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The Power of Grace: Opening, Healing, Transforming A Conversation with  Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji

Tuesday, September 21 @ 8:00 pm 9:00 pm

Join Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji for a conversation celebrating the publication of her new memoir Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and TransformationThe conversation will immediately follow Yoga on the Labyrinth. You’re welcome to attend both or either.

Hollywood to the Himalayas is an enlightening memoir of a reluctant spiritual seeker who finds her true self and lifelong calling when she travels to India. Agreeing to travel—because she loved the food—Sadhvi never imagined she would meet her guru and, as a result, find a way home to herself. Now one of the preeminent female spiritual teachers in the world, Sadhvi recounts her journey with wit, honesty, and clarity and, along the way, offers teachings to help us all step onto our own path of awakening and discover the truth of who we really are.

Advance registration is recommended. Proof of COVID-19 vaccine and name and email for contact tracing required. Masks must be worn at all times. 

Following the guidance of public health officials and our Bishop, we now require that everyone 12 years and older show proof of COVID vaccination before entering the cathedral. To expedite your check-in process visit gracecathedral.org/vax to upload your vaccination verification and receive quicker entry with our Grace Pass. You will receive your Grace Pass within 24 hours if you submit it between Sunday – Thursday.

More About Sadhviji

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji is a renowned spiritual leader, author and motivational speaker based in Rishikesh, India. Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Stanford University, Sadhviji has been ordained into the sacred order of Sanyas by her guru HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and has been living at Parmarth Niketan Ashram for the past twenty-five years. She is the Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, an international interfaith organization dedicated to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; president of Divine Shakti Foundation, a foundation that runs free schools, vocational training programs, and empowerment programs; and director of the world-famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh—which has been covered in Time, CNN, the New York Times and other prestigious publications and has been addressed by both the Prime Minister and Vice President of India. She serves on the United Nations Advisory Council on Religion and the Advisory Council of KAICIID as well as on the steering committees of the International Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) and the Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty, a campaign by the United Nations and World Bank. Sadhviji is a regular speaker at the United Nations, Parliament of Religions and other large international forums. Sadhviji has received numerous awards and recognition for her leadership role in India, including from the Cabinet Minister of Water Resources, Government of India, as well as from the Ambassador of the United States to India. She was also the Managing Editor for the monumental project of the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism. She oversees a variety of humanitarian projects, teaches meditation, lectures, writes, counsels individuals and families and serves as a unique female voice of spiritual leadership throughout India and the world.

About the Host   

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.