Darshan is the blessing received in the sacred presence of an awakened being, a divine entity or image.
Many thousands of people who have watched Mooji, a spiritual teacher from the non-dual path to enlightenment, have experienced his wisdom, love and power through being in his physical presence or through the hundreds of internet broadcasts shared by his Sangha team. Often, at the beginning and end of these intimate and intense gatherings, the Master would look into the camera for a few seconds. Through his gaze, he makes contact with his many followers worldwide and draws each one into his continuing love, guiding support and reassuring presence.
It spontaneously arose to call these moments Mooji Darshan.
We receive many requests from people around the world whose main spiritual guidance is experienced through these Sunday satsangs, spontaneous meetings and retreats, all lovingly captured on film. Mooji Sangha is presenting this short video, Mooji Darshan, in response to the call to meet and look into the Master’s eyes directly. We hope you will feast your eyes, minds and hearts as we do.
Mooji Sangha AV Team
Many years ago, when these profound changes began taking place in my life, I suddenly found myself spending a lot of time on my own. I had the opportunity, in those days, to just sit by myself in undisturbed peace and silence. It was not my intention or decision to do this. I just went along with what felt right inside my heart and being. It all felt as though God had arranged it like this. Quite a long time passed in silent introspection and self-awareness. Little attention was left for anything else. I lived in a kind of timeless state cocooned inside this silent, blessed feeling of being.
Over 25 years have passed since, and I realise I have not taken any time to just sit by myself. I know that it was absorption in the power and continuous flow of grace from the Supreme Being that makes all this possible here and now. This time of deep immersion in the Self made all these years of travelling around the world sharing Satsang possible. It is still here today in service to your own awakening. I have shared with some of you that an urge has been steadily arising within to rest again inside my own heart-retreat. I do not have any grand ideas or projections about the fruits it will yield.
Here I am extending this invitation to you, my Sangha, to enter into your own inner retreat over this coming month or so. Most of you, of course, have activities and work that must continue, but at the same time I encourage you to be in this inner state and to stay very conscious of the Self even while the outer activities go on. Spend time really sitting and imbibing what I have pointed to as your true nature and position as the unchanging, unmoving awareness. It is not difficult. The pointing is very straightforward, very clean, very clear, but you need to sit with it and not be impatient. And watch…not only the things which keep coming and going but That which does not come and go—the awareness Self. Be one with That for it is not separate from you. Notice that your work and daily activities are spontaneously flowing even better as you keep your mind inside your heart.
This invitation is for all who seek the Truth and are in the hearing of this, wherever you are. Take this chance to keep your attention inside the heart of being. Each time the mind drifts away bring it back to silent, formless awareness. Inside, you must remain, know and confirm yourself as the unmoving One. And this harmony between the unmanifest and the manifest as one integral wholeness will reveal itself as your fundamental nature. Gradually, pure understanding will transmute into final awakening.
Nothing learnt in this world stays with you profoundly if it only stays in your mind as concepts. You must drink my words and pointers in deeply. It is like when you are in love, you welcome and embrace love totally inside so it becomes one with your being. This falling in love-ness, this internalising of the attention, is a very natural thing. It is not a wasteful movement. It is not a personal attainment. It is a universal impulse expanding and expressing itself as blessedness and love to the world.
Being aware of the Self compels and propels us out of the ignorant role and state of personhood and into Universal Consciousness. So while daily life unfolds, I am encouraging you to keep your attention immersed in the source which is your true Self.
Finally, please give this your full-hearted attention: continue growing in your love, respect and service to one another. It is a very mature and illumined Sangha that learns from and inspires each other towards full awakening to the timeless Truth. A true Sangha supports and encourages this truthfulness and integrity to face what is true and what is false without sacrificing the love, harmony and deep respect that are the perfume of the One Self. Without love, there is no Sangha and no real life. I do not know if there is anywhere else on this planet where love, wisdom and Truth are so profoundly alive and venerated as here inside the Sahaja-Heart.
Beloved ones, don’t waste your life pursuing the ephemeral. Transcend ego. Don’t miss your chance.
Monte Sahaja, Portugal.
We are delighted to announce the release of Vaster Than Sky, Greater Than Space.
In this beautiful new book, Mooji inspires and compels us to discover our true nature as pure awareness using deep inquiry, insights, wisdom teachings and parables. By offering direct pointings to Truth while addressing the common challenges that arise in our daily lives, Mooji reveals the timeless, boundless love and freedom that is the natural perfume of who we truly are.
You can find out more and look inside the book here.
Mooji Media Publications
Mooji will be sharing Satsang in Rishikesh
Swami Swatantranand Ashram, Shisham Jhari, Rishikesh
Wednesdays through Sundays 10:00am – 12:00pm
(No Satsangs on Mondays and Tuesdays)
We are happy to announce that Buddleia Media Pvt. Ltd. has invited Mooji for an Open Satsang program in Rishikesh, India. These five weeks of Satsangs are free and open to everyone and we are looking forward to welcoming you all.
To help us plan a smooth entry flow and to provide seating and viewing for everyone, please register here if you are planning to attend. As more people come to India each year to join Satsang with Mooji, your registration will be of great help to us and will also give you access to the latest news about these Satsangs in India.
More information about attending the program and travelling to India will be posted soon.
If you would like to help before or during the Satsang season please come to Swami Swatantranand Ashram between 10am-12pm and 2-4pm on 5th or 6th February 2017 to let us know about your availability.
Open Satsang with Mooji in Rishikesh will be broadcast live via the Internet. You can watch the live broadcasts and the recordings on Mooji TV.
The new live bhajans CD from Mooji and the Sangha recorded in Rishikesh 2016 is now available.
These bhajans are not just music,
they are pure love, grace and joy emanating from
the Heart of Being.
Hear and sing these songs
and fall upwards into the arms of
Mooji Baba pours his love and presence into these recordings and you can listen to a sample of them and purchase the CD or download the mp3s at the Satsang Shop.
With love and gratitude,
Mooji Music team
We are very happy to share this collection of beautiful photos from the early days of Satsang with Mooji Baba.
Here you will find photos from the intensives, open satsangs and retreats held from 2003 to 2012 in many countries including Ireland, UK, India, Spain, US, and Brazil.
We hope old and new friends will enjoy these timeless images, experiencing the truth, love, and joy that Mooji Baba continues to share with everyone today.
Mooji Photography team
After a rich and profound season of retreats and satsangs with Mooji Baba, it is time for a period of rest and deep meditation and introspection for our beloved Master and the Sangha team serving at Monte Sahaja.
In light of this, there are no Sunday Satsangs scheduled until Spring 2017, providing the opportunity for each one of us to evaluate the strength and fruits of our own inquiry, as we are compelled by our own desire to directly digest and assimilate the Master’s pointings.
This time is also to provide the opportunity for each one of us to evaluate the strength and fruits of our own inquiry, as we are compelled by our own desire to directly digest and assimilate the Master’s pointings.
During this winter period, we will also continue to upload new material on Mooji TV and Sahaja Express.
Mooji Baba shares this with you, ‘I am always with you internally; I cannot always be with you physically. Now I should be able to speak with you in a more mature way as you yourself can listen with more maturity. If you have been walking with me, you should now be strong enough to be by yourself as conscious presence. I am very happy to see that flourishing take place in you. My face will always turn towards the ones who are flowering through my guidance and teachings. I will water them and look after them. The energy of life will always go to nurture the earnest seeker. A simple, yet consistent, maturing in the recognition of your real position and nature is all that needs to take place inside of you.’
May each one shine with the pure light of Self-recognition and inspire the search for the highest in all beings they encounter.
With deep love and gratitude,
Mooji Sangha team
If you feel called to offer Seva on the team at Monte Sahaja, please visit the seva page
Recently, we have been approached by many beings, particularly those following Mooji Baba on Facebook and YouTube, asking for more information about Sahaja Express.
Sahaja Express arose with the sole intention to share the freshest and most direct guidance with those seekers who are more spiritually mature and who are following Mooji Baba’s pointings deeply in the heart.
The material usually comes from spontaneous satsangs and is therefore often more informal, intimate, unedited and raw in nature, but immensely powerful. Initially, information about Sahaja Express was shared only with those who had participated in retreats with Mooji Baba and with those who had spent time with the Master at Monte Sahaja and received his direct guidance.
We did not publicise this subscription service further than this as we did not want to create an impression that we were advertising a commercial product. However, as there have been increasing numbers of people inquiring about this service, we are now opening the opportunity for all to subscribe to Sahaja Express.
Information can be found on mooji.tv/subscription.
Master of our Master
Salutations to the Supreme One
In remembrance, on this day that you entered Maha Samadhi,
how do we express the love and gratitude felt in our hearts
for the light you share
the wisdom you impart
and the Truth you declare in us.
We are honoured to directly meet you
through our Master, Sri Mooji Baba,
who is the evidence of you
and your highest teaching.
We bow at the feet of the Satguru.
We are happy to let you know that there are many Mooji Sangha groups from all around the world that will be holding the upcoming Online Silent Retreats.
If you wish to find out if a Sangha group in your area is holding the retreat please have a look in our Sangha Groups page.
Each group organizes the retreat differently; some hold a full silent retreat with accommodation and food included, some only gather in the evenings and some do weekend marathons. Please ask the local organizer for details.
Mooji International Sangha Team
Aarti comes from the Sanskrit word ārātrika आरात्रिक – which means the holy light that removes darkness. It’s a beautiful way of showing respect to Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Poonjaji and our beloved Master, Mooji Baba. This is our offering of gratitude for the sages who have brought these pointings to our hearts.
Our great Master is a rare one who brings together Jnana yoga, Karma yoga and Bhakti yoga. This aarti we offer is a beautiful expression of devotion, of Bhakti yoga. It carries the pure vibration of divinity, love and gratitude.
So don’t worry if you can’t pronounce the words properly, an open heart is all that’s needed. Feel free to join in. If you are watching via broadcast, you can find a link to the original Sanskrit words and their English translation on the Live Satsang page.
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated via the Amazon Wishlist over the past few years. It has been so beautiful to receive these items given with such love – all of your support continues to be an important part of building and maintaining Monte Sahaja, as well as supporting the live broadcasts and making Mooji Baba’s pointings so accessible worldwide!
Now that Monte Sahaja has grown, some restructuring has come into place, and for now the best way to support Sahaja and the sharing of Mooji Baba’s teachings, is to make a monetary donation, choosing one of the options presented on our donate page.
We are deeply grateful for your contributions and continued support! If you have any questions regarding donations, please write to us at .
With love and gratitude,
Lisbon, Portugal, July 2016
May all whose heart long for this peace,
this joy, for lasting freedom or to truly meet God,
come to the complete realization of the Self,
be timelessly happy and become liberated beings.
May you continue to expand in wisdom,
in serenity and in joy and love.
May all who meet you on the way of life
be touched by your presence,
be inspired by your light,
by your peace and openness.
And may they be so moved and inspired
that they feel compelled to search within themselves
to find the light that they see in you,
and like this find happiness for their own Self.
May true blessings of peace and unity continue to flower inside the hearts of this country.
May your growth be truly a growth in spirit,
and not merely a growth in material prosperity.
May you grow into a nation of love and wisdom,
of true unity and richness of spirit,
and inspire other nations to discover what you are discovering.
Let it be so.
Om shanti, shanti om
ॐ Bênçãos de Moojibaba ॐ
em Lisboa, Julho de 2016
Que todos aqueles cujos corações anseiam por esta paz, esta alegria, pela liberdade duradoura ou por verdadeiramente encontrarem Deus venham à realização completa do Ser,
sejam intemporalmente felizes e se tornem em seres libertos.
Que continuem a expandir em sabedoria, em serenidade, em alegria e em amor.
Que todos aqueles que se cruzam convosco no caminho da vida sejam tocados pela vossa presença.
E se sintam inspirados pela vossa luz, pela vossa paz e abertura.
E que eles fiquem tão comovidos e inspirados que se sentem compelidos a procurar dentro deles próprios para encontrarem a luz que vêem em vocês, e desta forma encontrarem a felicidade para eles próprios.
Que verdadeiras bênçãos de paz e união continuem a florescer nos corações do povo deste país.
Que o vosso crescimento seja realmente um crescimento do espírito, e não meramente um crescimento em prosperidade material.
Que possam tornar-se numa nação de amor e sabedoria, de verdadeira união e riqueza de espírito, e que possam inspirar outras nações a descobrir o que vocês estão a descobrir.
Que assim seja.
Om Shanti Shanti Om.
Here Satvi and Vasudeva share their experiences of being with Vidya in the last few days before she dropped her physical form:
When you read from the Ribhu Gita at the end of the Satsang it was like you read about Vidya!
On Monday 9th, in the morning she said with strength and authority, “Now, quickly bring me to the clinic.” That was after she couldn't manage her body any more, couldn't stand on her feet any more.
Before this, although having difficulty in the body she preferred to be in her home. Complete detachment from her body – and at the same time taking care for it as much as possible and more and more accepting help in practical things – and wellbeing in her spirit were present throughout the whole time. "There are no problems" and "I am fine" she always said and one could feel it was so. Many people wanted to visit and although that was bodily exhausting she always accepted. The way she was, calmed the visitors’ fear and worries.
Being in her presence was a blessing for everyone. Vidya never complained and was always radiant, joyful and pure love.
Many asked why she could be like this – always joyful, radiant, loving, without sorrow. And then she talked clearly and full of love and wisdom about your pointing, about you, about Sahaja, about her time and her work there. Often people then wanted to know how they could find you and she told them about YouTube, mooji.org and mooji.tv.
In the clinic, the body became less and less very quickly, but still the same contentment, love, radiance and patience.
Recently, pointing at the calendar at the wall, she said smiling: “Mai (May) - when you read it backwards it says I AM.”
Vasudeva, who was visiting her in the clinic with us, also said that it was a blessing to be in her presence. He might write some words himself.
For the last 24 hours, Vidya was in the hospice of the clinic. The lady who was introducing her to the transfer to the hospice asked how Vidya was. Vidya answered: “I am always well” and that was, and is, the truth. One could feel it in the beautiful room, where the dead body lay on a bed. The room was filled with love and light. And with the whole family coming with children and grandchildren, receiving and radiating love themselves.
Words seem too small to describe what this wonderful liberated being, Vidya, gave until her last breath and gives.
You, beloved Guruji, will feel in your heart and write the words which describe the timeless boundless truth, Vidya.
Infinite love and gratitude.
Satvi and Thomas
It was a very loving environment with people taking care with full heart, not a normal hospital.
Vidya was very appreciative of everything and everyone she saw.
Her first words to me were “Om Namah Shivaya” and “Guruji Ki Jai!”
Visiting her that day felt more like I was receiving her darshan and blessings instead of me bringing something or being of any help to her.
Thank you, thank you, thank you...
We are very happy to be able to share the photos of Mooji Baba visiting Lucknow and of the Open Satsangs with Sri Mooji in Papaji Satsang Bhavan.
In loving service,
Mooji Photo Team
Ramana's Garden Children's Home
"25 years ago Papaji named our project here on the banks of Ganga, Ramana's Garden. He said Ramana's children will flower there, and by his grace so they have."
You can find more information about this charity and ways of supporting it on the Charities page.
of his Master Papaji
Sri Mooji returns to the home of his Master, Sri Poonjaji (Papaji) for the first time since 1997.
This video is a rare and very moving account of these few days in Lucknow where he visits the Master's home
and Satsang Bhavan, and includes some stories from Sri Mooji's time there in 1993 and 1997.
It was in August of 1997 that Sri Mooji had returned to London, one month before the Master left the body. Now, with the passing of some nineteen years, he was to stand outside the gates of the Master’s house once again. The smell of rose garlands set a mood of quiet anticipation as the last members of the visiting group arrived. The visit was a beautifully moving occasion as Mooji Baba entered Papaji’s home in Indira Nagar, Lucknow. Approximately, twenty five members of Mooji Sangha accompanied him for darshan.
Bhavani, Vandita and Bharat Mitra, a close disciple and spiritual son of the Great Master, Sri Poonjaji, were instrumental in bringing Mooji Baba back to Lucknow. The family of Sri Poonja received Mooji Baba and his followers with great kindness.
After sharing some beautiful memories with the group, Mooji Baba proceeded to the Master’s bedroom where he laid his head at the foot of the Master’s bed. Several devotees entered the room and sat in quiet reverence in the sacred space. After a short while, Sri Mooji Baba, deeply moved, uttered the following words.
Just as I had the privilege to be with you,
I now bring all those that you invite through me to You
to have the privilege to sit at your feet.
Nothing is mine—all is You.
Thank you for this privilege.
May we remain always at your feet,
And inside your heart.
how privileged we are that we can be here
to sit at your lotus feet.
Master of Masters,
Bestow upon each one your full Grace.
Thank you that you have sent
your son, Bharat, to bring me here.
I Love You.
I bring with me those who you have chosen to come here.
Blessed are they who will continue to take your Darshan in this way.
I pray that they will come to know and love you as deeply as we do.
We experience that your true place is inside our hearts as the inseparable Self.
Thank you for this moment and this knowing.
Returning here I see that so many things
in the outer world have changed,
but You remain timeless and unchanging.
How blessed we are.
Thank you, thank you, thank you,
O Supreme One.
Though we sit here at the shrine of your earthly abode
it is You who give the inner eyes to see and feel your formlessness.
It is your eyes that we look through. Thank you for this miracle.
Your being, your heart, your loving presence,
Blessed is this day.
Veneration to your holy name.
(1) Mere Gurudev – Krishnabai, Omkara, Prakash
(2) Papaji – Omkara (written by Sri Mooji)
(3) Unchained Melody – Prakash and Omkara
(4) Shower of Grace – Omkara and Prakash
This video is also available on Mooji TV.
Our beloved Sangha brother, Govinda left his body at around midnight on Saturday 26th March, Alentejo, Portugal
Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi, India on 3 April, 2016:
our brother, our son, our father, our beloved,
who transcended the body in Sao Martinho Das Amoreiras, Alentejo, Portugal a few days ago.
We love and honour you, dear Govinda.
I embrace you inside my heart and present you before the Supreme Lord of the Universe,
blessed be your soul in all its experiences hereafter.
I am with you, you are with me, we are with you, you are with us, as one in Paramatman.
O, infinite existence—we love you timelessly.
We welcome your spirit, your loving presence inside our hearts and our lives.
We light this flame in honour of your name in the presence of the Almighty God.
Let it be so.
It is said that 2600 years ago, there was one man who having come to the discovery of the timeless within himself forgot his person and became a light in this world. 2600 years later, new Buddhists are emerging and following these ancient teachings and experiencing for themselves what he discovered.
2000 years ago, another man also found the Light and himself became the light of this world. To this very day, many people are immersing themselves in this Christ-light to find the living truth within themselves. And there are many other examples.
And we know in these times, the lives of Sri Ramana Maharshi or Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj or Papaji, they pointed out the truth in the most direct way, an ancient wisdom that had also sprouted here in India but remained dormant until the great sage Adi Shankara revived interest in the path of Advaita—the non-dual path to Self-realisation. These great masters continue to shine the light and grace of this perfect understanding, and many many beings have thus come into the light for themselves.
This is our chance now, to make use of the same timeless pointing, the same place pointed to. These masters had bodies just like ours. They looked at the same moon and the sun just like we do, but they saw the power, harmony and the all-encompassingness of Truth. And like moths to a flame, they died to themselves to bring this light into the world.
It is now our turn, our chance in this present age. No one is exempt from this discovery, because all beings are, in essence, this Reality. I am not speaking poetry to you but what I have seen and comprehended in and through my own experience—that this chance to awaken to the eternal truth and timeless existence is there for everyone. Wherever you are, whether you are on the other side of this screen or sitting in this room, know that wherever there arises this urge, this pulse for freedom, for ultimate understanding, for coming home, for Self knowledge or Self-realisation, right there is a door to your complete awakening.
However diverse we may appear to be, in truth, we all speak the same one language, and that language is consciousness. All the other languages like Hindi, English, Russian or German are only translating consciousness. Consciousness is our common language, our essence and source self—the ground of being. I don’t have the sense I am here to convert or persuade anybody. Already a movement began in you to bring you here. The food need only be put on the table. If you are hungry you will put it in your mouth. But here, the food is put in your heart also—if you have the love and space for it. My teaching is like a tree that bears immediate fruit and its fruit keeps getting sweeter and sweeter each moment.
I know amongst you there are those whose lives will never again be the same, for whom there is no past to go back to and as for the future, they perceive it as mere speculation. They find the fullness of their lives now—not in the now of time, but in the now of timelessness. The clock of time ticks away, but the opportunity to discover the timeless is being revealed to all seekers of truth according to their capacity to hear truth deeply.
In each one there must arise the urge to be free from the influence of the psychological mind—to be free from the hypnosis of personal conditioning. Sometimes it can appear as though you are making too big a sacrifice, like, ‘Why must I give up the things I enjoy most in order to find my truth?!’ But no one is really being asked to give up anything but rather to give attention to the unchanging space which is the background to the movement called mind. And in paying attention to that with full heart, you discover your natural mind and your true Self.
I have nothing to give you. I only point to that which has been overlooked though, in truth, it is the womb of this universe. It is the resting place, the dying place and the birthplace of all life. It is the giver, the creator, the sustainer, the destroyer, and beyond the dream of all such play.
To humanity, this should be a great news, a real chance to find lasting happiness, because it’s not merely news but an invitation to look within and discover the one true Self—the non-dual pearl of ultimate Truth. Man’s latent desire is to discover that which, in fact, he can never not be, but yet he remains asleep to this—a sleep that robs him of his inherent joy. Let each man come to know that his true heart is the light of this world. He must strive to prevent his mind from hiding this. When he succeeds, his earth will become heaven.
Terre des Hommes Core Trust (orphanage)
TDH CORE is a Child Welfare Organization working for the rescue and rehabilitation of children in distress, orphaned, abandoned, mentally or physically challenged or HIV/AIDS infected.
You can find more information about this charity and ways of supporting it on the Charities page.
RISHIKESH SATSANGS 2016
Sri Mooji will be sharing Satsang at Swatatranand Ashram in Rishikesh, India from 17th February to 20th March 2016. The Satsangs are Free and Open to all, and will also be broadcast live on mooji.tv/live-satsang.
Mooji receives many beautiful gifts and every gesture is deeply appreciated. However, his humble living space is really too small to hold all of these offerings and he already has all that he needs. So we ask to please not send him any personal gifts.
Mooji loves planting trees at Monte Sahaja. If you feel you would like to show your love and gratitude by offering a gift, you can donate to Mooji Foundation to help pay for a tree or to help with the sharing of Satsang with beings around the world.
You can make your gift at the donation page. Please choose ‘Wherever most needed’ from the drop down menu and add ‘plant a tree’ in the Paypal comment box.
Thank you for your understanding and for all your donations to Mooji Foundation.
Mooji Dana team
Sam Garrett is here. You are about to meet him through his music. It is pure Soul music that emanates directly from the inner soul of Being. Here is a pure voice singing pure words — lyrics that pour out from the very womb of life.
Sam Garrett’s gift is a voice that can sing the sweetest Reggae then shift to deliver the most heart touching Bhajan. Many of you have already had a taste of this when Sam shared his form of Sat-songs featuring the beautiful voice of NyOh at the recent Satsang Intensive in London with Mooji. Like Mooji, a universal love pours out from Sam’s heart and this love is infecting more and more people around the globe. Perhaps this joy may soon touch your heart too.
Sam currently has two CDs available:
Namaste and Be Easy.
A new album called Grace is due for release this March 2016.
Several years ago, Sri Mooji visited the Arunachala Animal Sancturary in Tiruvannamalai and was deeply touched by the heart work that is taking place in service to the rescued animals brought to the centre almost on a daily basis.
The team's intense compassion, skill and loving care offered to the various animals was breath-taking. Sri Mooji felt compelled to support the ongoing work of this remarkable centre.
Today the Sanctuary is launching a month-long fundraising campaign for the whole of December and we invite you to visit their special webpage for the campaign:
"Within a field of love, our staff of 16 with two full-time vets, using traditional and alternative medicines, lift suffering from the over 5000 homeless dogs and the thousands of other animals in need – big, small, wild, domestic, owner, homeless (including birds and reptiles).
Our belief is that deep healing only takes place if a creature feels safe, cared for, and loved. Our extraordinary photo section tells it all. Take a look. It really is special."
With Love & Gratitude,