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Monte Sahaja

The Center for Self-Realization in Portugal

Sahaja is not merely a physical place, Sahaja is your natural state. All beings come to rest here in the heart of hearts itself, it is your place. Welcome home!


MONTE SAHAJA IS CLOSED & ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the many changes that have come with it, we have closed Monte Sahaja. This means that we will not be offering the Guest and Extended Stay programs that were scheduled for the rest of 2020. It is also not possible to come for day visits or for a shorter guest stay. Even though some lock-down restrictions are easing in Portugal, this closure is likely to remain in place for some extended time.
~ Updated 3 July, 2020

You can find the latest News, Resources, as well as Talks from Mooji on our COVID-19 page here.

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Monte Sahaja is a Center for Self-Realisation, a haven for seekers of Truth drawn towards spiritual awakening. Sahaja is the home of Mooji and the spiritual home of the Sangha. The naturalness and profundity of Moojibaba’s unconditional love and wisdom pervade the entire land, and Sahaja itself reflects this sacredness, purity and simplicity. Outwardly, it may appear like just another beautiful, peaceful place. However, the real magnificence of Sahaja is the opportunity to experience and receive a living Master’s grace, presence and guidance in the inner work of awakening to our original nature.

The word ‘Sahaja’ means the natural state of Being, and Monte Sahaja is a sacred place dedicated to supporting true seekers who deeply aspire for liberation from the grip of ego identity. It is a rare place in this world as it is entirely dedicated to the complete realisation of the Self.

Mooji’s lineage is Advaita, the ancient path of non-duality, which teaches that our true nature is one with the pure awareness that is the indivisible reality. Through his intuitive and direct approach, Moojibaba imparts this understanding as a living experience with great immediacy and accessibility to seekers of Truth. Awakening to our real nature does not mean we are to acquire something new, but rather that we must discover within ourselves that which is timelessly pure and in harmony with God. Therefore, there is no need to renounce one’s family, worldly duties, ambitions, religion or any other human expression. It is this very universality, simplicity and naturalness which bring people from all over the world to sit with Moojibaba.

In Monte Sahaja, silence and inner focus is the prevailing climate regardless of the daily activities engaged in. Throughout a typical day there is time and space for contemplation, silent sitting, chanting, guided meditations, and other group activities such as laughing yoga or bhajans may also be offered. Occasionally, scheduled and spontaneous Satsangs are offered by Moojibaba, and we all come together for this sacred time. Satsang is also imbibed through the vibrant and potent energy field that permeates all of Sahaja. 

Sahaja Precepts
Living and working alongside Moojibaba in Monte Sahaja has given rise to the Sahaja Precepts and everyone in Sahaja is encouraged to abide by them as they are in full support of Satsang. ‘Sahaja’ refers to ‘the natural state of being’ and these precepts are an essential guidance for all who are in search of that which is the highest and most true within themselves. 

About the Land

Monte Sahaja is situated in the hilly region of Alentejo in southern Portugal. Its varied terrain offers many beautiful spaces to explore, such as small ponds, hidden paths and vistas, and quiet places for meditation and contemplation. There are some steep hills and valleys, which can feel quite demanding. However, many people experience an amazing increase in fitness in a relatively short span of time.

Springtime at Monte Sahaja is a glorious season where wildflowers flourish profusely over the savanna-like landscape. There are also many Olive trees, Cork Oaks, Medronhos, Carobs and Eucalyptus trees on the land and in the surrounding area. The fresh springtime breeze is often fragranced by an amazing palette of wild and traditional flowers and the smell of Eucalyptus trees. Moojibaba enjoys this time of the year very much.

During the summer months, Alentejo becomes very hot and the lush landscape of spring and early summer begins turning in colour to raw sienna and umber. Some say they are reminded of the African Serengeti or certain regions of Australia. Alentejanos are well used to the destructive wildfires that are easily started during the driest months. Monte Sahaja fully supports and complies with the local and regional efforts to keep fires to a minimum. We also endeavour to conserve water wherever we can.

Visiting Sahaja

MONTE SAHAJA IS CLOSED & ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the many changes that have come with it, we have closed Monte Sahaja. This means that we will not be offering the Guest and Extended Stay programs that were scheduled for the rest of 2020. It is also not possible to come for day visits or for a shorter guest stay. Even though some restrictions are easing in Portugal, this closure is likely to remain in place for some extended time.
~ Updated 3 July, 2020

You can find the latest News, Resources, as well as Talks from Mooji on our COVID-19 page here.

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More Information About the Closure
We fully appreciate the natural urge to come to Monte Sahaja, the Center for Self-Realisation and Mooji’s home in Portugal. It is usually possible for those who are deeply immersed in Satsang with Moojibaba to apply to visit Monte Sahaja as part of one of our Programs.

However, as we are closed, it is not possible to visit in any way. This is very likely to last for the remainder of this year. We will post any changes to this situation here and on our Schedule page as soon as anything is confirmed.

We would also like to thank the Sangha very much for your love, care and support during this time. Although it is a time of great change, it is also an opportunity for deep introspection. We encourage all those drawn to Satsang with Moojibaba to make full use of the many online resources, including Sahaja Express and the free media on Mooji TV.

Programs

When we are open, Monte Sahaja offers several programs for those who have participated in a Retreat or Intensive with Moojibaba and have a deep resonance with his pointings. These programs include Guest Stays of 1-2 weeks, and Extended Programs of 2-3 months, all of which offer a profound opportunity to be immersed in the energy field of Satsang. Please know that it is required to have come for a Guest Stay before applying for an Extended Stay.

An overview of the different programs and events can usually be found on our Schedule page, however due to the global situation with the coronavirus, Monte Sahaja is currently closed and the programs have been cancelled for the remainder of 2020.