If you live in Brisbane or are lucky enough to be visiting in the area, please come along to our free monthly meditation workshop at Wamuran, (60 minutes north of Brisbane) on Saturday 30 January 2010.
People who have previously attended the seminars have remarked that they felt much more relaxed and balanced, and could feel their tensions melted away by this simple, effective technique.
Here’s a sample of some of the things participants said about the workshops:
“Thank you for a wonderful afternoon, for the peace and friendship.”
“I felt welcome and enjoyed the experience.”
“I am grateful for such a beautiful experience. I felt welcome and believe the experience has opened me up to many possibilities.”
“I found it interesting and enjoyable. The people were kind and friendly. The atmosphere was warm and hospitable.”
“It’s a great opportunity to discover what is within us. We can learn to use the meditation properly for the benefit of our souls and the health of our physical body.”
The workshop, which commences at 2.00 pm, will include a very enjoyable, live concert performed by talented Sahaja Yoga musicians.
The workshop is intended for new participants, as well as those who have never attended before. Please come along, even if you have never meditated before.
2:00 – 2:30pm: Arrival and refreshments
2:30 – 3:00pm: Meditation – How to achieve the state of mental silence
3:00 – 4:00pm: Clearing techniques to improve your meditation
4:00 – 4:20pm: Video lecture from Shri Mataji (founder of Sahaja Yoga)
4:20 – 5:15pm: Meditation and live music
Cost: There are no costs or payments required for your attendance.
Directions to Workshop venue in Wamuran:
The address is: 95 McClintock Road, Wamuran. From the M1 motorway, take the Kilcoy exit and proceed along D’aguilar Hwy until reaching Wamuran. Opposite the IGA store, turn right and then right again into Station Rd. Turn left at the small roundabout into Newlands Rd for approximately 3km, then left into Patane Rd which leads to McClintock Rd. Number 95 is just over the top of the hill on the left.
Are you thinking of coming? For planning purposes, please email us at [email protected].
On the weekend of 11-12 October 2008 a Sahaja Yoga seminar/workshop was held in Northern Tasmania at Golden Valley. “Mountainside Nature Retreat” was the venue, set on the side of an old volcano-shaped peak amongst blooming blackwoods, daffodils, and very happy birds.
The Goddess of Spring gave Her best show with warm clear sunshine, morning mist and many flowers. On the Friday night there was a welcome, and then the Theatre of Eternal Values’ production of “Friends” was played, followed by songs and meditation.
This was followed by a sumptuous dinner that set the standard for the weekend. The twenty people who came were very generous with food and marvelled at the quantity and quality.
Meditations and workshops happened on Saturday, using the elements: water for foot-soaking and sitting on the earth. The film, “Freedom and Liberation”, was played, before the usual scrumptious dinner.
Sunday morning’s meditation was very beautiful and strong. A talk given by Shri Mataji in Brisbane was played on video.
The barbeque lunch was very joyous and everyone enjoyed the open air, eating a local butcher’s chicken sausages and patties.
Here are some comments from the people who attended the workshop:
“When I go to meditation groups, after a while I need my own space. I couldn’t stay away from you all!”
“I didn’t know people could be so happy and beautiful. ‘Spirituality’ is usually serious.”
“Her photo fills this room with love and joy.”
One lady was monitoring her acid levels, and couldn’t believe they were neutral after all the food she ate at the weekend!
Phillip and Sarah Frankcombe
When was the last time you had a day you could describe like this:
“A most enlightening and enriching experience.” Sushil
“Wonderful, positive…and truly was attuned to the individual spirit.” Katrina
“I experienced calmness and tranquillity.” Murali
“Lovely atmosphere and a beautiful place to be.” Alan
“I felt very peaceful of mind, which was hard lately…having very kind and warm people around was a good feeling too.” Indiana
These are just some of the glowing comments received from people who attended Sahaja Yoga’s free one-day meditation workshops in Sydney. If a day like this appeals to you, please read on to learn how you can participate.
Seeking truth and peace
Most people at some time have felt stressed or out of balance or found themselves seeking an indefinable something “more” in their lives. As a result, many people have now discovered the benefits of true meditation with Sahaja Yoga, and enjoy the peace and enlightenment they find when attending our free weekly classes in locations across Australia. The meditation is very easy and no prior experience is needed.
Here in Sydney, over some time we had requests for more in-depth sessions, more than we could possibly fit into our local weekly meetings of an hour or two. So one bright Sunday morning, some years ago, we held our first half-day meditation workshop, which proved to be very popular with both absolute beginners and regulars alike. Demand simply kept growing. So we now hold free one-day meditation Sunday workshops in Sydney, about three or four times a year.
“A beautiful experience – what a lovely day we had!” Anita
“This was a touch of love in my life.” Carlos
“It is one of the most amazing and wonderful experiences, coming to the meditation workshop. Enjoyed each minute of it.” Nandini
“Thanks for helping me to see how much power and energy I have in myself. It was really an amazing experience – I enjoyed it very much.” Manpreet
“Brilliant workshop! Theory is clear and the meditation makes it a very rewarding day.” Sandra
Though the topics and presenters may vary with each workshop, by request the workshops have an emphasis on blending lots of practical sessions and meditations along with the theory.
Sahaja Yoga meditation workshops are provided free, as a non-profit community service, with very experienced meditators there to help with any queries.
“In this age of commercialisation and business orientated activities, I am delighted to see such activities being done on a volunteer basis at no cost to the participants. This speaks a lot of the true intentions of the organisers, who are there to really help the community. Keep it up!” Yan
Lunch and morning tea are provided ($5 by donation on entry).
When is the next workshop?
Please note, the next Sydney workshop date has not yet been decided. Once the date is set, we notify people in our database by email, about two weeks before the event. If you’d like to be notified, see how to subscribe below.
To be notified by email of our next workshop, subscribe to our database here.
For further workshop details and frequently asked questions, follow this link.
We look forward to meeting you.
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to experience the peace of true meditation, and would like to join us at a workshop, you are welcome to come along. Who knows? Maybe next time it will be you writing to give us your feedback!
Sahaja Yoga collective in Sydney, Australia
On Saturday 31st May 2008, we invited people who had been attending regular weekly meditation programs to come to the Sahaja Yoga Centre at Wamuran, 60 km north of Brisbane, for an advanced meditation workshop. We had emailed subscribers to the newsletter as well, but as it turned out, the weather had other ideas!
Heavy rain, storms and flooding hit the Sunshine Coast area that weekend and some people indicated they might not be able to attend. Preparations were well in hand, however, and plenty of food and refreshments had been organised.
Despite the conditions, ten guests braved the elements and the muddy driveway, to further their knowledge of Sahaja Yoga. After the introductions, some light refreshments were offered, and then it was into the meditation room to start the proceedings.
After a formal welcome to Wamuran, a brief introduction to Sahaja Yoga followed. After this we went through the Self-realisation, as some people had never attended a program. Then out came the footsoak bowls. Yogis helped in clearing chakras during the guided meditation and we could feel the vibrations increasing. A demonstration of working on one’s own chakras was then given and instructions for meditating at home.
A period of quiet meditation followed, accompanied by some sitar playing. The vibrations were strong during the meditation, and people’s faces seemed to take on a more serene appearance.
A talk by Shri Mataji called “Establishing Your Self-realisation” followed. We rounded off the workshop with some bhajans, ending with the Maha Mantras. Meditation then continued, accompanied by some quiet music.
The delightful smells from the kitchen soon brought our attention to our nabhi chakras, however, and then it was time to mingle around the dining table savouring the cuisine. Our guests were genuinely happy and at ease, and most didn’t want to leave, staying for cups of tea, laughing and chatting with the yogis. Some even helped with the washing up!
Amazingly, it was only after everyone had gone, that we realised that it hadn’t rained at all during the entire program, even though destructive winds and torrential rain had been forecast.
The feedback from the guests was extremely positive. We are planning to hold monthly workshops in the future on the last Saturday of each month.