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Happy Guru Purnima!

In celebration of Guru Purnima, we are happy to share the powerful Guided Meditation, Glory to the Supreme, that was offered this morning in Monte Sahaja, the Center for Self-Realisation in Portugal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57HdPuogGGs Guru Purnima is an auspicious day to honour, celebrate and express our deep gratitude for the immense blessing of the Guru. The word ‘Guru’ has Sanskrit origins, meaning ‘the dispeller of darkness’, and such a one is a light unto this world. We embrace this day to acknowledge our great fortune of sharing this lifetime with our beloved MoojibabaGuru Purnima has ancient roots and is celebrated by several traditions around the world: the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist communities celebrate with great love and joy, paying respect to their guru. Moojibaba often speaks about the significance of the Guru for Self-realisation.  “The Guru is that being who is removing darkness, ignorance. He or she is not a giver of light or truth. The light is already there as the core of our being. The master is simply dispelling the darkness, and revealing the Self that is timelessly presentand yet overlooked for so long. And he has the power, grace and compassion to make this happen. The term Guru also means the real Self or one who is awake to his true nature as the Supreme Being. The Guru is one with reality. The Guru is identical with your own real nature. Therefore, your true Self and Guru are one.”~ Moojibaba

New Music Albums – Chant Sahaja

These two powerful live music albums are a joyful Kirtan—a call and response chanting of the various names of God, the Supreme Self. Praises To The SupremeThe seven sacred chants on Praises to the Supreme, are infused with the powerful love for Truth and veneration to the Supreme Lord of the Universe in its many manifestations—Shiva, Parvati, Narayana, Ram, Krishna, Gurudev. Find out more. Krishna BhajansAt the heart of this collection of five sacred chants from Monte Sahaja is the Krishna Mahamantra, considered to be an ancient and powerful aid to liberation. Find out more. The Birth of Chant SahajaChant Sahaja is inspired by the spontaneous and heart-infused spiritual music from the villages and temples of India. Some years ago while walking along the banks of the Ganga river in Rishikesh, Moojibaba was struck by the simple and joyous sound of authentic Bhajans emanating from a small temple nearby. Arriving at the temple he sat quietly in a corner of the humble building. His heart became filled with the sweet chants of Lord Krishna’s name. As he walked back towards his home, a powerful desire arose inside his heart to bring this soulful music and its spiritual atmosphere to Monte Sahaja where he lives with his close disciples. And so was born Chant Sahaja, which has become an intrinsic part of daily life at Monte Sahaja—the Center for Self-Realisation in Portugal.  Be immersed in the energy and power of authentic, spontaneous Bhajans from the heart and soul of Sahaja! Much love and gratitude,Mooji Sangha

PURE AWARENESS — I AM ~ Mooji Mantra

Knowing that many spiritual seekers struggle with mind attacks and mind storms, Moojibaba felt to offer a simple but effective mantra which could still the mind and bring it back to its source. This mantra is a direct reminder of your true Self and natural state — peace, joy, and effortless silence. The Pure Awareness – I Am Mantra is available in a few different forms, with something to suit every seeker: MOOJI TV - A Peaceful Mind in 5 Minutes A Peaceful Mind in 5 Minutes is a beautiful and potent introduction to the Pure Awareness – I Am Mantra. This video features Moojibaba speaking about the mantra, followed by the chant for 5 minutes. SAHAJA EXPRESS - 15 minute video Sahaja Express offers a longer, 15-minute version of Pure Awareness – I Am for those who wish to dive deeper. The 5-minute version is also available here. MOOJI SANGHA SHOP - ‘pay as you feel’ downloadable album Pure Awareness – I Am is available in the Mooji Sangha Shop as a 3-track audio album. It includes the Introduction by Moojibaba, the 5-minute version and the 15-minute version of the mantra, providing something for everyone and allowing you to immerse yourself in this mantra wherever you are,  whenever you wish. This album is offered on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. You can pay any amount (or no amount, if you wish), whatever you feel from your heart to contribute. You can find the downloadable album here. We hope you enjoy this powerful mantra and experience the power of it deeply.

Online Weekend Retreat ~ 26-28 June 2020

This 3-day Online Retreat with Mooji is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the energy-field of Satsang through the guidance and presence of a great spiritual Master. In this online-only format, participants join via Live Broadcast on Mooji TV and have the opportunity to bring forward their burning questions about genuine self-discovery by writing letters and engaging with Mooji on Zoom. Mooji guides, challenges and responds to questioners with wisdom, love, humour and searing honesty. Through Mooji’s presence and direct pointings to Truth, the unfading love, joy and peace that so many are searching for are revealed to be our very nature and Self. Find out more about the Online Weekend Retreat here. “Behind the person lies the Infinite Self.In Satsang you discover this.”~ Mooji

New Meditations & New Shop

We are delighted to share a beautiful new collection of six Meditations with Mooji selected for their clarity and potency. These powerful pointings infused with Moojibaba’s love and wisdom bring the earnest seeker swiftly into the natural effortless space of the Self. “Be here completely, in the heart of your own self.It is not a picture, it has no shape, it is beyond time.Here is the birthplace of love and peace.”~ Mooji These meditations have been beautifully mastered from live recordings, and come in different formats: ~ Guided Meditations with originally composed music ~ Silent Sittings ~ Guided Meditations (no music)~ Master Pointing to Awakening Welcome to our New Mooji Sangha Shop We are also pleased to be launching our new and improved online Mooji Sangha Shop. The feedback that we have received over the years has given rise to a simpler, more beautiful home for these and many other offerings. In celebration of the launch, we are offering 10% off all products until 5 June, 2020. Much love,Mooji Team

New Music EP ~ Only Love by Prem & Sangita

This delightful new collection of 6 songs from Prem & Sangita captures the love, joy and simplicity of quiet times. Hearing this music is like lying back in the grass on a summer Sunday. This gentle folk music soothes the heart and uplifts the spirit. Inspired by life with Mooji and the Sangha, Only Love is alive with creative inspiration flowing from the heart of Satsang. It was written and recorded during a quiet time in Monte Sahaja, and features Prem’s rich voice and skilful guitar playing, Sangita’s sweet and melodic vocals, and Brahmdev’s masterful violin. This EP is a delight for any time of the day -- lie back and enjoy this beautiful music that uplifts us into the joy and lightness of pure being. Find out more about Only Love here https://youtu.be/se63wb40l9Q

An Invitation to Freedom Ebook

An Invitation to Freedom is now available as an ebook. This powerful guidance that was originally offered in pocketbook and audiobook form was requested by many to be shared as an ebook, particularly as a digital format is easier for many in the current climate. Previously available only in the US and Canada, we are happy to be able to now share it worldwide. An Invitation to Freedom is a living master key to Self-realisation. The profoundly clear and direct pointing cuts effortlessly through the superficial veils that appear to hide our true nature and swiftly introduces the mind to its source, the Heart. The Invitation is quick, simple and powerful. Follow its guidance earnestly, and you will find yourself Home. This could be the greatest discovery you will make in your life. You can find An Invitation to Freedom ebook in our Mooji Sangha Shop,  as well as Apple Books and Amazon Kindle. ‘If you are longing for Self-discovery and the urge to be free is alive and compelling, this Invitation is for you. Grace has put this yearning inside your heart, and so it is possible to come to this direct recognition without delay.  It works, it works, it works—yesterday, today, tomorrow and always.’~ Mooji

Suspension of Activities at Monte Sahaja ~ Satsang will Continue Online

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, we have had to make an unprecedented decision about Monte Sahaja, the ashram and retreat centre in Portugal. The pandemic has had strong repercussions for many around the world, and Monte Sahaja has also been significantly affected. Thankfully we have not had any cases of COVID-19 in Monte Sahaja or our local community; however, we have been facing many of the changes and challenges that have come alongside the pandemic.  With restrictions on large gatherings for the foreseeable future, the uncertain nature of travel, and considering the health and well-being of travellers to and from Portugal, it has become clear that many of our activities will need to be suspended for some time, particularly (but not only) those related to our programs and guests. We have looked carefully at many scenarios, and in this climate it is simply not possible for us to continue to operate in the same way or support many of the services previously offered.  Moojibaba will of course continue to offer Satsang from Monte Sahaja for the worldwide Sangha. These will be shared through Mooji TV and YouTube, as well as on Sahaja Express and through Online Retreats. However, many of the additional activities and operations are no longer sustainable during this time, and Monte Sahaja will remain closed. A small group of caretakers will stay on at Sahaja to maintain and take care of the land and facilities, and also to continue to support the sharing of Satsang. We will use this time to improve the ashram’s services and infrastructure until such time as we are truly ready to open again. This will continue into the foreseeable future and is likely to remain in place for some extended time. We will keep you updated as to where we are in this process.  We are a close-knit community and this will affect us deeply. We will do everything in our power to take care that the transition is smooth for our community. While this is clearly a challenging time for everyone, we know in our hearts that this is the right decision and trust that the outcome will also bear fruit in many unimaginable ways.  Living alongside Moojibaba, we are deeply inspired by him as a living example of the realisation of the Self and by his natural trust in God. In this time, as in any other, he truly embodies the intuitiveness and spontaneity he points us to, meeting life freshly and openly without any personal intention, no matter what life brings. He says, “Yes, there will be many changes, both external and internal, but I encourage you to face them in the light and spirit of pure consciousness and not personally. This will truly be an inspiring time for every true seeker—a time of renewal and a call for a fresh vision. Every trial or crisis has its hidden gems. Sometimes you have to be shaken to awaken, as Truth is what you seek. Trust and remain true to what you have discovered inside your heart. This Sangha tree will continue to bear many good fruits. I ask that each one remain in the heart and continue to stand in and with the Truth you have come to know and Be.” The team also draws great strength from the love and care shown by the worldwide Sangha, who are very much present in our hearts now and always. Thank you all and much love,Monte Sahaja [quote_section quote="Barns burn down. Now the sky is seen." left_brush="yes"]

Online Weekend Retreat ~ 24-26 April 2020

This 3-day Online Retreat with Mooji is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the energy-field of Satsang through the guidance and presence of a great spiritual Master. In this new online-only format, participants join via Live Broadcast on Mooji TV and have the opportunity to bring forward their burning questions about genuine self-discovery by writing letters and engaging with Mooji on Zoom. Mooji guides, challenges and responds to questioners with wisdom, love, humour and searing honesty. Through Mooji’s presence and direct pointings to Truth, the unfading love, joy and peace that so many are searching for are revealed to be our very nature and Self. Find out more about the Online Weekend Retreat here. “Behind the person lies the Infinite Self.In Satsang you discover this.”~ Mooji

70th MAHASAMADHI OF SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI

30 December 1879 - 14 April 1950 Today we honour, celebrate and give thanks for the great sage of Arunachala, Sri Ramana Maharshi. Revered as one of the most prominent spiritual Masters from India, the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi continue to inspire thousands of people and bring them into the discovery of the Self, one’s true nature. We venerate Bhagavan's presence and Grace which, to this day, nourishes the hearts of devotees and seekers of Truth all over the world. Moojibaba has tremendous love and respect for this saint, whose teachings he absorbed deeply in the heart through Satsang with Sri Poonjaji, a student of Sri Ramana. This account comes from Sri Ramanasramam, telling of Bhagavan’s last days in his physical form: “On April 14, 1950 it was apparent that Sri Ramana’s physical end was near, in spite of intense medical care he received since the sarcoma in his left arm was detected. In the evening, as the devotees sat on the verandah outside the room which had been specially built for Bhagavan’s convenience during his illness, they spontaneously began singing ‘Arunachala Siva’ (The Marital Garland of Letters). On hearing it Ramana’s eyes opened and shone. He gave a brief smile of indescribable tenderness. From the outer corners of his eyes tears of bliss rolled down. One more deep breath and no more. “At that very moment 8:47 p.m. what appeared to be an enormous star trailed slowly across the sky passing to the north-east towards the peak of Arunachala. Many saw this luminous body in the sky, even as far away as Bombay and struck by its peculiar appearance and behaviour, they ascribed this phenomenon to the passing of their Master. “To this day the power of Sri Ramana has not diminished. Often visitors to the ashram have remarked, ‘But one can feel his presence very strongly.’ Before Sri Ramana gave up his body, devotees went to him and begged him to remain for a while longer as they needed his help. He replied “Go! Where can I go? I shall always be here.” ‘That which is born must die;that which is acquired must be lost. Were you born? You are ever existent.The Self can never be lost.’ ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

Mooji Answers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, many from all around the world have written letters to Moojibaba with questions, doubts and concerns arising during this challenging time, particularly in relation to the search for Truth.A special series of Mooji Answers videos is being released over the coming days to answer some of the many messages that have come. In this first session, Through This Confinement You Can Be Set Free, Mooji responds with great insight and love to a broad range of questions, including the stress and panic arising for some in response to the coronavirus, the fear of loneliness, self-inquiry and gratitude, and the common difficulties that may arise when meditating. He also shares how life has given this space away from the usual distractions and encourages us to see this time as a powerful opportunity to wake up to our true nature. “I want to tell you, all that happens in the world, from the greatest to the smallest things, are somehow held in God consciousness. Don’t cling to the initial reaction from your mind that you are imprisoned. Actually I’d like you to change it and think that you are being set free to spend a little time with yourself, to examine what really is here. Many wonderful things are going to come. I wish you all good health, and openness of heart, and a great life now, and a great life to come also, here on this Earth."Monte Sahaja, Portugal 1 April 2020 News and Resources You can find a dedicated page with guided meditations, news and other resources here.

Message from Mooji about COVID-19

It is a challenging time for many around the world, and we would like to share with you some resources, especially a touching talk where Mooji addresses the growing concerns we face as a human race in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. In this message he offers great encouragement on the topic of fear, and shares guidance on how to stay true and wake up in this time of crisis. “I see that this time, challenging as it is, is also offering us a new path; a path of Grace. Life is offering us an opportunity to go within. The love of God serves every living being. So Grace is here to guide us through difficult times.I pray from my heart that each one will grow inwardly. That we come to a higher level of life in the true sense. That we see with more a unitive sense that we are one family, living together with greater love and understanding. Bless you, bless you, each and every one.”~ Mooji Guided Meditations, News and ResourcesYou can find a dedicated page with guided meditations, news and other resources here. Much love to you all,Mooji team