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Mantras for Peace:
A Wisdom Gathering

Featuring global thought leaders dedicated to a vibrant future through both ancient and innovative subtle activism practices.

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18 inspiring talks. 5 days. Join for free anywhere.

Hosted by Anandra George, internationally respected mantra teacher, musician and founder of the Heart of Sound.

Anandra George

Host and founder of the Heart of Sound and the Mantras for Peace collective service project, Anandra is the main interviewer.

Jai Hari Singh

A Kuṇḍalinī Yoga teacher for almost 40 years, he explains how mantra is the point of connection to the Divine and a practice to radiate peace to the world.

Cheryl Angel

Lakota elder and water rights activist shares how speaking peace connects us to life, and how listening to the earth is critical medicine now.

Anand Mehrotra

Founder of Sattva Yoga speaks speaks on the quantum unified field, the power of the ancient Sanskrit sounds and how mantra can be a form of subtle activism.

Svāmini Pramānanda

Sanskritist and Advaita Vedanta teacher shares in exquisite detail, one of the most important peace mantras of the Hindu tradition.

Father Charles Ogada

Catholic priest reframes core Christian teachings from the lens of non-dual Vedanta, and inspires us to embody Love in everyday life as our highest prayer.

Georgia Wyss

Filmmaker of MANTRA, the movie, speaks on the global phenomenon of kīrtan, what hooked her, and what the next evolution of mantra might be.

Shakti Durga

Spiritual leader and founder of Shanti Mission shares practical wisdom on subtle body transformation and the karmic benefits of service.

Senacio Suaie

Muisca elder of Columbia speaks on eloquence, the plant medicine of the coca leaf, and the importance of sacred words arising from the heart.

Sādhvi Bhagavati Sarasvati

Director of the Divine Shakti Foundation, IYF, and co-director of Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh speaks on the grace of the Ganges and her work, waging peace, as a female monk in India.

Tommy Rosen & Kia Miller

The dynamic wife & husband duo (creators of Radiant Body Yoga & Recovery 2.0, respectively) speak about the importance of mantra in overcoming negative patterns and  what it brings to their daily lives.

Saul David Raye

International teacher, singer, and sacred earth activist speaks on the yogic formula of creating peace from within, and the sound technology of peace through vibration.

Dr. Hemant Bhargav

Chief Scientist for India's National Institute of Mental Health elaborates on his research into the effects of chanting on the brain.

Laura Plumb

Bridging Ayurveda and Jyotish into the modern life, she speaks about the connection of mantra to the elements and tissues in the body.

Svāmi Uttamānanda

Indian national lecturer and humble soul speaks on the power of mantra to create a tangible atmosphere of peace.

Seane Corn

Yoga teacher and social justice activist speaks on our collective power to change the world we're participating in, through courageous action.

Aleah Gandharvika

Kīrtan leader, Aleah, shares her experience with leading people into the transformational power of sound.

José Antonio Navarro Castillo

Mayan Elder shares heartwarming ancient wisdom about sound as our living connection to the Divine Mother.

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Connection. Hope. Empowerment.

While you wait for the gathering to begin, add YOUR voice to the "peace channel!" and chant along with a group of Anandra's students in the video below:

 

Lokāḥ Samastāḥ Sukhino Bhavantu

May all the beings in all the worlds be happy!

Global Chant Circle

We invite participants to think, chant, or sing simple mantras for peace at least once per day for 108 days.

More About Mantras for Peace

Watch and learn: How does the Yoga of Sound work? How does accurate, loving Sanskrit pronunciation embody the resonance of mantra? What if I can't sing? How can mantra help me become an instrument of peace?

In the Press

Thanks to the efforts of our all-volunteer team, the Mantras for Peace project has inspired thousands to engage in a daily peace chanting practice.

The project has been featured in print, radio, and web media too numerous to mention, in several languages and on several continents.

However, we feel we're just getting started! If you have a contact for us, please let us know. Thank you!

Hear how the project was inspired in one of the early interviews with David Nichol, author of Subtle Activism, and enjoy a short guided meditation on the sound of peace, below:

HEAR THE BACKSTORY

Day 1

Seane Corn

“I realized that I had developed through the practice of yoga skills that, when I would get triggered, and I still get triggered, in the moment I feel the impulse of the injustice move through my body. When I feel the rage I am able to resource, feel my feet on the ground, breathe, stay present, see the humanity that is in front of me and then communicate based on that shared humanity.”
Sean is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and public speaker known for her social activism, impassioned style of teaching, and raw, honest and inspired self-expression. Over her 25-year teaching career, Seane has created many instructional DVDs, including her groundbreaking series The Yoga of Awakening with Sounds True. Featured on over 40 magazine covers and countless media outlets, Seane has chosen to use her platform to bring awareness to global issues including social justice, sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS awareness, generational poverty, and animal rights.

Anand Mehrotra

"There is immense power in human beings coming together with a shared intention, whether in the same dimensional space time or stretched out in space."
Born and raised in Rishikesh, Anand Mehrotra was mentored by his Guru from childhood leading him to deeper states of self-realization. As a young man, he travelled extensively throughout India studying the teachings from the Vedic and Tantric traditions. He developed Sattva Yoga as a method through which people of all backgrounds, cultures and experiences can discover and embrace their own true nature. It is a practice relevant for any time in which we live, a profound journey of personal evolution that guarantees one’s transformation when one commits to it. Since then he has taught hundreds of students across the world including the USA, Australia, Europe and Russia, guiding them toward their own self-realization.

Jai Hari Singh

Meditate, meditate, meditate. So you are in peace with yourself. So you are connected to yourself. So you are in harmony. So you are balanced. When you are balanced you can begin to speak about peace.
Jai Hari Singh, healer, kundalini yoga master and coach has been teaching for 40 years. He is interested in promoting yoga and meditation to every body, especially to people who cannot afford fancy yoga centers and to young people.

Day 2

Cheryl Angel

“The planet needs people to reconnect with the earth and hear what is happening. And see with their own eyes and witness the devastating acts against the planet caused by industrialisation, capitalism and patriarchy. It is all there. You just have to open your eyes and see… And then talk about it to your neighbour, your sister, your cousin, your preacher.” 
Cheryl Angel is an indigenous leader, wise (Sioux) Lakota elder woman, mother of five children, and lifelong devoted water protector who helped initiate and maintain the Standing Rock camp since April 2016. She was vital in the non-violent resistance to the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, guiding two women-led actions at Standing Rock. Her voice among the water protectors is one of integrating deep prayer with non-violent direct action.

Aleah Gandharvika

“There is a sense of community. Before chanting together we were strangers and after the kīrtan, we are brothers and sisters.”
Aleah Gandharvika has been singing in choirs and band projects since 1988. She studied with Lindsay Lewis from the Complete Vocal Institute and since 2010 has been touring with multi-instrumentalist Ben Vogt as the mantra duo The Love Keys. They have given more than 1,000 mantra events in more than 15 countries and shared the stage with mantra luminaries such as Shantala, Jai-Jagdeesh, Adam Bauer and Tina Malia. Aleah Gandharvika has been a student of Anandra George since 2018 and successfully completed the Heart of Sound Yoga Teacher Training in April 2019.
 

Svāmi Uttamānanda

“All mantras lead to peace because all the letters are sacred divine sound. In the Sanskrit language all letters create the words and from words come the sentence and from the sentence comes the mantra.”
National lecturer and humble soul speaking on the power of mantra to create a tangible atmosphere of peace.

 

Shakti Durga

“Don’t just send love to the victims of a problem, send love to the persecutors, so called, because they are trapped in their consciousness and only love is the knife that slices through.”
Shakti Durga helps people find their identity beyond the mind, opening to love, bliss and the light within themselves. This helps them find their purpose, have better relationships and evolve rapidly on the spiritual path. She works with people from all traditions and loves working with people who really want to progress spiritually, to shine with the inner life and make a difference in the world. She is one of 8 spiritual masters invited to China by the largest provider of spiritual content in that country, and one of the 108 living masters featured on the world’s largest spiritual website, Times of India’s Speaking Tree. Through the charity she founded, Shanti Mission, she and her team of empowered teachers have taught thousands of people in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, China, India, Brazil, New Zealand and Germany.

Day 3

Dr. Hemant Bhargav

“What we observed was that when the subjects chanted Auṁ there was a deactivation of the limbic system of the brain, especially in the amygdala. We know that the amygdala is the primal area of the brain, which is associated with the emotions of fear and aggravation of negative emotions.”
Dr. Bhargav is a medical doctor and researcher and holds a Ph.D. in yoga. His research into the science of yoga aims to bridge western and eastern science. Dr. Bhargav shares about his recent studies on the effect of chanting Auṁ and takes us on a journey into the nervous system and brain. He shares his vision on the future of health.

Father Charles Ogada

“Mantra is that which takes the mind into the heart. That’s mantra. It brings you into your own center, because your center is the center of the universe. Your center is the center of God. That’s mantra, it takes you in, into your source. The mind needs something to cling to because the mind cannot endure the emptiness of the present. The best thing to make the mind cling to, is God. When you make the mind cling to God, the mind will disappear and you realize yourself as God. That is the power of my Christ. You cannot do without mantra on the spiritual journey.”
Rev. Fr. Charles Ogada is a Catholic priest who spends his life in service to the poor and needy in Nigeria. He is a committed campaigner for a loving, inclusive, multi-faith approach to spirituality. He is the Executive Director and founder of non-profit humanitarian organisation the Spiritan Self Awareness Initiative and actively involved in community development projects and poverty alleviation programs.

Tommy Rosen & Kia Miller

“Mantras, in English or Sanskrit or Hebrew or whatever it is, that are carrying the vibration of positivity, of connection, of oneness of love, help a person in addiction or in recovery from addiction, to change the channel. It’s like attuning yourself to a new frequency. Where at the old frequency you were tuned into that frequency of addiction, now we want to change that radio channel and we want to attune yourself to the frequency of love or the frequency of hope, or connection of recovery.”
Kia Miller is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher. She is the founder of Radiant Body Yoga, a holistic approach that honors the healing and transformational potential within yoga. She is known for sharing her wonderful passion for life and well-being in her teaching. Kia views the science and spirituality of yoga as a pathway to experiencing peak performance and great awareness. Her mission is to inspire and awaken as many people as possible to their own power and creative potential. She leads workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the world. 

Laura Plumb

“There are a lot of people who aren’t sure how to handle the world as it is today. So look, there is a possibility that we can awaken spontaneous peace in the world but at the very least we can create peace within and that peace will resonate out. That peace will bring more peace to more people. At least in your family and in your neighborhood. I think all of us can use that. I think the world needs that.”
As a graduate of the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, the American Institute of Vedic Studies, and with decades of study into yoga, meditation, Vedanta, Jyotish, herbal medicine, nutrition, health and healing, Laura Plumb is an international educator on the power of the Vedic sciences to promote vibrant health and sacred living. Founder and Director of VedaWise, Laura Plumb leads workshops, trainings and teaches worldwide. She is widely recognized for understanding and sharing the deeper principles of Ayurveda while making them accessible and relevant to modern life.

Day 4

Svāmini Pramānanda

“There is nothing more powerful than a prayer from one’s heart...the cosmic consciousness would respond, and when it comes from a hundred million hearts, so many people around the world, we can make phenomenal shifts in our own lives and the lives of all. All life forms around us.”
Ammaji has been a teacher of Advaita Vedanta (the non-dual teaching tradition of India) for 40 years and has written 24 books on the sacred culture of India. She gives a Vedic perspective on peace, mantras and letting go.

Saul David Raye

“This is the time more than ever that we have to come together to really understand that only we can create peace. We can’t wait for politicians. We can’t wait for anyone else to do it. We are creating this Earth together.”
Saul David Raye is a teacher, healer, musician and spiritual activist. He is a co-founder and co-director of Mandala Center in Los Angeles. He has been practicing and teaching for over 25 years, primarily influenced by his studies of Ha-tha Yoga, Ayurveda, Bhakti, Tantra, Thai Massage, Pranic Healing, Shamanism and Indigenous practices. Saul is able to bring alive the ancient wisdom teachings for modern seekers, creating a safe space for students to connect deeply with their own authentic power, spirit and truth. He has taught at conferences, festivals and retreats both in the USA and abroad and has presented alongside many luminaries in the spiritual world. 

José Antionio Navarro Castillo

 “When you are feeling sad, angry, confused, go to nature and she will heal you. Because in nature the wind has the trees, they produce a sound which is actually a mantra. The birds as they are singing, those are mantras too. All nature is mantra, it is a harmonic mantra.”
Jose Antonio Navarro Castillo comes from a village near Jalisco, Mexico, located close to a sacred forest called La Primavera, which is home to the first Kiva. As a young boy he traveled to India to gain knowledge and to learn yoga. He has spent the last 50 years sharing this knowledge with the people of the Americas.

Day 5

Sādhvi Bhagavati Sarasvati

“The mantras don’t only impact the one chanting them, they actually impact the world, which actually makes sense because we are putting sound into the world. We are putting out that energy, that frequency, that power. So it is going to impact it. And the impact is incredibly powerful and incredibly positive."
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Ph.D, has been living at  Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, India for 22 years, engaged in spiritual practice and service. In 2000, she was officially initiated into the order of Sanyas by His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji.  Sadhviji is a renowned speaker who gives keynote addresses at large forums, on a wide variety of topics. Her talks blend the knowledge and logic of the West with the insights, spirituality and wisdom of the East, and she is renowned as a spiritual bridge between the two cultures. Her TEDx talk on her journey from “Hollywood to the Holy Woods” has been watched by nearly 150,000 people. She has also spoken at several United Nations events and received numerous national and international awards and recognition for her work with water, sanitation and hygiene as well as women’s upliftment and empowerment.

Georgia Wyss

“As a society we have lost the tradition of singing together. Singing together is when we are breathing together in one rhythm. It’s just such a beautiful phenomenon.”
Georgia Wyss is the director and co-producer of the film, Mantra: Sounds into Silence, which illuminates how mantra is both a meditative practice, and also as a growing musical “movement” through kīrtan. With a 20 year history in film, she co-founded the Barcelona based production company, TengoTwo. She has been producing documentaries, directing image films and has recently edited several award-winning documentaries. Her credits include work for ABC, PBS, MTV and Nickelodeon.

Senacio Suaie

“Sound is the unity of transformation that is expressed in chanting. Through singing we establish a relationship with nature.”
Hear the Muisca’s origin story of the spirit of sound, the birth of language and its link to creation. Senacio Suaie, Muisca Elder, graciously shares his ancestral knowledge and wisdom on the Coca plant and how it relates to the voice.

Anandra George

Anandra George is a pioneer in the global yoga community, re-introducing the ancient science of sound as a fundamental wellbeing practice. She created the world’s first Yoga Alliance-registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training based entirely on the transformational power of sound -- including Sanskrit, mantra, Indian classical vocal meditation, and compassionate communication for everyday life. American by birth, Indian by soul, and global citizen by expression, she helps people transform their limiting belief systems and cultivate their most fulfilling contribution to the world. She divides her time between India, Japan, and Hawaii, and teaches mantra workshops and intensives worldwide and online.

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We invite participants to think, chant, or sing simple mantras for peace at least once per day for 108 days.

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