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Practice of yoga

Practice of yoga

Yoga is a profound part of the Vedic culture. Yoga practices underlie at the heart of all Hinduism (Sanskrit "Sanatan Dharma") schools. Sanatana Dharma means "the eternal law" - the law of all beings’ evolution.

Advaita philosophy

Advaita philosophy

Advaita is an ancient doctrine that tells us about human nature as divine initially. "Advaita" can be translated as "not two". Soul is not separated from God. God is a reality that permeates everything.

Events

Meeting with Didi Sudha, the man of the millennium

Meeting with Didi Sudha, the man of the millennium

Representatives of the Center for Vedic Culture "Divya Loka" made a friendly visit to the Center of Spiritual Development "Brahma Kumaris", where the meeting with the general director in Russia Didi Sudha Rani Gupta was ...

Pilgrimage to Kailash 2014

Pilgrimage to Kailash 2014 with Swami Vishnudevananda Giri August 30th - September 16th, 2014 Dear friends, we invite you to a unique pilgrimage to Tibet to the sacred Mount Kailas. The pilgrimage will happen with the ...

International Conference "The Phenomenon of Kailas"

International Conference "The Phenomenon of Kailas"

On April the 12th Swami Visnudevananda Giri took a part in the first international scientific public conference “The Kailas Phenomenon and its role in the evolution of man," which was held in Moscow. He ...

Swami Brahmananda Birth Day Celebrations

Swami Brahmananda Birth Day Celebrations

  On March 29th the Center of Vedic culture celebrated the birthday of a teacher Swami Brahmananda Prabhakara. In the morning, monks and Swami Vishnudevananda Giri visited the Swami Brahmananda museum, where a new sculpture of ...

All-Russian Conference "Brotherhood of religions"

All-Russian Conference "Brotherhood of religions"

On March 22-23 in Moscow there was held a conference, organized by the Moscow Theosophical Society, in which the monk Ramanatha presented Divya Loka with the report “Interfaith Ethics”. The conference began with a special ...

Meeting of the public commission on compliance of religious rights

Meeting of the public commission on compliance of religious rights

In Divya Loka there was held a scheduled assembly of the Public Committee on nurturing tolerance, protecting human rights and freedoms of religious minorities and overcoming xenophobia. Goal and the main theme of the meeting ...

Russian Orthodox Church Archpriest Vladislav Antsibor

Russian Orthodox Church Archpriest Vladislav Antsibor

The Russian Orthodox Church Archpriest and father superior of St. Nicholas church in St. Petersburg – Vladislav Antsibor visited Divya Loka. As father superior, Archpriest Vladislav Antsibor leads liturgical and pastoral activities in the parish entrusted ...

Visiting saint Amritanandamayi in Kerala

Visiting saint Amritanandamayi in Kerala

Sri Amritanandamayi Devi (Ammaji) is is a Hindu spiritual leader and guru, world-known saint, who is famous for her divine hugs. In her tour she hugs up to 10 000 people per day, thereby giving ...

Visit the Golden Temple and Sri Amma

Visit the Golden Temple and Sri Amma

Divya Loka representatives visited Sripuram - place of famous Golden Temple and golden statue of Lakshmi goddess. This temple was founded Sri Shakti Amma - a saint who is the reincarnation and avatar of Narayani, the quintessence ...

Swami Brahmananda Relics

Swami Brahmananda Relics

Mahamandaleshwar Swamini Ananda Lila Giri and Divya Loka's press-secretary visited Mr. Karpur Sundar Pandian in India, Swami Brahmananda Prabhakara Siddha Yoga follower. Swami Brahmananda is a teacher of Swami Vishnudevananda Giri. Mr. Pandian visited ...

Happy New 2014 Year in Divya Loka

Happy New 2014 Year in Divya Loka

New Year’s program began with the worship. Then a gift was given. It was a statue of Lakshmi made within the project of «108 small forms». There was held an Abhisheka (a bathing ceremony ...

Datta Jayanti celebration

Datta Jayanti celebration

On December 16th in Divya Loka Datta Jayanti (the nativity of Saint Dattatreya) holiday was celebrated. This festival is celebrated annually as Sri Dattatreya, it occupies a central place in the tradition of Advaita. Leaving ...

Interfaith Ufa

Interfaith Ufa

On the 11th of December in the city of Ufa, Russian Federation, an interfaith meeting was held. Divya Loka's people meet with the representatives from various schools of Hinduism: Himalayan Yoga Association (Sri Pilot ...

Interfaith Chelyabinsk

Interfaith Chelyabinsk

December 7, the city of Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation. An Interfaith round-table was held. The topics discussed: - Need to make a common database on the Vedic culture. It may include vegetarian cafe, advice on the Vedic ...

Veda music festival

Veda music festival

On November 29th, the first festival VEDAMUSIC in St. Petersburg (Russia) was held by the followers of Divya Loka. The best way to convey the message of Unity is through music. The organizers made their ...

Interfaith round-table in Chelyabinsk

Interfaith round-table in Chelyabinsk

On November 20th, an interfaith roundtable on «Interfaith ethics of the third millennium» in Chelyabinsk occurred. The event was attended by the representatives of Divya Loka. The event was dedicated to the International Day of ...

Web Conference on Tolerance day

Web Conference on Tolerance day

On November 16th, Divya Loka hosted web conference on the International Day for Tolerance. The conference welcomed Divya Loka representatives, representatives of other public and religious organizations from different cities, as well as representative of ...

Meeting with rock celebrity Boris Grebenshikov

Meeting with rock celebrity Boris Grebenshikov

On November 14th, the concert hall of the Kremlin of Nizhny Novgorod hosted «Aquarium» rock-band. After the Press Secretary of the Center for Vedic Culture «Divya Loka» Ilya Kurylenko met with the leader of the ...

Meeting with Archpriest Vladislav Antsibor

Meeting with Archpriest Vladislav Antsibor

November 14th, St. Petersburg, Divya Loka's representative met with the prior of St. Nicholas church Archpriest Vladislav Antsiborom (St. Petersburg, Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church). Vladislav Antsibor lived in Athens for a long ...

Round-table on tolerance in St. Petersburg

Round-table on tolerance in St. Petersburg

November 13, St. Petersburg hosted roundtable «Practical ways to achieve tolerance in the society», which was timed to International Day of Tolerance. The event was organized by the Scientific and Methodological Council for Religious Society ...

Meeting with «Traditions of the Earth»

Meeting with «Traditions of the Earth»

November 12, Moscow, Divya Loka representatives met in Moscow with Irina Kolosova, the head of the Intercultural consultative health center «Traditions of the Earth». One of the main activities of the Centre is organizing open ...

Meeting with Buddhist monks of Gelug tradition

Meeting with Buddhist monks of Gelug tradition

Representatives of Divya Loka met with the Buddhist monks of Drepung Gomang monastery, which is the largest Buddhist Gelug University (India). The IV official delegation of the monastery of Tashi Palden Drepung Gomang University studying ...

Festival of lights – Diwali

Festival of lights – Diwali

Diwali is celebrated widely in India and around the world. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. Diwali is also celebrated by Russian-speaking followers of Hinduism in Divya Loka on the 3d of November ...

International conference in St. Petersburg

International conference in St. Petersburg

October 26-27, St. Petersburg hosted the International Conference «From death to immortality, from the unreal to the real» attended by Divya Loka representative with a report. The conference's aim was to broaden the understanding ...

Meeting with Michael Morgulis in Florida

Meeting with Michael Morgulis in Florida

October 25, North Port, Florida, Mahamandaleshwar Swamini Ananda Lila Giri and accompanying her representatives of Divya Loka met with the President of «Spiritual Diplomacy» at the United Nations - Mr. Michael Morgulis.  Michael Morgulis is well-known ...

Swami Brahmananda museum is open

Swami Brahmananda museum is open

Museum of a great saint Swami Brahmanadi Sri Siva Prabhakara Siddha Yogi Paramahansa who was a spiritual teacher and mentor of Swami Vishnudevananda Giri was inaugurated in Divya Loka on October 25th. Swami Brahmananda is ...

Divya Loka press conference in Nizhny Novgorod

Divya Loka press conference in Nizhny Novgorod

October 21, 2013 Center for Vedic Culture «Divya Loka» held a press conference in Nizhny Novgorod, where it was talked about a 12-year-old community activity. The aim of the conference was presentation of the Center ...

Religious scholar Roman Lunkin in Divya Loka

Religious scholar Roman Lunkin in Divya Loka

As a sociologist, Ph.D. holder and a research collaborator for Institute of Europe Roman Lunkin had participated in a comprehensive examination of the theological doctrine of Divya Loka inhabitants. During his visit the expert ...

«The Rossiyskaya gazeta» newspaper in Divya Loka

«The Rossiyskaya gazeta» newspaper in Divya Loka

Related Article «RG» correspondents have visited unusual Center for Vedic culture Divya Loka (in Sanskrit – «wonderful land»), which is situated three hundred kilometers away from the Volga capital in the Vetluga district of Nizhny Novgorod ...

Religious scholars and scientists visit Divya Loka

Religious scholars and scientists visit Divya Loka

Participants of the Third International Scientific-Practical Conference «Religion in Russia: problems of social service and patriotic education», representatives of various religious denominations, secular society and the academic community have visited the Center for Vedic Culture ...

International Scientific and Practical Conference

International Scientific and Practical Conference

From October 2d to October 5th, representatives of Divya Loka took part in the III International scientific-practical conference «Religion in Russia: problems of social service and patriotic education, which was held in the Nizhny Novgorod ...

Festival «Formula of the East»

Festival «Formula of the East»

Center for Vedic Culture «Divya Loka» participated in the III International Festival «The formula of the East», which was held from 26 to 29 September 2013 in Moscow exhibition complex «Sokolniki». Center presented books on ...

Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference

Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference

Divya Loka representatives took part in the 5-th Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference "Religious Diversity in the modern megalopolis", which was held since 23 till 24 September 2013 in St. Petersburg Christian University. Annual Scientific ...

Meeting with Satchitananda Ganapati

Meeting with Satchitananda Ganapati

Ganapati Satchitananda Swamiji is one of the spiritual leaders of Hinduism, carrying humanity ideals of Vedic culture. He heads centers (ashrams) in many countries, the largest of which is located in Mysore (India); and is ...

Meeting with Pastor Indulis

Meeting with Pastor Indulis

July 29, 2013 Divya Loka representative met with pastor Indulis. He is a representative of the "World Movement of Christian meditation". This movement was founded by a Benedictine monk father Laurence Freeman (England), whom Divya ...

Abbot Evmeny visits Divya Loka

Abbot Evmeny visits Divya Loka

In July 2013 the Center for Vedic Culture «Divya Loka» hosted a meeting with a representative of Christianity, the abbot, Father Evmeny (Peristy). Father was the abbot of Makariev- Reshemsky monastery in the Ivanovo region ...

Meeting with Lama Ole Nydahl

Meeting with Lama Ole Nydahl

Lama Ole Nydahl is a master of Buddhist meditation. He has learnt and received the full transmission from the sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. Over forty years of teaching Buddhism Lama Ole Nydahl has ...

Visiting Ramakrishna Ashram in the US

Visiting Ramakrishna Ashram in the US

The Center for Vedic Culture Divya Loka represented by Swami Vishnudevananda Giri, monks and accompanying laypeople visited Ramakrishna ashram, located near the Hollywood Hills in the quarter named «Vedanta Ter» near Los Angeles on July ...

Visiting «Meru» center in Holland

Visiting «Meru» center in Holland

On July 2013 as a part of the cultural dialogue project, Divya Loka representative visited the Vedic Center (ashram) «Meru», located in the national park in The Hague (Netherlands). The center was built by the ...

World's Parliament of Religions in New York

World's Parliament of Religions in New York

On July 2013, Swami Vishnudevananda Giri and Divya Loka representatives met with the executive director and the Charge d'Affaires of the The World's Parliament of Religions – Dr. Mary Nelson and Ms. Phyllis Karot ...

Meeting with the President and Vice-President of Nepal

Meeting with the President and Vice-President of Nepal

Since 2010, the representatives of the Center for Vedic Culture «Divya Loka» and their spiritual teacher, Swami Vishnudevananda Giri, have established warm and friendly relations with the state officials of Nepal – the President, Mr. Ram ...

Meeting with Robert Thurman in New York

Meeting with Robert Thurman in New York

For the first time Divya Loka representatives visited the cultural center "Tibet House" (New York) on December 8, 2011. There they met with its President - Robert Thurman, who gave them a tour around the exhibition ...

Interfaith dialogue in New York

Interfaith dialogue in New York

Round table "Interreligious dialogue about science, spirituality and evolution of mankind" was held on the stage of Lincoln Center in New York on June 14, 2013. The round table was attended by Swami Vishnudevananda Giri ...

Charity seminar in Nizhny Novgorod

Charity seminar in Nizhny Novgorod

On June 1st, 2013 in Nizhny Novgorod in the frame of the charity seminar, dedicated to International Children's Day, there was held a meeting with a representative of the tradition of the Sikh organization ...

International scientific and practical conference

International scientific and practical conference

International scientific and practical conference "The religious factor in the socio-political life of modern Russia: religion and law in public policy" was held on the 28th of May, 2013 in Moscow. Conference organizers are – Center ...

Round-table with Organizer of «Golden swan path» project

Round-table with Organizer of «Golden swan path» project

On May 26th, 2013 the organizers of the international project "The Golden Swan" visited center «Divya Loka». After the tour around Divya Loka and acquaintance with Vedic tradition, a round-table discussion on "Interfaith ethics of ...

Interfaith dialogue in St Petersburg

Interfaith dialogue in St Petersburg

In May 2013, a representative of Divya Loka visited St. Petersburg to meet with the traditional Eastern religious schools represented and to begin an inter-religious dialogue. May 15, a Vedic temple in the tradition of ...

Regional conference in Nizhny Novgorod

Regional conference in Nizhny Novgorod

Regional Conference called «Interfaith Ethics of the III Millennium: view of spiritual people" was held on the 14th of May, 2013 in Nizhny Novgorod. The purpose of the conference was the union of efforts to ...

Meeting with Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Meeting with Swami Satyananda Saraswati

In May 2013 in Santa Susanna (Spain) Swami Vishnudevananda Giri and some of the representatives of the Center met with Satyananda Saraswati. He is a teacher in tradition of Advaita Vidya, and a student of ...

«Outlook on contemplation practices» conference

«Outlook on contemplation practices» conference

Scientific and Practical Conference "Outlook on the traditional contemplation practices and mental health" was held on May 10 and 11 2013 in Moscow. The conference was attended by foreign and domestic research scientists of hesychasm ...