Burlington Mayor’s Proclamation for 100 Years

The Burlington Mayor’s Office issued this Proclamation for March 21st, 2023

March 21st, 2023 as “Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Day – 100 Year Celebration with The Festival of New Beginnings

For the last 18 years, the Halton Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network team has had the joy of touching individuals and families across the Halton region by offering thousands of self-realization and meditation workshops in the community. Our volunteers come from all walks of life …

This year is very special for us as it celebrates the 100 Year Birth Anniversary of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the Founder of Sahaja Yoga meditation. On this occasion, the city of Burlington issued a proclamation. Further below, there are some selections from it, as we wait for the physical copy of the proclamation to be provided next week, when there is another special date connected to Shri Mataji: Feb 23, 2023.

Note: the above are just excerpts from “Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Day – 100 Year Celebration with the Festival of The New Beginnings” Proclamation.

Thankful note: we are truly grateful for the continuous support of the City of Burlington and its Community for our team of volunteers who brought Sahaja Yoga Meditation to Burlington almost two decades ago.

Image of the hard-copy Proclamation received by Ioana Popa (representing Halton Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network) from the Office of the Mayor is here:

Proclamation received by Halton Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network team from the Mayor of Burlington for March 21, 2023 as being “Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Day celebrated with the Festival of New Beginnings”

We will have to write a separate article about the many beautiful “coincidences” that happened around this event that is in the making. Until then, it’s worth mentioning a beautiful similar (and local) milestone, among too many to count initiatives we marked as community events in the past:

Reminder: The physical copy of the Burlington Proclamation was prepared to be handed by the City of Burlington to our team during the week of February 23rd, which is special too as it falls on the same time as the Mahasamadhi Day of Shri Mataji. Check out how we have honored Shri Mataji on Her Mahasamadhi in the past:

(click!) Love, Joy, Greatness: Watch Sharing Pure Love with Shri Mataji – Mahasamadhi Tribute at Oakville Class (FEEDBACK)

This logo was sketched spontaneously after a powerful meditation here in Burlington. Then, our talented yogi artists brought it to life on the same day. It truly manifests as an act of pure inspiration and self realization as it represents Who we Are as Sahaja Yogis, meaning the disciples of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. We only happen to live here and spread Her Love for all Humanity in our community and around, wherever the Cool Breeze of New Beginnings is taking us.

We the volunteers of Halton Sahaja Yoga Meditation Network will soon invite you all to a day of celebration for the Festival of New Beginnings, which was proclaimed to be Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Day in Burlington by the Mayor of the City. More news to come about this great day shortly.

In the meantime
Enjoy glimpses of some of our celebrations and recognitions in the City of Burlington over the years…

1) 10 Years Anniversary Celebration @ Art Gallery of Burlington with Mayor Goldring

2) Burlington Member of Parliament (MP) Karina Gould & Marianne Ward (Ward Councilor from City of Burlington, now The Mayor of Burlington) Recognizing Shulin Zhang, a Halton Sahaja Yoga Volunteer and Global Youth Leader 2016, on Behalf of Government of Canada

3) ‘We Are One‘ – 8 Years Anniversary Celebration of Sahaja Yoga Meditation in Burlington

4) Mayor Goldring of Burlington welcomes 40 International Youth Sahaja Yogis from Realize Canada Tour

 5) Inspire Your Heart with Art Day – Canada Culture Days in Burlington with an appreciation letter for Halton Sahaja Yoga Meditation Volunteers


Check our “Testimonials” Youtube Playlist (73 videos with genuine and spontaneous feedback)

We will be posting the Proclamation from the City of Burlington – in Halton region of Canada

on February 23rd, 2023.

Stay tuned as we will be sending a series of invitations to special events in Halton region. Please, contact us.

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Kruti

    What an amazing Proclamation by Mayor of Burlington to recognize Shri Mataji for all Her hard work and dedication towards the humanity! This proclamation will help the community to engage into the wonderful classes that we have here in Burlington and Oakville since long. This news just filled my heart with joy and hope. Thank you so much for taking initiative and sharing the news. It will sure be beneficial to all.

  2. NITI

    Truly thankful to the Mayor of Burlington for the proclamation for Shri Mataji’s birthday. Her birth is the advent and the sign of divinity for human beings to take to further spiritual ascent. This is the birthright of all human beings..Thanks .

  3. Helen

    Reading the Proclamation by the Mayor recognizing the work and Love and Compassion of Shri Mataji is filling my heart with deep deep joy and deep appreciation.
    Thank you for taking the initiative and thank you for sharing. Fabulous undertaking it is!!!

    May all Sahaja yoginis and yogis and the whole world feel and be filled with the respect, the love and Truth of Her teachings.

    Jai Shri Mataji

  4. Paula

    It warms my heart to see the Mayor of Burlington acknowledge and appreciate the contribution and teachings of Shri Mataji who spread Sahaja Yoga all over the world as a gift to humanity. This is the answer to world peace. All the programs given to companies and organizations and festivals for so many years is being recognized as valuable to the wellness of our community members. All for free for those who desire. These teachings connect and integrate humanity with the whole. Inner peace starts from within.

    3 ladies came to the Burlington class last wed at Brant Hills Community Centre. They felt it was a safe space to be. They shared their stories, and after asked, how long have you been in this center? Can we have 127 flyers to tell our entire town house complex? For them, the transformation had begun. It is priceless. And they want to tell the world after just two classes! I felt the same way from the first class. That something was happening inside that would change my life for the better, forever . So many of us are living proof that we can be better with access to this incredible system of life. Come visit, slip into a comfortable chair and prepare to be amazed!

  5. Jenny

    This is such exciting news!! This class has completely changed my life.
    I feel so humbled and honored to be a part of this glorious collective and a witness to this beautiful milestone.

  6. isabelle

    An eternal gift. Cherished forever. So beautiful how everything came together. Please see for yourself.

  7. Ajay Nargas

    It is indeed a warm moment of joy to read the Proclamation by Mayor in appreciation of Sahajyoga guru Shri Mataji birth centenary as- a festival of new beginning.
    Shri Mataji teaching on subtle knowledge and life practice collectively is truely gift to humanity.
    It has transformed millions of Sahaj yogis across globe as humans full of love , compassion, believers of peaceful Co- existence .
    My wonderful on going Sahaj yoga journey has
    amazing joyful moments. Thanks …

  8. Jyoti Nargas

    Shri Mataji has been a very calming influence in my life .I had the good fortune of attending one of her Birthday Celebration congregation and felt the vibrations very strongly in her presence.
    Sahaj yoga is like a balm for everyone facing life’s challenges at any stage 9r age in life.
    The healing Meditation sessions are life transforming for all seekers of self realisation.
    Thanks to all fellow Sahaj Yogis and our Guru Shri Nirmala Mataji

  9. NITI

    Once again I want to thank Halton collectivity for their selfless dedicated work for Shri Mataji,to bring all the humankind under the Umbrella of universal religion of
    pure love.I really feel blessed for being the part of this beautiful meditation collectivity which helped me throughout in the all the aspects of life and the true purpose of life.Thankyou Ioana.

  10. Rajinee

    I am filled with gratitude while reading this proclamation! This is a tremendous happening, the first of its kind in Canada. Thank you Shri Mataji for having such beautiful instruments that worked so tirelessly to spread your love and joy, within their community. As I am writing this I can feel the vibrations of absolute joy and truth flowing (from my hands and feet:). It’s so beautiful to utter this proclamation, March 21st, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Day! (I want to shout it out with such joy). Thank you to all the beautiful instruments of Shri Mataji that paved the way to this auspicious moment.

  11. Carmen

    This is how it should be everywhere… I am amazed and humbled by your relentless and profound dedication. Well deserved blessings from our Divine Mother! Love you all, my beloved Halton family!

  12. Kavita

    This is wonderful. Beautiful beginnings to year 2023. Lots of love ❤️ I feel all around us. May it spread far and wide with the blessings of Shri Mataji NirmalaDevi and an era of peace to ensue. It’s a great achievement to all members who have worked tirelessly to get this acknowledgment and recognition for the benefit of everyone and for greater good of humanity. JSM ❤️

  13. Abhi

    Just reading about Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi day is giving so much hope for the resurrection of the world. I am very sure this will trigger the collective consciousness to have more seekers join us from the mainstream society. Thank you Paramchaitanya for giving us this golden opportunity to propagate Shri Mataji’s beautiful vision for humanity.

  14. Tushar

    This is such a great news! Really happy to see this historic day being recognized in the honor of our Guru and Holy Mother Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi! Through this acknowledgment may Shri Mataji’s teachings and Sahaja Yoga touch and and enrich the lives of all the true seekers in Canada and beyond!

  15. armaity bhabha

    This is indeed great news. I have shared this wonderful blessings on my Facebook Profile Page & with a few Sahaja Yoga WhattsApp groups.
    I have personally seen the Halton Collective of Ontario, Canada work to spread the Vision of our beloved Holy Mother and the Divine Love which She always talks about.
    I may not have been much in touch with this collective since my yearly visits to Canada have lessened to a great extent in these last few years, but I know the great work all of you have been doing for many years now… my love & regards to Ioana, Abi, Paula, Anjali, Kruti, Indu, Chandra, Jayanti & many others whom I may not have thanked individually.

    Keep it up. I look forward to meeting you all again and meet the newer members of this collective whom I have not been able to meet so far.

    My hearty Congratulations to all of you for bringing about this spectacular feat yo celebrate the Birth Centenary of our beloved Divine Mother.

  16. Colleen

    I feel so honored to have been a part of the Halton collective for over 10 years now. It’s been such a learning experience and such deep Spiritual experiences. Sahaj has changed my life, it has made me a better version of myself. I thank everyone who’s been involved all these years. And especially a deep gratitude to Shri Mataji for bringing this practice to so many across the world!! Love and hugs to everyone!!

  17. Jolanta

    Thank you so much for organizing and inviting everyone to this wonderful event honouring Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the founder of Sahaja Yoga. It was spiritually uplifting to be there, and feel the positve energy, and vibrations. The artistic performances were outstanding. What a great way to celebrate Shir Mataji’s legacy and work for the betterment of hymanity!

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