‘This house symbolises your devotion and your love for Me. But above all, it symbolises the hope that we have that one day we’ll build this world into New Jerusalem. May God bless you all.’
Shri Mataji, Shudy Camps, UK, 13 July 1987
Dearest brothers and sisters of our global Sahaj family,
Jai Shri Mataji!
This ‘green and pleasant land’, this Albion of William Blake, this sacred land of Shri Sadashiva – where the Devi Herself resides as purity and chastity – this beating Heart of the Universe beckons all the children of the Great Mother to gather over the first weekend of June at Bloxham Barn Farm, the UK National Centre, to worship our most Beloved Mother in Her complete form as Shri Adi Shakti: the knower of all things, the omnipresent, the omnipotent.
The Sangha of the United Kingdom and all the twelve host nations humbly welcome our greater family to this blessed land with great anticipation and a heart full of love. In complete surrender, let us come together and rejoice. Let us wash Her Holy Lotus Feet; let us offer the five precious substances – the Amrut; let us worship Her with fragrant flowers and perfumed oils; let us adorn Her with precious silks and honour Her divine form with jewels and silver and gold. Let our heart sing and rejoice in Her infinite glory and may our cups overflow with Paramchaitanya: the divine nectar of bliss.
In this most auspicious year, the centenary of Her advent, let us inflame our desire for the salvation of humanity, for unity, for harmony and for peace on Earth. Now is the time, now is the hour to dispel the darkness of ignorance, to salute the new dawn of global awakening, and to establish the New Jerusalem.
O brothers and sisters, children of the One Mother, come! Let us gather as one and invoke the Primordial Power of God Almighty, the Supreme Goddess, the Divine Mother Shri Adi Shakti, Shri Nirmala Devi; and by Your grace, Shri Mataji, may You wholly be pleased.
With our deepest love and respect,
The hosting nations: Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, UK & Ireland.
‘All things begin and end in Albion’s ancient Druid rocky shore’
William Blake, The Emanation of the Giant Albion
Puja registration costs in British pounds (covers Friday dinner to Monday breakfast and are identical to international pujas in Cabella)
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In order to receive assistance from the Transport Team, complete the pre-registration form (link also available from official puja invitation sent to the country coordinators).
The Transport Team can assistance from the morning of Thursday 1st June to the evening of Saturday 3rd June and then again from the morning of 5th to the evening of Tuesday 6th June 2023. There will be no pickups on the day of the Puja, Sunday 4th June.
Pick up hours are 06:00 – 22:00 from:
- Birmingham Airport (40 minutes drive)
- Heathrow and Luton Airports (90 minutes drive)
- Stansted Airport (2 hours drive)
There are no pickups from Gatwick Airport. View train times from Gatwick Airport to Leamington Spa
We are planning to arrange a pickup service from Leamington Spa train station, which is the closest station to Bloxham Barn Farm.
Alternatively travel from Gatwick to Heathrow Airport, to be picked up from Heathrow.
Making your own way
Train details from Heathrow airport.
Coach/Bus details from Heathrow airport.
For those arriving via train, we recommend you travel to Leamington Spa. As already mentioned, we will arrange pickups from Leamington Spa train station.
Details available on request closer to the date and once you have registered.
You will also need to reserve your return journey at the Transport Desk once you are at The Farm. We will make announcements at The Farm regarding this.
- Email the Transport Team,
- Dedicated WhatsApp number: +44 7552 300355
- Farm address:
Bloxham Barn Farm
If you require a letter of invitation for visa purposes, complete the visa application form.
These are carpeted with underlay. Priority will be given to mums with young children, those with significant health issues and the more elderly members of our Sahaj family. Please bring a pillow, sleeping mat and bag.
Let us know if you fall into one of the above categories or wish to make an enquiry by emailing [email protected]
There will be separate ladies’ and gents’ marquees. Bring a pillow, sleeping mat and bag. Toilets and showers will be easy walking distance.
We encourage as many people as possible to bring their own tents, especially if they are driving to the puja venue. There are acres and acres of land for camping!
Hotels and B & Bs
Contact the hotel or B & B direct.
We are looking to place a few yogis with local Sahaj families. Priority will be given to those for whom sleeping on-site may pose difficulties.
Arriving Early and Staying Longer
If you are arriving early or staying after the puja weekend, please let the accommodation team know. There will be no charge for staying at the Farm for a few extra days but you will be required to pay for your meals.
We are exploring the possibility of some yogis staying with Sahaj families in London, both before or after the puja weekend. Let us know if you are hoping to do this.
Email all enquiries regarding sleeping in dorms or with local hosts or for accommodation before and after the puja either at the farm or in London to [email protected]
Upload your files
Upload your files here for Adi Shakti Puja 2023
Use this section to upload your files for the Adi Shakti Puja offerings such as videos for the music programs, country greeting videos etc.
Large videos files and/or a slow internet connection will cause your files to take longer to upload, so please be patient!
Keep your browser window open until all the files have been uploaded.
You will receive an email notification when the upload is completed.
Kindly note that while we will try to incorporate as many submissions done as possible, it may not be logistically possible to include every performance. Also, since online platforms (such as YouTube) penalise for broadcast of copyrighted material (e.g. commercial music run in background of a performance / dance), we sincerely request all our family to provide genuinely original content only.
All uploads must be submitted by ***** ***** ***• If you need any support to upload your files then please email us at [email protected]
Live and recorded events
Shri Adi Shakti Puja second biennial Oratorium
A vocal devotional rendering in praise of the Divine Mother with new musical works. A strong desire to compose and perform classical (and fusion) music for Shri Mataji led to the birth of the Shri Adi Shakti Oratorium and the humble offering of a musical bouquet. Streaming for about an hour on May 26th and 27th, a week before the Puja Weekend from 8pm UK time on both evenings. We highly recommend you connect your audio to a good stereo system and your video to a TV or projector.
4th Vertical Growth International Seminar
The seminar will focus on the meditative state of nirvikalpa or doubtless awareness. It is on Saturday 3rd June from 3:30-5:30pm UK time streamed live from Bloxham Barn Farm.
The UK National Centre
For some years, Shri Mataji advised the UK collective to find a National Centre surrounded by plenty of land so that the Shri Ganesha Tattwa of the country could be worked out. It should be in the central part of England and easily accessible.
Following the rejection of a number of possible venues, Bloxham Barn Farm received Mother’s blessings and was purchased on the auspicious date of 23rd February, 2007. It is nestled between Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Banbury, while also being close to the banks of the rivers Cherwell, Leam and Avon.
The property consists of a farmhouse which is essentially Shri Mataji’s house, a large puja hall/barn, a large dining hall with kitchen, and many smaller rooms used for multiple purposes – sleeping dorms, bathrooms, a treatment room, a flower room and other small storage areas. It was originally an equestrian centre but has over the years undergone a great deal of collective work to make it the National Centre it now is.
‘The farm’ as it is affectionately called, has hosted countless national pujas and collective meditations, as well as other collective events such as Bella Vita, children’s camps, Yuva Shakti Seminars and treatment weekends.
The buildings are surrounded by 33 acres of arable and grazing land in the stunning Warwickshire countryside, with views of Edge Hill and Burton Dassett Country Park. There are currently 8 sheep, 10 chickens, a dog and cat!
“…if you are here to gain lots of ascending steps, you have to have your eyes upward and not downward. You must see what steps there are. You have to climb up those steps. With these steps where do you enter? I tell you, in that beautiful garden – the fragrant, garden of yourself, which is so beautiful.”
— Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, March 21st 2001