Thought of the Week
“Smile like a child. Think like a saint.”
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
Chaturveda Yajna 2017
( 2017-02-01 )
For the third year, the Isalayam Ashram is conducting the most auspicious Chaturveda Yajna from February 19 to 24, 2017.
The Chaturveda Yajna is a simultaneous reading of the four vedas, and is called a "massive intervention" to restore the harmony to the earth.
The benefits of the Yajna are manifold. The sounds generated in 4 distinct categories, one for each veda, carry with them specific benefits and experiences of the listener and the surrounding
New book on education by Swami Isa
( 2017-01-04 )
The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust has brought out an English edition of Swami Isa's book, Education for Total Consciousness. The book is an extremely thoroughly developed explanation of Swami Isa's 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.
Whether one is an educator
New Year's Message
( 2016-12-31 )
His Holiness Swami Isa held a discourse on New Year's Eve, in which he reminded everyone of the difficulty of the times that we are collectively going through, and the need for increased awareness in our daily lives, and better efforts to overcome the negative energy. He said that because "outer friction is increasing, it's essential to increase the inner peace and harmony. This is the dharma of the I-Theory," he said, referring to the work of his theory of energy and
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
Youth Parliament presents at Young Social Innovators Conclave
( 2016-11-15 )
Shoaib Khan and Kenneth Joe Cleetus represented the Youth Energy Parliament at the Young Social Innovators Conclave in Mumbai on Nov 15. The event was organized by the India Youth Fund, a project of the UN Habitat to promote young innovators.
The Youth Energy Parliament came in as a runner up, in the top 15 out of 560 applications, for their very inspiring Campus Ambassador Program, promoting Justice & Peace at 60 campuses in India.
Congrats for y
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
New Yoga & Meditation Courses
( 2016-08-06 )
New Yoga and Meditation courses by Isalayam Ashram are now starting in the month of August 2016:
Open Yoga Class | Mon, Wed, Friday 7-8:30 a.m.
Experience the joy of basic asanas, physical movements and pranayama to achieve healing, relaxation and stress relief. Open for all throughout the year.
10 Week Course in Beginning 'Life for Total Conscious
International Day of Yoga
( 2016-06-01 )
On June 21 the International Day of Yoga was celebrated around the world, as promoted by the United Nations and the Government of India's AYUSH Ministry. "Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and nature."
The Isalayam Ashram celebrated the International Day of Yoga with a children's class from 9-11 a.m. at the Isa Viswa Vidyalayam, and later at Technopark (IT park). Yoga classes by our trained Life for Tota
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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Chennai Flood Relief
( 2015-12-05 )
Last November & December, two million people were affected by flooding in Chennai due to unprecedented rains. Thousands of people were driven from their homes. The Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust reached out to our community to collect donations to send relief to the victims, and you came through!
We were able to provide food in the early days of the crisis, and now the Trust is providing palliative care to patients who were badly affected in the floods. Items
Mahashivaratri & Chaturveda Yajna 2016
( 2015-11-15 )
For the second year in a row, Swami Isa has decided to conduct the Chaturveda Yajna at the same time as the 6-day Mahashivaratri Festival, from March 2-7, 2016.
The benefits of the Yajna are manifold. The sounds generated in 4 distinct categories, one for each veda, carry with them specific benefits and experiences of the listener and the surrounding environment. For example, the Sama Veda, commonly known as the veda of the science of music, has a relaxi
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 World Peace Day
( 2015-09-21 )
In honour of the United Nations' Peace Day, the Global Energy Parliament held a public meeting at Isa Viswa Vidyalayam, Anayara, Trivandrum today. His Holiness Swami Isa, Founder of the Parliament, gave a discourse emphasizing that all conflict, violence, warfare, stress, and unhappiness stem from wrong thought, which can only be corrected by a society which implements total education.
“When you have the thought that the outer world and your own self is m
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