)
(Google Map)
Enquiries: 1300 724 252
Free follow-up classes in Queensland
SA - BURNSIDE - East Adelaide
Tuesday 16th October, 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Burnside Community Centre
(Adjacent to Burnside Library)
Corner of Greenhill/ Portrush Rd.
(Google map)
Enquiries: 0417 806 336
Free ongoing meditation classes in South Australia
SA - CHELTENHAM
Tuesday 16th October, 2018
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Cheltenham Community Centre
56 Stroud Rd North (cnr Buller Tce),
Cheltenham, opposite Cheltenham Railway Stn
(Google map)
Enquiries: 0417 806 336
Free ongoing meditation classes in South Australia
VIC - MELBOURNE
Monday 8th October, 2018
7pm to 8pm


Tarneit Community Learning Centre
150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit
(Google map)
Enquiries: 0433 944 902
Free ongoing meditation classes in Victoria
WA - GIDGEGANNUP
(45 mins NE of Perth)
Saturday 6th October, 2018
3pm to 5pm
Gidgegannup Meditation Centre
1254 O’Brien Road, Gidgegannup
(located 45 mins North East of Perth)
(Google map)
Enquiries: 1300 724 252
Free ongoing meditation classes in Western Australia

Download and share event poster (pdf)

Read more about our research into Mental Wellbeing

More information

  • Read more about our research into Mental Wellbeing
  • All events free of charge, no booking required.
  • Suitable for both complete beginners and regular meditators.
  • No physical exercises, postures or special clothing required. Chairs are provided.
  • Free follow-up classes available in over 80 locations.
  • Missed this event? Then join our mailing list to be advised of future events.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events.

Kind regards,
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia

Celebrating International Youth Day in Sydney – Monday 3rd September, 2018

Meditation skills for the Young and Young at Heart!
Celebrating International Youth Day in Sydney

Monday 3rd September, 2018 • 5:30pm to 7:30pm
University of NSW
Roundhouse Rooms 2 & 3
Anzac Parade, Kensington

Google Map
Getting there & Parking

Everyone welcome, regardless of age!
Includes live meditation music to help you connect to the bliss within.

To celebrate International Youth Day, we invite everyone to bring along young family members, friends and students to our free workshops to experience how meditation can assist with establishing mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well being for inner peace.

Workshops will be facilitated by youth, parents and carers who have been meditating for many years. They will explain how meditation works and then guide you through simple meditation techniques which you can practise on your own or with us at our free weekly classes.

About International Youth Day

International Youth Day was declared by the United Nations to remind the public of the importance of youth as a stage of life and is annually celebrated worldwide on 12th August. On International Youth Day, the youth are at the centre of our collective attention.

According to the Western European definition, the youth are boys and girls between 13 and 21. During this period of time, they go through adolescence – the process of finding their own identity – finish school, start a career and leave their parental homes to study, travel or work towards future goals. Due to all of the challenges of this period, the United Nations considers this annual International Youth Day relevant.

About our event

  • Free. No booking required.
  • Suitable for both complete beginners and regular meditators.
  • No physical exercises, postures or special clothing required. Chairs are provided.
  • Enquiries: Tom 0437 483 241

(Can’t make this event? Then visit one of our free weekly classes)

We hope to see you there!

Kind regards,
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia

Sunday Meditation in Sydney – 12th August 2018

Invitation to Burwood Ashram for Collective Meditation
Sunday 12th August 2018

Enjoy meditation with the Sahaja Yoga collective for deeper spiritual growth.

Sahaja Yoga Australia’s National Center
10 Clarence Street Burwood
(7 minutes from Burwood Station)
(Google map)

Free • Everyone welcome, including newcomers • No booking required

Experience the benefits of meditating with a large group of Sahaja Yogis. Through individual and collective meditation, we can develop our joy and give it to others. As well as guided meditations, there will be opportunities to learn more about Sahaja Yoga, the chakras and how to deepen your meditative experience. There will also be a talk by Shri Mataji and live music.After the meeting, stay for lunch and meet regular meditators.

Collective Meditations for 2018

11am to 2pm
Sunday 12th August, 2018
Sunday 21st October, 2018
Sunday 8th December, 2018
Hosted by Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia Phone: 0425 324 265 (Call us closer to the date to confirm dates.)

Download and share poster

Importance of collective meditation

Quotes from HH Shri Mataji about collectivity and meditation.

“So on one side you have to achieve your Self Realisation in a way that you put yourself beyond the mind, one way, through meditation. And the second way is to give Realisations to others. And must attend collective meditation, very important. You have to be active in it.”

“And then in Sahaj Yoga, as you know, that collective growth is the only way we understand Sahaj Yoga. Somebody knows something, somebody knows something else, somebody knows something else. When we are collective, then we really understand every aspect of Sahaj Yoga.”

“But going for the collective meditation, you’ll be amazed that Divinity is flowing there. Vibrations are flowing there. I am there. It’s not that you are just going there just as a ritual.”

Meditators at our Sunday workshop enjoying a footsoak to clear the chakras and subtle system.

About Burwood Ashram

Shri Mataji has stayed at Burwood many times over the years and the centre carries Her vibrations. Sahaja Yogis meet regularly there to meditate together which nourishes our Self Realisation and spiritual growth.

What is Self Realisation?

Self Realisation is the awakening of our own nurturing and mothering Kundalini energy which is the key to thoughtless awareness during meditation, also known as mental silence. The flow of a gentle cool breeze on the top of the head and on our hands indicates that the Kundalini has been awakened in us. Regular collective and individual meditations further establish our Self Realisation to improve emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Getting to our Burwood Centre

  • By train and bus: Burwood Station is located 7 minute walk from our Centre.
  • By car: Off-street parking available in Clarence St and surrounding streets.
  • Google map
  • Enquiries: Call 0425 324 265

Online Resources

Free resources available to further develop your knowledge of meditation and to deepen your meditation experience, includes: printed guides; meditative music; video and audio meditations; podcasts; balancing techniques; talks by Shri Mataji.

Happy New Year! Enjoy meditation during January 2018

Happy New Year!

Enjoy meditation during January 2018

 

Hope you’re having a relaxing break and are finding time for some silent meditation. Meditation is very important, as it nourishes our inner-self which looks after our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.

Visit us during January 2018

Most of our classes will be on break over the holiday period but we do have some classes open during January for those who were too busy to visit us during 2017 and would like to explore a collective meditation for inner peace and joy. The January classes are listed below.

All our other classes around Australia resume in early February. If you can’t make it to a class, then see our online resources below.

January classes around Australia

Weekly classes starting in January and then throughout the year.

Australian Capital Territory

CANBERRA
Every Wednesday 6pm to 7pm
(Starting 10th January)
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
77 Chewings Street, Scullin
Enquiries: Lyn 0410 177 822
(Google map)

New South Wales

SYDNEY – CARLINGFORD
Every Monday 7pm to 8.30pm
(Resumes Monday 8th January)
Don Moore Community Centre
cnr North Rocks Rd and Farnell Ave, Carlingford
Enquiries: 0412 234 808
(Google map)

SYDNEY – LANE COVE
Every Tuesday 7pm to 8.30pm
(Resumes 9th January)
Lane Cove Library
Cnr. Austin St., & Longueville Rd., Library Walk
Enquiries: Clare 0422 798 498
(Google map)

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS – BALMORAL VILLAGE
Every Tuesday 7pm to 8pm
(Resumes 9th January)
233 Railway Parade, Balmoral Village
Enquiries: 0413 187 495
(Google map)

Queensland

BRISBANE – LOGAN
Every Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8pm
(Resumes 16th January)
Logan Hyperdome Library
66-70 Mandew St, Shailer Park
Enquiries: 07 3299 7378
(Goolge map)

BURPENGARY
Every Thursday 6pm to 7pm
(Resumes 18th January)
Burpengary Community Hall
121/101-121 Station Rd, Burpengary
Enquiries: 0419 674 072
(Google map)

SOUTHPORT
Every Monday, 7pm to 9pm
(Resumes 22nd January)
Southport Community Centre
Room F4, Level 1
6 Lawson St, Southport
Enquiries: 0413 646 087
(Google map)

TOOWOOMBA
Toowoomba City Library, Meeting Room
155 Herries St, Toowoomba City
Every Sunday 10am to 11.30am
(Resumes 7th January until 11th March)
and
Every Tuesday
(Resumes 9th January until 13th March)
For regulars: 9.30am to 11.00am
For newcomers: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Enquiries: 1300 724 252
(Google map)

South Australia

BURNSIDE – East Adelaide
Every Tuesday 7:30pm to 9pm
(Resumes 9th January)
The Burnside Community Centre, adjacent to Burnside Library,
Corner of Greenhill/ Portrush Rd Burnsude
Enquiries: 0417 806 336
(Google map)

Victoria

BOXHILL SOUTH
Every Friday 7:30pm to 8:30pm
(Resumes 12th January)
Box Hill South Neighbourhood House
47 Kitchener Street
Box Hill South
Contact: 0406 486 794
(Google map)

CLAYTON
Every Wednesday 7:15pm to 8:30pm
(Resumes 10th January)
Clayton Community Centre
Clayton Meeting Room (located next to Library),
9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton
Contact: 0470 484 076
(Google map)

DANDENONG NORTH
Every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
(Resumes 10th January)
Dandenong North Senior Citizens Club
Latham Crescent
Dandenong North
Contact: 0425 853 706
(Google map)

MELBOURNE CBD
Every Wednesday 6pm to 7.30pm
(Resumes 10th January)
Ross House, Meeting Room, Ground Floor
247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Contact: 0414 792 725
(Google map)

TARNEIT
Every Monday 7pm to 8pm
(Resumes 8th January)
Tarneit Community Learning Centre
150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit
Contact: 0433 539 301
(Google map)

WATSONIA
Every Wednesday 7.30pm to 9.00pm
(Resumes 10th January)
Watsonia Library
1 Ibbottson Street, Watsonia
Contact: 0425 725 633
(Google map)

Western Australia

GIDGEGANNUP (45 mins NE of Perth)
Saturday 6th January, 2018 3pm to 5pm
(1st Saturday of each month)
Gidgegannup Meditation Centre
1254 O’Brien Rd, Gidgegannup
Enquiries: 1300 724 252
(Getting to Gidgegannup and Google map)

SOUTH BEACH FREMANTLE
Every Saturday morning at 7am!
Off Ocean Drive, South Fremantle
Enquiries: 1300 724 252
(Google map)


Online Resources

Can’t attend a local class? Then try our online meditations. After completing one of the online meditations, proceed to our Resources area for guides, videos, audios, podcasts and meditation music to help you learn more and experience in-depth meditations.

Classes during 2018

All our other weekly classes around Australia resume in early February 2018. See class locations.

More information

  • Classes and events are provided free by our experienced team of meditators, as a non-profit community service.
  • No physical exercises, postures or special clothing required and chairs are provided.
  • New people come along most times, so everything is explained. Join in at any time.
  • Always free of charge.
  • Weekly classes around Australia and Worldwide

We hope to see you soon!

Kind regards, Sahaja Yoga Meditation Australia

Millions around the world are enjoying our free meditation since it was started in 1970 by H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

International Youth Day 2017 – Australian workshops during August 2017

Celebrating International Youth Day

National workshops during August 2017

Meditation skills for life, especially for the young and young at heart!

Adelaide • Canberra • Brisbane • Melbourne • Newcastle • Perth • Sydney
Everyone welcome – regardless of age

International Youth Day was declared by the United Nations to remind the public of the importance of youth as a stage of life and is annually celebrated worldwide on 12th August. On International Youth Day, the youth are at the centre of our collective attention.

According to the Western European definition, the youth are boys and girls between 13 and 21. During this period of time, they go through adolescence – the process of finding their own identity – finish school, start a career and leave their parental homes to study, travel or work towards future goals. Due to all of the challenges of this period, the United Nations considers this annual International Youth Day relevant. More about the United Nations International Youth Day 2017.

About our Free Meditation Workshops

To celebrate this event, we invite everyone to bring along young family members, friends and students to our free workshops to experience how meditation can assist with establishing mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well being for inner peace.

Workshops will be facilitated by youth, parents and carers who have been meditating for many years. They will explain how meditation works and then guide you through simple meditation techniques which you can practise on your own or with us at our free weekly classes. We encourage everyone to attend, regardless of age.

Everyone welcome – regardless of age

Suitable for both complete beginners and regular meditators • No physical exercises, postures or special clothing required • Chairs are provided • No booking required.

DATELOCATION
ADELAIDE
Saturday 5th August, 2017
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Klemzig Primary School,
2 Hay Street, Klemzig, Adelaide
(Google map)

Enquiries: 1300 724 252
Free ongoing classes in South Australia
BRISBANE
Saturday 12th August, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Kurilpa Hall
174 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane
(Google map)

Enquiries: 1300 724 252
Free ongoing classes in Queensland
CANBERRA
Sunday 6th August, 2017
10.30am to 12.30pm
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
77 Chewings Street, Scullin Canberra
(Google map)

Enquiries: Phillip 02 6257 2057 or Lyn 0410 177 822
Free ongoing classes in Canberra
MELBOURNE
Saturday 19th August, 2017
4pm to 6pm
Clayton Community Centre
Clayton Meeting Room (located next to Library),
9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton Melbourne
(Google map)

Enquiries: Yogesh 0469 590 805
Free ongoing classes in Victoria
NEWCASTLE
Wednesday 9th August, 2017
5pm to 6pm
University of Newcastle
Hunter Building, Room HA145
University Drive, Callaghan Newcastle
(Google map)

Enquiries: Tom 0437 483 241
Free ongoing classes in New South Wales
PERTH
Saturday 5th August, 2017
3pm to 5pm
Gidgegannup Meditation Centre
1254 O’Brien Road, Gidgegannup
(located 45 mins North East of Perth)
Enquiries: Helen 1300 724 252
(Google map)

Enquiries: Helen on 1300 724 252
Free ongoing classes in Western Australia

SYDNEY

Sunday 13th August, 2017
1pm to 3pm
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
10 Clarence St, Burwood
(Google map)

Enquiries: Lisa 0437 405 155
Free ongoing classes in New South Wales