About Sahaja Online
Sahaja Online brings the unique practice of Sahaja meditation to you. Practiced globally for over five decades, this energy-based meditation is now available anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Created by experienced Sahaja practitioners, Sahaja Online is always free, including meditation programs, coaching, and guidance. Through teaching others how to meditate and achieve a sense of higher purpose, the instructors and coaches of Sahaja Online get to share their passion of making the world a more peaceful place.
The world we live in today is changing rapidly, so rapidly, in fact, that it can be difficult to balance all the facets of our lives. At the very least, we must juggle our personal and professional lives, and our innate needs for fulfillment, self-exploration and self-growth. Of all these facets, the most enigmatic and “unscheduled” — or often, even ignored — is the discovery and understanding of our personal inner self, our true identity.
Who are we, really? Why have we been gifted, for a lifetime, this powerful consciousness within? What should we do with this gift? How do we use it to create purposeful,meaningful lives?
If you are a true spiritual seeker, these questions will present themselves at some point in your life; chances are, since you’re reading this, they already have.
At its core, the journey of spirituality and meditation is the discovery of our inner self and the subtlest aspects of human life. Ultimately, it involves seeking the knowledge of the eternal.
Today, we telecommute to work, we buy whatever we need online, and exchange social messages to people across the world in a matter of seconds. Practically everything we need is only a few clicks away. So, too, should the journey of self-discovery be easily accessible to us, so that it does not become a lost facet of the human existence.
The goal of this website is to deliver the knowledge and experience of meditation and spirituality straight to your home and electronic devices. With minimal effort, you can learn and practice meditation at your own pace whenever you choose.
But Sahaja Online is so much more than that…
Its core missions are to:
1) deliver truths about the highest pursuits in life, knowledge that’s been researched and documented in ancient scriptures for thousands of years, directly to you;
About the creators and meditation instructors
Sahaja Online was created by a team of distinguished professionals from different walks of life, cultures, and ethnicity, but all with one common passion: the practice of meditation and the pursuit of self-discovery. Each is a respected expert in meditation, as well as in their professional lives. And all share an insatiable thirst for helping as many Americans as possible embark upon their own journey of self-discovery in a manner that’s easy to understand and learn. They all share unbounded joy in enabling others to transform their lives through their own individual practice of meditation.
This site has developed exclusively through personal financial resources of the team involved. We do not accept sponsorship or donations of any kind from any organization, nor are we beholden to any organization. Sahaja Online is the culmination of several years of interviews, thoughtful discussions, instructor experience, and research and development in the arena of meditation and spirituality; specifically, in Sahaja meditation techniques, which were developed by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, a renowned Indian spiritual leader. Her goal was to simplify the difficult meditation techniques of ancient mystics in order to make meditation easily and quickly accessible to everyone.
Thank you for exploring Sahaja Online.
David is an architect, husband and father of two, and longtime Sahaja meditation practitioner.Dedicated to the practice of Sahaja, David now enjoys sharing the timeless techniques of Sahaja meditation, empowering others to achieve a rich inner life full of balance, strength, and compassion.
An enthusiastic coach in the fields of health and wellness, reading, and Sahaja, Louisa is a New Yorker who now lives in Florida. She discovered Sahaja over fifteen years ago and was fascinated by what it could offer to her life and the world at large. It inspired her to take up coaching as a way to transform people's lives in as many ways as possible.
With over 22 years of experience in Sahaja practice, Melanie brings a fresh approach to teaching, sharing the techniques that led her to discover the energy within, which is of importance amidst today’s busy lifestyles.
Dr. Ashish Pradhan
Expert Sahaja instructor and accomplished physician, Ashish Pradhanlearned Sahaja concepts directly from the founder of Sahaja. Ashish has been keenly involved in Sahaja public programs and medical conferences in India, Europe, Canada, and the United States.
As a Sahaja practitioner for over 10 years, Mar’yana teaches Sahaja meditation in a variety of settings. With an undergraduate degree in philosophy, Mar’yana traveled to Canada to pursue her graduate studies where she is now completing a PhD in philosophy.
An accomplished technology executive by profession, Anjan Upadhya is one of our earliest adopters of the Sahaja practice with decades of experience as a meditation practitioner and instructor. From a very young age, Anjan was introduced to Sahaja meditation by his mother and aunt in India. Having witnessed its benefits firsthand, during his early and teenage years, he dove deep into the teachings of the founder, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. He was also fortunate to learn Sahaja directly from the founder. Watching Shri Mataji spend endless hours teaching this meditation technique to the scores of people all day long, he developed a real sense of purpose and understanding of the impact this meditation could have on humanity as a whole. Anjan was fortunate to experience many different cultures around the world as his family moved to different places. That helped him to truly understand the universal nature of human beings. But it became evident to him that it would be impossible to recognize that reality without discovering the inner spiritual self. And Sahaja meditation, he discovered, was the key to allow everyone, regardless of their origins, financial status or faith, to help tap into their inner potential. Anjan has a background in biological sciences and arts. He enjoys the challenges that come from creating business solutions using technology. In addition to conducting regular meditation sessions at work, he also conducts multiple weekly sessions at a local meditation center in South Florida. He is also a published photographer and has a deep interest in visual arts and music.
Frequently Asked Questions
About the practice, benefits and what to expect
About Sahaja meditation
What is Sahaja meditation?
Who’s behind the Sahaja organization?
How does Sahaja meditation differ from other forms of meditation?
What exactly happens during the practice of Sahaja meditation?
How long does it take before I begin to experience the benefits of Sahaja meditation?
Is it safe to practice Sahaja meditation?
Does Sahaja meditation interfere with other types of meditation or yoga practice or meditation?
Can Sahaja meditation help in curing any disorder?
Why is Sahaja offered free? Where’s the catch?
What challenges will I face? How difficult is it?
1. Establishing thoughtless awareness – You’ll find that thoughtless awareness is never consistent. It ranges from a few moments or seconds to a few minutes and is also intermittent and inconsistent. Some ways of tackling this problem are to humble down and surrender yourself to your own inner energy. Cooling your liver down with ice packs can also help stabilize your attention and enhance thoughtless awareness.
2. Establishing your vibratory awareness – Depending on the state of your energy centers, it may take a while for you to begin feeling vibrations. Regular foot soaking and daily meditation, along with clearing techniques explained on this website under the instructional videos can really help in establishing your vibrations sooner.
3. Regularizing your meditation schedule – Many people new to meditation struggle with this. We recommend that you set your alarm clock 15 minutes earlier each day and do your meditation the first thing in the morning. And make a conscious attempt to spend 15 minutes meditating before you go to bed. Once you do this every day for several weeks, you’ll eventually reach a point where not meditating doesn’t seem like the way to live your life, and meditation just becomes an integral part of your lifestyle.
This website features plenty of videos and information that can help you conquer these and other challenges.
What does the daily routine of a typical Sahaja practitioner look like?