On the weekend of 25-27 April 2014, a large contingent of Queensland Sahaja Yogis travelled to Woolgoolga, NSW for the 9th annual “Curry Fest”.
Woolgoolga has a large population of Indians of mainly Sikh origin, and the Sikh Temple is clearly visible when driving through.
On Saturday morning, our music group performed a number of musical items, beginning at 9.30 am. Although we were early for our stage spot, the “roadies” were in hyper mode, sorting out all the cables, microphones and speakers.
Eventually our “sound check” became our first number, “Jai Gana Raya”. Onlookers, finally aware of our presence, started to approach the stage. This was followed by “Namami”, “Mahamaya” and “Jogawa”, with a good response from the growing crowd.
Then the musical performance was over, and we headed to the Sahaja Yoga stall. We had a lovely spot overlooking the beach, away from the noise of the main stage. About sixty people got their Self-realisation, and many more took brochures and information about Sunday’s follow-up program, which was booked in a local hall.
People who came to the stall on Saturday at the Festival came to the follow-up program on Sunday to receive more information and to experience the meditation again. The people who attended enjoyed the meditation and a talk by Shri Mataji (the founder of Sahaja Yoga). Overall, it was a very gentle and loving program, with every hope that people will continue at the local program in Coffs Harbour and at a possible new program in Woolgoolga.