Holi Mahotsav 2015 will be held at the Tumbalong Park and Chinese Garden Forecourt at Darling Harbour, Sydney on 28-29 March 2015. Attractions include delicious vegetarian meals, multicultural performances and merchandise stalls.
More information about Holi Mahotsav 2015 can be found here.
Sahaja Yoga will have a stall offering free meditation to all seekers between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm each day.
On Saturday, 9 April 2011, Woolgoolga Beach Reserve at Woolgoolga in northern NSW, Australia, will come alive with the colourful and exotic sights, sounds and smells of the sixth annual Woolgoolga Curryfest. Celebrating the region’s unique cultural diversity, visitors can enjoy twelve hours of food, music, dance and fun from around the world.
This year’s festival is bigger and better than ever, with an amazing line-up of world-class entertainers, and more cuisines represented than ever before. Enjoy delicious tasting plates from India, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, and even the great Aussie BBQ, among others. There will also be an array of temping sweet treats and espresso coffee.
On stage, the global entertainment will continue all day and into the night. Highlights include Ghana’s Afro Moses, performing with some of Africa’s best musicians; award-winning singer and composer, Carmella, known for her powerful, transporting, and angelic voice; and Australia’s finest guitar trio, Martinez Akustika, who have previously toured with The Gypsy Kings and Buena Vista Social Club.
Sahaj Yoga will also present singing and dance groups with Indian and World Music flavours.
Curryfest offers something for everyone. Shop for gifts, clothing and spices in the marketplace, and then chill out in the Sahaja Yoga meditation tent. You can even join in the Indian theme with some traditional henna hand painting.
Younger visitors will love the new, larger kid’s area, with fun carnival rides and sideshow games. Bring the family for a great, festive day out and enjoy great food, entertainment and fun by the beach. It’s only once a year!
When: Saturday, April 9, 2011. Open from 9.00am to 9.00pm
Where: Woolgoolga Beach Reserve, Woolgoolga
Admission: Day (‘til 4pm) $3, Day/Night $5, Primary school children and under FREE
More information here.
A large contingent of Sahaja yogis, including many yuvas (young people), returned to Woolgoolga (6 hours drive north of Sydney) in buses for the annual Curry Festival. The weather forecasts had predicted heavy rain, and even storms, for the day of the event, but we all gave bandhans and Shri Mataji created a little bubble of sunshine over the seaside town in the wet weather that seemed to cover most of the coast of New South Wales. (It’s interesting to note that since Shri Mataji visited Australia last year, and it was brought to Her Divine Attention that there was a serious drought problem in the country, it has since rained an incredible amount.) It was really a perfect day, just a tiny brief sprinkle of rain, which felt like a spray of holy water, as a local Aboriginal elder opened the event.
Two of the yuva boys started things off with a rousing drum performance and later in the day the crowd was entertained by Freya and Neesha’s classical Indian dance, Music of Joy and Jhoom Kawali. The local Bangra dancers were also marvellous. In addition to the weather miracle, at the last minute the organisers of the Festival moved the Realisation tent from a very peripheral position to a location where the crowd congregated. They also gave us a tent much larger than planned.
As at other events, the yoginis offered face painting for children, and mehndi hand decoration, which attracted people to the tent. I noticed one lady looking very intently at the yogis giving realisation, and I asked her if she would like to try it. At first she made an excuse that she had to go and get lunch. Then I felt a blast of the Cool Breeze and the lady suddenly changed her mind, coming in for her Realisation and having a very powerful experience.
Last year, members of the local Sikh population, which makes up a large proportion of the population, were reluctant to try, but this time a few Sikh ladies came in and got their realisation.
The annual Bobin Sahaja Weekend will be held on the long weekend, 7-9 June, 2008. Bobin is a lush, rainforested area in the bush of New South Wales, four hours from Sydney, a little north of Wingham and Taree. For directions, see http://maps.google.com.au/ and enter “Bobin NSW”.
Last year we had a great weekend with beautiful vibrations.
On Saturday 7 June, the Enviro Fair will be held in Taree Park, Taree. The Enviro Fair promotes environmental concerns and world music. Sahaja Yoga will be playing a significant part in the Fair’s events. There will be Sahaja Yoga performances on stage about midday, featuring the the music group, “Music of Joy”, dancing and Qawwali music. Sahaja Yoga will also have a spot on the local radio station in the morning. There will be a large Sahaja Yoga tent with meditation, face-painting and mehndi hand-painting.
On Monday 9 June there will be a Sahaja Yoga program in a hall in Wingham, where the film, “Freedom and Liberation” will be shown. Refreshments will be provided after the program.