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Save the date: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11am-12:45 pm EDT (3-4:45 pm UTC)

The Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council in collaboration with Yoga in Daily Life USA and the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations is hosting an on-line summit as part of the UN Water Conference 2023 and in honor of the United Nations decade dedicated to water. All are welcome to join!


VIENNA, 2 October 2015 – While world leaders are proclaiming an historical post-2015 Agenda with partnership engagements for the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations in New York, more than 200 delegates and representatives, from NGOs and academia around the world, have gathered in the United Nations in Vienna to commemorate the International Day of Non-Violence.  

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Inner Peace and Tranquility as basis for World Peace

Prof. Dr. Igor Lukšič, Gregor Kos M.Sc.

Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council

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The day of the summer solstice 21 June 2015, will be remembered in history as the first celebration of the International Day of Yoga.

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Meeting on June 10th at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

World Peace Forum on the occasion of the Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji's Birthday and the UN International Day of Non-Violence. (Read the message of the Vice-President of the SMWPC, Monsignor David Cappo from Adelaide in South Australia)

Council's objectives

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The Council’s main objective is to promote and support the realisation of the UN Millennium Development Goals and values of the Earth Charter Initiative.

Yoga in Daily Life

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The central idea of yoga is to live happily. That happiness is inherent in everybody and everything. Many people however are looking for happiness outside in the external world. In the end they are disappointed.

The System “Yoga in Daily Life” is one of the most famous and acknowledged systems of yoga throughout the world created by His Holiness Vishwaguru Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, whose main goal is to help humanity attain physical, mental, social and spiritual health.