International Youth Conference

Kanha Shanti Vanam

Friday, 12th August – Sunday, 14th August, 2022

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Recommended Books for The Participants

Author: James Allen

As a Man Thinketh

James Allen (1864-1912) was a British philosophical writer and pioneer of the self help movement. He wrote nineteen books, and published a magazine, The Light of Reason, later known as The Epoch. As a Man Thinketh is Allen’s second book, published in 1903. Although it is his most popular and eloquent work, he was dissatisfied with it, and had to be persuaded to publish it by his wife. It has since become very influential in mystical traditions as it addresses the nature of thought and the mind. This “little volume”, as Allen called it, has helped millions of readers to understand that we can remake our lives and transform our destiny through the right application of thought.

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Author: Kamlesh D.Patel

Simple Heartfulness Practices

This book offers a set of practices to support well-being and emotional intelligence in daily life. This is particularly relevant in these times of global uncertainty and change.
Heartfulness Guide, Daaji, shares some beautiful insights and offers these methods as a gift, including a number of micro-practices that help us master everyday emotional issues such as anger, fear, anxiety and stress.
This practical approach will give you a fresh perspective on self-help and personal development. Explore and experiment for yourself!

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Chapter – Becoming a Parent: Approach and Attitude

“The Wisdom Bridge.” The book is expected to come out in September this year and will be published in India by Penguin.
A chapter from the book Becoming a parent: Approach and Attitude. This chapter covers various topics, including relationship anchors, attitudes towards your partner, and thinking of the right time to raise a family.

Author: Kamlesh D.Patel

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Join the Kindness Movement

‘Rising with Kindness’ is an opportunity to celebrate moments of kindness, to continue to foster camaraderie, and to get creative with how we ‘self-care’. Join us for an immersive conference experience in Kanha Shanti Vanam, the world headquarters of the Heartfulness Institute in Hyderabad, India, where we will :

  • Spotlight moments of kindness
  • Build community with like-minded people from around the World
  • Connect with our inner self through meditation, yoga, and a myriad of other wellness practices that can help all of us feel more grounded.
  • Train on social and emotional learning skills and competencies such as empathy, mindfulness, compassion, kindness, and critical inquiry through the prism of identity and global issues.

What’s on the Agenda?

DAY 1 – August 12th

Our Self

DAY 2 – August 13th


DAY 3 – August 14th

Towards the

Kindness Concert

Join us for The Rising With Kindness Concert, featuring world renowned artists committed to the global #KindnessMatters Movement.

Ricky Kej
2 Time Grammy Award Winner & UNESCO MGIEP Kindness Ambassador.

Shibani Kashyap
Indian Singer

Pierre Ravan
Spiritual House DJ

Meet Our Speakers

An Oasis of Kindness

Kanha Shanti Vanam

Kanha Shanti Vanam, the world headquarters of the Heartfulness Institute, is located near Hyderabad, India. It is home to the world’s largest meditation center and a green and blue conservation hub. Inaugurated by the Honorable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, in 2019, Kanha Shanti Vanam has become an international destination for yoga, meditation, and healthy and compassionate living. Since its establishment, Kanha has planted over one million trees. It promotes two conservatory initiatives: Green Kanha, which is committed to nurturing India’s mega-biodiversity, indigenous and endangered species by adopting the latest technologies with scientific planning to create an ex-situ conservation center, replete with splendid green spaces; and Blue Kanha, which is committed to rain water harvesting, irrigation systems, and waste water treatments that support water conservation.

Kanha Shanti Vanam is located within one hour of Hyderabad City and 30 minutes from the Rajiv Gandhi Airport in Hyderabad.

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About the Organizers


The Heartfulness Institute is a global non-profit organization that teaches meditation to millions of people across 130 countries. The Heartfulness practice has thousands of trainers located across the world and is offered free of charge to all practitioners.
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The App HeartInTune is also used by hundreds of thousands of people daily supporting their holistic well-being and conscious lifestyle.
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unesco mgiep

The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development is an integral part of UNESCO, and the organisation’s specialist institute on education for peace and sustainable development to foster global citizenship.

UNESCO MGIEP focuses on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world by developing programmes that promote socio-emotional learning, innovate digital pedagogies and empower the youth.

Supporting Partners

Frequently asked Questions

Rising in Kindness is a free event; there is no registration fee.

You must be over 18 and under 35 to attend the event.

Kanha Shantivanam is a 1400-acre campus located 50 kilometres from Hyderabad, India, near Chegur Village in Ranga Reddy district.

Kanha Shanti Vanam is the world headquarters of the Heartfulness Institute. The ashram is an ecological paradise, a place for spiritual retreat, where you can experience simple living in-tune with inner and outer nature. Kanha Shanti Vanam offers spiritual training along with interactive programs that promote overall wellness and opportunity to learn and contribute. In 2019, Kanha was awarded ‘The Pride of Telangana’, for inner wellness, by Round Table India & Times of India. The center also received the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Platinum award in 2019 for following world class environment friendly practices becoming the first meditation center in the world to achieve the feat.

Kanha Shantivanam is a 30 minute drive from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. Please review transportation options by air, train, bus, and by road here.

If selected to attend the event, you can choose to participate virtually. We will send viewing links to the email address you register with closer to the event.

  • The temperature in Kanha will be between 23-34℃, with some expected rain and win on some days. Please prepare for this weather, including suitable footwear and clothing.
  • Doctors and a medical center are located in Kanha in case of a need for medical attention; however, we advise you to carry your own medications.
  • Face masks are compulsory. Please carry a sufficient number of masks for the three days of the conference. Disposable masks are encouraged.
  • Please carry a pen and a diary.

Please encourage your friends to register for the event! While your parents and friends who aren’t attending the conference are welcome to visit Kanha Shantivanam during the event, they will need to find their own accommodation on campus and will not be permitted to attend conference sessions.

Heartfulness is a simple and subtle practice of meditation that connects each of us with the light and love in our hearts.

Through our network of thousands of global HeartSpots and one magnificent smartphone app, we offer the world a daily practice that awakens our potential for simple, joyful existence. The Heartfulness practice is offered free of charge

Download the HeartInTune App (Links ) to experience Heartfulness wherever you are.