We didn’t come to Monte Sahaja to start a new community
or to run away from society.
We came here only for Freedom.
Winter Rest & Contemplation
Visiting Monte Sahaja
Moojibaba fully embraces all those who come to him in search of Truth. Whether you have met him in Satsang around the world, or through the podcasts and videos offered online, he welcomes those coming to Monte Sahaja for liberation and encourages each one to make full use of their time on this holy land.
Monte Sahaja is an ashram where those who are drawn to real spiritual awakening may replenish and merge themselves with the spirit of Truth. Sahaja is an oasis for spiritual introspection where beings from around the world who are deeply familiar with Moojibaba’s teachings can fully immerse themselves in Satsang and enter their own inner journey of self-discovery.
Monte Sahaja is also Mooji’s home. Moojibaba moved here some years ago with the vision to establish a space that would be a spiritual haven for genuine seekers of Truth. It is a rare place in this world as it is entirely dedicated to the complete realisation of the Self. Through the power and grace of Moojibaba’s direct pointings, each one is compelled to use their time at Monte Sahaja to contemplate and confirm their true nature as unchanging Awareness. Monte Sahaja totally supports this inner exploration, as each one is regarded as a genuine aspirant who is responding to the inner calling from the Self to be free in this lifetime.
In Monte Sahaja, silence and inner focus is the prevailing climate regardless of the daily activities engaged in, which range from contemplative in nature to more practical tasks.
Regarding Seva, the Master says, ‘Seva is action done without selfish motives or actions performed free from self-centredness. Work done in this way, with this attitude of selfless service, is an authentic path leading to the realisation of the Self.’
Throughout the day there is also time and space for silent sittings, chanting, guided meditations, and other group activities such as laughing yoga or bhajans.
Occasionally, spontaneous Satsangs are offered by Moojibaba, and we all come together for this sacred time. However, Satsang is imbibed through our Seva, and the vibrant and potent energy field that permeates all of Sahaja.
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 in the beginning of your stay. However, many people experience an amazing increase in fitness in a relatively short span of time.
Springtime in Alentejo, and especially here at Monte Sahaja, is a glorious season where wild flowers can best be appreciated as they flourish profusely over the savanna-like landscape. There are many Olive trees, Cork Oaks, Medronhos, Carobs and Eucalyptus trees on the land and in the surrounding area. The fresh springtime breeze, often fragranced by the amazing palette of wild and traditional flowers and the smell of Eucalyptus trees, is a special treat. Moojibaba enjoys this time of the year very much.
Please be aware that Alentejo can also become very hot during the summer and often 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 destructive wild fires that are so easily started during the driest seasons. Many prized trees are lost each year. 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.
Winter Rest & Contemplation
After a rich season of retreats and satsangs with Moojibaba, it is time for a period of rest and deep introspection for our beloved Master and the team serving at Monte Sahaja. Monte Sahaja is therefore closed for the winter from mid-October and will reopen in the spring of 2018. When the 2018 schedule is finalised, it will be posted on the News and Schedule pages on Mooji.org.
This time gives each one the chance to evaluate the strength and fruits of their own inquiry, compelled by the highest desire to accept the Master’s direct invitation to meet him in the place of true freedom.
During this period, we will continue to upload new material to Mooji TV and Sahaja Express.
Moojibaba 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 deepen in their wisdom and greatness of heart, directly knowing the peace and silence of their own natural being.
Visiting Monte Sahaja
Over the winter months, it is not possible to visit Monte Sahaja as it is a time for deep rest and contemplation for Moojibaba and the Sangha serving at Monte Sahaja. Opportunities to come to Monte Sahaja in 2018 will be posted here once these have been scheduled.
If you feel called to Satsang during this quiet time, Sahaja Express and Mooji.tv are a powerful way to be immersed in the energy field of Satsang during this period of contemplation.
Please be aware and respect that the ashram is closed over the winter, and we cannot accommodate drop-ins or casual visitors.