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Free Meditation Course

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm
Starting September 8, 2022

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This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn the basics of meditation in a relaxed and friendly environment. Sahaja Yoga Meditation classes are always free of charge and require no previous experience. And if you are experienced with meditation, we can ensure you that Sahaja Yoga is unlike anything that you have experienced before! 

So feel free to join us if you are interested in meditation, want to learn more about yourself, or simply want to enjoy a few minutes of peace and silence in your busy life!

Sahaja Yoga Meditation Centre
Postgasse 13
1010 Wien
nearest U-Bahn-Station: Schwedenplatz or Stubentor

Originated in ancient cultures and backed by modern research, meditation may be popular among the masses but what does it actually mean?
Meditation is the state of thoughtless awareness where we are neither thinking about the future nor the past and it happens when our attention is united with the present moment. Being free from the unwanted thoughts, worries, stresses and anxieties, we become mentally and emotionally balanced, develop better relationships and perform better at work or studies.

To help us get into meditation, we all have a subtle, built-in mechanism inside us which, if activated at the right time and by the right person, can lift our attention above our thoughts and make us thoughtlessly aware. In Sahaja Yoga classes you will not only get this experience, but will also gradually learn the required knowledge and techniques to explore your inner self and will eventually become your own master!

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Why meditate with us?

Is it right for you?

It's simple.

Meditation happens spontaneously. You don’t have to spend a lifetime living as a recluse to achieve enlightenment. You don’t have to spend weeks in silence or give up anything. The classes are easy and enjoyable, and as long as you keep up your daily meditation practice you will be able to achieve deep and peaceful meditations on a regular basis.

It's free.

Everybody can learn Sahaja Yoga meditation free of charge. There are no catches, no hidden expenses. Of course, you may contribute to our costs for rent and maintenance, but that is up to you. You can join any time, and come as often as you want. If you missed a class,  you can just pick it up again at your convenience. It is simply the generosity of spirit of many Sahaja Yoga meditation practitioners that allows Sahaja Yoga to be taught to whomever desires it, at no cost.

You see results.

You feel relaxed and you feel a deep sense of calm. You start to feel your chakras (energy centers) and through the meditation techniques learnt you can understand the vibrations of your subtle energy system. If you are not feeling well you can meditate and use the techniques you have learnt to clear your chakras. As a consequence your emotional and mental state and your health will improve.

It's universal.

All the major religions and their core teachings are acknowledged and respected in Sahaja Yoga. Through meditation the wisdom of all the great gurus and saints is easily revealed and understood. You will find that through Sahaja Yoga meditation you will come to understand and appreciate the teachings of great teachers such as Lao Tse, Buddha, Mohammed and Jesus Christ.

It's global.

Sahaja Yoga is practiced in almost every country in the world. No matter where you travel, you can always locate a local Sahaja Yoga meditation meeting for you to attend. Whenever you get the chance, and no matter where you are, you can link up with other Sahaja Yoga practitioners and enjoy a collective meditation.

It feels good.

Without fail, every time you sit down to meditate you feel better. You may have a deep blissful meditation or just feel more relaxed and peaceful, either way you, your family and friends are reaping the benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more?

Are the classes really free?

Yes, Sahaja Yoga is always free of charge. Sahaja Yoga is a non profit community in Austria. You may like to make a voluntary contribution towards the room hire, but there is no obligation to do so.

Who runs the classes?

Weekly classes are run by experienced practitioners, who offer guidance and help so that you can master the simple techniques in your daily life. They are all unpaid volunteers. Thursday evenings are run by a group of experienced English speaking Sahaja Yoga practitioners, from many countries around the world, including the UK, Canada, Australia and the US. They all had first hand experience and were lucky enough to learn from Shri Mataji herself.

How long do classes last?

Typically classes last about 90 minutes. Sometimes light refreshments might be offered before or after a session.

Can anyone do it?

Yes, the living energy within our being, which is the key to true Yoga and meditation, is usually activated in the first session. The basics of ‘how to meditate at home’ are also explained, so you will have everything you need to make a start. Questions are welcome and answered as clearly as possible.

What is Meditation?

True meditation means entering into a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not thinking. It is the vehicle that connects us both with our true Self and with that which is beyond ourselves. Meditation is the thing that nourishes our Spirit. It is the fuel for our spiritual growth and the key for our ascent. Simply put, it is our connection with the Divine.

What should I expect at a weekly meeting?

The meetings usually start with a short introduction to Sahaja Yoga Meditation at beginner’s level, followed by an explanatory video, a guided meditation session and finally a collective meditation workshop. Some sessions offer light refreshments at the beginning (or end) of the evening during which time there is further opportunity to mingle, ask questions and socialize.

Do I need to bring a Mat or wear special clothing?

With Sahaja Yoga Meditation we generally sit on chairs or on the floor to achieve Yoga, effortlessly and spontaneously. As such no exercises (Asanas) are required, nor mat or special clothing. Just come as you are.

Do I need to be fit & flexible?

Sahaja Yoga Meditation does not involve any strenuous physical exercise at all. It focuses upon achieving Yoga through the awakening of the subtle energies within, which once awakened, naturally and effortlessly establish a remarkable state of deep inner meditation. This can all be done whilst sitting comfortably on a chair.

Finding Balance

“ … So one has to have a balance in life. But if you read yourself, if you face yourself you will understand that, “No, we are not so much balanced as we should have been.” So this balance has to be brought in, in human beings and that’s why we had great prophets on this earth to teach us the balance. And these prophets came at a time where we needed this balance. At every time people became imbalanced they came on this earth to teach us balance.“  Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Becoming Joy

“ … you become the joy, ananda. That’s the perfect state in which you should be. It’s so beautiful that you want to be there all the time. This joy is the movement of your ocean of love. Is the beautiful movement of the clouds that you see. It’s fantastic, you just get drenched into it and you do everything for love’s sake and you don’t think you’re doing it for love’s sake. You do not feel that way, you just do it because it’s so joy-giving. That it is the greatest thing you may have … anything in the world will not be that much joy-giving as this joy of the Spirit which you become. You never feel lonely, you are never bored. Whether you are alone or with anyone, you are in joy.“ Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

„Every week a different person takes us on a beautiful inner journey into the realm of complete peace. A truly wonderful meditative experience which l am so grateful to have found.“ Glenda

Personal assistant, retired

Weekly group sessions make it is so much easier to balance one’s self. Life is beautiful when you grow calmer and more joyful over the years. We meet to share in this experience.“ Mandakini Pachauri

Writer, social activist and Yoga teacher

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