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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First Aid Training

On 5th January, the Ashram in association with the Himachal Pradesh State Red Cross Society conducted a one-day First Aid Training Workshop to equip its residents for Crisis Management. The Ashram was abuzz with enthusiasm as all residents & staff members participated in the day long workshop led by Mrs. Parveen Mahajan, a certified...

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Health and Rural Welfare

A free medical camp was conducted recently at the beautiful village of Daro Devria in Sirmaur District of Himachal Pradesh, on 23rd February, 2020. This was organised under the rural health and welfare initiative of the ‘Sri Hari Chikitsa Kendra’ at the Ashram, to enhance and emphasise awareness of preventive health care in the...

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Coming Home: NGO ‘Kranti’ visits the Ashram

The girls from ‘Kranti’, a well-known Mumbai based NGO, look forward to visiting Sri Badrika Ashram every January, which is like their home away from home. Robin Chaurasiya, the dynamic founder of this organisation, was first invited to visit the Ashram in 2017. ‘Kranti’ rescues, empowers and rehabilitates children of sex workers aged 12-...

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Exciting Moments

The Village Style Coffee Shop The recently inaugurated village hut style café with an urban touch, is the latest, most delightful addition to the Ashram this winter. Inspired by the rustic beauty of Indian villages, it has been conceptualized and designed by a small team of Ashram residents and volunteers. This quaint café has...

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