Upcoming PEARL Webinar

24th April 2021

SESSION 1: Introduction to the Heartful Leader Framework. Getting Results Through Influence

7:30 PM IST | 10 AM EST | 3:00 PM UK TIME

Ravi Venkatesan

Webinar Details

The PEARL (Practical Educational Actionable Rejuvenating Lifestyle) Webinar Series, formerly known as the Speaker Series, is an innovative and very popular FREE monthly webinar series sponsored by the Heartfulness Institute. It showcases eminent speakers from around the world who share their unique insights and ideas from their personal, professional and spiritual experiences. Their authenticity and passion for their subjects give the interactive question and answer sessions meaning and substance that have engaged and connected with our global audience on a deep level.

In the PEARL Series, we have been honoured to present:

  • Revered Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, a world-renowned teacher and meditation master in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Dr. B M Hegde a recipient of the Padma Bhushan Award
  • Dr.Ichak Adizes, recipient of 14 Honorary Doctorates
  • Rob Schwartz a hypnotist who offers Spiritual Guidance Sessions, Past Life Soul Regressions and author of Your Soul’s Plan and Your Soul’s Gift
  • Dr. Steven Hickman, Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Cassie Stockamp, former President of Athenaeum Foundation
  • CEOs from internationally renowned organizations, entrepreneurs, physicians, professors, yoginis, students and many more who have spoken on very timely and relevant topics.

All of these webinars are truly unique and offer helpful tips for relaxation and meditation, share meaningful wellness ideas, enhance healthy living and offer creative solutions to life’s problems for our viewers. These webinars also cater to certain SDGs of the UN, like Mental Wellness, Physical Wellbeing, Gender Equality, Environmental Sustainability, Education, and Economic Freedom, Social Justice and Peace (SDG #3, #4, #5, #10, #13, #15, #16,).

Since its inception four years ago, we have reached a viewership of 80K. Through this digital platform we aspire to consciously connect many hearts worldwide and create a peaceful and loving world.


Our Host

Lakshmi Aravind

Lakshmi is a heartfulness trainer from Western Canada, who holds a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. She wears many hats and volunteers most of her time in the Heartfulness Institute. She has been practicing heartfulness meditation for the past 22 years.


Decompression: A human centered approach to leadership that addresses the new challenges by Jim Link, Chief Human Resources Officer for Randstad North America. #SDG3 #SDG17


Join our guest JIM LINK, as we dig into understanding why a human-centered approach to leadership has never been more important. With a focus on emotional intelligence, mindfulness and heartfulness, we’ll explore why tomorrow’s leaders will need to bring a different set of skills and capabilities to help others along the journeys of life. Read more

Mindfulness with Pranahuti by Victor Kannan, a lifelong financial executive and a Director of Heartfulness Institute and Vasco Gaspar, an author and public speaker, works as a Human Flourishing Facilitator. #SDG3, #SDG16

Mindfulness with Pranahuti

A meeting of mind and heart. Let’s explore the bridges between Mindfulness and Heartfulness practices. What can we learn from each of them for the benefit of all? How to integrate what is possible to integrate from each practice? What are the differences and similarities? Read more

Wellness + Soulfulness = Heartfulness by Dr.Mickey Mehta, a leading global holistic health guru and a corporate life coach for 38 years. #ShapingPeaceTogether #Peaceday #wellness #SDG3 #SDG16

Wellness + Soulfulness = Heartfulness

Let us explore how Heartfulness integrates wellness and soulfulness and allows us to move into a space of feelings, thereby allowing peace to hold and flourish. Read more

Meditation: Where Change Begins. The use of contemplative practices to promote Peace, Justice and Human Dignity by Robert Perry, Civil Liberties Attorney from USA. #SDG3 #SDG16

Meditation: Where Change Begins.

This session will explore the impetus for change in the human spirit: Engaging hearts and minds in the service of tolerance, peace, fairness, justice. The presenter will discuss great reformers who incorporated contemplative practice in movements for social justice – including Dag Hammarskjold, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

The presentation will explore the use of contemplative disciplines to raise consciousness on an individual level, to facilitate reconciliation, and to promote cohesion and unity among communities dedicated to change. Read more

Ashtanga Yoga: principles to reboot your life by Dr. Elizabeth Denley, certified Heartfulness trainer, the Editor-in-Chief of Heartfulness Magazine, from Australia. #SDG3 #IYD2020

Ashtanga Yoga: principles to reboot your life

Yoga offers us an integrated system of lifestyle tools to support the wellness of body, mind and soul. In this webinar, we will learn how to use all 8 limbs of Yoga, culminating in the Oneness we experience with everything in the state of Samadhi through meditation. Read more

Managing Anger and Letting go of it by Victor Kannan, a lifelong financial executive and a Director of Heartfulness Institute Inc, USA. #SDG3

Managing anger and letting go of it

Anger is essential and can be a motive force for change. Usually it is aimed at others. When the boss is angry the subordinates pay attention. In a love filled relationship, when one is angry the other changes to please. But too much of it is detrimental to life’s smooth functioning. So, how much anger is good? How to manage anger to be a positive agent of change and not a destructive force?
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Heartfully transforming our inner and outer environment by Cassie Stockamp, philanthropist, environmentalist, and the former president of Athenaeum Foundation, John D. Carter, president, and CEO of Gestalt OSD, Janmarie Connor, president and CEO of a small business. #SDG3 #SDG13#SDG10 #CelebrateBiodiversity #CelebrateMulticulturalism

Heartfully Transforming our Inner and Outer Environment

The United Nations designated 5 June as World Environment Day to preserve and enhance the environment for the well-being of people throughout the world. “#celebrate biodiversity”. Now what about the care for our inner environment?
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Pandemic Stress Management Through Chair Yoga by Alison Granger Brown, consultant and trainer for the ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance, from Vancouver, Canada. #SDG3 #Yoga #IDY2020

Pandemic Stress Management Through Chair Yoga

Yoga is about balance. All the systems of our body that are sustaining life are exquisitely balanced without our awareness. However, in times of undue stress, that unconscious process can be taxed and even derailed by our fearful thinking even without our conscious awareness. These two short practices that anyone can do from a chair will help us to calm our stress response system or wake up our energy.
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Nonviolence: Our Way to Personal Fulfillment and Social Change by Dr. Michael Nagler, recipient of the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award, President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence, Professor at UC Berkeley, USA. #SDG3, #SDG16 #nonviolence #peace

Nonviolence: our way to personal fulfillment and social change

Gandhi said, “Nonviolence is not the inanity it has been taken for down the ages.” When we grasp the full depth of nonviolence we discover in it the path, embedded in human nature, to our personal growth and the rescue of our world from ecological and social degradation. We discover that it’s no mere collection of techniques but a way of being, a state of mind — that it’s not the province only of scholars or revolutionaries but open to all of us.
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Motivating Ourselves with Self-Compassion by Dr. Steven Hickman, Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. USA SDG#3, SDG#16 #selfcompassion #mindfulness 

Motivating Ourselves With Self-Compassion

We often don’t realize how our own inner dialogue makes it so difficult to change and grow as human beings. It is not our actual limitations, but what we tell ourselves or what we believe about ourselves that holds us back. This short talk will highlight how we might find ways of working compassionately with that voice of self-criticism, and that would allow us to achieve our goals and make the changes we wish to manifest in our lives.
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Heart Connect: Reconnecting with Self, Others and Nature by Vasco Gaspar, Human Flourishing Facilitator, from Lisbon, Portugal. #SDG3 #Mindfulness #Heartfulness #Presencing #Theory

Heart Connect: Reconnecting with Self, Others and Nature

We live moments of crisis worldwide, where there’s an old world that is dying and a new one that is being born. The world that is dying is the result of a mindset of separation that is leading to several divides- ecological, social and spiritual. The new world that is emerging is not clear yet, but it is connected to the intelligence of the heart, which has the capacity to integrate different perspectives for the purpose of a greater good. In this webinar we’re going to explore possible ways of reconnecting with our Self, with one another and with Nature.
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Peaceful Parenting by Prakash Seshadri, a nationally acclaimed Indian author, coach, behavioural trainer, motivational speaker and an organisational turnaround expert from India. #peaceful parenting #SDG4.

Peaceful Parenting

This webinar will guide you to take a Heartful approach to being a parent. As a parent/educator you will be able to relate to the modern day challenges of nurturing children to become responsible adults. The webinar will share a few perspectives in laying out a phased approach to bring serenity into our home and school by offering both short term and long term solutions. Simply put, it offers life changing guidance on raising children to become contented and successful adults.
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Balance is Better by Dr. Elizabeth Denley, certified Heartfulness trainer, the Editor-in-Chief of Heartfulness Magazine, from Australia. #SDG3, #SDG5 #IWD2019

Balance is Better

The role of women in society is changing rapidly and many of us are unsure how to develop healthy relationships and balance the roles of daughter, wife or partner, mother and career professional and find inner contentment and purpose at the same time. In this webinar we explore how women make a difference, how to connect with the sacred inner feminine and let it play out in daily life. We will also explore the topics of self-acceptance and self-confidence, managing emotions, and developing resilience.
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How to Establish Your City as an International City of Peace by J. Frederick Arment, director of the global organization, International Cities of Peace, and Anjali Brannon, Ayurvedic natural health practitioner, from Dayton, USA. #SDG3, #SDG16 #peace #peaceday

How to Establish Your City as an International City of Peace?

IMAGINE a world of cities dedicated to expanding their local peace economy and encouraging a global culture of peace. The cities of peace would be dedicated to encouraging safety, prosperity, and quality of life as consensus values for families, neighborhoods, and nations. This webinar is focused on expanding this culture of peace in our communities.
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Changing the game from workplace burnout to wellness by Dr. Jayaram Thimmapuram is an Academic Hospitalist at WellSpan York Hospital from USA. #SDG3 #Burnout #stress #workplaceburnout

Changing the game from workplace burnout to wellness

The objectives for this webinar would include learning the components along with discussing the consequences of burnout and reviewing the data on the effect of Heartfulness Meditation. We will also present the impact of Heartfulness practice on patients with chronic insomnia.
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Why We Ourselves Plan our Greatest Challenges BEFORE we are born by Rob Schwartz, a hypnotist who offers Spiritual Guidance Sessions, Past Life Soul Regressions. Author of Your Soul’s Plan and Your Soul’s gift, from USA.

Why we ourselves plan our greatest challenges BEFORE we are born?

Rob Schwartz will talk about his own spiritual path and how he came to write two books about how we plan our lives BEFORE we are born. He will touch on the five main reasons we plan great challenges for ourselves. He will also share some true stories of pre-birth planning.
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Would meditation help with depression and anxiety by Dr. Gary Huber a recipient of the “Leadership Award” , by Cincinnati based Venue magazine for his work in integrative medicine. #SDG3 #Depression #Anxiety #Stress #Meditation

Would meditation help with depression and anxiety

Are you creating your own misery? For many today we struggle to keep up with the pace of modern living leaving us feeling inadequate, anxious and maybe even depressed. We want to blame this on something or someone but perhaps the answer lies closer… maybe even within. Is it possible that that we have lost touch with our own true essence and artificially adopted an unhealthy agenda? Let’s explore the value of Heartfulness Meditation in reconnecting and mastering our own happiness as a solution.
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Understanding Autism in Young Children by Guy Shagar, CEO at Transforming Autism from UK. #SDG3 #SDG4

Understanding autism in young children

The speaker will propose a radically different and empowering understanding of autism, based on his experience of bringing enormous changes in his own autistic son’s life. He will focus on that experience with his son, what he learned about autism and how to ensure the best possible outcomes for a child with autism (or, in fact, any child).
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Mega-Biodiversity of India by Dr. V. Ramakantha, member of the Indian Forest Service from India. #SDG15 #biodiversity #conservation

Mega-biodiversity of India

We are in an era of mass extinction of species. Science and technology have been playing a crucial role in the recovery of several species that are on the verge of extinction. However, technological interventions alone are not sufficient. Compassion ought to be the hallmark of conservation.
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Nourishing Your Whole Self: 7 Steps to Holistic Healing with Food by Dr. Deanna Minich is a health educator, researcher, and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. #SDG3, #nutrition #healthydiet

Nourishing Your Whole Self: 7 Steps to Holistic Healing with Food

You will learn about the holistic healing power of food, and how it connects to our whole self, including body, emotions, mood, mind, and spirit, based on ancient principles and modern medicine. Dr. Minich will address 7 ways that you can get more in touch with nourishing your whole self through 7 easy steps with your relationship with foods and eating. You will learn to see food as a pathway to personal growth on many levels.
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Kindfulness is Life by Revered Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, world-renowned teacher and meditation master in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. #SDG3, #Kindfulness, #Mindfulness

Kindfulness is life

Revered Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will share his precious teaching, that the most valuable thing we human beings can learn, maybe change to practice and master is “Kindfulness”, and discuss some ways to nurture this in our daily lives.
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Finding Your Authentic Self by Mr.Mutsa Samuel, is Critical thought leader, speaker, creative facilitator and personal growth mentor from Africa. #AuthenticSelf #SDG3 #Authenticity

Finding Your Authentic Self

This Your Authentic Self (YAS) webinar focuses on the importance of finding and embracing your uniqueness and expressing it unapologetically. Authenticity is one’s highest form of existence, and finding it, will know who you are, become more productive and ultimately achieve your goals.
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What is cancer, and how can we deal with it? by Ms.Samara Mahindra is a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist and Breast Cancer Recovery Trainer from India. #SDG3 #Holistic #Healing #Integratedhealing #Cancer

What is cancer, and how can we deal with it?

“What is cancer, and how can we deal with it?”
The importance of understanding how cancer manifests in the body will give you the tools and resources to know how to deal with it
The breakdown of cancer
How it begins and progresses in the body
The two most important words when it comes to healing cancer – Immunity and inflammation
What it is and how it affects cancer and healing
What is integrative healing and a holistic approach?
How does the mind, body and nutrition play a part?
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Relation​ships: The Power of Opposites by Dr.Ichak Adizes, founder and president of the Adizes Institute, a thought leader in management theory, the author of 26 books, and recipient of 14 honorary doctorates. #SDG3 #Relationships

Relation​ships: The Power of Opposites

Have you considered the possibility that those differences that can seem so problematic may actually be the very things that produce the spice and passion that sustains, builds and enlivens relationships? In this webinar you’ll learn that you don’t need to panic if you experience conflict in your relationship. Dr.Adizes will show you why conflict is inevitable and how to use it to build a happy relationship at home and in the work-place
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Simple Mantra for Healthy Living by Prof. Belle Monappa Hegde, a physician and recipient of numerous national and international awards and the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award by the President of India. #SDG3 #healthyliving #healthylifestyle

Simple Mantra for Healthy Living

Does science have all the answers for human illness? Is health and illness decided purely by our genes? Do genes decide how to evolve?
There are theories that hypothesize otherwise and recent scientific studies that allude that we are not just genes. In the new world view, the human mind assumes special significance. In view of this new scientific awareness, the real environment for our healthy living or even for recovery from any illness is the human mind.
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