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 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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