SOL Overview | Sahaja Online

How SOL Works

SOL Overview

Sahaja Online is a complete online offering of Sahaja meditation. With just a few clicks, you can attend introductory sessions and periodically scheduled meditation sessions in the comfort of your own home. And you’ll also have an opportunity to meditate in real time, with a large group of people logging in from all across the world. All our sessions are led by experienced, skilled instructors who have been practicing Sahaja for several years.

This real-time, guided meditation is very powerful in the context of how Sahaja is actually designed to work. When you connect your individual energy to the energy of hundreds of others, you harness the collective energy of the collective unconscious, or the cosmic energy, and it’s a powerful experience that nourishes your individual energy centers.

Secondly, the subtle energy travels through the medium of ether, the very same medium that cell phone signals, radio waves and other types of signals are transmitted. This makes Sahaja meditation ideally suited for a fully online platform. You are not — and do not need to be — restricted to just a classroom setting where a group of people are perhaps being taught breathing exercises or mind-balancing techniques. This living energy inside you and the energy source you connect to during Sahaja meditation sessions is infinite and all-pervading, working through the power of your attention and consciousness.

Sahaja Online is meant to take advantage of this mechanism to offer everyone across the globe the first complete, free, unique form of collective meditation with an unlimited capacity to expand and increase the number of meditators.
SOL’s mission is universal integration of the global community and helping human beings collectively transcend the boundaries of their homes, cities, countries, cultural backgrounds and faiths. And for them to come together to experience and enjoy the limitless power of meditation.

What to Expect from Sahaja Online

You’ll always have complete freedom to practice Sahaja any way you wish and at your own pace. On this website, you have instant access to a treasure trove of knowledge about your spiritual, mental and physical well-being, all completely free. This knowledge is available even if you don’t register for any of our sessions. There’s never anything to buy ever.

Once you register with Sahaja Online, you can start attending meditation sessions. For more details on how the online meditation sessions are organized, visit our Online Meditation Details page.

How you benefit from registering with SOL

While we offer the rich self-improvement resource of Sahaja Online completely free, we hope participants will take their journeys seriously and commit to them.

Registering with SOL offers you several benefits while allowing us to channel our resources appropriately –

  • You must register in order to join any of our Online meditation sessions. The Meditation Calendar and technical information on how to join online sessions are also available only to logged in users.
  • You’ll have the option of corresponding with our meditation coaches by email or phone once you’re registered
  • Anyone can submit questions or feedback via our Contact page or write to us at [email protected], but we prioritize responses (such as those on Sahaja meditation techniques, tips or personal queries) to our registered users. We do however ensure that all queries we receive are answered in due course .
  • You’ll receive our weekly email newsletter if choose this option when registering. The newsletter contains valuable information for practitioners, as well as notifications about events.
  • Our Intermediate Sessions are by invitation only, and you’ll receive meeting information on these from our instructors over email.

Finally, as a registered meditator on this site, please know that we only use your information to structure and improve our sessions to accommodate audience profiles and meditator preferences. Location information helps us determine whether there’s a sizable group of meditators in your community or neighborhood so that we can possibly arrange In-Person meditation sessions in the future, if you’d like us to. Such sessions help you learn advanced Sahaja concepts and have deeper meditative experiences. We do not sell any of your information and have zero commercial intent in using any information you provide to us.

The Science and Health section is an ongoing effort to present the growing body of scientific evidence corroborating the various effects of a Sahaja meditative practice and the why behind these outcomes — the physiological mechanisms through which meditation may work. It also includes comprehensive discussions of key cognitive and emotional (e.g., self-esteem, emotional intelligence, attention) and physiological (e.g., immunity, neurochemistry) concepts and attempts to connect the dots in terms of how Sahaja meditation can help each one.

The Spirituality section offers a historical perspective of spirituality and religion in America and explores the differences between the two. It offers you a simple definition of true spirituality that you can apply to your own life and see the results unfold, not as a charade or a “religious facade” driven by dogmas, rituals or societal pressures. It greatly simplifies and demystifies concepts of spirituality by demonstrating that what ultimately matters most is your own personal connection to the higher, all-pervading power. Spirituality has, all along, been very a much D.I.Y. approach in which we can benefit from some basic guidance and teaching by a guru. Sahaja — and Sahaja Online — delivers just that.

If you’d like to know more about the personalities and perspectives of your Sahaja Online instructors, visit the video library where they offer insight into Sahaja concepts and discuss their individual experiences. You can choose to correspond with us on the Contact Page or with your coach for any follow-up questions you may have, or for personal guidance or assistance relating to how Sahaja meditation can help you.

How to benefit from our Coaches

Upon registering with Sahaja Online, our coaches are available to answer your questions by email or phone. If you sign up to receive our email messages, our coaches may also do a check-in with you to see how you’re progressing and offer tips to help you stay on track. You may also choose to establish a one-on-one rapport with a coach who can respond to your questions and offer personalized guidance on Sahaja meditation over email so that you don’t have to submit a request over our Contact page each time. Our coaches provide email and phone support to registered practitioners. While our instructors may not always be accessible 24/7, you can address specific questions to any of our instructors through one of our coaches. You’ll find our instructors and coaches to be a friendly bunch, always eager to help and share information. We are all committed to the goals of Sahaja Online, and devoted, every day, to making people’s lives better.

Please keep in mind, however, that we operate entirely on volunteer time and resources, so response times may vary. Our coaches are all also seasoned Sahaja practitioners who can guide you based on their own experience. If your question happens to be very specific to a situation they’ve not experienced, they’ll find the answers for you within the Sahaja meditation practitioner community.

In summary, Sahaja Online is designed to deliver the goods in terms of a complete meditation package available to you when you want it.

Frequently Asked Questions

About the practice, benefits and what to expect

About Sahaja Online

What is Sahaja Online?

Sahaja Online provides complete internet-based access to Sahaja meditation. By registering on this platform, you can attend introductory programs and ongoing intermediate meditation classes, as well as advanced classes. You can also learn all about meditation and spirituality without registering. All content is freely available for anyone to access. There are plenty of articles on meditation and associated scientific research, spirituality, and Sahaja practitioner experience videos.

Who’s behind Sahaja Online?

Sahaja Online is run by a group of passionate Sahaja practitioners, keen on helping people transform their lives through spiritual meditation. As with all Sahaja meditation classes, everything on Sahaja Online is offered free of charge. You can explore the perspectives and experiences of the Sahaja practitioners who run Sahaja Online through their in-depth videos.

Can Sahaja conduct a meditation program at my organization, work location or nearby venue?

Absolutely. Please let us know the size of the audience and we’ll be glad to have our instructors come over to do an introductory Sahaja programat a convenient time. There is no charge for the Sahaja program itself, but if the venue requires extensive travel or lodging costs for our instructors or other administrative or logistical costs, we may ask you to arrange for those. In most cases, we try to cover those as well, as much as we can, particularly for larger audiences.

What information do you collect during the registration process and how do you use this information?

We collect your name, email address, zip code and some information around your age group, your expectations of Sahaja when you sign up, as well as whether you’ve practiced other types of meditation before. We do not sell or distribute any information we gather during the registration process. We use your email address only to keep you informed about upcoming sessions and events and for our coaches to communicate with you. We use your zip code to assess how many people are practicing Sahaja online in different regions, with the goal of possibly organizing in-person advanced sessions in the future at locations where there’s a sizable number of interested Sahaja practitioners. We use all other information to tailor the content of our online programs so we can make them more useful to each audience and maximize the benefits and impact of the sessions.

Can I delete my account with Sahaja Online?

Of course, you may delete your account at any time. We hope that you’ll take a minute to provide feedback as to why you chose to delete your account so that we may better serve our audience.

Can I have a consultation offline or online with your instructors?

Absolutely. Our practitioners are always willing to help and answer any questions. You can use our Contact Page and specifyif your request or query is addressed to a specific instructor. Do keep in mind however, that all our instructors are volunteer practitioners and it may not always be feasible for them to provide an immediate response. But we’re always ready to help you in every way we can and we’ll try our best!

Are your instructors certified?

No. And there’s no need for “certification.” The practice of Sahaja and growth of an individual using Sahaja meditation is a living, dynamic and evolutionary process. It operates on an inner energy that grows naturally like a tree. Such a living process that also works at the subtlest levels does not lend itself to establishing standards, “minimum requirements,” or qualifications of any sort. Hence, certification of Sahaja instructors is not only impossible, but also meaningless. It would be like giving a baby a certificate at every developmental stage, walking, talking, etc.. That said, all our instructors have been Sahaja practitioners for many years and have verified many different experiences through their own experiments (and the experiences of those they’ve worked with) all along the way. Most of them have also had an opportunity to be directly associated with our Founder Shri Mataji and practice Sahaja under her guidance. Shri Mataji was acknowledged as an expert spiritual guru across the world, especially in the realm of Kundalini yoga and meditation.

How can I maximize the benefits of Sahaja Online?

Sahaja meditation is an evolutionary process and you continuously evolve to higher stages of maturity and strength of your inner self and subtle energy centers. The first best way to benefit is to allocate time to practice your meditation at home daily. If you’re using our ongoing meditation sessions only to meditate without your independent daily practice of meditation, that’s okay for a while, especially during the initial stages. But typically, the greatest benefits of Sahaja can only be maximized through daily meditation at home. We highly recommend that you watch our instructional videos and use those to guide your daily meditation, as well as foot soaking on a daily basis. Next, the aspect of gaining knowledge versus growing in your experience is one of the most important considerations in the practice of Sahaja. Conventional wisdom would say that the more knowledgeable you are, and the faster you accumulate that knowledge, the more benefit you would get. With Sahaja, it works very differently. Your experience of vibrations and vibratory awareness, along with achieving the state of thoughtless awareness, are much more important than absorbing knowledge through all the information presented on this website. In fact, we’ll go one step further and state that even if you do not read a single page on our website, but are able to experience deep thoughtless awareness and strong vibrations, you’re significantly ahead in your practice of Sahaja and spiritual progress. For centuries, human beings have made the assumption that more knowledge and information equates to better states of existence. Well, not always. At the subtler level of existence, knowledge absorbed mentally is given second preference. Becoming a spiritual personality and exhibiting related characteristics and personality are much more important than amassing spiritual knowledge. Sure, if you’re able to do both, that’s ideal. However, our present human civilization is still taking baby steps in its subtle awareness, so unless you’re one of those truly exceptional souls, you’re better off focusing on the experience more than the knowledge. This is especially important in the Western world where analytical, logical and comprehension skills are given maximum importance. You may not become a guru in Sahaja by knowing a lot of spiritual concepts, but you most certainly qualify for becoming one if your vibrations are near perfect. So spend most of your time on your meditation, rather than on reading information on the website. You might think that’s strange advice coming from the folks who have developed tons of material on this website up for reading and learning, but hey, we’ve developed that information so more and different types of people can be drawn to our website in the first place! Thirdly, your inner urge to continuously progress to higher levels of maturity will help you maximize benefits from Sahaja. On the other hand, if you’re satisfied with attending the ongoing meditation sessions a couple of times a week to de-stress yourself, you’re probably missing out on many deeper experiences that Sahaja has to offer. That in no way takes away the importance of those de-stressing opportunities. We all can use that in today’s world. But the point is, there’s much more to gain than de-stressing, and you’re better off giving some time and priority to these deeper aspects of your life if you want to really take advantage of everything that Sahaja has to offer. Yet, the wonderful paradox in Sahaja is that, by doing this, you will be exploring your own inner depths further and getting a unique type of enjoyment you’ve never experienced before in your life.

Is there a bait-and-switch strategy behind Sahaja online where you initially offering the benefits of this site for free, only to charge for them in the future? Are there any premium offerings that are only available to paid members?

No, all of Sahaja’s body of knowledge and all its services are now — and will always be — completely free. We are mandated by our Founder’s philosophy that true spiritual meditation cannot be paid for. There are no premium services only available for an extra charge, and there is never anything to purchase on this site. However, due to the limitations of internet bandwidth or the number of concurrent meditators and the instructors’ ability to manage groups of practitioners, you may be wait-listed before being able to join the advanced classes. In some cases, our instructors may also recommend that you continue attending the basic meditation sessions for a while before migrating to advanced classes because it will be more beneficial for you.

How can I make donations to Sahaja Online?

Sahaja Online does not accept donations.

Can I learn and practice Sahaja meditation on my own based on the information on your website and by not registering for your online sessions?

Try it and let us know if you were successful, but honestly, the chances are very low. This is because your inner energy awakening generally needs to be initiated by a trigger, such as the instructor leading the session. Further collectivity and collective meditation is central to progress in Sahaja meditation. You are less likely to make long-term progress just meditating on your own at home. Since we don’t charge you for our services or attempt to sell anything on this website, you can be sure that we’re saying this entirely for your own good. So try and maximize the attendance on our online meditation sessions.

Can I teach Sahaja meditation to others?

Yes, of course, but with some caveats. We recommend that you reach an advanced level of practice of Sahaja and have completely stabilized your vibratory awareness in order to do this. We want to encourage more people to start practicing Sahaja meditation and become instructors in their own communities, schools and workplaces. It’s very hard for someone to be a credible Sahaja instructor for long without having knowledge of advanced concepts and strong vibratory awareness. But please understand that you are not allowed to charge any money for Sahaja at any time.