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Jul 28 2019

Guru Purnima Retreat 2019

Over the course of three peace filled days, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji led a beautiful Guru Purnima retreat at the stately resort overlooking a gorgeous lake in the Dale Hollow State Park, Kentucky. The weekend included multiple satsangs each day that covered topics as varied as achieving conscious dharmic relations, faith versus blind faith, and dealing with stress, depression and anxiety. Participants also had many opportunities to ask questions and to have one-on-one audiences with Swamiji and Sadhviji. Each satsang began with an inspiring guided meditation led...

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Jul 18 2019

Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji joins World Leaders

New York City: In 2000, the late and former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, famously stated that “if we are to capture the promises of globalization while managing its adverse effects, we must learn to govern better, and must learn how better to govern together.” With these words in mind, and in an era of weakening international cooperation and nationalist political shifts, political and religious leaders from around the world gathered in New York City on Monday to participate in the second Kofi Annan United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Faith Briefings....

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Jul 18 2019

PaRD Event at the UN High Level Political Forum

Sadhviji gave the opening address at the PaRD (International Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development) event at the UN High Level Political Forum on the role of religious actors in sustaining peace. Addresses were also given by His Eminence Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, the Archbishop of Yangon Professor Syafiq Mughni, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Indonesia Bishop Sunday Onuoha, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace Nigeria Imam Omar Layama Kobine, President of the Central African Islamic Community Dr. Olivia Wilkinson, the Director of...

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Jul 08 2019

EID Milan Brings Faith Leaders together

HH PUJYA SWAMI CHIDANAND SARASWATIJI AND PUJYA SADHVI BHAGAWATI SARASWATIJI GRACE THE ANNUAL EVENT, WHICH CELEBRATES THE END OF RAMADAN Each year, Eid marks the end of fasting that occurs during the holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic Faith Tradition. It is a time when families and friends get together celebrate and spend time together. In this spirit, a beautiful Eid Milan Reception brought together interfaith leaders to honor India’s beautiful diversity and, significantly, it’s unity amidst such diversity. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji recently graced #EidMilan...

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Jul 01 2019

Accelerate Peace Conference at Stanford University

Sadhviji recently spoke at the Accelerate Peace conference at Stanford University, organized by United Religions Initiative and the Hoover Institute at Stanford. The theme was Women's Empowerment and the Environment. Women are the Earth! Women’s empowerment environmental protection or not two isolated themes. Women are Mother Earth and Mother nature. . . Interlinked as One. . . The same myth of separation that enables us to rape the earth is the same myth of separation that enables us to rape our mothers, sisters and daughters. Respect for women is respect for the Earth. Justice for women...

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Jun 23 2019

International Day of Yoga at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh

Yoga Participants from Across the World & Across India Come Together in Yoga Pledge for Environmental Protection & Water Conservation June 21st, 2019 – RISHIKESH: The 5th Annual International Day of Yoga celebrations took place at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh today, as more than 500 people from across India and from more than 30 countries across the world – ranging from 2 years to 84 years of age - participated in a refreshing and rejuvenating Yoga session, on the banks of Holy Mother Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas, in the Yoga...

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Jun 16 2019

Release of Call of Ganga

Launch of Call of Ganga on Ganga Dusshera day at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh On the auspicious occasion of Ganga Dusshera – the day that Mother Ganga flowed onto Earth, the Call of Ganga, a new book by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President of the Divine Shakti Foundation was launched at Parmarth Niketan ashram by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Spiritual Head and President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Pujya Shri Muralidharji, renowned kathakar and other dignitaries. The launch took place during a huge Shri Rama katha...

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Jun 10 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Graces the G20 Interfaith Summit

TOKYO: Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, was a respected speaker at the G20 Interfaith Forum* in Tokyo, Japan in a high-level panel entitled “Ending Hunger, Water as Life” on the theme of “Food and Water: Resources for Life.” Such an honor be at @IF20org #G20 #Interfaith Summit in #Japan & to present recommendations on #water #food & #climatechange . Was a joy to see @David_Cameron & thank him for launching our Encyclopedia of #Hinduism when he was PM. full story: #interfaith— Sadhvi Bhagawati (@SadhviBhagawati) June 10, 2019 The panel was chaired...

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Jun 07 2019

Pujya Swamiji’s Avtaran Diwas: 67th Birthday Celebrations

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji's 67th Birthday Celebrations began with a beautiful havan ceremony in the morning, followed by the Shri Ram Katha by Pujya Sant Murlidharji which was graced and blessed by Pujya MM Swami Gurusharanandji, Karshnipeethadeshwar, Pujya MM Swami Asanganand Saraswatiji of Parmarth Niketan, Maulana Syed Kokab Mujtaba Abidiji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, delegation of Buddhist Lamas and Monks, led by Ven Khenpo Rangdolji, from Ladakh and Dehradun from the Drikung Kagyu Institute and Doon Buddhist Association. Senior BJP Leader Shri Shyam Jaju, Artist Rouble Nagi also made a surprise...

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May 29 2019

Its Time for Action Towards Menstrual Hygiene Management: MHMDay

Menstrual Hygiene Day was filled with inspiring and incredible activities and initiatives when volunteers, pilgrims, devotees and Parmarth Rishikumars joined together to take part in the #RedDotChallenge sharing that #MenstruationMatters and #ItsTimeforAction. They also pledged on the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council's innovative #MHWheel, led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, to break the stigma and silence associated with menstrual hygiene, offering a special #mhm bracelet as a symbol of our commitment to work together towards this vital cause. Thereafter, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji...

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