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Music of Joy world music group

Music of Joy world music group

The Australian Sahaja Yoga music group, Music of Joy, will soon start a new tour in the South East Asian region, holding concerts in Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Music of Joy is a dynamic, world music group that has been very well-received by enthusiasic audiences in many countries of the world.

To find out more about Music of Joy and to listen to their music, click here.


Concert dates

Taiwan Tour
Friday, 20 September:     Taichung City Program:  19:30 Taichung City Dadun Cultural Centre – Assembly Hall
Saturday, 21 September: Tainan City  Program : Tainan Municipal Cultural Centre – Holiday Square
Monday, 23 September:  Hsinchu City Public Program National Hsinchu University of Education – Promotion Building Assembly Hall
Tuesday, 24 September:  New Taipei City:  Jimei District, New Taipei City Elementary School  Assembly Hall
18:10 – 18:50:  School Program Concert only for students and parents
19:30 – 21:30:  Main Public Program concert ”

Japan Tour
Thursday, 26 September:  Tokyo Public Program
10:00 – 12:00:  School Program Kashiwagi Elementary School
18:00: Public Program at the Indian Embassy Auditorium

Malaysian  Tour
Sunday, 29 September:  Kuching Public Program
14:30 – 17:30:   Public Program INTI College Kuching, Mary Yek Multi-Purpose Hall

Vietnam  Tour
Wednesday, 2 October:  Public Program
18:00 – 20:00:   iSchool   NhaTrang   School Program
Thursday, 3 October:   Public Program
18:00 – 20:00:   iSchool   Quy Nhon   School Program
Fri day, 4 Oct ober:  Public Program
18:00 – 20:00:   iSchool    Ninh Thuan    School Program
Saturday, 5 October:  Public Program HCMC
19:30:   Saigon Public  Program : Grand Palace
Sunday, 6  October:  Public Program Hanoi
19:30:    Hanoi  Public Program : Crowne Plaza

Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji

I met an elderly couple whilst doing my junk mail run. We started chatting whenever I reached their letter box, until they stopped being in their garden when I walked past.

Weeks went by before Mr Jones called out to me and came to talk. He told me that his wife had been very sick and since then she had “terrible nerves and couldn’t do anything”. She wasn’t even leaving the house and just wanted to stay in bed. He said that he had been told that I taught meditation and asked me if I would come to their house and teach his wife to meditate to see if that would help her. Normally, I would never agree, but these people were in their 80s, and I could feel how much concern and love he had for his wife. So I agreed.

Mrs Jones invited me to sit next to her on the lounge. We began talking, and I explained how Sahaja Yoga worked. I showed her the green meditation card with the photograph of Shri Mataji and explained the process of Self-realisation. I put the card down as I showed her where to place her hands and explained the affirmations. I felt the vibrations flowing as we closed our eyes for her to receive her realisation. The vibrations became very strong, and so I guided her through a short meditation.  Finally, we opened our eyes. I looked at Mrs Jones. Her eyes were filled with tears. I asked her how she felt. She replied with a smile, “I feel relaxed for the first time since…”  She never finished the sentence but just took hold of my hand.

We sat and enjoyed another short meditation. Then I left, telling her that I would come back in a week. When I returned Mrs Jones told me that she had been meditating twice a day and that she felt a lot better.

A few days later I saw the local doctor.

“Look at you!” she exclaimed. “I feel like I’m looking at a completely different person! What have you been doing?”  I told her that I was still meditating. For some reason, I mentioned Mrs Jones.  The doctor replied, “Yes, I know. I saw her yesterday. It’s remarkable what you have done for her.”

I felt so humbled because I knew that I had not done a thing. I wandered into the chemist shop to buy soap. To my amazement, I received the same kind of reception from the chemist. I gave the same reply to the question of what I had been doing. Once again, I was incredibly humbled and, to be honest, stunned as the chemist said, “It’s amazing to see the change in Mrs Jones. She told me about the meditation and said that she’s been out gardening, and she’s even had her hair done.”

This experience reminded me that it is just pure desire and thoughtless awareness that enables Self-realisation and nothing more. We actually do nothing.  I also learned that you are never too old to be transformed. Mrs Jones was proof that Sahaja Yoga absolutely transforms a person, including the person “giving” realisation.

Lisa Barron

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