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Welcome to Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa with an area of 274,200 km2 (105,900 sq mi), bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest.

As of 2021, the country had an estimated population of 20,321,378. Previously called Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), it was renamed Burkina Faso by President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabè and its capital and largest city is Ouagadougou. Its name is often translated into English as the "Land of Honest Men".

The largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso is the Mossi people, who settled the area in the 11th and 13th centuries. They established powerful kingdoms such as the Ouagadougou, Tenkodogo, and Yatenga.


In 1896, it was colonized by the French as part of French West Africa; in 1958, Upper Volta became a self-governing colony within the French Community. In 1960, it gained full independence with Maurice Yaméogo as president. Since it gained its independence, the country was subject to instability, droughts, famines and corruption. Various coups have also taken place in the country, in 19661980198219831987, and twice in 2022, in January and in September, as well as an attempt in 1989 and another in 2015.

About Sahaja Yoga in Burkina Faso

Sahaja yoga was introduced to Burkina Faso in 1999 during a public program carried out by the Ivorian brothers (brothers Michelle and Touré).

Following this, the Burkinabé brothers (brothers Georges Kouwenou and Som Djiguemdé) began to meditate at home. They then rented a room which will then be used for meditation sessions.


Today the center is located in the Patte d'oie district and these are premises (around 200 m2) rented by the brothers. Since 1999, to date, around a hundred people have received their realization.

For weekend meditations (every Saturday), around ten people come to the meditation session.

(It is a little difficult to talk about the appearance of Yuva shakti because they are not regular in the center). 

Classes are given every Saturday from 4 p.m. for beginners and last 1 hour. Paper holders are made available to them. But lately there are no newbies. Meditations with those who have finished the courses begin at 6 p.m. and last 1 hour. 


Frere O. Lassane +226 70 14 00 40
Frere Rasman - +226 70 75 00 90

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