Self-Purification Virtual Event: From Trishna to Krishna

The Self-Purification Virtual Event was an elegant combination of discourses, chanting, meditations, visualizations, and beautiful music created specially to help us progress on our spiritual journey during the pandemic. Conducted by Swamiji and Sadhvi Vrinda Om, the event focused on the ten emotions that plague us from the moment we start to make sense...

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Nav Durga Sadhana: The Goddess and The Guru

Led by Om Swamiji, this Chaitra Navratri (also known as Vasanta Navaratri), many devotees embarked on a special Sadhana dedicated to Ma Durga. With the sole aim of harnessing divine power towards the manifestation of one single intent, the nine auspicious days from March 25 to April 2, 2020, saw devotees from all over the world...

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Delivering Promises: Infrastructure ‘n’ More

In its continued endeavour towards facilitating better living for its neighbouring communities residing in adjoining villages, Sri Badrika Ashram on November 28, 2019, had pledged the renovation of the Government Primary School in Shalamu and the construction of public restrooms in Dudham. On February 25, 2020, the Ashram administration successfully delivered on its promise of...

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Divine Providence: COVID-19 Relief

As the global COVID-19 pandemic bears down on cities and towns across the country, the world, state and municipal leaders are scrambling to mitigate the spread and “flatten the curve”. The global community finds itself caught between slowing the outbreak to save lives and introducing interventions to save livelihoods. The villages adjoining the Ashram...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE – A SMALL GESTURE

“The only way to expand your existence is by giving”. ~ Om Swami In early May, the Sri Badrika Ashram administration reached out to the government-run, Rajendra Hospital, at Patiala, with an offer to help meet the shortage of masks in the face of Covid-19. Seamstresses from Dudham and Kotla Barog villages stitched 450...

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A Very Special 15-day Virtual Event

Message from Om Swami Self-Purification Event kālena snāna-śaucābhyāṁ saṁskārais tapasejyayā śudhyanti dānaiḥ santuṣṭyā dravyāṇy ātmātma-vidyayā Gradually, with the passage of time, bathing purifies the body; austerities purify old tendencies of the mind; charity purifies the wealth; contentment purifies the mind and self-realization purifies the soul. (Srimad Bhagavatam. 10.5.4)   You asked and we have...

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Creative Writing Event: Power of Expression

A two day, first of its kind Creative Writing Workshop was held at the Ashram from 29th February, conducted by Swamiji and Sadhvi Vrinda Om, who are both incredible writers, published authors and masters of the craft. Sadhviji began her session in the temple, by offering obeisance to Sri Hari and Swamiji with the...

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Maha Shivaratri: The Great Night of Shiva

The splendorous festival that celebrates the primordial union of Lord Shiva – the Foremost Yogi with His eternal consort, Mother Divine is Maha Shivaratri. It is a sacred night that honours divine love and symbolises the inner transition from the darkness of ignorance to the light of divinity, wisdom and liberation. It was celebrated...

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New Year Celebrations: Welcoming 2020

2019 was drawing to a close. The milestone year, in which the movement of ‘Kindfulness’, an initiative pioneered by Swamiji to make our world a better place, had dug deep roots in almost everyone who knew him. This eventful year had also seen the launch of his much-awaited book ‘The Book of Kindness’, which motivated...

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Rebooting Education

Few could have imagined for a single-storey Rajkiya Prathmik Pathshala in the adjacent village of Shalamu, with stone block steps and basic infrastructure to have access to computers for its students. Sri Badrika Ashram had donated two computers to the school in November 2019. Continuing in the endeavour to instil confidence and help students...

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