23, Dec 2023
A two-day Gitopadesh summit kickstarts at the world’s largest meditation centre on the occasion of Gita Jayanti

Mumbai/Hyderabad, 22 December 2023: The largest two-day Gitopdesh summit kickstarted today on the occasion of Gita Jayanti at Kanha Shanti Vanam – the headquarters of Heartfulness in the outskirts of Hyderabad with over 2000 numbers of people joining from all over the world. Shri Udaya Shreyas NJ – Renowned Scholar and Founder of the Sanskrit Channel and eminent speaker on ancient scriptures; and Mr. C P Gurnani – CEO & MD of Tech Mahindra; and Mr. Vivek Wadhwa, well-known entrepreneur graced the occasion.

The purpose of the summit was to celebrate the Yoga Purusha and sensitise the participants to the teachings of the Bhagwat Gita and its relevance in one’s daily life. It was also intended at igniting creativity and critical thinking among children and youth. An online summit will also be held on the 23rd December between 6-8pm onwards were not present physically at the summit at Kanha Shanti Vanam.

The Guest Speakers for the Virtual Gitopdesh Summit is Dr. Siva Bala Narayanan – General Trustee of Egmore Samskrit School, Running and Chess Coach, CEO at Minmini Corporation, USA; Dr. Rama Devagupta (NBCT, USA) – Scholar & Writer, Advanced Neural Education, National Peace Award Recipient. Shri Udaya Shreyas NJ will also be the Guest of Honour for the virtual summit.

Hearfulness Gita jayanti 1

Students, parents, grandparents, families, – all age groups from various all over the country and across various backgrounds came together in the event wherein they were exposed to the practical life applications of the Bhagwat Geeta. Students from schools viz., Vishwa Bharathi High School, Mom’s Vision High School, Pullaiah Engineering. College Kurnool, DPS Hyderabad, The Heartfulness Learning Centre, Ashwini International School, GMR Aerocities families and children on Day 1 showed eager participation in the event. Day 2 would witness participation from schools viz., ZPHS, Waddapally (Sangareddy Dist.), Agriculture Engineering College, Kandi (Sangareddy Dist.), Telangana Social Welfare Residential School (Singoor), Rishi High School, St. Anthony School (Sangareddy), BVM School among others.

The focus of the summit is on the connection between science and spirituality. The summit is also aimed at giving a glimpse of the Gitopdesh course from Heartfulness and how Heartfulness can support the stakeholders for the registered members. Children were especially taught life skills from the Bhagwat Gita.

Heartfulness Gita jayanti 2

The meditation hall reverberated by the positivity from recitation of the Gita shlokas by children and youth which followed a group Heartfulness meditation session. During the two days summit activities are especially designed for children involving making posters, themes, paintings, presentations, drawings, and games to give them the wisdom nuggets for the Gita. Enriching talks to the youth are also being organized.

A Dance-ballet weaving around Bhagwat Gita and Heartfulness showcasing evolution of consciousness was also performed on day one by a collaboration with Nrutyapriya Dance Academy and Aksharam Abhyasam Anandam Academy of Ms. Shobha Srinivasan – a noted music therapist along with her troupe.

Rev. Daaji – Spiritual Guide of Heartfulness and President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission said, “The Bhagwat Gita is a very deep and profound book which has prompted many intellectuals study it and write treatise on it, each one coming out with a more concrete insight than the other with every phase. Our goal is to bring the Gita to practical life. This has to begin early and be well-integrated for better problem-solving, decision-making, and a balanced approach to life.”

9, Nov 2023
Heartfulness TS three-day workshop held, lauded by Shri J. D. Lakshmi Narayana, retd. IPS

“India’s USP is Spirituality, Heartfulness is Essential,”

says Shri J.D. Lakshmi Narayana, retd. IPS during a three-day workshop

held at Kanha Shanti Vanam

Hyderabad, 9 November 2023: A three-day workshop was organized at Kanha Shanti Vanam – the headquarters of Heartfulness in the outskirts of Hyderabad, and concluded yesterday with participation from over two hundred and fifty Telangana State Coordinators of the Heartfulness Institute. Shri J. D. Lakshmi Narayana, retd. IPS was the Chief Guest at the event which was aimed at sharpening the skills and learning to build bigger teams to serve humanity at large. The other dignitaries included Shri Murali J, IAS, Director, APSIRDPR; Mrs Kamakshi Sikha, renowned Corporate Trainer, and Shri Ramakrishna Mallela, Heartfulness Trainer. The workshop was interspersed with deep meditations, nature walks, and group discussions.


In his concluding address at the Heartfulness Service Leadership training workshop, J.D Laxminarayana, retd. IPS, stated, “India’s Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is ‘Spirituality’ and Heartfulness Meditation is Essential for all of humanity.” Addressing Telangana State Coordinators of the Heartfulness Institute, he quoted the Vedas and the Puranas. He added, “Rev, Daaji, and Heartfulness communities in the state of Telangana and all over the world have been doing great work in bringing peace and harmony by offering meditation and relaxation techniques. During times of world events and turmoil in the Middle East, the need to serve and be of service to a fellow human being needs to be emphasized; and to be of service with sincerity, commitment, dedication, devotion, and love should be the underlying objectives. It is the duty of each of us to come together and work towards nation-building, giving care and love, bringing peace, and offering heartful communication and heartfulness meditation for free to all sections of society.”

Rev. Daaji – Guide of Heartfulness and President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission said, “We as human beings have to offer peaceful solutions to world problems, and world peace can only be achieved through individual peace. Meditation can help bring peace and radiate love.”

The workshop covered various aspects of service leadership to enable, empower, and engage Heartfulness zonal coordinators, district coordinators, center coordinators, and Heartfulness Services teams of Telangana state in taking their work as office bearers to the next level. Sessions on Team Building, Outreach Methodologies, and Community services were conducted by workshop leaders, experts, and dignitaries from various fields.Pic2_8Nov23

Heartfulness Institute offers a variety of simple, gradual relaxation and inner-journey solutions to help us solve our problems and be the best we can possibly be in all walks of life. Whether a teacher or a business executive, a student of science or art, we can all pursue the path of fulfillment, excellence, and perfection. The Institute engages in activities that further the practice of Heartfulness’s inner journey, including education, wellness, research, and training. These practices are based on the teachings of the Sahaj Marg (Natural Path) system of Raja Yoga, which has been modified to suit the needs of modern life.