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.
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 Conference devoted to the problems of cooperation of the religious associations in order to protect the human and civil rights to freedom of conscience.
Among the conference participants there were well-known scholars on the religious studies, history, law, political science, sociology, and cultural studies, experts from the state and municipal government, as well as representatives of religious associations. Together with the traditional faiths, followers of smaller religious communities were invited. They were Mormons, Hare Krishnas, the Baha'i community, Scientologists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and many others.
Keynote speakers were:
- Lunkin Roman Nikolaevich - PhD., Senior Researcher in Institute of Europe;
- Andrey Sebentsov - Ph.D., State Councilor of the Russian Federation of the 1st Class, an expert Committee of the City Duma of RF Federal Assembly for public and religious associations and the Presidential Council for Civil Society Development;
- Mikhail Odintsov - Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department for Protection of Freedom of Conscience of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Association of the Study of Religion;
- Mikhail Smirnov - Doctor of Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy;
- Shaburov Nikolai Vitalievich - Candidate of Cultural Studies, Professor, Director of the Center for the Study of Religions in the Russian State University for the Humanities.
On the first day of the meeting they discussed issues related to the themes of the state's attitude to religious associations; lack of the law knowledge on freedom of conscience by the judiciary and prosecutors, legal nihilism, numerous violations of constitutional norms and ill administration in the sphere of interaction of state bodies with religious associations.
The second day’s main discussions were problems of the religious communities in the Russian megalopolis, teaching religious studies in universities, and a number of methodological problems of religion.
In conclusion, a round-table was held. It was a call for a broader dialogue and cooperation between civil society and religious organizations. The common aim is to protect the right to freedom of conscience. It is necessary to settle down religious conflicts on the legal field. Boosting the growth of law acknowledgement of the Russian people is also important. The roundtable demonstrated that despite the ideological pluralism, we share universal values and common civil interests.
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