Learn how to meditate at Shows and Festivals in 2013
Running free meditation programs for the public in and around London and taking part in a rich variety of venues has been an enjoyable way of celebrating Sahaja Yoga philosophy and culture within the vibrant spectrum of life in the capital. Sharing the beauty and depth of Sahaja Yoga Meditation with others has been a highly rewarding experience and has been achieved in many different ways, that you can see as described below.
Music and Meditation Programmes
Music and Meditation programs have been organised at various town halls and conference centres since 1977, with the fist public program taking place at Caxton Hall near Victoria Station.
As the years went by Sahaja Yoga programmes were held at many prestigious venues, including the annual programme at the Royal Albert Hall between 1992 and 2001, where Shri Matji Nirmala Devi Herself (the founder of Sahaja Yoga) was the key-note speaker.
Often these large scale public programmes might be followed by a 5 weeks Foundation and a 7 weeks Discovery courses, designed to help those attending deepen their own experience.
In response to the increasing popularity of mediation as a solution to stress related disorders we also started taking part in a number of well established shows at Earls Court, London Olympia and Excell from 2004. This gave us many opportunities to promote Sahaja Yoga’s message of self-realization, and a return to harmony with the natural world we live in.
The shows have been a good way of presenting this unique form of meditation to the general public, who may have become rather indifferent to more traditional approaches to meditation or self-improvement. We were amazed to see how relaxed and peaceful people felt during the sessions in the sometimes noisy, crowded and hectic atmosphere of the shows. Quite often we had other stall holders coming to us to learn how to meditate and gain some relief.
During the year 2010 Sahaja Yoga has exhibited at the London Mind, Body & Soul Show, The Yoga Show, The Vitality Show, The Ideal Home Exhibition and The British Next Top Model Show. We also have been invited previously to hold meditation stall at such venues as The Personal Development Expo, the Complementary Medicine Expo (CAM), The Diet & Fitness Expo, the Asian Lifestyle Show and the Lifestyle & Wellbeing Show, held in the ExCel Exhibition Centre or in the Olympia EC&O Venue.
We get great pleasure from participating in festivals where the whole community comes together to enjoy themselves and the venue is more relaxed and less commercial, this often takes place in the open air.
Examples of the cultural diversity of the audiences we have reached in 2010 are: The Greenfest Festival, Palmers Green Festival of Health and Wellbeing, Streatham Festival’s Big Day Out, Fusion-Asia Brakcnell, Hampton Hill Festival, Twickenham Green Fete, Latin American Festival, Nepalese Mela and the London Mela and Kingston Korean Festival.
Despite different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds, most of the participants of Sahaja Yoga meditation enjoy a spontaneous sense of wellbeing and experience a distinct new vibratory awareness, which they can easily and simply begin to understand in just one 5-15 minute session.
Street, parks and shopping centres
Open air meditation sessions in the street, shopping centers and parks take place all summer.
We have found this another enjoyable way to reach the public, who would often not have imagined trying anything like this until… they actually have a go themselves. Even those who are very skeptical, as one often is after being bombarded by all the hype and scams of the market place, are surprised by the experience they have.
Sahaja Yoga meditation is not a gimmick or a mumbo jumbo technique. It is a completely natural and spontaneous process by which we can experience our subtle being, rediscover a childlike joy and contentment in life and explore spiritual treasures within.
Free weekly meetings across London in Anerley, Balham, Camden, Chelsea, Covent Garden, Ealing, Fulham, Greenwich, Hackney, Hampstead, Harrow, Kingston University, Leytonstone, Maidenhead, Richmond – Mortlake, Streatham, Swiss Cottage, Walthamstow. All welcome
Attend a Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation weekly Meeting
Each week across London many people experience a unique actualisation at one of the many free meditation classes on offer. You can join a class in any of the following