Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi founded Sahaja Yoga in 1970 in India. Since then, she traveled extensively throughout the world, offering free public lectures and the experience of ‘self-realization’ to all, regardless of race, religion or circumstance.
She not only enabled people to pass this valuable experience on to others, but taught the meditation technique necessary to sustain it, known as Sahaja Yoga.
Shri Mataji was born in 1923, many years before most of us in British colonial India. She along with her family was part of the freedom struggle that brought nationhood to over 350 million people.
After the proclamation of independence, she married Sir C.P. Srivastava who was a prominent member of ‘Indian Administration Services’ and later on became the ‘Secretary to the then Prime Minister of India’. This was followed by a glittering career as “Secretary General of United Nations International Maritime Organization”.
Sahaja Yoga practitioners continue to teach meditation free of charge, as was emphasized by her, and try to make a difference in everybody’s life, the way they have felt it in their hearts