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Apr 12 2012

Guru Sangamam Annual Meeting

On April 12th, approximately 100 leading saints from all of India’s indigenous religions and spiritual traditions – such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism – gathered together in Delhi for their annual meeting. [caption id="attachment_26872" align="alignright" width="300"] The Board of Guru Sangamam releasing the new Ganga Action Parivar brochure[/caption] The objective of the meeting was to discuss and find a way that all the indigenous spiritual traditions of India can come together on a common platform to promote unity, harmony and true spirituality both in India and abroad, making India the spiritual...

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Mar 08 2012

International Yoga Festival 2012

The annual International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh began on March 1, 2012 and ran for one week, until the 7th March.  The Uttarakhand Tourism Department and Parmarth Niketan Ashram jointly organized the festival. The International Yoga Festival increased in size and scope this year, drawing nearly 500 participants from more than 30 countries across the world. The event featured world-renowned teachers such as Padmashri Bharat Bhushan, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Manouso Manos, Sri V. Vasudevan, Andrew Cohen and many more. In fact, this year there were more than 30...

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Sep 27 2011

Tony Blair Faith Foundation Meeting

On the 27th September Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of UK, met with some of India’s top spiritual leaders of the different religions. In India on a short visit to implement activities of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, he spent several hours hearing the advice and wisdom of India’s spiritual leaders. Pujya Swamijihad recently traveled through London on his way back from USA and had been requested to speak to the international youth fellows who had been selected to undergo a month training in London and then work for...

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May 24 2011

Recognition of Pujya Swamiji in British Parliament

Member of Parliament Bob Blackman made an Early Day Motion in the British Parliament lauding Pujya Swamiji.  The EDM was read aloud in Parliament, stating: “That this House warmly congratulates H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji on the occasion of his birthday; recognises that his life and work have been an inspiration and an example to millions throughout the world and the work of the India Heritage Research Foundation with the compilation and publication of the world’s first comprehensive Encyclopedia of Hinduism; and welcomes the event in Stanmore Temple in London on...

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Mar 08 2011

International Yoga Festival 2011

The annual International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh celebrated its valedictory session on March 6, 2011, by the hands of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Ramesh Pokhariyal (Nishank).  The Festival runs from March 1-7 every year and is jointly organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Department and Parmarth Niketan Ashram. This year there were approximately 400 participants from 36 countries across the world, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.  The event features world-renowned teachers such as Shiva...

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Jan 06 2011

Formation of the Guru Sangamam in New Delhi

On January 6th, Pujya Swamiji attended the inaugural function of the Guru Sangamam, a newly-formed organization which will promote harmony and cooperation between the indigenous religions of India – Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism. Some of the most highly-esteemed religious leaders from all over India have come together to serve in this wonderful, new organization, which is commited to usher in a new era of peace and understanding throughout India. The following members were unanimously elected to be the office bearers: Chairperson:  Jagadguru Sri Shivarathi Deshikendraikendra Mahaswamiji – Sri Jagadguru Veerasimhasana Suttur...

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Sep 28 2010

Bangalore AIDS and HIV Conference

On 27-28th September, Pujya Swamiji was one of the main spiritual leaders at a conference at the Art of Living ashram in Bangalore regarding HIV and AIDS in India, where He gave a keynote address. It was a wonderful gathering of leaders of all the different religions as well as leaders from UNAIDS – India, UNESCO – India and INERELA+. Pujya Swamiji also led a breakout session helping religious leaders from various parts of Punjab and Uttarakhand understand the nature of HIV and AIDS, how it’s transmitted and how all spiritual...

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Aug 22 2010

Ganga Aarti, Yoga Festival & Retreat in Tenerife, Spain

On 22nd August, Pujya Swamiji was the keynote speaker and spiritual leader for the first Yoga Festival in Tenerife, Spain.  Hundreds of people attended, not only to learn the asanas, but also to hear His message on the true meaning of yoga. Later that day, Pujya Swamiji led a beautiful Ganga Aarti on the banks of the Atlantic Ocean in Tenerife.  The event was celebrated as a Festival of Peace, and was graced by the mayor and the consul general, as well as several other local dignitaries.  The Spanish people joined...

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Aug 15 2010

Yoga Festivals in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Pujya Swamiji was the main speaker at two conferences in Brazil in August.  The first was the International Congress on Yoga and Ayurveda in Sao Paolo (August 11-13th) and the second was the Yoga for Peace Festival in Sao Paolo on the 15th August. He gave a beautiful lecture at the International Congress on how to live in peace, not pieces and how to be stres free.  He said, “Suddenly everywhere I go everyone is talking about stress management.  This is amazing!  We only manage things we care about, things we...

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Jul 05 2010

Encyclopedia of Hinduim Preview USA with Shri Morari Bapuji

Pujya Swamiji visited the Raritan Exposition Hallin Edison, New Jersey to grace Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapuji’s divine Ram Katha, which was organized and sponsored by Shri H.R. Shah, head of TV Asia, and his team. Pujya Bapuji and Pujya Indira Betiji previewed and blessed Pujya Swamji Chidanandji’s new Encyclopedia of Hinduism. The Encyclopedia is a project of the India Heritage Research Foundation, and is the culmination of over fifteen years’ work by more than 1000 top international schol-rs. This divine compendium is a groundbreaking resource of knowledge, exploring every aspect of...

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