Global
    Continent
    Africa
    Asia
    Europe
    North America
    Oceania
    South America
Home | Events
| Contacts | Newsroom | Global

2nd International Womens Conference

Jun 08 2007 to Jun 10 2007


Conference proceedings

Women from 50 countries planned sustainable solutions for some of the challenges facing the world, including environmental sustainability, economic and social development, and combating HIV/ AIDS Some of the prominent speakers:

  • H.E. First Lady of Sri Lanka, Mrs. Sriranthi Rajapakse,
  • Hon. Governor, Amman, Jordan, Ms.Rabiha Dabbas,
  • Ms. Kiran Bedi, Indian Police Service, Magasay Award Winner, Former Special Advisor to the United Nations, India
  • Ms. Cookie Edwards, ZN Network on Viloence against women, South Africa

Read Reflections: Conference proceedings

Celebrating Women

Sri Sri speaks: His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s inaugural address on June 8, 2007

Good ideas come to you when you are relaxed. For your intuition to be heightened, for the Gnana Shakti, Iccha Shakti, Kriya Shakti to be evoked in you, you need to be relaxed. You may think it strange, how you can relax when there are problems and issues to be resolved? I tell you, that is the skill in action, that is spiritual strength; to be relaxed when you are faced with a problem.

It is then that you can think of ideas, when you need to be relaxed and when you can come back to your Self. Women have silent, quiet strength and power. Do not wait to be given power, assume it.

In India the earth is called “Mother Earth”; you don't call it Father Earth. Mother Earth is in danger; the environment is in real danger today. We all have to put our minds together, our ideas together to find out how we can save our environment, how we can reduce pollution and of course how more and more women can represent our society in all fields of life.

Though there is a positive trend, it is far from satisfactory. So, when we all sit together to discuss, that is Gnana Shakti, and when we make the commitment to do something about it, that is Iccha Shakti, then move on to action or Kriya Shakti .

Every conference should have two aspects. One is a discussion, brain storming session, but often conferences end where they begin. I know this conference will not end that way, but will end with an action plan. There should be an action plan made in every corner of the globe. What is it that we can do? How can we reduce domestic violence? How can we contribute towards educating the girl child?

What about human rights violation? Wherever that happens, please step up, speak openly and suggest solutions as to how women from all over the world can join together to make their voices heard, to join hands and strengthen their resolve to achieve their goals. That would be very productive and useful. And during these deliberations have some fun as well!

Good ideas come to you when you are relaxed. For your intuition to be heightened, for the Gnana Shakti, Iccha Shakti, Kriya Shakti to be evoked in you, you need to be relaxed. You may think it strange, how you can relax when there are problems and issues to be resolved? I tell you, that is the skill in action, that is spiritual strength; to be relaxed when you are faced with a problem. It is then that you can think of ideas, when you need to be relaxed and when you can come back to your Self.

Women have silent, quiet strength and power. Do not wait to be given power, assume it.

Unfortunately most of the feminine movements today are demanding rights. From whom are you demanding? You are asking from an empty chair, you have equal rights, own it, you simply have to assert your rights, you don't have to go and ask somebody, it is all there for you.

Indian Mythology has placed tremendous amount of power in women. In fact, power is equivalent to women. The power or the Shakti is the life force behind the whole creation. Each one of you is power, and you have all come together; so bring prosperity, happiness and joy to the world in whatever way possible!

 

Related links: Conference Video

Outcomes

  • Organized the All-India National NGO Summit to drive the issue of environmental sustainability. Provided a platform to generate solutions and form partnerships on key environmental issues.
  • Child Support for Zimbabwean families affected by HIV/AIDS. Delegates from Perth, Australia implemented a project providing support to the children of families affected by HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, immediately after the conference. Financial support for the education of 500 girl children was generated.
  • Rehabilitation of female prisoners and Ongoing projects for prisoner rehabilitation and building of homes for the homeless continue to transform and uplift the lives of underprivileged women.

The Art of Living Courses

Practical wisdom for improving the quality of life

  • Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique to eliminate stress
  • Skills for improving relationships at home & work
  • Ancient wisdom revived for better living


Learn about





Spotlight

Global
'Navratri' means Nine Nights; nights when you give...
8th Oct 2010 - 17th Oct 2010
Faith Summit 2010 A High Level Religious Leader's...
27th Sep 2010 - 28th Sep 2010

Coming soon

Coming soon