Faith, Prayer and a Joyful Life: The Zenrich Finale

To me, faith is a sentiment, it’s an emotion. Just like you fall in love and you surrender in love and you find yourself willing to do anything for the person you love, same is with faith. Faith is love. ~ Om Swami The year-long Zenrich workshops for the ‘Rising Stars’, concluded in August 2021...

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Om Shri Gurubhyo Namah

A true Guru will never tell you to tread his path blindly, instead he’ll encourage you to find your own. He’s gentle like the flowing river, warm like the winter sun, bright like the full moon, rejuvenating like the summer rain. ~ Om Swami This is my prayer to thee, my lord – strike,...

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SBAEYSS – Opportunities and Endless Possibilities

“Let’s strive to create an environment where the billion possibilities in their impressionable brains are given the opportunity to be realized. For a moment, envision them walking in a world, created by us adults, with their heads held high, with hope in their hearts, and a spark in their eyes.” ~ Om Swami The...

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The E-Device Drive – Enabling Education

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, schools remain shut. In rural Himachal Pradesh, online classes for the students are a recurring challenge because the students face a lack of ready access to a digital device. This means that they can’t attend these lessons live, or they have to rely on the generosity...

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Silai Kendra, Maryog: Learn, Earn and Teach!

The ashram’s Silai Kendra (stitching centre) is a godsend in terms of livelihood and empowerment for the young women in the district of Sirmaur. Often married off at a young age (as young as 12, even), the stitching centre allows them the opportunity to learn, earn and taste independence for the first time in...

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Celebrating with Sri Hari

Lokaadhyakshah Suraadhyaksho Dharmaadhyakshah Kritaakritah I ChaturAtma Chaturvyuhas Chaturdamshtrah Chaturbhujah II15II (Verse 15, Vishnu Sahasranama) Lord of the three worlds, Sovereign among Gods, Overseer of justice, the Lord who is the doer and non-doer The Lord who is fourfold in nature, the Lord of four manifestations, the Lord who has four horns, the Lord with...

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Moo, Moo, Moo… Under His Shade

The evening air reverberated with the sound of the conch shell as a prelude to Bhagwan’s soulful and joyous Aarti. Over the residents’ shy singing was another voice – a louder, distressed voice calling out to Him. It came from the gaushala. After the Aarti, a few worried residents rushed to the cowshed and...

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Hope, Faith and Swamiji

There is no home that has not been touched or affected by COVID-19, especially in the last three months. It has caused despair and agony beyond measure with many people looking for ways to stay rooted in hope while praying for some saving grace. It is a phase in which our mettle and strength...

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Har Har Mahadev!

Scriptures state that the greatest tantric master, the yogin of the yogis, Siva, is the expounder of all tantric texts. All such Vaishanava(worshippers of Lord Vishnu) tantric texts as Narada Pancratra, Ahribudhanya samhita, Lakshmi Tantra, Vishnu Tantra, Krishnayamlama, all Shakta(worshippers of the Devi) tantric texts such as Kularnava Tantra, Maharnava Tantra, Shri Vidyarnava Tantra,...

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When The Real Cherry Met The Virtual Cake

“Joy, contentment, peace, bliss, compassion, and gratitude – every moment I have spent here is filled with them. The ashram is my very own Shangri-La.” The above are the words of a sadhak (spiritual seeker) and devotee, who relished the chance ‘Deepen Your Practice’ gave her, to visit the ashram. The perfect new year’s...

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