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Why is it Free ?

Self-Realization is a natural process and can be considered as part of the human
spiritual evolution.  Self-Realization in Sahaja Yoga is to be made reachable to all at
no cost. Click on the link
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What are the Benefits of Sahaja Yoga ?

There are numerous benefits of Sahaja Yoga which are related to our physical,
emotional, and mental balance and well being.  To know more about the benefits of
Sahaja Yoga, click on the link
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What is Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Sahaja Yoga is a meditation technique developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.  
Sahaja means "born with you" and Yoga means "union with the divine".  Sahaja
Yoga involves the awakening  of a subtle spiritual energy called the Kundalini which
lies dormant at the base of the spine in the sacrum bone.  The gentle and
spontaneous awakening of this Kundalini energy is known as Self Realization.   
Sahaja Yoga is an inner revolution that brings about the transformation of human
beings into spiritual beings who gradually manifest sublime qualities of compassion,
love and generosity and who live in a progressively profound state of bliss and inner
peace.  It is a living process and a gradual transformation of our awareness.  Sahaja
Yoga is a spiritual movement of global proportions and is practiced by people from
all age groups and social backgrounds who are all united by their experience of the
same inner peace and joy.

What is Meditation ?

Meditation is a state of our awareness in which we are not thinking.  To get into this
state we must let go of our thoughts and enter into a state of thoughtless awareness
where we think neither of the past nor the future but are entirely in the present
moment.  We begin to enjoy our Self, our Spirit - we start to enjoy being.

Is There a Charge for Sahaja Yoga?

There is no cost or charge for Sahaja Yoga. It is a non-profit organisation.

Who Is Shri Mataji?

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is the founder of Sahaja Yoga, which she established in
1970. Since then she has given thousands of lectures, and has taught millions how
to practice the technique.

Shri Mataji was born at noon on the Spring Equinox, March 21, 1923 to Christian
parents.   As a child Shri Mataji along with her parents had lived in the ashram of
Mahatma Gandhi who affectionately gave her the nickname "Nepali". Shri Mataji
played a courageous role as youth leader in Gandhi’s Free India movement and was
imprisoned and tortured for her participation in this movement.

Shortly before India's independence she married Sir C.P. Srivastava, one of India's
most respected high-ranking civil servants.  Mr. Srivastava was knighted by the
Queen of England in 1989 and received similar honors from many countries for his

After fulfilling her familial duties of bringing up two daughters, Shri Mataji embarked
on her spiritual mission.  Shri Mataji began with a small handful of people in India
and very soon thousands of ordinary people in many countries were getting the
blissful experience of Kundalini awakening (Self Realization)  and discovering for
themselves that by using Shri Mataji's techniques, they could also pass this
experience on to others.  Unlike the many so-called "gurus" of the modern era, Shri
Mataji has never charged for her lectures or for giving Self Realization.  She has
always insisted that you cannot pay for your enlightenment.  She has warned of the
dangers of going to the many false, self proclaimed "gurus" and cults who are only
interested in making money and are not capable of giving Self Realization.
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