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Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati: Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation
August 28, 2021 @ EST 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
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After years of grappling with an eating disorder and trauma from her early childhood, Sadhvi Saraswati felt as if she was successfully navigating her way through early adulthood. When she agreed to travel to India to appease her husband, Sadhvi never imagined that she would be embarking on a journey of healing and awakening. Hollywood to the Himalayas describes her odyssey towards divine enlightenment and renewed confidence in the pleasure and joy that life can bring. Now one of the preeminent female spiritual teachers in the world, Sadhvi recounts her journey with wit, honesty, and clarity and, along the way, offers teachings to help us all step onto our own path of awakening and discover the truth of who we really are—embodiments of the Divine.
“Vivid and poetic…her journey is a river of love, compelling in its authenticity and unflinching honesty. …a must for anyone who is interested in exploring different paths to fulfilment and to the Creator.” —Jane Goodall
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati serves on the United Nations Advisory Council on Religion and on the steering committees of the International Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) and the Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty, a campaign by the United Nations and World Bank. She is the Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, an international interfaith organization dedicated to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; president of Divine Shakti Foundation, a foundation that runs free schools, vocational training programs, and empowerment programs; and director of the world-famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. Saraswati has lived for the past 25 years at the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh, India, where she oversees a variety of humanitarian projects, teaches meditation, lectures, writes, counsels individuals and families, and serves as a unique female voice of spiritual leadership throughout India and the world.
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