Dear Australian and International Yogis,
Jai Shri Mataji!
If you are coming to MahaGanesha Puja Seminar, or are still planning to attend, then we have important information to help you finalise your registration and how to make your registration payment before arriving at Uluru.
Thank you for providing responses to our recent requests for expression of interest, registration, meals, transport, accommodation and tours! This information has greatly assisted us with planning and to meet booking deadlines with the various providers at the Uluru complex in Central Australia.
Important information in this newsletter:
- Adjusted Seminar Registration Costs
- Finalising your Registration and Payments
- Attendance at Seminar
- What to bring to the Seminar
- Thank you Shri Mataji
Adjusted Seminar Registration Costs
Now that we have a clearer picture of the number of yogis planning to attend and the expenses to host the seminar, we have adjusted and finalised the registration costs to cover all the logistics and additional expenses. Please see the up-to-date Seminar Costs here.
Australian Yogis are requested to pay for their registration in advance before arriving at Uluru. International Yogis are also requested to pay in advance, if possible. The registration costs cover from Friday 6th to Tuesday (morning) 10th September and include all meals, transport to Swyambhus, Dakshina and your ticket to the national park (please note accommodation bookings and costs are not included).
Discounts are available for meals not required on Friday (before dinner), Monday and Tuesday plus for transport if you a providing your own vehicle or coming to Uluru with the buses from Sydney or Adelaide. The online Registration & Payment Form below will assist you to calculate your discounts and final payment total.
Finalising your Registration & Payment
To calculate and finalise your registration payment, you are requested to use our online Registration & Payment Form (see link below) which will record your various attendance details plus any applicable transport and meals discount. Once you submit the Registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for making your payment and your reference number. Bank transfer is preferred for Australian yogis. International yogis will be emailed specific payment instructions.
Australian Yogis who need assistance with the online registration and payment process can obtain help from their local Councillors at your collective meetings or at next weekend’s Shri Krishna Puja. Please contact your local Councillors for more information.
Attendance at Seminar
We all understand that we are representing Sahaja Yoga during this Seminar and that we are holding this Seminar at a private resort which has many management rules. By registering for this Seminar, you accept that you will follow the reasonable directions provided by Australian Sahaja Yoga Councillors, by Yulara resort staff and National Park staff. The national park rules stipulate that visitors must stay on the designated paths when walking around Uluru and the Olgas. We are not allowed to sit anywhere we want and meditate. Such actions can result in the national park rangers cancelling your ticket to the National Park. If we all follow the simple directions from Councillors and the Puja Seminar Team, it will all work out as Her Holiness Shri Mataji is the Doer.
What to bring to the Seminar
With less than three weeks till we touch down on the red earth of Central Australia, we offer the first in our series of ‘Tips and Suggestions’ starting below with:
What to pack
- Puja Clothes – we will need suitable attire for three Pujas.
- Small Mat to sit on (one you can carry with you) – the red earth is lovely but maybe you don’t want all your clothing red (we will sit on the earth quite a lot!).
- Refillable water bottle.
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Sun Hat or umbrella.
- Fly net for your face, that could hang from your hat (corks hanging from your hat brim is traditional but not seen much these days).
- Sunscreen cream +50.
- Insect repellent.
- Snacks (if there is something you can’t do without).
Pack for the weather
- Average temperature range next Sunday will be 5 deg at night to 27 deg daytime The wind is predicted that day to be 28 kph (Site visit to Kata Juta ‘Valley of the Winds’ will be windy). See current and forecast weather for Uluru.
- For the early mornings – Layer up with warm jacket (wind proof) on top of short sleeves for later in the day.
- Thick socks, scarf and warm hat.
- Day bag to fit your discarded layers and packed lunch.
- Shawls are always very convenient.
- If you are staying in the Tent Camping ground accommodation, you will need a sleeping bag and a mat to sleep on.
- If you are staying in the Lodge accommodation – rooms are air conditioned and bedding and towels are provided.
Here is a checklist to make sure you are ready to attend the Seminar. Please click on the checklist item links for more information.
- Completed the Seminar Registration Form
- Pay registration cost and include your registration reference number.
- Booked and confirmed accommodation.
- Let us know your dietary restrictions as part of the Seminar Registration Form.
- Food Handling Induction.
- Child Protection Induction.
- Consider whether to get Travel Insurance.
- Complete the Entertainment registration form. if you plan to present an item.
If you have ticked all the boxes, you are ready for the Seminar. All you have to do is pack your bag!
Thank you Shri Mataji
We are all very fortunate to have this opportunity to host Shri MahaGanesha Puja at Uluru, and collectively pray for the fulfillment of Our Divine Mother’s Words about the significance of this Puja for the Universe.
(Photo) HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Shri Ganesha Puja Australia 2007
“Next year you have decided to have another beautiful Ganesha Puja that will solve most of the problems, I think. Sahasrara to Ganesha the problems remain nowhere, isn’t it? The complete journey will be done.”
(Shri Mataji in 1987 talking about the proposed Maha Puja at Uluru)”
HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Mother’s Day Picnic, Galstone, Australia, 10 May 1987