Darshan in the UK – Visit

Mother Meera in London, April/May 2019

We are very happy to announce that Mother Meera will give Darshan in London
on Tuesday 30th April and Wednesday 1st May, 2019

Please read ALL of the sections below that are relevant to you

Timing and Venue

  • On Tuesday 30th April there will be 4 sessions; at 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm.
  • On Wednesday 1st May there will only be 2 sessions; at 10am and 1pm.
  • The doors open, and check-in begins, 1 hour before the above Darshan start times.
  • Please arrive in plenty of time, especially if you are bringing children or have mobility issues.
  • If you arrive more than an hour before the start time you may have to wait outside until the doors open.
  • Each darshan session lasts approximately 1½ to 2 hours. We encourage everyone to stay until the end as Mother gives a group blessing however, if you have to leave early, you may do so quietly.

Reservations

  • Reservations must be made on the mothermeera.com website – click here to see detailed instructions.
  • If you have not used this system before then you will need to register to create an account – click here to register as a new user.
  • If you have used the system before then click here to log in. You will need your email address and password (click here if you have forgotten your password).
  • Once you have registered or logged in you will see “Mother Meera’s Calendar”. Choose “United Kingdom” from the “Country” list and you will see the darshan sessions in London. Then click on your desired session. If you want to add other people (family, friends etc) to your reservation then click “Add attendee”. Then REMEMBER to click “Save registration” or your RESERVATION WILL BE LOST. If everything is in order you will be sent a confirmation email (nb: do not worry if you don’t receive the email, as long as the web page confirms your reservation your name(s) will be on our check-in lists).
  • To save on trees, please do NOT print your reservation, it is not needed as your name(s) will be on our check-in list.
  • The reservation system allows you to cancel or make changes to your reservation yourself. Full details are provided in the instructions. If, after reading the instructions, you still need assistance then please contact us.

CLICK HERE to open/close the KNEELING and SPECIAL NEEDS section

  • If you have any problem which makes it difficult to kneel, walk up onto the stage, kneel or bend in front of Mother, or if you have a wheelchair, then please contact us now to let us know.
  • If you are unable to kneel or bend in front of Mother please speak to a seating volunteer as soon as you enter the hall so that you can be seated in the area designated for those with special needs (if you have a friend with you who does not have mobility issues we will do our best to ensure that they can sit as near to you as possible).
  • If you can kneel and bend in front of Mother but have trouble staying in a kneeling position whilst in the queue on the central carpet then, when your row is invited out for darshan, please skip the queue, walk up to the foot of the stairs leading onto the stage and take a place on the carpet when those already there move forward.
  • If you have a wheelchair then unfortunately, due to the fact that Mother is seated on a stage, you will not be able to go onto the stage for an individual darshan. Instead you may receive darshan generally whilst in the hall and when Mother gives a “group blessing” at the end.

CLICK HERE to open/close the CHILDREN and BABIES section

  • Any child over 16 may, if they wish, receive darshan unaided, if they are under 16 please take note of the following points:
  • Please contact us now to let us know that you will be bringing a child / children.
  • In addition, when you make your reservation and add your child/children as attendees please be sure to click the “Child” tick box and enter their birthday. This allows us to check the number of children attending each darshan session and their ages.
  • When you arrive at the darshan hall please speak to a volunteer who will guide you to the children’s volunteer who will look after you and take you up for darshan when it is your turn.
  • Note that parents with children receive darshan early on and then, once they have all had darshan, they are guided by the children’s volunteer to leave the hall. As we cannot look after your children you may not leave them to go back into the hall. There is however a children’s room where you can go. The children’s volunteer will explain everything to you when you arrive.
  • If you are a parent with a disability and will be bringing children please contact us in advance to let us know.
  • Please note that babies do not receive their own individual darshan. Their parent goes for darshan as normal, carrying their baby, who receives it through them.

Notes

  • Please note that you are only allowed ONE darshan for the whole visit, NOT one darshan each day.
  • A brief note about how darshan works:
    Those coming for darshan are seated in rows. When Mother Meera enters and sits on a chair on the raised platform, the Darshan begins. People are called, row by row, by one of Her volunteers to wait kneeling in a short queue, and shuffle forward as the queue moves. When the space in front of Mother is free the person at the head of the queue moves to kneel in front of Her with their head lowered (this is known as Pranam). She takes their head lightly in Her hands and holds it for a short while. When She lets go they raise their head and look into Her eyes. After a few moments Mother lowers Her gaze and they then get up and return to their seat.
    Darshan takes place in silence. At the end, when the last person has had Darshan, Mother sits for several minutes in deep silence, giving a group blessing to all those assembled in front of Her. People of any age may have Darshan, including children, and provision is made for those who are unable to kneel or climb the stairs onto the stage.
    Please don’t worry if these notes sound complicated: on the day you will be guided every step of the way, and the process all flows smoothly.
  • Please help to spread the word about Mother’s UK visit – click the image below to download an A5 poster announcing the event. You can either email this to people you know who might be interested or print it and put up copies in your local area, for example in libraries, community centres, yoga and meditation groups, health food shops and other display boards. If you would like us to send you some printed copies then please get in touch.
  • If you would like to spread the word about Mother’s UK visit on Facebook you can find the above poster on the Mother Meera London Facebook page (click here) and simply ‘share’ it to your timeline and friends.
  • Mother will not be visiting other cities in the UK during this visit and currently there are no plans for her to do so in 2019. If you want her to visit your city then the advice we always give is to write to her and ask. There are no guarantees but if there is sufficient interest then she may decide to come.
  • To find information about visits by Mother to Ireland please go to mothermeeraireland.com.