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Oct 03 2021

Power of Faith: Hollywood to the Himalayas at Consulate General of India

Remembering the special and amazingly beautiful launch of Hollywood to the Himalayas at the Consulate General of India in New York at a spectacular event hosted by Religions for Peace and the Consulate General of India. It was graced by the presence of HH Pujya Swamiji, Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Hon'ble Minister of State External Affairs, Government of India, Ms. Alice Nderitu, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary-General of Religions for Peace, Audrey Kitagawa, JD, President/Founder of the International Academy...

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Sep 16 2021

Interfaith Call for Ecocide Law

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji joined the powerful and essential online Interfaith Call for Ecocide Law, as interfaith leaders from around the world came together to create an international, inter-religious coalition advocating for Ecocide to become an international crime recognised by the International Criminal Court. Ecocide is the destruction of the natural environment by deliberate or negligent human action, and at no other time in human history has the need for this designation been more apparent or more necessary to combat the devolution of our planet. Join Pujya Swamiji and other faith...

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Sep 14 2021

2nd Phase of LifeSkills Training Concluded at Parmarth With 10-Day Online Training

The second phase of life skills training - in which eager participants are trained to work on individual and community-level action plans to protect the health of both the village and its residents - concluded at Parmarth Niketan recently with a ten-day online training organized jointly under the auspices of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and UNFPA. Through the PrayasApna Curriculum - which uses activities and guided interactions to foster interpersonal and time-management skills, problem-solving and decision-making ability and leadership aptitude in Youth - the Dream of Village Health facilitator, Swati...

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Sep 07 2021

3rd Phase of LifeSkills Training Held at Parmarth – “Dream of Good and Positive Relationships”

After a hugely-successful first and second event inspired and blessed by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the third phase of life skills training - organized under the auspices of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and the UNFPA - was held recently at Parmarth Niketan. The three-day training, based on the "Dream of Good and Positive Relationships" and based on the Prayasapna course method, was facilitated by Mrs Ishani Sen, and focused on building good and positive relationships at the individual and community levels, through various activities, to ensure a good...

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Aug 24 2021

Parents of Youth LifeSkills Trainees Visit Parmarth

In the ongoing efforts to transform the lives of the citizens of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand and the Nation through the creation of a team of peer educators (teachers) to offer life-skill training to members of their community, Parmarth Niketan invited the parents of the Youth in the most-recent training to the Ashram to learn about the program and to observe the progress that their children are making. The training - organized under the joint aegis of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and UNFPA - included 40 Youth from four communities in...

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Aug 22 2021

Pujya Swamiji Lends His Voice to Climate Action Interfaith Forum

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji joined Mohammed Aabidou of the Moroccan Center for Tolerance and Interfaith Dialogue, Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji and a beautiful gathering of interfaith leaders and influencers that included Dr Azza Karam of Religions for Peace International and Rabbi David Rosen of the AJC - American Jewish Committee for a very special online forum focusing on Climate Change and Environmental Protection. The Moroccan Center is a leader amongst African and Muslim nations advocating for Climate Action, and tonight's powerful webinar bears witness to their advocacy. Pujya Swamiji beautifully shared...

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Aug 19 2021

The Power of Grace Part #1

Join Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji LIVE in Boulder at Nevei Kodesh Congregation! A beautiful program on the Power of Grace with spiritual discourses, meditation and question-answer. The program begins with divine and uplifting kirtan with Daphne Tse, Yoshi Aono and Katie Wise. The function is being held in celebration of the launch of Sadhviji’s new bestselling memoir Hollywood to the Himalayas. ...

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Aug 19 2021

The Power of Grace in Boulder, Colorado, Part #2

Join Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji LIVE in Boulder at Nevei Kodesh Congregation! A beautiful program on the Power of Grace with spiritual discourses, meditation and question-answer. The program begins with divine and uplifting kirtan with Daphne Tse, Yoshi Aono and Katie Wise. The function is being held in celebration of the launch of Sadhviji’s new bestselling memoir Hollywood to the Himalayas. ...

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Aug 17 2021

GIWA’s LifeSkills Training for Youth Leaders

Community Peer educators, Youth Leaders from Chandreshwar Nagar, Kali Ki Dhal, Mayakund Regions of Block Doiwala, District Dehradun and Kharasharot, Block Narendra Nagar of Tehri Garhwal District & some of Parmarth Gurukul’s Rishikumars successfully completed first Phase of the Prayasapna LifeSkills Education Training, organized by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, in partnership with UNFPA India at Parmarth Niketan Ashram from 9-11th August, 2021. Trained GIWA team members and community mobilisers have been working for the last 5 months with adolescents and young people in these communities, which are some of the...

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Aug 14 2021

Living in Grace at Manav Seva Mandir in Chicago

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji are LIVE at Manav Seva Mandir in Chicago sharing about the Power of Grace with sacred satsang, discourse and question-answers Enjoy this sacred and inspiring event of satsang, discourse and question-answers being held as part of the celebration of the launch of Sadhviji’s new memoir Hollywood to the Himalayas: a Journey of Healing and Transformation, the new book detailing the way, that — with Pujya Swamiji’s blessings, wisdom and guidance — Grace entered her life....

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