Changing the World from the Inside Out

Changing the World from the Inside Out
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Changing the World from the Inside Out

Monday 16 April - Friday 20 April
Starts at : 12:00 AM

Location Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat
Paradise Island, nassau


April 16 — 20, 2018

Changing the World from the Inside Out

Ashram 50th Anniversary and 11th Annual Yoga for Peace Symposium

Roshi Bernie Glassman, Roshi Eve Myonen Marko, John Perkins, Richard Moss, Marilyn Schlitz, and Swami Brahmananda

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ashram this year with the 11th annual Yoga for Peace Symposium, we continue Swami Vishnudevananda’s commitment to peace. For the past 10 years, this symposium has created important exchange and conversation, bringing together leaders of NGOs and nonprofits, spiritual activists, and teachers, all of whom embody peace and work to create social change through yoga and spiritual practice.

This year, we continue the legacy, with deepened emphasis on Swami Vishnudevananda’s fundamental teaching that in knowing our own inner peace we create peace in the world. Yoga and spiritual practice provide the tools for every single person to be a peace activist. Throughout the week, you will gain inspiration to know that what is inside you is all you need; that the fruits of practice lead you to think, speak, and act in alignment with your true nature, which can only be peace.

At this significant time in human history — prophesied across cultures — we hold the great potential to heal humanity.

Join us as we:
• Consider ancient Vedic and Mayan prophesies, what they foresaw and their guidance for how we are to respond
• Discuss how our spiritual practices allow us to see and act clearly so that we can be successful peace activists, no matter our role in society
• Explore how our quality of being is our most powerful tool to create the change we want to see in the world
• See together that the crises of our times are actually our calling to serve.

Roshi Bernie Glassman, PhD, is a world-renowned pioneer in the American Zen movement and founder of Zen Peacemakers. He is a spiritual leader, author, and businessman and teaches at the Maezumi Institute and the Harvard Divinity School. A socially responsible entrepreneur for over 30 years, Bernie developed Greyston Mandala to provide permanent housing, jobs, job training, child-care, after-school programs, and other support services to a large community of formerly homeless families in Yonkers, New York.


Roshi Eve Myonen Marko is a founding teacher of the Zen Peacemaker Order and the resident teacher at the Green River Zen Center in Massachusetts. She serves as a “Spiritholder” at various bearing-witness retreats of the Order and is also a writer and editor.



John Perkins is a leading authority on shamanism and institutional transformation. The 2012 winner of the John Lennon/Yoko Ono Peace Prize, he is the New York Times and international best-selling author of books that include Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and Hoodwinked. John has taught at institutions around the world, advised country presidents and corporate CEOs, and been featured in leading magazines and on major television and radio networks. He has trained with and been initiated by master shamans in many different cultures and is the founder of Dream Change Coalition.


Richard Moss, MD, is an internationally respected leader and visionary thinker in the field of personal transformation, self-healing, group energy dynamics, and living a path of conscious relationships. He lectures worldwide and is the author of seven books on the transformational process and the art of conscious living, including Inside-Out Healingand The Mandala of Being. Over 35 years, he has guided tens of thousands of people from many religious and cultural backgrounds to make essential life changes for furthering their health and spiritual development, and achieving deeply meaningful relationships. His work is comprehensive and highly experiential, bridging science, depth psychology, dream interpretation, energy medicine, body awareness exercises, and mindfulness practices.

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD is a social anthropologist, researcher, award winning writer, and charismatic public speaker. She serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and a senior scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center.



Swami Brahmananda

Swami Brahmananda is Manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and senior staff of the Sivananda organization. A long-time practitioner of yoga, he regularly teaches yoga philosophy and meditation for the Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses as well as meditation immersion courses. He is a much-loved, inspiring, and knowledgeable teacher.