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Fri, Jan 15th, 2021 - Mon, Mar 15th, 2021. 

Celebrating the Divine Birth

30th November is always a special and much-awaited day for all of Swamiji’s followers and devotees. A stream of joy and excitement was running through the hearts of all the residents and staff of Sri Badrika Ashram. Adorning the entrance to the temple was a beautiful floral rangoli (patterns created on the floor using...

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Diwali – Love, Light and Joy

The year 2020 has been uncertain and challenging. It gave us a taste of what life in exile could be like. November 4, the eve of Diwali, was special, as we were able to watch Swamiji live from the Sri Hari temple after a long gap. The excitement and jubilation felt were synonymous with...

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The Wellbeing of a Child – A Zenrich Workshop

Academic learning is important, but wellbeing in adolescents, teens and young adults whilst learning is vital. It is a period of intense growth, where the right guidance can play a major role. What helps young people make healthy and safe lifestyle choices? Facilitators Sadhvi Vrinda Om, Sushree Nishtha Om and Ambika Om addressed these...

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The Virus Stops Here

Sri Badrika Ashram’s recent revolution in the N-95 compliant masks made by seamstresses from the villages of Dudham and Kotla Barog, have now travelled far and wide to reach many deserving people across the country: from frontline workers and defence personnel to the economically disadvantaged. The initiative is led by the ever-smiling and energetic...

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Come, Find Your Space!

The Ashram has a space for everyone – solitude seekers and conversation enthusiasts, bookworms, contemplative hearts and questioning minds. The volunteers led by Divya Manoharan and staff, have been hard at work the past few months, bringing to life these aesthetic and communal spaces. The Slope One of the first features visible as one...

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From Darkness to Light: Guru Purnima 2020

Guru Purnima is the day, when the world over, devotees and disciples celebrate the presence of their gurus in their lives. This year, Guru Purnima was celebrated on the 5th of July as a virtual event. Since the lockdown had made it impossible for devotees to make their way to the Ashram, the excitement...

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Self Transformation of Gen Z – A Zenrich Workshop

“I realize now, more than ever, that the future of our world rests entirely on our children. On their tender shoulders rests a great nation, a baffling world, and a beautiful planet.” ~ Om Swami The capacity of children to look at life with marvel, exuberance, and purity is often lost somewhere between childhood...

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The Ashram Goes Green – As We Sow, So We Reap

This summer has seen a busy season of planting and harvesting at the Ashram. With the delivery of groceries and logistics taking a hit during the lockdown, self-sufficiency became the mantra. In April, the garden staff and residents took to kitchen gardening with gusto, adding variety by planting tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, beans, cauliflower, cabbage,...

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Sri Hari Chikitsa Kendra: Building Safe Community Health

Sri Hari Chikitsa Kendra, at the Sri Badrika Ashram works relentlessly to support and provide preventive and remedial medical care to the vulnerable rural communities residing in the vicinity. During the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the Ashram staff, its dispensary the Sri Hari Chikitsa Kendra, and its first resident medical doctor, Dr Geeta...

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The Ashram’s Support for COVID Warriors: Make to Give

In continuing our efforts to make triple-layer masks available in hospitals, seamstresses from the Silai Kendra centres at Kotla Barog and Dudham came forward once again, and contributed their time and expertise. Within a short span of 10 days, they made 1250 masks that were then distributed to needy patients and their families at...

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