• Adam (Yellow Bird ) De Armon

    Topic: Importance of getting connected with the Natural world

    Adam (Yellow Bird ) De Armon

    Adam (Yellow Bird ) De Armon is a Speaker & Healer. He is currently Building the International Center Of Spiritual And Ancestral Wisdom (ICSAW) in Sedona Arizona. This is an organization dedicated to preserving ancients wisdoms and traditions of indigenous cultures throughout the world.

    ICSAW works on behalf of indigenous communities of North, Central, and South America and stands as the central organization by which all of the following international projects are supported under. In bringing awareness and support to these projects, we empower our indigenous brothers and sisters to empower their communities.

  • Akhanda Prana

    Topic: Sw. Vivekananda: Cyclonic Monk in Cyclonic Times

    Akhanda Prana

    Mataji is the Resident Minister of the Ramakrishna Vedanta Ashrama of Phoenix, where she has been located since February of 2009. Prior to that, she was a monastic sister (sannyasini) for 30 years at the Vedanta Society of Southern California.

    She was born in Germany and baptized into the Lutheran Church and later became interested in universal principles and values and the Vedanta Philosophy of the Hindus. She has a BA degree in Sociology and her passion is "Learning to make the whole orld your own."

  • Anita Rangaswami

    Topic: Healthy Living with Ayurveda and Yoga

    Anita Rangaswami

    Anita Rangaswami has been practicing Bhakti Yoga for over 30 years. She started her hatha yoga practice as a young 6 year old under the guidance of her father's Guru Dr Swami Gitananda Giri of Pondicherry, India. Anita is a member of The International Yoga Therapists Association.

    Anita was guided to share the knowledge and experiences of a spiritual awakening through Prana Gyana, a company focused on holistic mind, body, and spirit integration techniques.  She teaches yoga, does wellness workshops in the valley and has individual consultations to heal mind, body and spirit by integrating and applying Ayurveda, yoga, meditation and other healing techniques.  Prana Gyana Holistic Health and Wellness Center was awarded the 2012 Holistic Business of the Year and the 2013 Spiritual Center of the Year.  Anita  was given the Ayurvedic Practitioner and Meditation Leader Awards as well.

  • Brother Balananda

    Topic: The Science of Yoga Meditation

    Brother Balananda

    Brother Balananda has been a monk in Paramahansa Yogananda's ashrams for more than 30 years. He currently serves as the minister-in-charge of the SRFPhoenix Temple

  • Dasarath Pandit

    Topic: Sanatan Dharma and Bhakti Yoga

    Dasarath Pandit

    Dasarath Das Pandit was initiated by his spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, into the order and disciplic succession of the Brahma-Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya in 1971, and awarded brahmana initiation one year later. Since that time he has learned and taught the Vedic Vaishnava bhakti tradition , traveling widely throughout the world.

    Since 1986 he has opened three Vedic Cultural Centers in the USA, Arizona and since 2006 he presently resides in Sedona where he is attempting to help build the largest Vedic project in North America - the Sedona Center of Vedic Culture. Dasarath Pandit has produced bhajans and kirtans  and His kirtan group is called the Red Rock Rishis. In 1996 Dasarath was awarded the "Person Of The Year Award" by the Indo-Asian Community of Phoenix for his opening the first Vedic temple in that city.

  • Dr.Jaswant Singh Sachdev

    Topic: The Five Thieves - speech on the fundamentals of Sikhism

    Dr.Jaswant Singh Sachdev

    Dr. Jaswant Singh Sachdev, MD an active member of the Sikh Community of Phoenix Arizona for more than 30 years and received "OUSTANDING CITIZEN'S AWARD in 2004". After having a bright academic career, he has moved to US in the year 1972 and he is a practising doctor. Dr. Sachdev has been very active in Sikh and Indian Community affairs ever since his arrival in Phoenix, Arizona.

    he has been regularly writing stimulating and analytical columns in several ethnic newspapers about the issues pertaining to both the Sikh and Indian Diaspora.

  • Dr.Sailesh Rao

    Topic: Dharma of Climate Healing

    Dr.Sailesh Rao

    Dr. Sailesh Rao is the Executive Director of Climate Healers, a US 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. An Electrical Engineer by training with a Ph.D., from Stanford University in Stanford, CA, Sailesh switched careers and became deeply immersed in the various environmental crises facing humanity after some life changing events and after he watched Vice President Al Gore's slide show on TV.

    He is the author of the 2011 book, "Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies" and the forthcoming book, "Carbon Karma: The Occupation of Bees".

  • Dr. Yashwant Pathak

    Topic: Karma Yoga

    Dr. Yashwant Pathak

    Dr. Yashwant Pathak is Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida. He has extensive experience in academia as well as industry and has several publications & patents including books to his credit.Dr. Pathak has travelled extensively over 75 countries and is actively involved with many cultural organizations, including as the International Coordinator for the International Center for Cultural Studies, Sewa International, RIWATCH, UWATCH and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA.

    He has organized several international cultural conferences, including the World Hindu Conference at Durban in 1995, attended by more than 45,000, people and addressed by President Nelson Mandela.He is actively involved in academic research on ancient traditions of the world. Dr. Pathak is a member advisory committee for several cultural organizations in India and the USA. His recent interests include "Eastern and indigenous perspectives in sustainability and conflict management"

  • Jaap Kaur

    Topic: Stress Relief &Self Empowerment for These Times!

    Jaap Kaur

    Jaap Kaur began Kundalini Yoga in 2001, journeyed to India, took Deep Immersion Level 1 Teacher Training with Yogi Bhajan lecturing nightly Fall, 2002, other lecture courses  until Yogi Bhajan passed Oct 6, 2004; studies many Yogi Bhajan videos & archived teachings.  Level 2 (500 hr Yoga Alliance) certified 2009 and teaches Kundalini Yoga classes, workshops, gong events, and Level 1 Teacher Training in the metro Phoenix area.  She began the Teacher Trainer process in 2007 and is a Professional Trainer, progressing toward Lead certification.

    Her philosophy is come from the heart and let God Consciousness be your guide.  Walk in light, be the light, and shine the light with grace and gratitude.  Her heart-centered goal is to inspire & support all and she vibrates truth, fairness, & upliftment for all.

  • Jivananda Das

    Topic: How all yoga systems are connected and practices to reach the ultimate goal

    Jivananda Das

    Jivananda is a senior monk from the Vaisnava tradition and has been practicing bhakti yoga for 40 years. He is a direct disciple of AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder acharya of the Hare Krishna Movement. After vigorous study and meditation, he's preparing for the 4th order of life, Sanyassan, which is a vow of life long celibacy and detaching oneself from all worldly matters to devote 100% for pursuing God-consciousness and giving it to others.

    Jivananda has traveled extensively all over the world lecturing and encouraging so many people in all walks of life on their spiritual path. His warm nature and caring mood has endeared him to thousands worldwide.

  • Manish Mota

    Topic: Peace through Repentance and Forgiveness

    Manish Mota

    Manish Mota has been associated with Jain Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP) for last 10 years and has been member of executive committee & past president of JCGP, director in JAINA (Federation of Jain Associations in North America). Manish has been giving tours of JCGP temple and explaining Jainism to visitors & students interested in learning about jainism. Manish has been conducting pratikraman rituals in English to youth and is keen on passing Jainism principles to next generation.

  • Naren Koka

    Topic: Dharma – Cow Protection & Sustainability

    Naren Koka

    Naren Koka is Vice President in Indidge Systems. Koka is serving as President of GOSHALA which is founded for the purpose of saving cows, support farming and sustainability and he was in the Advisory Board Member of International Society of Krishna Consciousness.

  • Nicholas Lashaw

    Topic: Wisdom and Compassion as the Road to Peace

    Nicholas Lashaw

    Nicholas Lashaw is a student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism in the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has studied with various teachers in NYC and at Diamond Mountain University in the mountains of Southern Arizona, increasing his knowledge of Buddhism and deepening his practice of yoga asana and meditation.

    Recently he spent some time studying Tibetan language and Dharma at Sera Mey Monastery in South India.  He currently teaches weekly Yoga and Dharma to prisoners, Buddhist philosophy courses, and serves as director of Casa Jardin Wellness Center in Phoenix where he regularly teaches meditation classes.

  • Pankaj Kumar

    Topic: Dharma – Cow Protection & Sustainability

    Pankaj Kumar

    Pankaj Kumar is Chief Storage Architect, INTEL Corporation, Chandler, Arizona, He serves as a Director in GOSHALA, which is founded for the purpose of saving cows, support farming and sustainability and he was in the Advisory Board Member of International Society of Krishna Consciousness.

  • Shantilal Patel

    Conducting Haven / Fire Ceremony

    Shantilal Patel

    Born in 1960, had been with All world Gayatri Parivar (www.awgp.org) since 1984, for 28 years. He has degree in B Com, LLB and MA in music ( Vocal and Tabla). He works as spiritual instructor/ Herbal Healer/yoga instructor at Dev Sanskriti Vishwa Vidyalaya(DSVV) in Shaikunj Haidwar. Has conducted aswamedh yagya in UK, Canada, USA. He has delivered message of scientific spirituality in many countries. Participated in the Parliament of the World Religion in 1993 at Chicago and in December 1999 at Good Hope Center,Cap Town, South Africa .

  • Sister Padmapriya

    Topic: Happiness through Dharma and Yoga

    Sister Padmapriya

    BK Sister Priya is a Raja Yoga Meditation teacher at Brahma Kumaris, Los Angeles center. She facilitates self-development and meditation seminars, classes for people from various walks of life. Her talks are profound and inspirational. Being a meditator for 12 years she guides people towards deep meditation experience.

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