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“Smile like a child. Think like a saint.”
IVPT Celebrates International Peace Day 2018
( 2018-09-21 )
International Day of Peace was celebrated by IVPT at a function held at the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam on September 21, 2018.
His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa gave a discourse called "Peace Is Not Outside, But Inside." He highlighted the need today to focus on the positive, in order to create the world we all want to live in. He said, “Peace is not outside but inside. All problems start from thoughts. Thought becomes emotion, and action is according to that. When
IVPT focuses on Slums in Kerala Flood Relief
( 2018-08-20 )
Since the floods began in Trivandrum, the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust has been distributing food and mateirals to hundreds of affected people in the housing colonies (slums) of Trivandrum. There are dozens of slums in the capital city alone.
Many houses in the slum areas have been destroyed by floods, most possessions lost or damaged by water, and these too are highly vulnerable to transmission of disease. (See photos below of houses which were damaged by the 15
Kerala Floods Hit Trivandrum, IVPT responds
( 2018-08-15 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust is reaching out to the flood-affected people in Kerala. Today we distributed hot food, water and bread to stranded houses, and arranging supplies for the camps in Trivandrum. We will be working especially in the slum areas, which are usually the most deeply affected by natural calamities.
Kerala has been hit with torrential rains the past few days with floodin
GEP Mauritius Launched
( 2018-08-02 )
Prof. Armoogum Parsuramen, the former Minister of Education for Mauritius, launched the Global Energy Parliament (GEP) Mauritius Centre at a function in Trivandrum, Kerala which was inaugurated by the Hon. Governor of Mizoram, Kummanam Rajasekharan.
Prof. Parsuramen was presented with the GEP Mauritius Charter Certificate by GEP Secretary Dr. M.R. Thampan. He expressed his delight in the mission and vision of the GEP in education, sustainability and world peac
Yoga Teacher Training Course (Non-Residential) - Accepting Applications
( 2018-07-28 )
Isalayam Ashram is now accepting applications for its 6-month Yoga Teacher Training Course for non-residential students. Sri. Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Tourism & Devaswom for Kerala inaugurated the program on Guru Poornima.
The course will be held on Sundays for 6 months starting on October 28, 2018 at Isalayam Ashram, Anayara. 25 seats are available.
The Isalayam Ashram was founded by Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa, and has been conductin
Guru Poornima 2018
( 2018-07-27 )
Isalayam Ashram celebrated Guru Poornima with dignitaries, devotees and students at the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam on July 27, 2018. The Hon. Governor of Mizoram came by to inaugurate the program and to pay his respects to Swamiji.
“Today’s society sees a sad increase of neglect and disrespect of elders, owing to a lack in proper education. Education institutions should not be for making engineers and
International Day of Yoga 2018
( 2018-06-21 )
The Isalayam Ashram celebrated International Day of Yoga with a group of yoga teacher training students from various countries including Italy, Spain, West Indies, Switzerland, Canada, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, France and Germany, and school children. His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa gave a discourse on "Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga for Children."
In a written message delivered in the morning at the Inauguration of IDY at Jimmy George Stadium with Sivananda Ashram
Free Yoga Day
( 2018-04-02 )
Learn the fundamentals of yoga and stress management with His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa.
This Free Yoga Class is open to all, held on April 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam, Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram.
Please email or call to register in advance. email@example.com, 9497859337
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Yoga Retreat with Swami Isa in France
( 2017-12-31 )
The Center Isalayam France is offering a two-week retreat with His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa in the beautiful seaside centre at Etretat, Normandy, France.
The retreat is centered on the practice and deepening of Swami Isa's yoga and meditation technique, "Life for Total Consciousness." It integrates the 1st module of the LTC Teachers Training Program (LTC TTC
A New Orientation Given to Science at GEP 2017
( 2017-12-11 )
The 8th session of IVPT's Global Energy Parliament was conducted on December 9-10, 2017 at the Kerala State's first Assembly Hall in Thiruvananthapuram. More than 350 people from 16 countries participated in the GEP 2017.
The event was graced with the presence of many distinguished individuals including the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (India's Upper House), Prof. P.J. Kurien, who chaired the first session and inaugurated the parliament. The Minister for
Talks in New Delhi's GNSS and Sree Narayana Guru Temple
( 2017-10-22 )
His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa was the Chief Guest at two events hosted in New Delhi on October 22, 2017. Swamiji inaugurated the Global Nair Sevak Swamaj's “Jyothirgamaya” Program and also held a talk on education at the Uthara Sivagiri Sree Narayana Gurudeva Temple, Greater Noida, New Delhi.
In his inaugural address at GNSS, Swami Isa outlined his vision of a world composed of humane being
His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa visits Bodh Gaya
( 2017-10-18 )
His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa visited Bodh Gaya on October 18, as part of a tour of north India. The Mahabodhi Society of India's Ven. H. Saddhathissa Theor, the Bhikku-in-Charge, welcomed Swamiji along with the venerable resident monks of the centre. His Holiness was invited to light a lamp in their temple, and chanting of sacred Buddhist texts took place. His Holiness was presented with books and gifts. His Holiness' own books were presented also to the vene
Ashram conducts Jnana Yajna on 'Connecting Science and Spirituality'
( 2017-07-01 )
The Isalayam Ashram invites you to a 41-Day Jnana Yajna on “Connecting Science and Spirituality” with His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa. Each day a new topic will be covered by His Holiness, ranging from questions about cosmic theory, to DNA, to karma.
Please join us for this very auspicious occasion to remove our doubts and ignorance in the presence of the enlightened master.
First day is July 8, with pujas beginning
Free Yoga Camps for International Day of Yoga
( 2017-05-01 )
The Isalayam LTC Yoga Centre is offering two FREE Yoga Camps in celebration of the International Day of Yoga!
Every morning, learn the real essense of yoga in a simple practice developed by His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa, called "Life for Total Consciousness." All ages and abilities are invited to come closer to your real nature: happiness, truth and love.
Next Batch: June 7-June 21, 6:30 -7:30 a.m (now enrolling)
Honouring our Sevaks on World Social Work Day
( 2016-03-21 )
We honour our selfless IVPT volunteers and sevaks on World Social Work Day. Service to others is the surest way to purify the heart and selfishness. As our Founder His Holiness Swami Isa says, "Give to the world what you desire from the world."
Some of their wonderful work is benefitting victims of natural disaster, disadvantaged residents of colonies, those who cannot afford medication or medical treatment, children who cannot afford to go to school, and peo
New book on Education by His Holiness
( 2017-01-04 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust has brought out an English edition of His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Isa's book, Education for Total Consciousness. The book is an extremely thoroughly developed explanation of His Holiness' philosophy and approach towards education. He points out the failures of the modern educational system, and provides extremely practical methods for rectifying it, which can be adopted by any school and integrated into any curriculum.
Christmas service in the slum
( 2016-12-25 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust (IVPT), with the assistance of Ananthapuri Hospital, conducted a free medical camp for the residents of Padassery Colony, a slum area in Trivandrum, on Christmas day.
The camp was inaugurated by Dr. K. Prasanna Moorthy, Ret’d HOD, Dermatology, Trivandrum Medical College. Ward Counsellor Smt. Beena was the Chief Guest.
“These patients are mainly suffering because they don’t continue their medical treatment after the f
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka opens GEP 2016
( 2016-12-11 )
The Global Energy Parliament, co-organized by the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust and the Interfaith Coalition for Peace of Sri Lanka, held an international session of parliament in Colombo. The Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, inaugurated the function at his residence, Temple Trees.
This 7th session of Global Energy Parliament was conducted on the theme, “Habitat Harmony,” following the UN Habitat III conference in Quito, and inc
Minister flags off "Mobile Knowledge Unit" serving slum areas
( 2016-09-07 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust is implementing a “Mobile Knowledge Unit” visiting selected slums in Trivandrum, under a CSR scheme from the Central Railside Warehouse Company (a Govt of India enterprise). The unit will provide healthcare, health awareness classes, and children’s skill development for selected slums in Trivandrum.
Hon’ble Minister Shri Kadakampally Surendran inaugurated the project on September 7, 2016 at the Rajiv Gandhi Auditorium, Che
Serve, Love, Be an (Organ) Donor
( 2016-08-13 )
On National Organ Donation Day, IVPT is pleased to announce it is launching an organ donation campaign called "Serve, Love, Be a Donor."
The Youth & Students branch of the Global Energy Parliament is taking up this campaign in colleges and schools throughout the country. It will sign up organ donors and spread awareness about organ donation and transplantation.
Statement by His Holi
Kollam Temple Fire Relief
( 2016-04-19 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust wishes to provide relief to the homes and families who were affected terribly by the Kollam Temple Fire.
110 persons were killed and close to 400 injured on April 10 when a huge stash of firecrackers exploded at the Puttingal Devi Temple in Kollam, Kerala. The blast and subsequent fire caused extensive damage to nearby buildings.
Donations to palliative patients in flood-affected Chennai
( 2016-03-25 )
As part of its commitment to the relief of vicitms of natural disasters, the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust donated wheelchairs, tricycle handmovers, walkers, beds, and other medical supplies to economically disadvantaged palliative and pain patients in Chennai flood-affected areas. These items will improve the quality of life for the terminally ill and pain patients, increase their mobility and reduce their suffering.
Patients received the don
All-India Students Energy Parliament
( 2016-02-25 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust and the State Institute of Languages, Govt of Kerala conducted the 2016 GEP All-India Students Energy Parliament on February 25, 2016 at the State Secretariat Assembly Hall, Thiruvananthapuram.
Students and faculty from universities across India attended as Ministers and parliamentarians. The participants were overjoyed to be given the opportunity to speak in the historic monument, to interact in the parliamentary style and to
Speech on Education at United Nations
( 2016-02-13 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust was given an opportunity to speak at the United Nations on February 12, during the final day of the 54th Commission on Social Development convened on the theme, 'Rethinking and Strengthening Social Development
IVPT congratulates the UN on the Sustainable Development Goals
( 2015-12-06 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust congratulates the United Nations on the historic adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. "Sustainable living, sustainable happiness, and a sustainable universe, are the Trust's vision," said the Trust Secretary. "We are delighted that the UN has adopted these very practical and far-reaching goals, and as an NGO in consultative status to the UN, we are committed to working to promote these goals in India and in our network countries
( 2015-12-05 )
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Swami Isa's 61st Jayanthi Celebrated
( 2015-10-23 )
The Isalayam Ashram and Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust held the 61st Jayanthi Celebrations of His Holiness Jagad Guru Swami Isa on October 23, 2015 in Trivandrum.
Dr. Kiran Vyas, Former UNESCO consultant and Founder of the Tapovan Centres, an open university and Ayurveda care centre in France and Switzerland, inaugurated the function. Dr. Vyas is associated with the activities of His Holiness in the capacity of Chairman of the Global Energy Parliament-Fr
IVPT celebrates 15th Anniversary
( 2015-08-31 )
Happy Anniversary, Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust! On August 31, the Trust celebrated 15 years of service to society.
Onam Season a Little Brighter for the Disadvantaged in Trivandrum
( 2015-08-23 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust distributed "Onam Kits" containing food items (rice, oil, jaggery, tea, potatoes, paisam, etc.) to disadvantaged communities at the Global Energy Parliament Commemoration Meeting of the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam held on August 23.
“Providing this happiness to the members of our community who might not have a way to celebrate Onam is our priority and our duty,” said the IVPT Secretary. “Celebration should only come after we en
Rajeswari improves after medical donation from Trust
( 2015-08-09 )
The previously parially paralyzed Rajeswari was unable to move most of her body or speak, and cried in pain. But now, she is smiling and mobile after undergoing medical treatment donated by the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust last November.
Her condition came to our knowledge last year through stories in the newspapers, as the partially paralyzed young woman was facing great hardships both personally and financially. On November 1, 2014, the Isa Viswa Prajnana
IVPT receives Consultative Status to UN's ECOSOC
( 2015-07-23 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust has been granted consultative status to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, as of July 2015.
Consultative status with ECOSOC enables nongovernmental organizations (NGO's) to interact with the ECOSOC as well as the United Nations Secretariat, programmes and agencies. Currently, 4,045 NGO's enjoy consultative status with ECOSOC.
"The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the United Nations’
International Yoga Day
( 2015-06-21 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust held 3 courses on International Yoga Day:
* Yoga Day with Swami Isa at the Akademie Klausenhof in Dingden, Germany -- where Swamiji conducted a special class on Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), and the inner science of yoga. Students young and old participated and enjoyed themselves very much as they aligned their bodies, thoughts and emotions to universal happiness!
* Children's Yoga at the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam in Trivand
GEP 2015 in Madrid
( 2015-06-12 )
The 6th Global Energy Parliament was held in Madrid on June 12, 2015 in the presence of His Holiness Swami Isa, on the topic of "The Art and Science of Governance." His Excellency the Ambassador of India to Spain, Mr. Vikram Misri, inaugurated the event.
His Holiness Swami Isa opened the session by addressing the need for a more complete scientific awareness in global leaders about the interconnected web
Symposium on the Science of Rebirth and the Afterlife
( 2015-06-20 )
His Holiness Swami Isa spoke at the Symposium on "The Science of the Soul, Karma and Rebirth" organized near Bonn, Germany on June 20.
The Symposium drew together Germany's most well-known experts on scientific studies about what happens after life, Prof. Walter van Laack (Medical Doctor), Dr. Dieter Hassler (Engineer and Researcher), Dr. Ulrike Vinmann (Psychologist) moderated by Thomas Schmeltzer, a spiritual TV personality, and Dr. Dirk Seeling, founder
New Centre in Normandy, France
( 2015-06-05 )
Isalayam now has a centre in Normandy, France, on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. The beautiful space is being converted from a farm into a centre for Life for Total Consciousness and agricultural projects.
They plan to include fruit tree nursery for the IVPT's "One House, One Fruit Tree Project," where volunteers will grow fruit trees to distribute to residents of urban areas.
Swami Isa visited in early June 2015 and held the first Life for Tota
Swami Isa talks at the Christian Conference of Asia
( 2015-05-25 )
Swami Isa was invited to Jakarta to speak at the 16th General Assembly of the Christian Conference of Asia on May 25, 2015. The Interfaith Panel on which he participated had talks by representatives of the Muslim, Buddhist and Christian faiths, and Swamiji represented the Vedic (Hindu) tradition.
"Aarsha Samskara" was Swamiji's main topic, and the 4 pillars of the vedas: Dharma, Aartha, Kamaa and Moksha.
He explained these in the light of the "I the
IVPT Relief Fund for Nepal
( 2015-05-03 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust has set up a Nepal Relief Fund to provide disaster-relief to the victims of the Earthquake which struck Nepal earlier this year. The Trust will be sending donations and relief materials, working with the Government of India and reputable NGO’s on the ground in Nepal.
Swami Isa says, “Serve your fellow human beings any chance you get. Only when their suffering becomes your suffering, and their happiness your happiness, can yo
Swami Isa meets Mr. Prakash Hinduja
( 2014-09-06 )
Swami Isa met with Mr Prakash Hinduja, Ajay Hinduja and KD Lamba at the Hinduja's residence in Geneva.
Subjective Cleaning Campaign
( 2015-01-09 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust is spreading awareness about proper internal and external cleaning methods as part of its “2015 Subjective Cleaning Campaign.” Mr. D. Sasi, Mass Media Officer of the Department of Health inaugurated the campaign at the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam on January 9, 2015.
Mr. Sasi and campus physicians taught members about proper hand-washing techniques. Volunteers and students are visiting houses to teach residents about hand-wash an