Divine Life Society

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History

Founded in 1936, by Sri Swami Sivananda.

Aims

Propagate the best and most precious elements of Hindu culture - asceticism, knowledge of Yoga, Vedantic system, Dharma - in order to establish universal brotherhood; revive worldwide spirituality and bring about transformation in man, gradually eradicating the animal and unfolding the divinity within; deal scientifically with all aspects of Yoga and Vedanta, universal religion and philosophy and ancient medicine.

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Activities

Holds and arranges cultural and spiritual conferences and discourses and annual Sadhana Weeks (spiritual camps); establishes training centres for the practice of Yoga and the revival of true culture. Centre in Rishikesh (India) sets an example of tradition and culture and includes a hospital, leprosy colonies, a laboratory, a Temple and a library. 'Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy' offers basic 2-month courses on yoga and vedanta 3 times a year; receives male students from India only, but can take visiting from Africa, America, Asia, Europe. 'Sivananda Publication League' publishes and, through Free Literature Section, distributes freely books and other literature to deserving seekers and aspirants. Organizes periodic state conferences in different states in India, sadhana camps, yoga camps, spiritual retreats at headquarter Ashram.

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Members in 16 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

F0472

Last News Received

2015
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