World Peace Tour in USA and Canada March 2011
H. H. Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda visiting USA and Canada on his annual World Peace Tour.
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (March 12, 2011) – Fostering tolerance and understanding to sustain a more peaceful existence in today’s world got an added boost at a series of programs with H.H. Swamiji starting on 4th March in Atlanta, Georgia, travelling to New York City from March 7-9, and Alexandria, Virginia from March 10-13, 2011, then continuing to Vancouver, Canada and San Francisco, California.
His Holiness Vishwaguru Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda (known as Swamiji), a world-renowned spiritual leader and Mahamandaleshwar, humanitarian, environmental advocate, ambassador for peace, author, and founder of Yoga in Daily Life® – the System, is bringing his special insights, teachings, principles, and practices regarding spirituality, world peace, and the environment to hundreds of attendees of these programs.
One highlight of the tour so far was Swamiji's acclaimed public lecture at EMORY University in Atlanta, one of the world's leading research universities, engaged and working for positive transformation in the world through teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action, on the topic "Yoga – Harmony for Body, Mind and Soul". (See attached photos).
In New York City, Swamiji met officials from the United Nations for an amicable exchange of views. He paid a visit to the United Nations Headquarters and gave there an interview to The Feather Project (see attached photo). The Feather Project was launched at the international Earth Charter +10 Celebration in the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 29, 2010, for more details, please visit http://www.featherproject.org/background.html
This contact with the United Nations follows on from November 1-3, 2010, when Swamiji participated as honorary guest and key-note speaker in the Earth Charter International Conference "Ethical Framework for a Sustainable World in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and was invited to join the leadership team of The Earth Charter Task Force on Religion, Spirituality and Ethics.
In Alexandria, Virginia, Swamiji conducted a weekend workshop with practical exercises of the system Yoga in Daily Life® and delivered a much-noticed speech on the topic "Cultivating Non-Violent Speech".
As his visit to Alexandria coincided with the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Swamiji instantly called upon all practitioners of Yoga in Daily Life to unite in dedicating their prayers for the victims of this catastrophe, individually as well as in the Yoga in Daily Life ashrams and centers worldwide.
All programs have been broadcast by live webcast throughout the world and have been included in the program schedule of www.swamiji.tv providing a unique opportunity to tens and even hundreds of thousands of people to follow the wise words and divine teachings of this internationally acclaimed and revered spiritual Master.
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