Unexpected Spiritual Transformation
A preeminent global spiritual leader provides insights on a powerful dimension of wellness
An unexpected spiritual awakening on the banks of the Ganges during a short trip to India led Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati to transform her life, a journey she shares in her book from “Hollywood to the Himalayas.” Sadhvi will take the stage in Tel Aviv to Open Hearts of global delegates and demonstrate the power of spirituality as a foundational element of wellbeing, and ultimately, of peace.
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, PhD, is a renowned spiritual leader, author and social activist based in Rishikesh, India. She’s the author of newly released #1 bestselling memoir, “Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation.” 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 Chidan and 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 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. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by U.S. President Joe Biden for her lifelong commitment to volunteer service. 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.