Who is Shri Mataji

Shri Mataji is the founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Her discovery of a simple technique to trigger the awakening of the primordial energy, often referred to as "Kundalini", within each human being has already transformed millions around the world and many more are to come.

After thousands of lectures and programs, Shri Mataji is leaving us a treasure of knowledge so vast and profound that generations to come will draw wisdom and inspiration from her words. Like a magician with a gentle movement of her wand, she left us examples of what to aspire to. Yet, her ultimate magic, the awakening of our Kundalini energy, leaves us speechless about her greatest stature.

Shri Mataji was born in 1923 in Chindwara, India, into a Christian family. At a very young age, Shri Mataji worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi in the fight for India's Independence. He was impressed by her wisdom and maturity even at that young age. Shri Mataji's vision of universal peace and unity continues the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi.

In her quest to fully understand the workings of our human systems, Shri Mataji studied medicine at Lahore Medical College. Later she married Sir C.P. Srivastava, who served as the Secretary General for the International Maritime Organization, an agency of the United Nations based in London. They have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

Shri Mataji is known as a dynamic and powerful speaker, whose insights into the problems of humanity are deep and revealing. She has been a guest speaker at many international seminars and conferences including the United Nations. For over 30 years Shri Mataji has traveled extensively world-wide, speaking on subjects such as world peace and the role of women, and, most importantly, giving the actual experience of Self-Realization at the "en masse" level.