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.
Several people were the originators of the Center. More than a decade ago they were inspired by a yoga teacher and a Vedic philosopher, Master Swami Vishnu Dev (Swami Vishnudevananda Giri Ji Maharaj).
Swami was studying yoga and Vedanta under the guidance of the great Indian saint Swami Brahmananda; and was struck by the depth and richness of the philosophy of the Vedic culture. It is multi-layered and could be applied in almost all spheres of life. Swami Ji pointed out the basic directions of the center; and construction of the first buildings of Divya Loka began in 2001. It was on the initiative of the people who have decided to devote all their life to preservation and dissemination of the Vedic knowledge in Russia.
They see the mission of the Center in creating favorable conditions for the revival of high society, ethics and culture, on which the whole Vedic philosophy is built; in organizing events that unite different denominations and organizations in order to promote universal human values to achieve harmony, prosperity and happiness in the world.
As it went on with building, gradually some specialists, deeply interested in Vedanta, were attracted. They were architects, painters, sculptors, professional landscape designers, as well as musicians and translators from Sanskrit. Thanks to them Divya Loka has become what it is now. In each element of the architecture, landscape, and in every translation of a sacred text a deep love of many hearts have been put.
Regular Divya Loka visitors from the cities are happy to participate in the life of the center, and support financially its further construction. They assist in carrying out many projects of the national and international level; making uncontrolled donations, and reviving the ancient Russian tradition of the patronage.
Throughout its existence, the Center, developing in several directions, has grown up into a well-known place of pilgrimage even outside Russia; and was recognized by prominent spiritual leaders from different countries. Divya Loka has earned its great reputation through tolerance, respect for other cultures and traditions, friendly openness to dialogue, and willingness to cooperate in joint activities.
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