About WPC

Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council

The Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council was founded by His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda in commemoration of his beloved master, His Holiness Dharmsamrat Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavanandaji (1923-2003). The Council is an NGO (non-governmental organisation), and a humanitarian and charitable society that pursues the betterment of humanity's welfare.

Main goals

The main World Peace Council’s objectives are:

1. Fostering of world peace, cultural exchange, dialogue between religions and nationalities, ethic education and healthy lifestyle.

2. Fostering of tolerance, respect and understanding among religions, cultures and nations, human rights as well as animal rights, animal and nature protection.

3. Fostering of the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of the individual and the general community by cultivating physical, mental, social and spiritual health through study, practice and teaching of the system "Yoga in Daily Life" as authored by the founder of the Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council, Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, based on the authentic tradition of yoga and the teachings of his spiritual lineage.

Yoga in Daily Life International

One of the main World Peace Council’s objectives: Fostering of the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of the individual and the general community by cultivating of physical, mental, social and spiritual health is reached through study, practice and teaching of the system "Yoga in Daily Life"

Humanitarian projects

Sri Vishwa Deep Gurukul Maheshwarananda Ashram Education & Research Center in Jadan, Dist. Pali, Rajasthan has been founded in 1990 as a Multicultural Center to promote the following principles:

  • Physical, mental, social and spiritual health
  • Respect for life of all living beings
  • Tolerance and understanding among all religions, cultures and nationalities
  • Protection of human rights and the environment

His Holiness Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda Puri

of Panchayati Maha Nirvani Akhara

"The main commitment of humankind on this earth is to protect life in all forms and manifestations of existence. To realize this, it is necessary to adopt a different way of thinking and acting in every day life. It is important to introduce love, help, tolerance and understanding not only between individuals but among all nations, cultures, races and religions."

Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda

Hindu Dharmsamrat Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavananda Puriji

In this world sometimes we are fortunate to have among us rare persons whose very existence and spiritual strength ennoble the whole of humanity and all living beings. His Holiness Hindu Dharmsamrat Paramhans Sri Swami Madhavananda Puriji was one such person. He was one of the true spiritual leaders of our time and as the spiritual successor of Sri Mahaprabhuji he attained the blessed state of God-Realization through pure devotion and service to his Master. “Enter the kingdom of God through the gate of sacrifice” was his encouragement to all seekers of God, for the union with God is attained only when there is complete, unconditional surrender of the body, mind and soul.

Mahatma Gandhiji

“Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving towards a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk.”

Martin Luther King Jr.