Thursday, December 18, 2008

Where is SYGM website?!!!

There was a server outage on Sunday/Monday and we had to move to a temporary location online. Just think of it as, your regular meeting place was closed because the roof was blown off by a storm and the meeting was held at a yogi's apartment, hehe! The storm in this case was digital and the apartment was the temporary website.

However, moving forward, we'll move the location of Monday night meditation to the live meditations portal, where you simply click on the Monday night page and ta-da!

As all things go, there is always a chance for any website to be down for any number of reasons. The best way to stay in touch is by subscribing to the announcement email group for the online meditations! If you have not already, please sign up below:
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Meditation Talks Recently Played

Dear all,

Here are the talks we played recently: Only for USA Residents, you can order from

What Is A Sahaja Yogi? (Set of 2)
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (05/17/80) Winchester, UK
Catalog ID:8005 17 2
What Is A Sahaja Yogi? (Set of 2)
1983 The Agnya Chakra, Part 1 Delhi, India
"Third eye, seeing things, Christ & problems of Agnya"
Catalog ID:PP1983-0203-1D
1983 The Agnya Chakra, Part 1 Delhi, India

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Diwali Clearning Havan - Fri Nov 7th, 7pm Eastern

I know this notification is a bit late, but as announced on Monday night, there will be a havan
in preparation for diwali. It will be a audio webcast of the local collective havan, so it will have to be a little early: 7pm Eastern time on Friday the 7th of November. This is two hours prior to whatever time monday night meditation in your collectives are.

Hope you'll be able to join in in person or online.

How does the brain responds to Sahaja Meditation?

The following informative page answers questions on how the brain responds to Sahaja meditation. It's calming effect can be seen from the brain activation patters observed via EEG. Here is an extract. Go here for the full article.

Electrophysiological studies (EEG) measure the electrical activity from groups of neurons on the surface of the scalp. EEG studies comparing the brain activation of long-term Sahaja Yoga practitioners (11) to short-term Sahaja Yoga meditators (16) found specific brain activation patterns corresponding to the subjective feelings of thoughtless awareness and happiness experienced by the Meditators (Aftanas and Golocheikine, 2001, 2002, 2000). In their EEG measures, the long-term meditators showed increased power in low band frequency EEG activity of theta and alpha, which was particularly pronounced over the left frontal regions.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Can meditation help your body & mind?

from the BBC, a report on meditation and its benefits. To locate a meditation meeting near you, visit (for USA) ; To learn about meditation related topics with live online workshops, visit

Monday, October 27, 2008

Online Meditation - Oct 27 2008

Diwali Puja 2000, Lake Piru (California). Please share your learning, your feelings after listening to this talk via comments to this post. Jai!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Clearning with Bija Mantras (Oct 20th 9pm Eastern)

Monday night yogi online meditations will resume with collective clearing using the Bija Mantra CD from Shri Mataji. To enhance your clearing experience during the program, you may optionally use a vibrated lemon, sliced just before the treatment. This method can be modified as there is no exact "right way". Generally one would keep a half lemon on Sahasrara, and 2 parts of the other halfs in the two hands. The most important part is Mother reciting the bija mantras for the chakras and later She breathes into the mic at the correct frequency. It will be exciting to do it collectively - so please invite other established yogis for a large collective clearning time!

When: 9pm Eastern Standard Time (Visit website to convert the time for your time zone:


Directions: Just go to the website and the program should start playig. We
will plan to play some test audio/music starting about 30 minutes prior, so you can come and
test in advance.

Technical Requirements: Test your computer in advance here:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Feedback on Furture Online Meditations

Dear Online Collective, Please post your thoughts in the comments section of this post about furture pujas. Should we have a password aunthentication for entering Pujas? How should we verify yogi identities (reference system) etc.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fourth Night of Navratri

Fourth night will feature a talk of Mother's from 1990 Navaratri Puja, followed by a short havan.

A longer havan will be done Saturday afternoon 1pm Eastern Time, followed by Argala strotram.

Jai Shri Mataji!

For tomorrow (5th night of Navratri) Argala Strotram (Sanskrit version)

Third Day of Navratri Puja

Navratri Puja Day #3 was celebrated online with much joy! We had about 170 connections, which could be anything close to 250 - 300 yogis minimum. The Devi Kavach was read, which celebrates the aspects of the devi in various parts of our being, a reflection of the supreme being.

We had a close call on the technology when our streaming solution did not 'let us in' to the virtual puja room until 2 minutes before the webcast. But all went well in the end. Kindly share your reflections, deep thoughts and comments on this post.

Here is a picture of the third night attendance at city level:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Second Day of Navratri Online

Firstly, thanks for joining in the puja last night in such large numbers. We have never had 170+ connections (which translates to conservative estimate of 250 - 350 yogis and children).

Tonight is Dwitiya, the second night. There are no special materials to gather up for the rest of the nights. We'll plan to start again at 9pm. This night the Devi Suktam is read (Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu...). Pasting below the text for tonight which is also available from the wonderful resources (see fowarded email message below). See you all tonight... JSM!


Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Vishnumaya iti shabdita namastasye namas tasye namastasye namo namah.

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu chaitanyata bhidhiyate namastasye...

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Buddhi roopena samsthitah, namastasye...

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu sarvabhuteshu nidra roopena samsthitah, namastasye...

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu Shuddha...

- Chaaya... - Shakti... - Trishna... - Kshaanti...

- Jaati... - Lajja... - Shanti... - Shraddha... - Kaanti...

- Laxmi... - Vritti... - Smriti... - Daya... - Tushti... - Maatri... - Bhranti...

Indriyanam adhishthatri bhutanam chakhileshu ya, Bhuteshu satatam tasye Vyapti devyai namo namah.

Chitiroopena ya kritsnmate dravyapya shita jagat, namastasye namastasye namastasye namo namah.


Devi Sooktam was read

Ya Devi Sarvabhuteshu...

namastasye namastasye namastasye namo namah.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First Day of Navratri Online

I hope you all are excited and looking forward to the Navratri online. Here is a simple guideline. Please arrange for what you can, remembering that the puja will be from the heart. From a Marathi talk in Mumbai in the 70s, Shri Mataji explained the significance of the Kubha which is established on the first day: The Kalash is the sacrum bone, the water in it is the Kundalini. I am do not recall the rest of it, so if anyone knows please contribute: the pan leaves are the petals of Mooladhara and so on. The basic sentiment is establishing the basis for the next 9 nights.

Also, the Navratri Talks book is not required for the pujas. See you all tomorrow at 9pm Eastern!

> The Puja is a simple Puja and starts with the following steps:
> Step 1: 3 Maha Mantra
> Step 2: Ganesh Atharvashirsha
> Step 3: Sthapana of the Ghata.
> Here you would need one plate and one kalash made of clay or matka material. The Kalash shoould be decorated as we decorate the puja kalash. Have vibrated water in kalash, mango leaves (or pan leaves) and coconut. The plate below should be filled with soil, and placed on right side of chair as we face the chair. After the Atharvashirsha, Married ladies pour wheat grains in this soil and sprinkle vibrated water in it.
> Step 4 : Offer Sweet to Mother
> Step 5: Aarti
> Step 6: Diya -- am not sure if this would work here, but they try to
> ensure that the Diya which lit in front of Mother burns all 9 days

9 Nights of Navratri Online

Welcome to the Nine Nights of Navratri at the online community of yogis at Program details are also available at the website.

Programs will start 9pm (Eastern) Tuesday, September 30th. Friday nights and weekends may have different timings, which will be posted here and announed online.  Special Note for First Day: This day of Pratipada, the Ghata Sthapana is done (establishment of the alter, symbolic elements for the rest of the nights.) In preparation, please have most puja materials ready:  

Coconut, Kalash (Pot of Clay/Earth/Copper), Pan or Coconut Leaves, Soil, Vibrated Water, Kumkum and other Puja Materials

Recommended to have: Navratri Talks Book of Shri Mataji, Mantra Book
Notes: Havan will be friday night (4th Night of Navratri); We will celebrate on Sunday, day of local Nirakara puja for the benefit of those who are too far away from collectives. As we recieve feedback and suggestions, the following program might evolve…
Tuesday September 30, 2008 Pratipada: Ghata Sthapana
Wednesday October 1, 2008 Dwitiya: Devi Sooktam
Thursday October 2, 2008 Tritiya: Kavacha of the Devi
Friday October 3, 2008 Chaturthi: Havana
Saturday October 4, 2008 Panchami: Argala Strotrum
Sunday October 5, 2008 Shashti: Local Collective Puja + Online
Monday October 6, 2008 Saptami: Devi Atharva Sheersham
Tuesday October 7, 2008 Ashtami: Devi Mahatmyam Ch#12
Wednesday October 8, 2008 Navami: Talk of Shri Mataji