FAQ

FAQ

Mooji and Satsang

What is Satsang, Self-inquiry and the Invitation?

Satsang means 'association with the highest Truth' and refers to a gathering of people who are searching for who or what they truly are at the deepest level. Satsang often takes place in the presence of an awakened teacher or master. Seekers will ask questions and the master will respond to clear up any doubts, misunderstandings or apparent obstacles. Satsang, Self-inquiry and 'An Invitation to Freedom' are all powerful aids to discovering your true nature and timeless freedom. A lasting discovery of Truth is often referred to as self-realisation, enlightenment or awakening. 


More information can be found on the Satsang page.

How can I attend Satsang?

Satsang with Mooji is offered in various ways:

  • To attend Satsang in person, please see the Schedule for locations, dates and event information.
  • To watch from home, please see the Online Schedule. Many events are streamed live all over the world to make Satsang available in real time to those who can’t attend in person.
  • An extensive, freely available video library of past Satsangs can viewed at Mooji TV.
  • For a monthly fee, you can subscribe to Sahaja Express which provides a weekly update of the most recent material, including spontaneous Satsangs and special content. These unique videos are only available to Sahaja Express subscribers on Mooji TV.

If you would like to connect with other followers of Mooji to watch Satsang, there may be a Sangha in your area. Please see Sangha Groups for a full list of locations around the world.

What are the official Mooji websites and channels?

These are the official websites and channels that are maintained under the guidance of Mooji.



There are also a number of unofficial pages online shared from a love and gratitude for Mooji’s pointings. Please be aware that we cannot ensure that everything published online in Mooji’s name is true to his guidance and essence, and as with all online content, we advise you to use your discernment. Some unofficial sites and services may ask for a donation or contribution that does not come to the registered charity, Mooji Foundation Ltd, and its affiliates. 


If you have doubts about a product or service in Mooji’s name, please contact the Communications Team.



Why is there a cost for some Satsang events and services?

The events and services which have a charge support the events and materials that are offered free of charge. We deeply appreciate that there is a rich and important history of Satsang being offered free of charge and providing free access to Satsang is something we support greatly.


You can find an extensive library of free material online on various platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Mooji TV. Satsang is also freely broadcast online at various times throughout the year on Mooji TV — Live Satsang, and many Satsangs have been subtitled into numerous languages. With thousands of hours of Satsang material available, it is our sincere wish that earnest seekers of Truth may come to fully realise their true nature.

Can I meet with Mooji privately?

Mooji favours the immediacy of Satsang to respond to genuine and burning questions about freedom. Addressing questions in Satsang supports and benefits the entire Sangha. If you are not physically able to attend Satsang, you can write a brief letter to Mooji Answers. These letters are occasionally read aloud in Satsang.

What does the word ‘Sangha’ mean?

Sangha is the word used to describe a community of seekers who are dedicated to the discovery of Truth. A Sangha often gathers together in Satsang, usually in the presence of a master, to come into the direct recognition of our true nature. The essence of a Sangha is mutual support, awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love.


‘Sangha plays many and varied roles in the life of a true seeker.
When you are in despair, separated or alone, 
they surround you with love, they will comfort you. 
When you are infected with ego, 
they will challenge and chop your arrogance! 
And when you are moving in true Being, they will kiss your feet.
Jai Sangha!

~ Mooji

Why do some people refer to Mooji as a teacher, while others call him a master or guru?

Depending on their background, someone who follows Mooji's guidance may choose to refer to him as a teacher, master or guru, or to use none of these designations. It is not asked or required that someone refer to Mooji in any particular way. If these titles do not resonate with you, you need not feel discouraged. Mooji encourages us to be natural with him. What is more important to know is that Mooji is fully dedicated to pointing each one of us to our own true nature. In doing so he asks you not to simply believe him, but to confirm for yourself that it is so. In this way lasting freedom and its inherent joy can be discovered.


More information about Mooji can be found on the Biography page.


‘The Guru is actually the polar star around which all things revolve.

He is the unmoving One, the core.

To live with your head at the Master’s feet is to live on top of the world.

I discovered this at the feet of my own Master Papaji.

From here I can say with my full heart:

Enter the boat, the Guru’s boat, because it is through the boat of the Guru

that you can sail across the ocean of samsara.

And samsara is really a life of sorrow, of suffering, pain and confusion.

All beings are in this ocean of samsara

until they awaken to the true Guru within themselves.

The Guru is actually our own Self.

But while we are under the spell, the hypnosis of conditioning,

whereby we think we are only personal, ‘the person’,

this sacred Truth is hidden from us by the veil of ignorance.

Satsang invites all beings to enter into this beautiful relationship

which will not end in a relationship but will guide you really Home

by taking you into your completeness, into your singularity

as perfect unity, perfect Truth, timeless existence.

Remember this.’

~ Mooji


Events

When is the next Satsang event with Mooji? Is he coming to my country soon?

The full list of Satsang events with Mooji can be found on the Schedule page. As soon as an event is confirmed it is posted on this page, including events in other countries. Please understand that we cannot let you know any further in advance than what is posted. 


If you would like to come for an event, please do not book any travel tickets prior to receiving an email confirming your event registration.


Anyone wanting to come to Monte Sahaja, whether for a retreat, guest stay, day visit or for Sunday Satsang needs to apply and receive an invitation from the ashram. Please see the Monte Sahaja section of the website where you will find the detailed information you need.

What is the difference between a Silent Retreat and a Satsang Intensive?

A silent retreat is a residential retreat with participants eating, sleeping and attending Satsang on-site. Silence is maintained throughout the duration of the retreat. Daily activities such as work, reading, dancing, writing are suspended to focus the attention inward.


In Satsang intensives, participants arrange their own food and accommodation. Silence is maintained in and around the Satsang venue and is recommended for the duration of the intensive, but there is the possibility to continue with daily activities if needed.

Why are the retreats silent?

All retreats with Mooji are conducted in silence. Maintaining silence throughout the retreat supports your immersion in Truth by keeping the attention focused inward.

Can I come just for a few days of the event?

We ask participants to stay for the full duration of the event. If there is some exceptional circumstance which requires you to arrive a day late or leave a day early please email Mooji Events before registering for the event.

Can I come to a retreat with a family member or friend? Can we stay in the same room?

A silent retreat is a beautiful opportunity to turn inwards, contemplate the Invitation and use self-inquiry to discover your true nature. Mooji strongly encourages you to take this time for yourself. Every participant registers and participates on a single person basis and accommodation is allocated accordingly.

Can I bring my child to an event?

We are not able to accommodate children at a retreat or intensive.

Can I visit Monte Sahaja after or before an event?

We fully appreciate the natural urge to come to Monte Sahaja, the home and ashram of Mooji. At certain times of the year it is possible for those who are deeply immersed in Satsang to apply to visit in a variety of ways. Please see the Monte Sahaja page of the website where you will find the detailed information you need.

Can I offer my help in exchange for participating in the event?

Offering help cannot be exchanged for participating in an event. However, during some events we welcome the contribution of participants in the form of seva (selfless service), which is a way of participating in the activities that support the production and daily flow of the event.

Monte Sahaja

What is Monte Sahaja?

Monte Sahaja is a living ashram, a haven for seekers of Truth drawn towards spiritual awakening. Sahaja is the home of Mooji and the spiritual home of the Sangha. The naturalness and profundity of Mooji’s unconditional love and wisdom pervade the entire land, and Sahaja itself reflects this sacredness, purity and simplicity.


Monte Sahaja is not a traditional ashram. For some people, it is more like a monastery; for others it is a retreat centre or a place of pilgrimage or a temple, but no word really defines what Monte Sahaja is. It doesn’t fit into any classification. The word ‘Sahaja’ means the natural state of Being. For us, Monte Sahaja is a sacred place dedicated to supporting true seekers who deeply aspire for liberation from the grip of ego identity. It is an ever-present energy field of Satsang that clarifies what is not true and seemingly in the way of you discovering your true nature, spiritual wisdom and clear seeing.


‘O my Beloved, 
Come to Satsang. Come to Sahaja. 
Sahaja is not merely a physical place. 
It is your inmost being, 
your real place, your spiritual home.
Your heart, your very being,
longs to be home in your natural state. 
Sahaja is your natural state. 
All beings come to rest here 
inside the heart of hearts Itself. 
It is your place. 
Welcome Home! 
Om’

~ Mooji

How can I visit Monte Sahaja?

At certain times of the year there are a number of opportunities to visit Sahaja such as retreats, guest stays, day visits and Sunday Satsang. Please see the Monte Sahaja section of the website where you will find the detailed information you need.

Does Mooji give Satsang every day in Monte Sahaja?

Satsang is not scheduled daily. Occasionally, spontaneous Satsang is offered by Mooji outside of the scheduled Satsangs, and we all come together for this sacred time. Satsang is also imbibed through the vibrant and potent energy field that permeates all of Sahaja.


Please see the Schedule for the most up to date list of Satsangs and events.  

What is the terrain like in Monte Sahaja?

Monte Sahaja is situated in the hilly region of Alentejo in southern Portugal. Its varied terrain offers many beautiful spaces to explore, such as small ponds, hidden paths and vistas, and quiet places for meditation and contemplation. There are some steep hills and valleys, which can feel quite demanding in the beginning of your stay. However, many people experience an amazing increase in fitness in a relatively short span of time.

Applications have closed for the time I want to come. Can I come anyway?

No, this is not possible. All visitors to Monte Sahaja must have applied and received an invitation. For upcoming guest periods and events, please see the Monte Sahaja page.

Can children visit Monte Sahaja?

While children are very much loved by Mooji and the Sangha, it is not generally possible to visit Monte Sahaja with children. Monte Sahaja is dedicated to Self-discovery and we have found over the years that the atmosphere at Monte Sahaja is one of silence, introspection and meditation and this is not usually suitable for children.


Some children who genuinely have a connection with Mooji and are themselves naturally drawn to Satsang, may occasionally be able to visit under the supervision of their parents. This calling and wish to be in Satsang must genuinely come from the child. As with all visits to Sahaja, applications must be made in advance.

Donations and Gifts

How can I donate to Mooji Foundation?

Thank you for considering to donate. Information about donating can be found on the Donate to Mooji Foundation section of the website.

How are my donations spent?

Mooji Foundation Ltd is a UK registered charity (no.1144016) which supports the sharing and accessibility of Mooji's teaching around the world. It supports the many channels where Satsang is shared online and facilitates international Satsang events. Donations also support the development of the Monte Sahaja Ashram in Portugal where hundreds of seekers come every year to immerse in Mooji's teachings. The donations also help support many scholarships and concessions offered to people with financial difficulties to make it possible for them to attend retreats and visit Monte Sahaja.

Can I restrict my donation to a specific project or purpose?

We prefer donations to be unrestricted so that funds can be spent wherever they are most needed at any given time. If you have any questions please email the Mooji Dana Team.

Can I leave a gift to Mooji Foundation in my will?

Thank you for your heartfelt generosity in considering this. If you feel to leave a gift to Mooji Foundation in your will, please email the Mooji Dana Team.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor. This means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated. All you have to do is to ‘opt-in’ by ticking the box on the donate page, or if you’re donating by bank transfer you can fill in the online Gift Aid declaration form.

I’m from a non-UK country, does Gift Aid apply to me?

Because Mooji Foundation is a UK registered charity, only UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid.

I’m not from the UK. Is my donation tax deductible?

It may be possible to make a tax-deductible gift from some EU countries other than the UK. Please check with the tax laws of your own country. If you are a US taxpayer, you can make a tax deductible donation to Mooji Foundation via GlobalGiving (a fee of 8% charged by GlobalGiving applies). 

In which currency should I donate?

You can donate in any currency, but please be aware of international bank transfer fees and currency conversion rates. We are able to accept donations in GBP, Euro and US dollars (USD only via GlobalGiving which charges 8%). If you are donating from the UK, GBP is best. If you are donating from any country outside the UK, we prefer to receive Euros via credit/debit card, PayPal or bank transfer.

What will you do with my details?

We adhere to European Data Protection law. Your details are stored securely and are not shared with other organisations.


We will keep you updated on how your gift has been spent by sharing quarterly film updates called The Sahaja Journal. These intimate sharings provide a heartwarming insight into what is happening in Monte Sahaja and are imbued with Mooji’s wisdom and loving grace.


By donating to Mooji Foundation and sharing your details, you are opting in to receive these updates. We only contact you if we have something important to share. If you do not wish to receive these quarterly updates you can opt out by emailing Mooji Dana Team, or by clicking ‘Unsubscribe’ at the bottom of emails from us.

How can I send a gift to Mooji?

While Mooji appreciates your loving gestures he prefers that you do not send gifts as his home is small. The greatest gift you could offer to Mooji is to follow his guidance implicitly until you awaken to your eternal nature. If you feel to offer a gift, donations are most gratefully received to help make Satsang accessible to as many beings as possible. Gifts to Mooji Foundation may also be used for Mooji’s other heart projects, such as creating more contemplation spaces and reforesting the land of Monte Sahaja.

If you wish to make an offering, please see the Donate page.

Sangha Groups

What is a Mooji Sangha group?

Sangha groups come together around the world to be immersed in the energy field of Satsang. Gathering with those who are following the teachings of Mooji and watching Satsang together creates a powerful contemplative space. More information can be found on the Mooji Sangha Groups page.

How can I find out if there is a Sangha group in my area?

You can find a full list of Sangha groups registered around the world at Mooji Sangha Groups. If you wish to start a Sangha group or for more information, you can email the Sangha Team.

I would like to start a Sangha group. How can I register?

Before registering a new Sangha group, please check if there is an existing group in your area at Mooji Sangha Groups. To register a Sangha group, please email the Sangha Team with your location and we will be in touch with more information.

Is it important to be registered as a Sangha group?

Meeting with others to watch Satsang together does not require you to register as a Sangha group if you do not wish to do so. However, if you would like to be listed on the website to make it easier for others to find and join you, please read the Mooji Sangha Groups pages and email the Sangha Team.

As a Sangha group what support can I get from Monte Sahaja?

A helpful place to start is by reviewing the Sangha Guidelines which have been put together with Mooji’s guidance and the experience of the Sangha groups.

You can also email the Sangha Team if you have any further questions that are not answered in the guidelines or in this FAQ section.

I don’t know anyone else in my town who watches Mooji videos or has been to Monte Sahaja, but I would like to start a Sangha group. Is this possible?

Yes this is possible. Once registered, your details can be included in the Mooji Sangha Group directory so that others in your area can make contact and join you. To register a new group, please email the Sangha Team.

Physical and Mental Well-being

Is Satsang a form of therapy or a replacement for medical treatment?

It is important to understand that Satsang is not a replacement for any therapy or other medical treatment or diagnosis. Satsang in the form of the Invitation and self-inquiry is a powerful aid to self-realisation, and while Mooji’s teachings are profound in guiding seekers of Truth to ultimate awakening, they are not meant as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Any change or discontinuation of therapeutic, psychological, psychiatric or other medical treatment should be undertaken with the supervision and guidance of a medical or other specialist mental health clinician.

Is Satsang suitable for someone with a mental health or psychiatric disorder?

If you are currently receiving or have previously received any medical treatment or therapy for issues related to mental health, an environment of deep contemplation or introspection (such as a concentrated Satsang environment) may not be suitable for you. Please check with a medical or other mental health clinician whether being in such an environment is suitable for you at this time.

When and why might Satsang not be suitable?

Those experiencing psychiatric conditions, or other unusually strong emotional upheavals might not benefit from a concentrated Satsang environment. Occasionally, being in such an environment can adversely affect pre-existing mental health conditions. It may bring up latent traumatic imprints or deep-rooted tendencies in the body-mind, which can trigger strong, seemingly overwhelming, thoughts, emotional responses and behaviour. Satsang may offer an opportunity to recognise, release and transcend these states. However, a participant with a mental health condition may feel overwhelmed by this, and so additional medical and psychiatric support may be required. Please be aware that we are not able to provide this type of support or expertise.


The questionnaire below is offered to provide more information.


Questionnaire 

This questionnaire is intended as a guide, and does not constitute or replace medical or psychiatric advice. If the answer to any of the questions is ‘yes’, a concentrated Satsang environment may not be suitable for you at this time.

  • Have you ever or are you currently suffering from and/or receiving treatment for any of the following conditions: Anxiety disorders (which includes generalised anxiety, agoraphobia and panic disorder), mood disorders (which includes clinical depression, mania and bipolar disorder), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), personality disorders, schizophrenia, psychosis (on its own or as part of another condition)?
  • Are you currently taking any prescribed or non-prescribed medication for the treatment of a mental health condition?
  • Have you used any psychotropic (mind altering) non-prescription drugs for recreational, spiritual or self-medicating purposes within the past 6 months?
  • Do you currently have any substance use disorders (this includes harmful use, dependence and addiction) or have you undertaken a detoxification from substance use within the past 12 months?
  • Have you experienced any aggravation or deterioration of your mental health during the past 12 months irrespective of whether you have sought specialist advice for it or not?
  • Have you ever experienced any unpleasant or unwanted effects (these can include physical, cognitive, emotional or ‘energetic’) that have persisted beyond the duration of your participation in a spiritual practice or retreat, which may have interfered in your well-being and/or functional abilities?

Answering ‘yes’ to any of the questions does not necessarily mean you cannot attend Satsang. It requires you to seek specialist advice and receive confirmation from a medical or other professionally registered clinician that your attendance is unlikely to adversely affect your mental health condition.


I have been advised or can see from the questionnaire in the previous FAQ that a concentrated Satsang environment may not be suitable for me at this time. Does this mean Satsang is not for me?

Satsang with Mooji works in many subtle ways and the benefit can be felt even if you are not able to be in a concentrated Satsang environment for the time being. Experiencing a mental health or psychiatric condition is not something that excludes anyone from deepening in their Satsang or fully realising their true nature. However, proper medical guidance and treatment as necessary is still very important. The two can support each other.

Can Satsang be a cause of mental health imbalance?

Satsang does not cause mental health or psychiatric disorders. Occasionally, Satsang may bring up latent traumatic imprints or deep-rooted tendencies in the body-mind, which can trigger strong, seemingly overwhelming, thoughts and emotional responses and behaviour. Satsang may offer an opportunity to recognise, release and transcend these states. However, if there is a mental health condition, a participant may feel overwhelmed by the arising of hidden tendencies, and so additional medical and psychiatric support may be required. Please be aware that we are not able to provide this type of support or expertise. Please refer to the questionnaire above for more information.

Books

Does Mooji Media Publications publish work by anyone other than Mooji?

Mooji Media Publications arose out of a wish to share Mooji’s timeless wisdom in book form. We publish books directly related to Satsang with Mooji, and do not publish works by other authors.

Who do I contact about foreign rights for Mooji’s books?

The foreign rights for Mooji’s books are held by several publishers. If you are a publisher interested in foreign rights for any of Mooji’s books, please contact us at Mooji Media Translations to find out more.

Can I translate Mooji’s books into my language?

We receive many inquiries from people who would like to translate Mooji’s books into a wide range of languages. However, we prefer that people have professional translation experience. If you are a professional translator and feel a strong urge be involved, you may contact us with your previous translation experience at Mooji Media Translations.

Music

Where can I find the music that I hear played in Satsang and on many of the Satsang videos?

Some of the musicians playing after Satsang have recorded music on our albums. These albums are available on our Satsang Shop and other online services such as iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.

Is it possible for me to play music at the end of Satsang?

If you would like to play live music at the end of Satsang, please send a recording and brief message to Mooji Music. Please note that we cannot satisfy all requests. We will listen first and see if the music feels appropriate and in tune with the Satsang setting.

I'd like to use samples of audio material by Mooji in my own music. Can I do this?

If you would like to use any Satsang audio material in your own music, please first send your request and a short description and audio sample to Mooji Music. We will review your request and let you know if it will be possible to proceed with your request.

Where do the proceeds from the music go?

The proceeds from music help to bring Mooji’s pointings, presence and love to beings all around the world, to directly experience the power of Satsang through the many online channels, free Satsang events and the growing Monte Sahaja Ashram in Portugal.

Photography

Where can I find photos of events with Mooji?

Sunday Satsang: All photos of Sunday Satsangs held at Monte Sahaja are openly shared on Sunday Satsang Photos.

Satsang Intensives and Open Satsangs: All photo galleries of Satsang Intensives and Open Satsangs all over the world (eg. Lisbon, London, Madrid etc.) are openly shared on the Photos with Mooji page.

Retreats: All photo galleries of residential retreats (eg. Monte Sahaja, Zmar, etc.) are privately shared via email with physical participants only.


My photo with Mooji was taken during an event. How can I find it?

You can email your request to Mooji Photos mentioning the date and place where your photograph was taken. Please attach a clear photo of yourself to help us locate your picture.

Can I use photos from Photos with Mooji?

You can use the content of Photos with Mooji for your own private, personal use. For commercial purposes, the content cannot be used without prior written consent. Commercial purposes includes resale to others, or use on any platform or in any media format. Permission is also required for non-commercial personal collective projects such as Facebook fan/group pages and YouTube channels. For written consent, please email the detail of your request to Mooji Media Ltd.

Translating, Editing and Transcribing

I’m an editor / writer. Can I help in some way?

If you are interested in editing or proofreading Mooji’s words you are welcome to send an expression of interest to Mooji Media Publications.

I would like to transcribe Satsangs, who do I contact?

If you are interested in transcribing you can email our Transcribing Team for more information.

Can I translate YouTube videos?

If you are interested in translating YouTube videos you are welcome to send an expression of interest to the Subtitles Team.

Live Translations

How do I know if an event is going to have simultaneous live translation into my native language?

The languages for which we offer translation services are announced on each event page. The list of events can be found on the Schedule.

Which languages do you usually translate during live events?

The translations available for events vary depending on the location of the event and the demand for a particular language at that time. The most common languages we offer translation in are French, Russian, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. However, sometimes this changes as other languages are added or perhaps the usual five cannot all be offered. Please see each event page for more information. The list of events can be found on the Schedule.

Do I need to pay an additional fee for live translation?

There is no fee for the translation service. Please be aware that the translation is offered by members of the Sangha who are familiar with Mooji’s teachings, and while they are very proficient, they are not professional translators.

What should I bring to make use of the translation service at an event?

If you are going to be physically present at the event you will need to bring your smartphone or tablet, and headphones. You will need to download a free app on to your device so please check the information on the event page for the correct one. The list of events can be found on the Schedule.

What will I need for live translation if I join online from home?

You will need a computer with an internet connection. No special device or app is needed to hear the translation when joining online. After you have logged into the event on Mooji TV, you simply need to click on your language on the navigation bar. You may wish to plug in your headphones to your device for better sound quality or to listen privately.

I will be participating in the online retreat with my local Sangha group. Some of us will need translation. How can we organise ourselves?

It is possible to watch the retreat in English while some listen to the audio translation on their own devices (mobile phones or tablets) provided that they can all login and there is enough bandwidth for everyone. After you have logged into the event on Mooji TV, you simply need to click on your language on the navigation bar.

I live in a different time zone, can I still watch Satsangs with translation? When do the videos become available?

If you cannot watch Satsangs with live translation in real time, you will be able to watch the recording later. The video is normally available two hours after the end of the Satsang.

Copyrights

Can I use Satsang material such as a book excerpt, a quote by Mooji, part of a Satsang recording, a music track etc. for my own project?

All Satsang with Mooji material such as Mooji’s voice, written words, YouTube videos, Facebook quotes, music, Satsang excerpts etc. are copyright protected. If you would like to use any of Mooji’s material please email the Communications Team with the details of your project and what you would like to use.

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