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 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.
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 the scientific community – I. Groshev, PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor (Tyumen State Academy of World Economics, Management and Rights).
About seven reports on tolerance were given. Participants exchanged views on what steps in modern society would help to strengthen the position of tolerable in interfaith and inter-ethnic relations.
As a result, a resolution was adopted. «We, the participants of the conference dedicated to the International Day of Tolerance, recognizing the growing importance of tolerance in today's world, keeping in mind that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims:
that «everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion» (Article 18). «The right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression (Article 19). And that education «shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups» (Article 26).
Guided by Declaration of Principles on Tolerance Proclaimed and signed by the Member States of UNESCO on 16 November 1995,
Alarmed by the current rise in acts of intolerance, violence, terrorism, xenophobia, aggressive nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism, exclusion, marginalization and discrimination directed against national, ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, refugees, migrant workers, immigrants and vulnerable groups within societies, as well as acts of violence and intimidation committed against individuals exercising their freedom of opinion and expression - all of which threaten the consolidation of peace and democracy, both nationally and internationally, and are obstacles to development,
Trying to draw the attention of all the people of Earth to develop and promote love, compassion, harmony, friendship, tolerance, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, nationality, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, and to fight intolerance,
We declare our full and unconditional support of this declaration and emphasize that:
1. Tolerance is respect of different views, cultures, religions, beliefs, lifestyles and forms of expression. It gives you the opportunity to feel the harmony and unity in diversity and promotes spiritual evolution, the growth of trust between people, cultural, scientific and economic development.
2. Tolerance is based on the recognition of the intrinsic value and uniqueness, the divinity of every soul of every person living on Earth.
3. Tolerance is the only possible condition for harmonious, peaceful and good coexistence in the world of different races, nations, cultures, religions and communities.
4. We express our commitment to cultivate, promote and realize the ideals of tolerance in different ways and at different levels around the world».
Vedic culture is based on the Universe laws of evolution described in the scriptures of Hinduism "Vedas". They guide a human life, leading to harmony, happiness and creative prosperity.
Meeting with Didi Sudha, the man of the millennium
International Conference "The Phenomenon of Kailas"
Swami Brahmananda Birth Day Celebrations
All-Russian Conference "Brotherhood of religions"
Meeting of the public commission on compliance of religious rights
Russian Orthodox Church Archpriest Vladislav Antsibor
Visiting saint Amritanandamayi in Kerala
Visit the Golden Temple and Sri Amma
Swami Brahmananda Relics
Happy New 2014 Year in Divya Loka
Datta Jayanti celebration
Veda music festival
Interfaith round-table in Chelyabinsk
Web Conference on Tolerance day
Meeting with rock celebrity Boris Grebenshikov
Meeting with Archpriest Vladislav Antsibor
Round-table on tolerance in St. Petersburg
Meeting with «Traditions of the Earth»
Meeting with Buddhist monks of Gelug tradition
Festival of lights – Diwali
International conference in St. Petersburg
Meeting with Michael Morgulis in Florida
Swami Brahmananda museum is open
Divya Loka press conference in Nizhny Novgorod
Religious scholar Roman Lunkin in Divya Loka
«The Rossiyskaya gazeta» newspaper in Divya Loka
Religious scholars and scientists visit Divya Loka
International Scientific and Practical Conference
Festival «Formula of the East»
Interregional Scientific and Practical Conference
Meeting with Satchitananda Ganapati
Meeting with Pastor Indulis
Abbot Evmeny visits Divya Loka
Meeting with Lama Ole Nydahl
Visiting Ramakrishna Ashram in the US
Visiting «Meru» center in Holland
World's Parliament of Religions in New York
Meeting with the President and Vice-President of Nepal
Meeting with Robert Thurman in New York
Interfaith dialogue in New York
Charity seminar in Nizhny Novgorod
International scientific and practical conference
Round-table with Organizer of «Golden swan path» project
Interfaith dialogue in St Petersburg
Regional conference in Nizhny Novgorod
Meeting with Swami Satyananda Saraswati
«Outlook on contemplation practices» conference
Meeting with Pranavananda