Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Last Saturday, Sahaja Yoga was introduced to the
Capital of Canada. Yogis from Toronto and Montreal met
in Ottawa, and started an ongoing weekly program with
the collective's support.
Approximately one-hundred people filled the auditorium
at the main branch of the Ottawa Public Library.
Twenty-two yogis attended the program and felt the joy
of sharing Sahaja culture with our future brothers and
The program started with a very brief introduction of
Sahaja Yoga, followed by the first episode of
“Experiment with Truth”. Yogis and seekers alike
enjoyed the video on a large projection screen.
After the video, the seekers were invited to ask
questions, explain why they came, or mention what they
expected from Sahaja Yoga. The first comment was, “I
saw Shri Mataji's photograph outside, and it drew me
to the auditorium”. This was the first example of
great comments about meditation and spirituality.
Finally the moment had arrived: Shri Mataji giving
self-realization. Everyone earnestly desired to
achieve moksha, and were rewarded with waves of cool
vibrations and the blessing of thoughtless awareness.
Following the program, many seekers stayed an extra
hour in the lobby outside the auditorium, enjoying the
collectivity of the program. Yogis and seekers alike
enjoyed each others company and friendships developed
between many. Promises were made to come back, and
yogis expressed interest at the idea of returning to
Ottawa because they were personally interested in the
seekers and their progress.
We will all remember the long trip to Ottawa, the
posters-pamphlets, stops to shoe beat and foot soak at
the Thousand Islands, and the fun times together
watching Sahaj DVD's in the rented van, or telling
well-worn stories everyone had heard before.
But our deepest satisfaction comes from the fact that
we are now able to spread Sahaj outside our “own
area”. There are enough of us now to drive many miles
to another city and start a program. We felt complete
when the Montreal yogis came every week to poster and
to support the program. We were together, and shared
the vision of a deeper collective project, enjoying
each other and being with each other. Our thanks go to
the Realize America Tour, and the Vishnumaya Tour.
They gave us the example of how we can travel and
share Sahaja Yoga together.
Our meeting continues next Saturday, with dedicated
yogis from Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa sharing the
leadership of the on-going program. Thank you for your
past, present, and future support in all the following
ways and more: the great newspaper ads in the Ottawa
Citizen, three weeks of postering and pamphleting,
invitations to stay overnight at a new yogi's house in
Ottawa, and of course the delicious pizza's and other
foods provided by the yogis!
Jai Shri Mataji,
From the yogis who attended the Ottawa program.