Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Ideas for the NIRMAL TEMPLE area

From: Sahaja Yoga World Foundation 

Dear brothers and sisters,

JAI SHRI MATAJI

as many of you have seen already at the Guru Puja, the sahaj "BAR" at the Albera Camp has been moved to a new place at the right side of the main entrance road. 

We have also moved the "SHOP AREA" at the same place, there you can find the stands of some sahaja artist selling sahaj related items as well as the stalls of the World Foundation and many other "sahaj fund raising projects". 

This AREA is provided with free WiFi.

Consequentely, the space occupied by the bar, at the right side of the NIRMAL TEMPLE (ex hangar), is now empty. 

Many sahaja yogis have already proposed some ideas on how we could make it usefull and comfortable as a "Relax & Resting Area" place for all.

We would like to invite you all to send your ideas here about this new project but, most important we would like some volenteer to join our team in the realisation of the project for the betterment of our collective resources.

 

with sahaj love, 

the Cabella Team



Sunday, 23 July 2017

Teacher for International Sahaj School at Canajoharie

We are looking for someone who can spontaneously integrate teaching methods with the goal of developing a genuine sahaja teaching style. We seek a candidate who will be able to teach joyfully and lovingly through games, art and nature as well as work with students to achieve their full potentially academically and as a community of learners.



Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Seven Eyes - Newest Video Released "The Road Is My Song"

SEVEN EYES
Dear friends and fans

Our newest music video "The Road Is My Song" is now available on YouTube. Have a listen and let us know if you like it!!

The Road Is My Song
The Road Is My Song  by Seven Eyes
"The Road Is My Song" composed by Tanya Wells and Paulo Vinícius is one of the songs from The Seed album. Order your hard copy HERE

Video directed, edited and shot in San Diego, California in June of 2017  by Nepal Arslam. Check his videos on his website


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With love,
Seven Eyes x
Copyright © *2017* *Seven Eyes Music LTD, All rights reserved.







Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Aunties Needed for Fall Term - Canajoharie, 2017

Education at the International Sahaj School is holistic in nature. Every part of the day is considered part of the educational process. The aunties are therefore also teachers, helping the children build respect for self and others, as well as for the beautiful surrounding nature.



Thursday, 13 July 2017

Sahaja Yoga Encyclopedia top pages


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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Canajoharie - Nirmal Arts Academy 2017 - Register Now!





Dear Family,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Nirmal Arts Academy in Canajoharie, from August 7th to August 17th, followed by Shri Krishna Puja.

The Arts Academy takes place over the course of two magical weeks before Shri Krishna Puja, in which we can immerse ourselves in the Divine experience of vibrations and go deeper in the knowledge of our Sahaja culture. It offers the opportunity to study a wide range of arts and build artistic projects with fellow artists and participants. We can discover and develop our different talents, sharing Divine inspiration through our brothers and sisters from around the world, and learn from all the wonderful and dedicated artists we have in our Sahaja family. The Nirmal Arts Academy will provide you with a platform to build and improve your artistic skills in various ways under the guidance of dedicated artists and with the blessings of our Divine Mother.

We are honored to welcome 12 very talented artists to the Academy this year, who will teach a total of 14 courses over the 2 week period. Yogis from ages 5 and up are invited to explore the Course Offerings and join us by registering below! Discounted Online Registration is only open until August 1st, and as some classes have limited capacity, we encourage you to sign up early!

Please find below the artists and courses that have been confirmed.
  • Ranjan Sharma, India: Indian Vocal and Advanced Harmonium
  • Miguel Czachowski, Poland: Flamenco Guitar
  • Shaktidhar, India: Indian Flute (Bansuri)
  • Sandesh Popatkar, India: Tabla
  • Kinga Malec, Poland: Kathak (Indian Classical Dance), Indian Folk Dance 
  • Gita Pattison & Julie Mandal, Canada: Theater Improv
  • Abhishek Arora, USA: Beginner harmonium
  • Shanti Ghosh, USA: Wood burning or Pyrography
  • Sandra Sinha, USA: Contemporary dance
  • Anjan Upadhya, USA: Photography, Music Production
  • Subhash Singh, UK: Oil Painting
In addition to these courses, we will be offering a separate track for children ages 5-12 called Kid's Academy. Please visit the website for further details on courses and artists.

Request for volunteers: We plan to allocate few slots in the academy for volunteers - the primary responsibility of the volunteers will be to assist with the day-to-day academy activities. However, they can take one class of their choice and only pay for meals, Please  send an email to cj-info@nirmalarts.academy  if you are interested.

Register Now: https://www.nirmalnagariu sa.org/events/nirmal-arts-acad emy-2017/

If you have any questions/concerns, please reach out to us at: cj-info@nirmalarts.academy

Looking forward eagerly to be together and enjoy the bliss of collectivity.

Jai Shri Mataji
Nirmal Arts Academy Team


Saturday, 24 June 2017

Nirmal Arts Academy 2017 - Cabella, Italy

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.


Friday, 23 June 2017

Sahaj School, Cabella - Staff Recruitment Update

Cabella International Sahaja School is preparing for the next academic year 2017/2018 and we have already received many applications for different positions.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Nirmal Arts Academy 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:

https://tev.wildapricot.org/event-2552599

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. 

 

With love,

the TEV team

nirmalarts.org
theatreofeternalvalues.com




Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Vilamba update - 2 new albums - concerts - in the news

Hi everyone, here's a little update about what the band's up to this Summer


In the news,  Elba Island
At the end of April we participated in the artistic event 'Meditiamo L'isola d'Elba'
Here is a short report from the local news  https://youtu.be/CFl0fO52nog
2 cds
In July we'll be producing a limited edition cd called 'Rare Vilamba'   This will include lesser known tracks as well as some that have been rerecorded and there will also be an instrumental and slower version of 'Dancing on clouds' from the forthcoming album
It will be a limited edition with only 100 copies made so let us know if you'd like us to keep one for you
In August the new (as yet unnamed) album will be out – songs include 'I'm in Heaven', 'Praise the day' , 'Jerusalem' and 'The Great Demon slayer'
Concerts
We're focusing on recording and preparing for India this Summer so there are only 2 concerts planned:  In the piazza of Cabella Ligure on July 21st and during the World festival in Albera on August 23rd or 24th
There will also be a live streamed concert, probably in the last week of July, please tell us if you'd like to be informed
India Tour
Our biggest project yet, a musical realisation tour of India,  is well underway, we've received direct donations as well as contributions via Indiegogo – The deadline for this campaign is June 16th so if you like to give a hand,
or just see how we're doing, please go to  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/going-back-to-india#/

For more info on the India tour please go to  https://www.facebook.com/VilambaIndiatour/
 Thank you so much for your support and hope tom see you sometime this Summer

Finbar, Gwen, Luca, Josef, Claudio, Silvia, and Gianni



Monday, 5 June 2017

DEVI School Update

Dear Sahaja Yogis,

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

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 marcelkuhn@hotmail.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!


Thank you!

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



Shri Adi Shakti Online Puja - 2017 - Registration Closes on Wednesday, June 7th

Only three more days to register!

Please join us for an online puja on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at 11 am EDT (GMT-4).


More details will be sent to the participants, closer to the event.

See here a countdown for your local time or joing the Facebook event to see your local time.


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Your Sahaj Chat buddy

What if you had a chat companion on you iPhone all the time?

What if you could ask him:

How can I clean my third chakra?

Play a meditation song. 

Play a talk

What if he could meditate with you just by saying 'I want to meditate?'

Meet: Yogi, your chat buddy: https://appsto.re/ca/H-a6jb.i

The more you chat, the better it gets. 

For now, it does have a problem with the Sanskrit names so use the English versions (use 'first chakra' for Mooladhara, 'seventh chakra' for Saharara, etc.)




Sunday, 21 May 2017

Shri Adi Shakti Online Puja - 2017

Please join us for an online puja on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at 11 am EST (GMT-5).


More details will be sent to the participants, closer to the event.

See here a countdown for your local time.




Friday, 19 May 2017

Nirmal Nagari - Men At Work - Sahasrara Puja 2017


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Men At Work - Sahasrara Puja 2017

The boys and men helped clean up the water tank amid other activities on the Sahasrara Puja Weekend. Here are some pics for your enjoyment !

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Invitation for Shri Adi Shakti Puja 2017, Cabella

With immense joy and devotion we want to invite all the Sahaja Yogis of the world to offer Puja to our Divine Supreme Mother, in Her complete form as Shri Adi Shakti, in which She was worshiped for the first time in Cabella on 6 June 1993.



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Recollections of Shri Mataji by Dan Costian


The first time I met Shri Mataji it was in October 1990, at the airport in Bucharest. Her kind face emanated a tremendous but appealing force. She wore an overcoat of a light brown color and Her head was covered with a scarf. Some of us came forward to kiss Her hand, ignorant of the fact that nobody was allowed to touch the Goddess without Her permission.

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.'



Thursday, 4 May 2017

Yogi, your iPhone meditation companion, now speaks English, French and Romanian

English

Now you can use the app to meditate in English (with Tim), in French (with Catherine) and in Romanian (with Giulia and Sorin).

Download the latest version here: https://appsto.re/ca/nCcI9.i

The app is mainly for new comers to Sahaja Yoga, but not only.

Select the issues in chakras and the app will create a meditation just for you. 

Chat with the app in natural language.


French (using Google translate)

Maintenant, vous pouvez utiliser l'application pour méditer en anglais (avec Tim), en français (avec Catherine) et en roumain (avec Giulia et Sorin).

Téléchargez la dernière version ici: https://appsto.re/ca/nCcI9.i

L'application est principalement destinée aux nouveaux arrivants de Sahaja Yoga, mais pas seulement.

Sélectionnez les problèmes dans les chakras et l'application créera une méditation juste pour vous.

Chat avec l'application en langage naturel.


Romana

Acum puteți folosi aplicația pentru a medita în limba engleză (cu Tim), în limba franceză (cu Catherine) și în limba română (cu Giulia și Sorin).

Descărcați cea mai recentă versiune aici: https://appsto.re/ca/nCcI9.i

Aplicația este destinată, în principal, noilor veniți la Sahaja Yoga, dar nu numai.

Selectați problemele din chakre și aplicația va crea o meditație doar pentru dvs.

Puteti discuta cu aplicația în limbaj natural.