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May 24 2016

World Humanitarian Summit 2016 Wrap-Up

The first World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul convened 9000 participants from 173 Member States, including 55 Heads of State and Government, hundreds of private sector representatives, and thousands of people from civil society and non- governmental organizations. The United Nations in its 70 years has never come together at this scale, with this many different stakeholders, to discuss the pressing challenges that are resulting in so much suffering today....

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Mar 31 2016

True Meaning of Liberation and Freedom

Pujya Swamiji shares, "Liberation does not come in another life but can happen now. What are we truly seeking to be free from? It cannot be that somehow we are stuck here in this physical birth and now have to be free from it. These artificial borders and boundaries amongst us and God that we have created are made by us, not by God. God has given the veto power to all of us. So what gets stuck? The senses get stuck because of mind. The mind also gets stuck...

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Mar 30 2016

International Yoga Festival 2016

More than 1200 participants from more than 85 countries participated in this year’s International Yoga Festival. Classes were held from 4:00 am until 9:30 pm with more than 70 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts from nearly 20 countries around the world. Ashtanga Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Bharat Yoga, Deep Yoga, Shintoh Yoga and Somatics Yoga are just a few of the more than 150 different offerings throughout the week....

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Mar 24 2016

Holi – The Holi-day to Let Go & Flow

Dear Divine Souls, Today is the sacred and beautiful day of Holi, a day celebrated across India with great joy, gaiety and festivity. There are many meanings and much significance attached to this day. For some, it is the festival of Springtime, the heralding of warm weather and bidding farewell to the winter. It is also seen as a festival of love, the return of fertility. The Puranas describe Holi as a celebration of virtue over vice. It is a time when we rejoice in the victory of pure, divine Prahlaad...

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Mar 01 2016

Meditation: Multivitamin For Spiritual Health

This article was published in The Speaking Tree, here. In order to maintain inner peace, calm and stability regardless of external circumstances, we need a daily multivitamin of meditation, no reaction and introspection. Meditation is the best medication for all agitations. People have so many troubles today, mainly related to the stress in their lives. To address this anxiety, sleeplessness and discontent, people take pills and fill their lives with excessive, material “pleasures”. For example, when people feel stressed they frequently attempt to forget about it by going to the movies,...

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Feb 25 2016

Power of God’s Grace

Pujya Swamiji shares a short but deeply inspiring story of His childhood, His family and His Guru. He shares beautifully that all of us can experience God's Grace, we just have to be open to it. He says, "If you are there, He is here all the time. His grace is already happening. You just have to be there."...

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Dec 25 2015

Good Governance Day Message by Pujya Swamiji

Here is a beautiful, insightful and inspiring article by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji on the topic of Good Governance on which He spoke also during the #SachBharatConf in Delhi recently. Dear Divine Souls, It is so wonderful that under the visionary leadership of our dynamic and dedicated Hon’ble Prime Minister, Respected Shri Narendra Modiji, the slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ is encouraging and inspiring every citizen to join these efforts of collective and sustainable development. The active participation and ownership of every stakeholder and every individual is truly the key...

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Dec 07 2015

The Meaning of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)

A new satsang video by Pujya Swamiji on the topic of sun salutation (Surya Namaskar). In this short but sweet video, Pujya Swamiji discusses the true meaning and significance of the Surya Namaskar. It is not the bending of the body that is so important, but rather the humility and flexibility of the mind. In this way, every moment will become a thanksgiving....

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Dec 06 2015

Keeping Anchored Through Life’s Ups & Downs

A new satsang video by Pujya Swamiji on divine truths learned whilst in the jungle. In this video, Pujya Swamiji discusses the choice between complaining versus learning how to live with less. Most significantly, he explores the idea of keeping anchored and grounded through a life of ups and downs, a shift towards the divine and serving humanity....

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Dec 06 2015

What It Means To Be A Swami

A new satsang video by Pujya Swamiji on the significance of the Swami and the colour of the robes (orange). In this video, Pujya Swamiji discusses the unconditional nature of the sun – giving power without discrimination, and with no expectations of anything in return. He then goes on to discuss self-management....

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