Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

A Life Dedicated to Humanity

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was an extremely charismatic, dynamic and divine personality who radiated nothing but love. She had absolute unconditional love – nirvajya prema (निर्व्याज प्रेम) – with which she saw the spiritual potential of people and the heart of divinity in all creation. It emanated from her like a relentless magnetic force. To see this magnetism in action in one of her many thousands of programs was to bear witness to the care, compassion, and command with which she attended to the woes and worries of those who sought her guidance until each question had found its answer, all sound was replaced with profound silence, and a glint of light shone bright in eyes that beheld that which was right. Truly an awe inspiring personality.

International Organization

The Foundation

The Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga World Foundation (in short, Shri Mataji Foundation) is an international organization based in Cabella Ligure, Italy. Our objectives are to perpetuate, document and spread all over the world, the knowledge of the teachings of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and to support the practice of meditation founded by Her, known as Sahaja Yoga, on each and every continent and country.

It is a Living Process

Sahaja Yoga

Sahaja Yoga is a method of meditation that takes you beyond mental, emotional, and physical activity and allows you to experience the true self which lies within. In Sanskrit, Sahaja means ‘born with’ (‘Saha’ is with, ‘ja’ is born), and Yoga means union. The name, therefore, translates to ‘the union which one is born with.’


This union is between your true self and the all-pervading power that permeates all elements of life. It is achieved through a process that awakens the dormant energy called Kundalini that is within each human being. This process is known as Self Realisation. Once the Kundalini is awakened, the individual experiences a blissful state of thoughtless awareness, where the mind is silent and they simply witness the present moment.

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