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World Environment Day
Meditation events in honour of Mother Earth

Please join us at a collective meditation event to celebrate World Environment Day.

Discover and awaken your unique connection to Mother Earth, as we celebrate the most important day on the United Nations calendar – World Environment Day. The most important action you can take is to awaken the force of Nature in all living things which is your direct connection to Mother Nature and your environment. Feel the Mother Earth supporting your meditation and bringing us into balance with our environment.

Topics include…

  • How Mother Earth enhances and balances our inner being through collective and individual meditations.
  • How to truly connect to the earth and why grounding works.
  • Discover a method that effortlessly changes our environment.
  • Connect to the force within every living thing.

For details, see below or visit our website.

Event locations
Join us at a free meditation event to celebrate World Environment Day
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ACT

ACT – CANBERRA – Scullin
Sunday 10th June, 2018 • 11am to 1pm
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
77 Chewings Street, Scullin
(Google map)
Enquiries: Lyn 0410 177 822

Free ongoing meditation classes in Canberra

NSW

NSW – CHARLESTOWN
Tuesday 5th June, 2018 • 7:30pm to 8:30pm
The Glen, in The Place
cnr Pearson and Frederick Sts, Charlestown
(Google map)
Enquiries: Lisa 0437 405 155

NSW – SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS – Balmoral
Tuesday 5th June , 2018 • 7:30pm to 9pm
Sahaja Yoga Centre
233 Railway Parade, Balmoral
(Google map)
Enquiries 0413 187 495

NSW – SYDNEY
Saturday 2nd June, 2018 • 7pm to 9pm
Ashfield Town Hall
260 Liverpool Road Ashfield
(Google map)
Enquiries: Jenny 0425 324 265

NSW – WINGHAM
Monday 4th June, 2018 • 5:30pm to 7pm
Wingham Court House and Community Centre
(Manning Valley Neighbourhood)
Farquar Street Wingham.
(Google map)
Enquiries: Angela (02) 6557 0374

NSW – WOLLONGONG
Thursday 7th June, 2018 • 7pm to 8pm
Theatrette Room at Wollongong Library
Burelli St Wollongong
(Google map)
Enquiries Margaret 0412 072 281

NSW – WOY WOY
Tuesday 5th June, 2018 • 10:30am to 12pm
NSW-CWA Hall
(Country Women’s’ Association),
The Boulevarde, off Railway St, Woy Woy
(Google map)
Enquiries: Diane 0404 183 179

Free ongoing meditation classes in New South Wales

QLD

QLD – BRISBANE CITY
Tuesday 5th June, 2018 • 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Brisbane Square Library
266 George St
Enquiries: 0458 876 572

QLD – BURPENGARY
Thursday 7th June, 2018 • 6pm to 7pm
Burpengary Community Hall
Station Rd, Burpengary
Enquiries: 0419 674 072

QLD – CAIRNS
Wednesday 6th June, 2018 • 7pm to 8pm
Meditation Centre
27 Greenslopes St Manunda
Enquiries: 1300 724 252

QLD – CAIRNS
Saturday 2nd June, 2018 • 7.30am to 8.30am (morning meditation)
Cairns City Esplanade
(near the Lagoon)
Enquiries: 1300 724 252

QLD – GOLD COAST
Monday 4th June, 2018 • 7:00 to 9pm
Southport Community Centre
6 Lawson St, Southport, Room F4 Level 1.
Enquiries: 0414 438 243

QLD – KAWANA
Monday 4th June, 2018 • 5.45pm to 7pm
Kawana Island Meeting
Place5 Grand Parade, Parrearra
Enquiries: 0438 773 705

QLD – LOGAN
Tuesday 5th June, 2018 • 6:30 to 8.30pm
Logan Hyperdome Library
66-70 Mandew St, Shailer Park
Enquiries: Coralie: (07) 3299 7378

QLD – LOGAN CITY
Tuesday 5th June, 2018 • 6.30 to 7.45pm
Logan West Library
69 Grand Plaza Dve, Browns Plains, Logan City.
Enquiries: Glenda (07) 3208 6683

QLD – MAROOCHYDORE
Thursday 7th June, 2018 • 12pm to 1.30pm
Support Building
(upstairs) next to Library
Corner of Beach Parade and Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree

QLD – ROBINA
Tuesday 5th June, 2018 • 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday 6th June, 2018
6pm to 7pm
Robina Community Centre
Room 2.2 (second floor of the green building)
196 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina.
Enquiries: Adel: 0404 427 041

QLD – TOOWOOMBA
Sunday 3rd June 2018 • 10am to 11.30am
Tuesday 5th June, 2018:
Regulars: 9.30am to 11am
Newcomers: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Seminar Room Level 3
155 Herries St, Toowoomba City
Enquiries: 1300 724 252

Maps & free ongoing meditation classes in Queensland

SA

SA – BURNSIDE – East Adelaide
Tuesday 5th June, 2018 • 7:30pm
Burnside Community Centre
(Adjacent to Burnside Library)
Corner of Greenhill/ Portrush Rd.
(Google map)
Enquiries: 0417 806 336

SA – CHELTENHAM
Tuesday 5th June, 2018 • 7:30pm
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

VIC – MELBOURNE CBD
Wednesday 6th June, 2018 • 6pm to 7pm
Ross House
Meeting Room, Ground Floor
247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
(Google map)
Enquiries: 0414 792 725 or 0434 244 233

Free ongoing meditation classes in Victoria

WA

WA – GIDGEGANNUP
(45 mins NE of Perth)
Saturday 2nd June, 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

Himalayas

I cannot express my feelings on coming here but it is an auspicious moment to recall the glory of my father. All the seekers who did their penance here achieved their ascent with the inspiration they received from the Himalayas; they succeeded in rising to the pinnacle.

Himalaya is the Sahasrara which the Mother Earth has created for you. It should be worshipped. This Sahasrara is very great. I do not see anything except vibrations everywhere. Those who are here are drenched in this tremendous ocean of vibrations, just like fish in the water. These vibrations that are spread all around are so beautiful and joy-giving that it cannot be expressed in words. This is the blessing of the Himalayas.

First and foremost we accept the ocean as our guru. The pollution of the whole world is thrown in it. However, the ocean leaves behind the pollution in its bed and rises as clouds in the sky. It becomes absolutely pure, unblemished and so beautiful. Then it sails toward the Himalayas and covers it with “Hima” [snow].

The word, “Dhaula”, means absolutely pure, clear and nirmal [referring to the mountain range of Talnoo called Dhauladhar]. Ranges like the Dhauladhar spread across the Himalaya. These ranges are similar to the ranges that cover our brain and enlighten our Sahasrara. When we face the Himalaya we appear as particles before Him. There is nothing so special in us that can stand out before Him. What are we before His majesty?

This is the Sahasrara of the whole universe. It has given the whole universe such solace, happiness and joy that there remain nothing more to desire. I have opened your Sahasrara with its help. Through this Sahasrara I discovered that till the peace of the Himalaya settles within, its coolness will not permeate your nature.

Today let us pray to the Himalaya and the seven mighty Devis [Gods] that are here to bless us with their Divine Powers. Their Divine Powers are embodied in the Mother and may we receive these from Her. Thus evoking the embodiment of the Mother, may we seek refuge at the feet of the Himalaya.

Shri Mataji, 29 March 1985, Talnoo, Dharamshala, India

(Photograph: med-ina.org)

Shri MatajiThe problem is this greed. It is some sort of a inner defect in a human being. He becomes greedy – greedy because he has deviated from dharma [right conduct]. He thinks he can get pleasure out of things. He cannot and goes on accumulating and buying….

Just think of it. What is all this for? What pleasure does it give us? I can understand if you want to give somebody a present or you want to give somebody some happiness, joy. You should do it, but just for yourself … how much can you digest it? You cannot.

Joy is much more in giving to others. It’s not a thing that gives you any understanding of the fundamentals. And the fundamentals are that you are dharma. Within you is that. That is your valency and this materialism is absolutely against it because it creates all kinds of people – mafia, the Swiss banks, cheats…. They have no spititual sense….

In the nature it’s so matching – nothing gross, nothing loud. It’s so beautiful. This is red, but it has green to match it. This Mother Earth knows everything. She does everything, but what do we do for the Mother Earth…?

Anything that you want to use also should have its maryadas [boundaries]. Don’t go beyond it. If you take to swimming, you’ll go on swimming until you get sick. If you are horse riding, you’ll go on horse riding until you fall down. You see, this is also a kind of a life which has no maryadas, like greed has no maryadas….

What is the solution to get rid of this greed? It is to try and give it to others and see the joy. Give something to others, share and see the joy you feel by giving something…. These small, small things can give you great joy in giving to other people, not yourself….

If you don’t have greed, you get what you want…. But if you have greed, then God makes you dance…. Whatever you want, you can get it, if you don’t have greed about it. That’s such an enslaving thing within us, that we have greed… If you don’t ask for anything, you don’t desire for anything, you get what you need. Whatever you need, you get. But if you go on desiring, then go mad after it. Go there, get this and get lost. And then the thing also gets lost. That’s why it is said better try to develop a detachment. It’s all right. If it is there, well and good. If it is not there, it doesn’t matter. Then you’ll be surprised. your attention will be so subtle….

So you should go in for solutions and not for problems. Greed is a problem. How to get rid of the greed is the point. And to get rid of the greed is that if I buy something … for whom should I buy…? If you train your mind on these lines – not for yourself, but for others – then you’ll be amazed. This greed will run away and you’ll have joy…. If giving is there, then this greed goes away and you get what you want. It’s a very simple mantra.

Shri Mataji, 1997

Om signEveryone is now familiar with the stereotypical image of a yogi sitting cross-legged chanting the sound, “OM”.  But what is the real significance of “OM”? 

OM is the primordial sound of the universe, the first sound, the sound that was made at the Big Bang, the beginning of our universe, and it resonates within our being. OM has the power to take us into meditation, to make us one with the universe, to take us into the the silence and the peace that is the vastness and the power of the universe, like the stillness of a bottomless lake that has no ripples. 

The sound, OM, was made when matter first started to divide and differentiate and to recombine. OM is actually made up of three separate sounds, A-U-M, that together make the sound, OM. The first is “A” which sounds like “ar” as in “car”. The second is “U” which sounds like “oo” as in “book”. The third is “M” which sounds like “m” as in “man”. These sounds can help to keep us in balance.  How?

Human beings have within them a subtle body which consists of three channels and seven chakras.  The three channels are connected to our emotions on the left, our physical and mental activity on the right and our integration and balance in the centre. If we are over-emotional we are operating too much on the left side, and if we are thinking and planning too much or are over-active physically then we are using our right side too much. These situations cause the imbalances which lead to physical and mental health problems. 

The central channel is generally activated only when we achieve our Self-realisation.  This happens when the residual life force (called the Kundalini) which resides in the sacrum bone in every human being rises up through the spine, through the limbic area in the brain and out the top of the head at the fontanelle bone area. It then connects us with the All-pervading Power of the universe, the force that created us, the force that keeps the planets in their orbits and makes the seeds sprout in the Mother Earth.

Once we have our Self-realisation we can go into “thoughtless awareness”, the state of true meditation in which we are awake and alert but we are not thinking. In thoughtless awareness the Kundalini flows through us, balancing our subtle systems and clearing our chakras, giving us good health and feelings of well-being. As we continue to meditate and to strengthen this connection, the Kundalini flows more strongly and we are able to enjoy the silence, the space between the thoughts, to be the pure consciousness, to feel one with the whole of creation.

After our Self-realisation, when we have that connection to the force that created us, the sounds of the OM (AUM) can help to clear and balance our channels.  If we use as a mantra the sound, A (“ar” as in “car”), it will help to clear the left channel, the sound, U (“oo” as in “book”), will help to clear the right channel and the sound, M (“m” as in “man”) ,will work on the central channel. As a result, the whole system will come into balance.

The sound, OM, also has the power to clear each of the chakras when sung at the pitch which resonates with the particular chakra, and it can raise the Kundalini when sung up the musical scale.

So, sit comfortably, on the floor or on a chair, hands palm upwards on your lap.  Take a few deep breaths, and relax.  Now sing, “Aaaaoooommm,” and let the sound take you into meditation, into the stillness and the silence and the peace that is the vastness of the universe where you are at one with the whole of creation and are nothing but pure consciousness.  Enjoy!

Kay Alford

(Illustration: affirmations.goingon.com)

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