On July 21, 2015 Grace Cathedral hosted a panel discussion moderated by Darren Main. Speakers included renown spiritual leaders Pujya Swamiji, Bishop Marc Andrus and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati. If you enjoy this free recording, please consider making a donation the Grace Cathedral Community Preschool
About the Speakers
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati (often called Pujya Swamiji ), is one of India’s most revered and beloved spiritual leaders. He is the President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, and the founder of the Hindu Jain Temple in Pennsylvania. He is also the founder of numerous humanitarian and environmental organizations, and actively engaged in interfaith work for world peace, eradication of poverty and environmental protection with prominent organizations including the World Bank, the United Nations, the Parliament of Religions and more.
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Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
For nearly twenty years American born Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati has lived in the lap of the Himalayas on the banks of the Ganges River. Since her arrival in India she has worked tirelessly to promote women’s rights,environmental awareness and an end to poverty. At her guru’s ashram she has hosted countless dignitaries including the Dalai Lama and Prince Charles and has spoken before the United Nations and at many other venues around the world. She is known the world over for her gentle spirit, engaging talks and humanitarian efforts.
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The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice, including immigration reform, climate change, civil rights for LBGT persons, and health care. An example of his local engagement includes co-chairing a community-wide planning process for rebuilding St. Luke’s hospital in San Francisco. Bishop Andrus serves on the boards of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, California Pacific Medical Center, Episcopal Charities, the Episcopal School for Deacons, Episcopal Community Services, and the American Bach Soloists, among other foundations.
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Listen to Darren’s Interview with Bishop Marc Andrus