The Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council was founded by His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda in commemoration of his beloved master, His Holiness Dharmsamrat Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji (1923-2003). The Council is established as a non-governmental, humanitarian and charitable society that pursues the betterment of humanity's welfare.
The Council is an instrument to advance unity and peace by disseminating the messages of Sri Swami Madhavanandaji “One in All and All in One” and Mahatma Gandhiji “Be the Change You Want to See”.
Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda
One of the Council’s central aims is to support international forums for dialogue between individuals, nations, cultures and religions on the topics of peace, ethics, spirituality, education, health, youth and environmental sustainability.
The main objectives of the World Peace Council are:
1. Fostering of world peace, cultural exchange, dialogue between religions and nationalities, ethical education and healthy lifestyle.
2. Fostering of tolerance, respect and understanding among religions, cultures and nations; human rights as well as animal rights; protection of animals and the natural environment.
3. Fostering of the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of the individual and the general community by cultivating physical, mental, social and spiritual health through study, practice and teaching of the system "Yoga in Daily Life" as authored by the founder of the Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council, Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, based on the authentic tradition of yoga and the teachings of his spiritual lineage.