A visit to Ukraine in May 2009
His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda started his peace tour in Ukraine on May 25. His Holiness Swamiji arrived to Kiev, Ukraine on Monday and gave an evening lecture in Cherkassy Drama Theatre in front of 600 people. The audience from Ukraine as well as international visitors showed great openness and a lot of spiritual interest. The topics of the lecture were physical and spiritual health as well as a short but powerful introduction to methods of yoga. Live demonstrations of easy and advanced yoga techniques such as asanas and pranayamas impressed the audience very much.
On Tuesday His Holiness Swamiji visited the Archbishop of Cherkassy-Odessa, His Eminency Ioann, in the heart of the city in the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Among many other topics they expressed mutual understanding about tolerance among religions and cultures, and His Holiness Swamiji invited His Eminency Ioann to the 8th World Peace Conference in Budapest as a special guest. His Holiness Swamiji presented His Eminency with his worldwide known book Hidden Powers in Humans - Chakras and Kundalini.