Friday, 23 June 2017
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is with great joy that we invite you to register online for the Nirmal Arts Academy at the Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaj Yoga World Centre in Cabella this summer.
The Academy will take place from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 20th July 2017, and culminate in the 9th edition of the Culture of the Spirit Festival on the 22nd and 23rd July.
Here is how alumni describe their experience:
The joy of collective creativity, of discovery, creating new friendships through sahaja art, deepening meditation through art and vice versa! I loved being in Cabella and being in the vibrations.
There is so much choice and possibility to discover new arts and a new depth of meditation.
Everything is organised with love.
You can find more information about the Nirmal Arts Academy courses, teachers, schedule and how to register here:
A tree says:
A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail. (Hermann Hesse)
Once again, we thank all those who dedicate their precious time, energy and expertise to nurturing a Sahaj culture of the spirit.
the TEV team
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Monday, 5 June 2017
Jai Shri Mataji!
The joyful work of establishing the DEVI School continues, we would like to take this opportunity to share our latest updates. For those hearing about the project for the first time, the DEVI School is a new international Sahaj boarding school, for children aged 10 to 16, opening in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Enrolment - Nearly full!
As of today, 38 students have applied for enrolment from several countries, including China, Italy, England, Ukraine, America, Austria and Mexico. As our capacity for the first year is 40 places, enrolment will soon be closed, and further applications will go on the waiting list. Our team will soon begin reviewing all student applications and then offering official admission. We are so grateful that parents are placing their trust at the beginning of this beautiful project. We endeavour to work hard and do all it takes to get the school up and running by September.
Jobs and Volunteers
We have had over 65 applicants from all over the world. So many amazing yogis have come forward. It is very humbling and heartwarming to see this impact of positivity. It makes us feel sure that the school will have very dedicated and profound yogis on board. We have just finished reviewing the long list of applicants and are happy to say we will start the interview process later this week. Once jobs have been allotted, we will make this public on our website. devischool.org. Thanks very much to all who have applied for one job or another at the school.
Donations are reaching us from all over the globe. To date we have raised over $85,000 Canadian dollars. Again we are humbled at how generous yogis are being. We pray that this continues until our target of $250,000 has been met. We have some advocates reaching out in different countries who are giving short DEVI School presentations to their collectives, and organising fundraising events. Recenty we had yogis in Toronto giving such a presentation, and as well some perspective students of the school baked homemade cakes and raised money. It is wonderful to see the school is inspiring yogis, especially yuvas, to be involved. If you would like to help with fundraising, please be imaginative. Think about an event in your local collective. We humbly ask that if you have not yet donated please remember to do so. Every dollar helps. No donation is too small!
If you feel you would like to do a small presentation about the DEVI school at your local meeting or Puja it would really help the school. We are aware that there are still many people who have not heard about this school yet. We have materials that we can send to you that will make this very easy. Please contact us if you would like more information.
It is important for the school that your loving attention continues. It is our priority to make yogis far and wide feel the openness and collectivity that the DEVI school has to offer. This project is a collective effort. It started because there was a desire to create more schools for Shri Mataji's children. It was through Shri Mataji that this school came to us: in November of last year we heard that a former school in Mill Village, Nova Scotia, was for sale at the price of one dollar. Because another potential site for the school was taking our attention at that time, we took a bit of time to see what was being granted to us. But by January of this year we placed a proposal for this school, laying everything at the Lotus Feet of Shri Mataji. Since then we have got to this tremendous point! We ask ourselves, how did this happen? We thank you, Shri Mataji, again and again, for showing us all that in You all things are possible.
Eastern Canada Tour
This coming July the Yuva Shakti are organising a tour of Eastern Canada, that will begin in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tour participants will help clean up, paint, and organize the school and its grounds. If you would like to get involved in this and/or join the Canadian East Coast tour, please contact Marcel Kuhn at email@example.com. We need many hands to prepare everything for the students. Staff will begin arriving on site at the beginning of August. It will be a very busy time. We would appreciate as much help as possible. Please don't be shy!
We thank you all for your continued support. Without you, this school would not be possible.
We send you all our love and respect.
We pray, Shri Mataji, that this school will open in September, 2017. We pray, Shri Mataji, that any obstacles be removed for this to happen. We surrender everything, Shri Mataji, at your Lotus Feet, and we will carry on with our full hearts in this joyful work, as an offering of Love and Worship to You.
The DEVI School team
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
I saw Her again in the Palace Hall, on the next two days, when She gave two consecutive talks. The 4,000-seat hall was overcrowded; some people were seated on flap seats. Then we Sahaja Yogis sat on the floor, between the first rows and the stage, creating a cordon around Shri Mataji.
In December 1990, the French Sahaja sangha invited a group of seven Romanians including myself to go to India. After most of the Yogis attending the India tour were already at Pratishthan, we arrived there and were greeted by Shri Mataji. I remember Her staying at the top of an exterior flight of stairs next to a small room between the first and second floors, where She used to stay at that time since the house was under construction. She thanked us for coming. I felt overwhelmed: How could it be possible that God would thank you? On the contrary, we were those who ought to be thankful to Her!
In the first photo, Shri Mataji is on the stairs outside the History Museum, Bucharest, where there was a Sahaja Yoga exhibition, in 1991. She is seen leaving the Museum after visiting the Sahaja Yoga exhibition. It was a big event which was presented on the National TV program and another TV program broadcast through all the country.
Shri Mataji again visited Romania in July 1992. Meanwhile, our collective had become much larger, as could be seen when we greeted Her at the airport. From there, She was driven to Elisabeth Palace, a former royal residence. There She was hosted in the king's apartments. A small group of Sahaja Yogis waited for Her next to the entrance. Shri Mataji stopped in front of a young lady who, very shy, waited behind the others. Mother asked her why she was so sad and the lady answered that the doctors had diagnosed a cancer tumor in her intestine.
Shri Mataji invited the lady inside, like a true compassionate Mother. She asked for a glass of water and charged the water with vibrations, putting Her left hand into the glass. She gave the water to the lady telling her to drink from it because it is good for the left channel. While drinking, the lady was asked to hold her right hand through the open window, driving the negativity outside the house. Mother advised her to take ajwan fumigations at her Mooladhara chakra and to sleep with kumkum on her forehead. She called the lady's husband and told him he had to help his wife. When the patient went for a checkup, the doctor was astonished to see that the tumor had disappeared. The lady lives to this day (sixteen years later).
Shri Mataji sat in an armchair and the leader of France gave Her Feet a prolonged massage. I sat on the floor together with other Sahaja Yogis and absorbed the waves of vibrations She bestowed around Her. A young couple that desired to get married had asked me permission to request Mother's blessing. In my turn, I entered the apartment and humbly asked for Her accord. Then, to my great surprise, Shri Mataji asked me what I thought about this marriage.
The next morning, Shri Mataji consented to pay a visit to an important exhibition we had organized for Her arrival. The exhibition was in the imposing building of the Museum of National History and had been presented by the National TV program while another private program broadcast its own throughout the entire country. Mother stopped in front of a bust of Plato, which was placed among other great realized souls. She said that Socrates had been a great prophet, while Plato had distorted the teachings of his master. After visiting the entire exhibition with great patience, Shri Adi Shakti took rest on a couch and we, Her children, sat on the floor at the holy Feet of our Divine Mother.
After 1992, Shri Mataji gave public programs in Romania every year at the Polyvalent Hall, where every time 3,000 to 6,000 persons received their self-realization. Each year She used to go for shopping, usually in the 'Unirea' (meaning, 'Union,' that is, 'Yoga') supermarket. There She bought crystals, either uncoloured or cobalt colored in blue or red. I think they were for Baba Mama's beautiful collection I had seen during the visit I paid to his house in Nagpur. The building had been designed by Shri Mataji and looked like a palace.
Mother also used to buy many handicrafts. She loved beautiful handmade things: vases, ceramics, tablecloths, high-quality porcelains and dishes decorated with folklore motifs. At other times, She used to buy fabrics for saris, men suits, which She used to ask a Yogi to put on so She could check the size. She would say: this is for X, the other would go to Y, and so on, like a loving Mother choosing outfits for Her children. She would shop for hours, exploring each floor of the huge general store. When She was done, especially with the handicrafts, She left behind empty shelves. The vendors could hardly keep pace with Her, packing. We carried all the packs to the cars outside, following Shri Mataji's Mercedes.
One time, when Mother exited the 'Unirea' supermarket, a group of gypsy women surrounded Her. They had recognized Shri Mataji from the countless posters spread all over the capital. She gave all of them self-realisation by just asking them to hold their palms towards Her and asked me to invite them to the public program that evening. Then, something strange happened. A young man appeared from nowhere and came smiling within reach of Shri Mataji, offering candies to Her from a paper bag. After treating everyone around, he left us without a word, in the same sudden way as he had made his appearance.
During the fall of the same year, 1992, Shri Mataji blessed Romania again with Her holy presence. She came to Timisoara, where Diwali was celebrated for the first time in a country from Eastern Europe. The puja was attended by hundreds of Sahaja Yogis from Russia and other ex-communist countries, but not so many from the West. We had also invited many Indian brothers and sisters. Only two to three months before the puja, the Romanian authorities decided to impose severe restrictions for admitting people from certain countries, including India, into Romania. All our actions ran into closed gates and we gave up. At that moment, we got a call from Italy, announcing that Shri Mataji also needed an entry visa. We went immediately to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where someone suggested to contact the Indian Embassy.
There we found a fax from an Indian Sahaja Yogi who came forward as guarantor to all the Indians on an attached list including all our brothers and sisters invited to Diwali. With the list favorably endorsed by the Indian Embassy, the same day the Romanian authorities gave their consent to the admission of our invitees. Such a quick and sudden change of attitude just a day before the puja was a real miracle. As a matter of fact, Shri Mataji was a bearer of a diplomatic passport and needed no visa.
Accompanied by Sir CP, Shri Mataji arrived by flight from London to Bucharest and from there took the train to Timisoara. This was the city where the Romanian Revolution had started, making possible the opening of Romania toward Sahaja Yoga. After arriving at the Continental Hotel, where an apartment was booked for the guests of honor, Sir CP shared with us his good memories about his former visit to the Romanian shipyards.
In the evening, after fireworks at the city's stadium, we had the puja and Sahaja Yogis from various countries performed a musical program. Then, Shri Mataji offered presents to each participant (there were hundreds, maybe a thousand) until 6 am. This was another lesson given to us by the Divine Mother: of love and patience. Mother had asked me to tell Her about each lady if they had a long or short hair, so She could accordingly offer them either a hairpin or another ornament. Later on, She told me that women should fasten their long hair. Only the Goddess can wear loose hair.
We returned with Shri Mataji to the palace, where She was staying. I had the courage to present Mother with the manuscript of the 'Bible Enlightened', of which I had just completed the first part. At that time, the book had no title. It was chosen later on by Shri Mataji. She opened the manuscript at a specific page and showed me a mistake I made translating a Sanskrit word. I was amazed: She went directly there! Then She decided the book would be printed in India. I felt extremely happy being thus encouraged to go on with this work. I had finished reading the Holger Kersten's Jesus Lived in India and had some uncertainties.
'Shri Mataji, did Lord Jesus really die on the cross?' I asked.
'Yes,' came Her answer, 'He died, indeed, then He resurrected.' I asked if the Turin Shroud had belonged to Lord Jesus, and Shri Mataji confirmed that fact.
On the day of the public program in Bucharest in September 1994, Shri Mataji was shopping from 10 am to 5.00 or 6.00 pm. The lady looking after Her carried a little basket with a few Diet Coke cans for Her. After returning to the palace where Shri Mataji was hosted, we were surprised to find out that we were neither hungry nor tired. Shri Mataji, as usual, asked us as a careful Mother if we were hungry.
'No Mother, we already had Your vibrations feeding us,' we answered, which was true. And the program was at 8.00 pm! In fact, Shri Mataji had no rest at all before the program. She came at 9 o'clock, allowing us to give the introduction. To us, these prolonged shopping sessions were a lesson of endless love and patience.
When Shri Mataji returned to the palace after the program, She was as fresh as a flower. She either asked to watch the Romanian news on the TV (we learned that this was Her way of putting Her attention on Romania's problems) or desired to watch one (sometimes even two) Indian movies, which She translated for us. We were prepared for this request, having borrowed videotapes from the Embassy of India. One evening, She watched the movie Ghost with us and told us it is realistic in what concerned the ghosts. After the public programs, Mother usually went to sleep at about 3.00 or 4.00 am.
We had rented the queen's apartments for Shri Mataji, in the palace. The furniture was inspired by Persian art, and Mother immediately noticed this and referred to the Parsis in India. A pianoforte was in the living room. After the public program, Mother asked us which bhajan would we like Her to play the piano, and then She started to play. As I was listening to Shri Adi Shakti's interpretation, I fully understood the meaning of the words 'divine music.'
One morning, after breakfast, Shri Mataji told me that I had a hot liver. She called a Sahaja Yogini and asked her to bring some ice cubes wrapped in a towel. She insisted that I should put the ice on my liver, holding it with my left hand while keeping my right hand towards Her.
'Now, it's better,' Shri Mataji said after several minutes, I then realized that we were really cells in Shri Adi Shakti's body and She suffered every time something was wrong with us.
In Romania, the problems came from a religious organization. It so happened that one time they put pressure on the Romanian Government to ban all the 'sects'. When I told Mother about that, She said that this organisation would be exposed and we should not worry, then She gave a bandhan.
'Anytime you have a problem, give a bandhan,' She said.
From that day on the bandhan has helped us many times, no matter how serious the problem was when we brought it to the attention of the Divine.
Sometime after I was appointed the leader of Romania, Shri Mataji permitted me to give a massage to Her Holy Feet, using eucalyptus oil. She had taken rest on a sofa and during the massage She fell asleep like a baby, holding Her arms above the head. I felt like the vibrations became stronger than before and realized that even while sleeping, Mother worked on us. On another day, I was given the opportunity to massage Shri Adi Shakti's Lotus Feet during a puja, in Bulgaria I think.
To go to Sofia, we had to fly by Air Bulgaria. We had a big surprise finding how small their aircraft was, with only two dozen places. A short ladder gave us access under the tail of the plane. Shri Mataji made no comment. On such a small toy plane, we expected to have a very bumpy flight, especially on a hot summer day, with ascending and descending air streams due to convection. The presence of Shri Adi Shakti allowed, however, the airplane to hover as smoothly as a car on a modern highway. After that, She traveled between Bucharest and Sofia by sleeper train.
In December 1995, at Ganapatipule, the country leaders were asked to see Shri Mataji. We entered the villa and sat around Her on the terrace floor. I offered a freshly printed copy of Bible Enlightened to Mother's Holy Lotus Feet.
'Only you could have written this book,' Shri Mataji told me, and I was aware that no one else had heard this. The sun went below the horizon and a power failure turned the villa into a total darkness. We stayed like that for about ten minutes, but to me, it seemed an eternity spent in the Kingdom of God. The world around ceased to exist.
On August 2nd, 1996, Shri Mataji was invited to give a talk at the Ecological University in Bucharest. She was greeted by the President of the University, a member of the Romanian Academy and several deans. Mother was invited to the Principal's office where She stayed long enough to not disappoint the hosts.
At the end of Her conference, the President of the University presented Shri Mataji with the Diploma of Doctor of Cognitive Science of the University. It was an impressive moment and the audience applauded for a long time. Mother left the stage, passing by the audience and, halting before a man I had never met before, She smiled.
'How do you do?' She asked him.
Leaving the university, Shri Mataji expressed Her wish to see the city. We realized why: elections were coming up for the President and the Parliament of Romania. On the previous day, we had presented Her with photos of the two leading candidates for the presidency, and She made a comment about one of them—the person who was elected as president. From the car, we had shown Shri Mataji the main institutions: the Parliament, the Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the police and the Secret Service, the Palace of Justice, and others.
After the public program in the Polyvalent Hall, Shri Mataji stayed for a while on the stage. A Sahaja Yogi came to me, saying that a general of the army, the department head of the Central Military Hospital, had asked for the favor of being received by Shri Mataji. She sent him word to come to the Elisabeth Palace next morning at 9 o'clock.
The next morning, I was very surprised to see that he was the gentleman Shri Mataji had asked, 'How do you do?' Mother had just had Her breakfast. The general waited patiently and had brought a rose for Her. I already knew him by reputation from a Sahaja Yogi, who told me he was a proud man. Here he had turned into a different man — timid, apprehensive, like a child before his mother.
Shri Mataji asked me to show him into the living room of the royal apartment where She was hosted. The general entered hesitantly, offering to Shri Mataji the flower, which had meanwhile withered. Mother was seated on a couch, surrounded by thousands of flowers brought by the Sahaja Yogis. She graciously accepted the modest flower and kept it in Her hand during the entire meeting which strongly impressed him. Shri Mataji invited him to Vashi to meet Dr Rai. He was extremely happy and the next January went to Vashi for two weeks. Later he wrote the foreword to the Romanian translation of Dr. Rai's book.
Shri Mataji decided to go shopping. At the bottom of the stairs, a young newspaper woman asked Her for an interview. She was even more emotional than the general. When She was asked about the future, Shri Mataji answered that it does not interest Her because She knows it. This statement became the title of the article which the lady published. She later became a Sahaja Yogini.
After the 1997 Diwali celebration, Shri Mataji sent word for me to come to Her apartment at the 'Palácio de Seteais' at Cintra, Portugal. 'Seteais' means 'Seven Sighs,' evoking the Holy Breeze nourishing the seven chakras. She asked me if I intended to go on the India Tour and my answer was negative. After She asked me about the Romanian collective, She again asked the same question. I hesitated to answer. She said that many beautiful temples would be seen during this tour.
'You would not pay for the tour, I invite you,' She added, noticing my hesitation, and guessing the real reason of my incapacity to go to India. The tour that year was amazing, including Delhi, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Madras, Cochin, Bangalore, and Ganapatipule.
In 1999, in Turkey, I asked Shri Mataji for permission to leave Romania and live with the rest of my family, in the United States.
'You may go now, Sahaja Yoga is established in Romania,' She smiled at me and said.
When I arrived in America it was the spring of 2001. The same year, I attended the Shri Krishna Puja at Canajoharie. At the end, She offered presents to the American leaders. I was also called on the stage, and Mother gave me a wonderful painting by Roybal.
'I know you appreciate arts,' She said. To me, this was a kind of 'Welcome to America.'
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Monday, 17 April 2017
The Spring session is getting closer and closer. We are still missing at least 4 bedroom aunties.
Sahaja Yoga Village, Shri Ganga
In 1996, Shri Mataji had already asked for land to be purchased on the banks of Shri Ganga. The purpose of this land was for Western yogis to have a place in India where they could live together collectively or retire.
The DEVI School, Canada
After a tremendous journey of many years, of many countries around the world, and of many hearts full of pure desire...
Visa application for Pujas in Canajoharie, USA
It is with great joy and anticipation that we are preparing for pujas in Canajoharie for 2017.
Monday, 3 April 2017
Adi Shakti, the Queen of the Sahasrara and to offer Puja to Shri
Mataji Nirmala Devi. She has lead mankind to the level of complete
integration of everything that we had known before and whichever can
be known in future by allowing us to be in the presence. With the
opening of the Sahasrara everything what had no meaning before started
to make sense and was filled with life. By Her infinite grace, we
human beings have become one with the Divine and have reached our
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Jai Shri Mataji!
We all know, Cabella Ligure in Italy is a land blessed by our beloved Mother H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. Mother has spent 20 years in Cabella and bestowed upon us tremendous opportunities to offer more than hundred Pujas in Her Sakaar form.
With our hearts bowed in Her bhakti and love, we at Sahaja Yoga World Center, invite all Sahaja Yogis from all over the world to attend the Cabella Wellness Camp – 2017. The Wellness Camp gives one a soulful and nourishing experience of the 'life at Cabella' amidst the most beautiful landscape and ambience full of vibrations.
Every year Wellness camp has an overall supervision of Sujata Kenjale Tommasi, a deep Indian Sahaja Yogini living in Italy from several years. However, this year Sujata will also be accompanied by an Expert Team from Vashi Health Center, India that has worked under Dr. Madhur Rai for a long period of time. Working at Vashi, the team have obtained enormous depth in various Sahaj treatments and techniques and have vast experience to cater to the 'wellness' needs of Sahaja Yogis from the all over the world.
Please click here to register for the first Wellness Camp 2017.
Come, let us join together to experience the everflowing divine love emitting from the Lotus Feet of Shri Adishakti and take the blessing to be in a place which She once called as 'The Heart of the Universe'. Wellness camp also provides an immense opportunity to people to be a part of all the collective Pujas that falls under the Wellness camp schedule.
The schedule comprises of occasions of offering pujas in the Castle, havans, individual counselling sessions with the experts, collective meditation sessions, practice of Sahaj treatments and techniques, daily footsoak and/or body soaks in the holy river Borbera – the Ganges, being one with the Mother Nature and last but not the least living a collective life in Casa Forme, a building which was bought by Shri Mataji.
It is our great desire to keep flowing in the river of eternal bliss that is emanating from Cabella and to provide maximum platforms to let all the Sahaja Yogis from all over the world to be here and absorb this nectar within…
With love & regards,
Sahaja Yoga World Foundation
The Wellness Team
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga World Foundation
Via Martiri della Libertà 11
15060 Cabella Ligure (AL)
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