"Prayer is the highest form of communication with the Lord and is offered in simple words or as an elaborate ritual. Choose the method of prayer, but pray you must!"
The Climate Change Conference, held from Sept. 6-11, 2011 at Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh, was hosted by PurnaVidya Trust, organized by Global Peace Initiative of Women and supported by Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association.
Following six days of intense dialogue on the inner dimensions of climate change, young leaders from throughout Asia called for a new vision of development. Youth from India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea explored the model of development dominating the world economy and advancing climate change. They concluded that governments and civil society need to forge a new paradigm that will redesign our system of economic development based on principles of spirituality, sustainability and universal human values.
The group pledged to carry the message to their many networks and send this call to the G20 meeting in Cannes, France in November this year, where government leaders will gather to address the global financial situation.
This was the fifth in the series of the ongoing Yogi-Sufi Dialogues to highlight the shared worldview of these two great spiritual traditions. The previous dialogues included participation of Yogis from India, Nepal and the US and Sufis from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Buddhists from the Tibetan tradition who embrace yogic practices have also participated.
These dialogues have explored the understanding of Ultimate Reality from the Yogi and Sufi perspectives, practices that enable spiritual awakening and how one could bring this awakening to the challenges of daily life.
Maha Kumbhabhisekham at Ganesh Temple, Flushing, New York – June 1-5, 2011
ASIAN YOUTH LEADERS CALL FOR NEW VISION OF DEVELOPMENT TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE
Uttarkashi retreat Oct26-Nov02 2012
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