SUMMARY OF THE COORDINATORS MEETING ON THE CHARTER OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE (CC)
The meeting of the National Coordinator gathered on the 5th May 2012 in
Cabella. The meeting had an atmosphere in which the elder Sahaja Yogis
together with younger and new coordinators could talk openly with each
other. Things that for elders are obvious are not necessary obvious for the
younger yogis. This was pointed out at the meeting and the beauty of such
exchange is just this openness and it also shows that the input from elder
yogis is important and nourishing.
The main topic of this meeting was the review of the draft of the Charter.
The National Coordinators have given their support to this text. The final
version, revised in the light of oral and written comments received is
The genesis of the CC in 2011 was prompted by the focus to obey Shri Mataji
"now" and no longer postpone what She had instructed us to do in 2008.
Auspiciousness shall flow from this obedience. She established the CC, not
the yogis. It is encouraging to register a convergence also from those who
initially had queries about the establishment of the CC.
A few points were clarified during the presentation of the draft of the CC
Charter. Strictly speaking the Charter applies to the CC because the CC did
not presume write a Charter for the collective. However it is offered to
the collective as a text of reference that contains some essential elements
and aspects of Shri Mataji's teachings which can guide us. If the vision
and experience of elder yogis who abide by this synthesis prove helpful, so
be it. The Code of Conduct was introduced on request from some countries
but it is now is enclosed in the annex which is more logical as some
observed. Rules of procedures are likewise annexed. the following was
In the vision of the CC the collective is growing spiritually in an organic
manner through the ascent of each individual yogi and yogini and under the
guidance of the Paramchaitanya. It is a process in motion that SY
institutions may be inspired to support but the CC does not see the
necessity of a top down structure to lead the collective. It clearly sees
itself simply as occupying a space at the global level to be filled with
wisdom and benevolence in order to maintain this vision.
Participants at the meeting recognized it is difficult to put a living
process in writing but appreciated the good proposal text of the Charter.
The text must be kept simple and it can always be reviewed in the light of
experience. Several specific points were discussed, including the balance
between creativity and fidelity to Mother or the fact that the use of
vibrations needs not be disconnected from common sense, intuition and
General comments indicate that an initial wait and see attitude towards the
CC has been followed by a general sense of ease and more security ,
precisely, some underlined, because the instructions of our Guru have been
followed. Some see the CC as providing a corner stone reference in the
global structure of the SY movement. A concrete suggestion was made that
the CC could provide a trigger for synchronizing global SY events such as
World Realization Day. In matters of assistance to conflict settlement, it
is understood that the CC prefers to operate informally and discreetly to
reach results rather than broadcasting its role. The CC was seen as
supportive and constructive and so was the debate of the national
coordinators. The text of the Charter Of the CC shall be made available on
COMMUNICATION WITH THE COLLECTIVE
Beyond its written communications, the CC has also interacted through more
direct contacts. The CC is happy to meet the collective at Guru Puja 2012
on Saturday evening and to offer and assessment after one year of activity.
THE YEARLY INTERNATIONAL PUJA SCHEDULE
The CC facilitates the establishment of the international pujas schedule
by interacting with the respective national collective, arranging their
proposals so as to avoid conflict of schedule and ensuring the
compatibility of these proposals. Due attention is given to holding pujas
in Cabella, mostly during the warmer seasons, and to allow yoginis and
yogis who would otherwise have difficulties in traveling abroad to
participate in such uplifting festivals. It is gratifying to receive
reports of how pujas in Brasilia and Penang have been generously blessed by
Our Divine Mother. Please kindly note that we have been notified by the
India National Trust that the 2012 International Diwali Puja will take
place in New Delhi at the location of Nirmal Dham.
THE MARRIAGE PROCESS
Marriage is a key dimension of sahaj culture and the performance of Sahaj
marriage requires some institutional support. The primary responsibility
for supporting the SY marriage process lies with the International Marriage
Committee. The CC has expressed its support to the IMC and, in this
context, the CC recalled that the IMC is constituting a reserve pool of
qualified yoginis and yogis that can assist in the match making
arrangements. National coordinators in position to do so should please send
submissions to the Secretariat of the IMC at "Marco Arciglio"
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; if needs be, it would be greatly appreciated if
these resource persons could be supported by their collective for their
travel to Cabella ahead of the marriage ceremony taking place at the
forthcoming Ganesha Puja. National collectives expressing the wish to
facilitate/organize such ceremonies should liaise with the IMC.
While marriage in a Sahaj ceremony is the preferred option of many, it must
be recalled for the record that Shri Mataji also fully accepted the option
in which a yogi or yogini would find a life's partner outside of Sahaja
yoga. Of course in such a case one expects that this partner respects the
convictions of the yogi or yogini.
To dowload the charter, please click here.