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Saturday-Sunday 11-12 March 2023, 10.00-19.00 hours, Chulalongkorn University, Music Hall
Sahaja Yoga Foundation of Thailand and the Dharma Center, Chulalongkorn University, with support from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations are joining hands to co-host and present "Spreading The Light of The Spirit: Sahaja Yoga Meditation and Wellness Festival" to celebrate the 100th Birth anniversary of its founder, H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Bangkok, Thailand - The Sahaja Yoga Foundation of Thailand, in collaboration with Dharma Center, Chulalongkorn University, is proud to present "Spreading The Light of The Spirit: Sahaja Yoga Meditation and Wellness Festival" to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, which is currently practiced in over 100 countries worldwide.
The opening ceremony of this festival will take place on March 11, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The event will feature a variety of activities, including a welcome speech, presentation of the festival's objectives, a short film about the birth centenary of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, and a guided meditation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in thematic sessions, including "Discover your subtle body," where they will learn about the benefits of awakening the Kundalini and restoring balance and discovering inner peace.
The festival will continue throughout the week-end (March 11-12, 2023), from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Music Hall of the Dharma Center, Chulalongkorn University, and will feature exhibitions, lectures, and performances of sacred music and Indian classical dance, including with artists from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations; Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre. All programs are free of charge and will be conducted in both Thai and English languages.
"We are honored to present this festival in honor of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi's centenary," said a representative from the Sahaja Yoga Foundation of Thailand. "We hope to spread awareness of the many benefits of Sahaja Yoga Meditation and offer attendees the opportunity to experience the meditative experience of 'self-realization.”
To register, please visit: https://www.eventpop.me/e/14703
For more information about the festival and its programs, please contact the Sahaja Yoga Foundation of Thailand at 081-930-6618.
About Sahaja Yoga Foundation of Thailand:
The Sahaja Yoga Foundation of Thailand is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Sahaja Yoga Meditation and its benefits to the community. Founded in the early 1990s in Bangkok, the foundation has counterparts associations and foundations currently in over 100 countries worldwide.
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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
A “life dedicated to the well-being and benevolence of humanity, completely, and entirely.”
In March 2023 (21 March) hundreds of thousands of people around the world will celebrate the centenary anniversary of the birth of Nirmala Srivastava, better known to those who have been touched by her teachings as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga. The celebrations will take place both online and at Sahaja Yoga Centers around the world. They will include curated recordings of Shri Mataji’s talks, musical performances, and a special opportunity to experience first-hand the meditation practice of Sahaja Yoga.
Nirmala Srivastava lived an extraordinary life. She is one of the first — and still few — women gurus. Lovingly called Shri Mataji, “the respected Mother,” she dedicated herself to bringing spiritual awakening to everyone she embraced during her continuous travels around the world (for over four decades, including five visits in Thailand in the early 1990s). She never once took money for her teaching, and to this day Sahaja Yoga is free for everyone. Her belief that “You have to be your own guru” is fundamental to Sahaja Yoga.
Born in 1923 in India to highly placed parents of the royal Shalivahana lineage, she spent her early years fighting alongside her parents in the struggle for India's independence, for which she was eventually jailed. Shri Mataji also spent time with Mahatma Gandhi at his Sevagram Ashram. She later studied medicine in Lahore, founded several charities, and raised her own family with husband C.P. Srivastava, who later went on to become the longest serving Secretary General of the UN International Maritime Organization based in London.
All the while she continued to search for the best way to help people discover the spirituality within themselves. In 1970, at the age of 47, she initiated a new and powerful way to connect with a spiritual practice which could transform their lives. For the following four decades, she tirelessly spread the profound message of Sahaja Yoga across the globe, traveling to over 100 countries to offer the experience of en-masse self-realisation to all those who were seeking their inner spiritual transformation. She visited Thailand on five occasions in the early 1990s to give public lectures and grant the experience of self-realization.
The rest of her life is best described by Shri Mataji herself: “My life now is dedicated to the well-being and benevolence of humanity, completely, entirely.”
For more information about Shri Mataji and/or to participate in the celebration activities including a global livestream starting at 12pm CET on the 21st of March 2023, please visit shrimataji.org and https://www.sahajayogathai.com/en/
(In Thailand, the birth centenary is being organized by Sahaja Yoga Foundation of Thailand on 11-12 March 2023, jointly with Chulalongkorn University Dharma Center).
Sahaja Yoga Foundation of Thailand is not-for-profit and dedicated to promote self-development and self-realization through Sahaja Yoga meditation. It aims to promote social harmony and the blossoming of practitioners’ potential, nurturing the fundamental values of innocence, empathy and compassion.