In constituting the World Foundation, Shri Mataji donated to it all her properties in the Val Borbera, a uniquely beautiful and peaceful piece of country, in the northern Italian region of Piemonte where, since 1991, she herself had resided for many months of the year presiding over innumerable seminars and retreats.
In so doing She set up the World Centre, a collection of properties with their own special purpose and organisation but nevertheless at the service of the Foundation and its mission:
- Palazzo Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
- Albera Camp
Palazzo Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
The Castle was in the past called Palazzo Doria and has now been renamed Palazzo Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. This historic building from the 14th century is a landmark in the Val Borbera area. The World Foundation, in collaboration with the team of Sahaja Architects and with the approval and control of the Superintendent of Fine Arts of Turin, has undertaken the careful and meticulous renovation of the structure and its functions.
The entire first floor of the palace has recently been reconstructed. A new Meditation Room has been created, open to all, and a library/archive on Sahaja topics will soon follow. The offices of the Foundation are also on this floor. Leading up to the first floor, the grand external staircase was repaired and repaved with large stone slabs, with a new iron parapet. There have also been many new technical installations.
The next stage will take place on the ground floor, with the creation of a new kitchen and several reception rooms to be able to accommodate many Sahaja Yogis.
The Foundation has carried out many improvements to the area where pujas take place, and where Sahaja Yogis and Yoginis from all over the world are hosted. In particular, in recent years the kitchen and utility rooms have been upgraded and new bathrooms in the area called the Mulino have been created.
In 2020, during the pause created by the restrictions of the Covid pandemic, new service rooms were constructed at the side of the Puja hall. The number of bathrooms and showers has doubled and new dressing rooms and designated spaces for mothers were created. In 2022, a paved area between the Puja hall and the new bathrooms has been added for the comfort and convenience of Sahaja Yogis.
This building houses our Wellness Camps, many guests during the summer puja period, and the Cabella International Sahaja School. The facility is utilised a great deal and requires constant maintenance and improvement throughout the year.
This large residence donated by Shri Mataji is able to host up to 25 people for short stays and is used to house the staff of the Cabella International Sahaja School during term time.
A large complex in the municipality of Carrega Ligure placed in the lush greenery of the mountain, Daglio is used to host a number of youth camps and summer seminars.
The purpose of these properties is to create a spiritual oasis where people can come together:
- for meditation and spiritual regeneration
- to study and reflect upon the teachings of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
- to conduct research into and explore new and innovative approaches to problems of the world based on the subtle awareness bestowed by Kundalini awakening
- to find an outlet for the expression of a new spirituality in all aspects of life and culture
“The Enjoyment of life is only possible if we could get connected to the Spirit”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
22 April 1982, UK
The Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga World Foundation supports the following projects:
Palazzo Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Your donation will help sustain the World Foundation and contribute towards the Palazzo Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Restoration.
Cabella International Sahaja School
Your donation will help sustain the World Foundation and contribute towards Cabella International Sahaja School.