POST COP 26
FREE Global Online Event
Sunday 5th December 2021
2pm till 8pm GMT
(All times are in GMT(Greenwich Mean Time))
Saivani Shankar Samboo
Host Introduction and Welcome
Ahimsa and the Environment
Go Dharmic was started in 2011 by Hemal Randerwala. He was given the spiritual name Hanuman Dass by former Harvard Professor Ram Dass who introduced him to his beloved Guru and Saint, Neem Karoli Baba.
Go Dharmic is a volunteer-driven charitable organisation founded in London, UK (Charity Status No. 1171619) with a worldwide community of over 3,000 committed members and a social media reach of over 500,000. Go Dharmic Welfare Foundation India (Charity Status no. 282535) has volunteers throughout the country who communicate digitally and through the GD app to deliver over 15 social action objectives across multiple UN sustainable development goals including but not limited to: Disaster Relief, Food Poverty Alleviation, Development of Education facilities, Development of Toilets in India and Sanitation facilities
Dr Honey Kalaria
Dr Honey Kalaria
Dr Honey Kalaria is a mind body soul coach and an award-winning creative dance expert with over 35 years of experience in the field of art, culture & entertainment.
Honey has been a spiritual seeker and meditator since she was a teenager, and regularly practices Samarpan Meditation which is part of Dhyan Yoga, taught by the Himalayan yogi Shiv Krupanand Swami. She has enjoyed studying many spiritual disciplines and yogic sciences ranging from Raja Yoga taught by Brahma Kumaris, Art of Living by Ravi Shankar, Vipassana by Goenka, Isha Kriya by Sadguru, Kundalini Yoga by Yogi Bhajan, Vedantic Spiritual practices as taught by Chinmaya Mission, as well as other Western practices such as Mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation. She believes it is important to self-reflect, contemplate and grow spiritually to become a better human being.
Getting Youth in the Schools ready for Climate Change
Founding member of
Saving Our Planet
Liza Tóth is a founding member, Board member and Vice President of Saving Our Planet (https://www.savingourplanet.net/). As such, she volunteers her time to bring climate education to schools as well as adult audiences. At this critical juncture in history, it is important that concepts of global warming, carbon budget, tipping points and climate degradation are understood by everyone, so that we can take personal informed responsibility and encourage governments to take appropriate decisions immediately. As a civilisation, we have run out of time to ignore this problem, that imminently threatens a human-caused sixth wave of extinction.
Co-Founder Saving Our Planet
Philippa Blackham in conversation with Sister Jayanti, Shantanu, Golo and Valeriane
Philippa Blackham is a former Staff Reporter and Presenter for BBC Radio 4, (including 7 years as one of the voices of ‘Woman’s Hour’) and an award winning radio documentary maker. She is the co-ordinator of 100 Women of Spirit, which recognises the spiritual contribution to society made by women. She is ordained as an Interfaith Minister (OSIF) and currently works as a celebrant. She has studied Raja Yoga meditation with the Brahma Kumaris for nearly 40 years.
Sister Jayanti is the European Director of Brahma Kumaris with over 40 years of experience of Raja Yoga meditation and its practical application in daily life. Her gentle voice and profound insights on spiritual solutions to everyday problems have touched the hearts of thousands around the world. Sister Jayanti has a unique ability to impart the deepest spiritual truths with the utmost clarity. Her prominent lecture themes have included health, education, racial harmony, women’s needs, religions of the world, sustainability, peace and international relations, all of which have generated a lot of media interest. An author of several books, she travels the world as a speaker and broadcaster, sustaining people spiritually as well as fulfilling her role as Director of the Brahm Kumaris National Co-ordinating Office in London and Bk Activities in over 28 European countries. Recipient of several awards and coveted Bharat Gaurav Award.
Shantanu is the Youth representative of the Brahma Kumaris to UN Environment Program Major Group for Children and Youth
Shantanu lives within the community of Brahma Kumaris Spiritual headquarters, Mt. Abu, India and has practiced Raja Yoga for 20 years. He has a background in fashion design and holds a second bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. He has been part of the Conference of Youth (COY) conferences since 2015 and is a member of YOUNGO, the official youth constituency of UNFCCC. Additionally he was a key member in the Youth Forum at the UN Convention on Combating Desertification in 2019 and is a mentor in the Climate Ambassadors Program of Care about Climate organisation. His main interest lies in exploring how the values of benevolence and compassion can reflect in environmental work and holistic activism. “Simplicity is Kindness”.
Advisor on Renewable Energy
Golo Pilz of German origin has practised Raja Yoga meditation since 1984. He lives most of the year at the main campus of the Brahma Kumaris in Mount Abu, India. Since the early 90s, he has established the Brahma Kumaris as one of the major users of renewable energies in India. Recently, Golo has directed the construction of India One, a 1MW solar thermal power plant. This innovative R&D project was partly sponsored by the German (BMUB/GIZ) and Indian Governments (MNRE). Golo advocates sustainable solutions through an ethical and value-based approach. He is an experienced presenter and participates regularly in UN Climate Conferences.
Valériane is a NGO Representative of the Brahma Kumaris to UN, Geneva
Valériane Bernard is one of the Brahma Kumaris team members at the Climate Change conferences since 2009. She is interested in the power of spirituality and faith traditions. She is active in the Interfaith Liaison Committee at the UNFCCC Secretariat. She is a Co-founder of the The Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights, an informal group of faith-based NGOs reaffirming the importance of ethics. The Forum also reaffirms the responsibility of each individual and nation to care for the earth and address climate change and its impacts. Underpinning her community-based activities sits her interest in spirituality. Since 1992, Valériane has been involved in the ecological movement, to raise public awareness of how our relationship with ourselves impacts the environment and sustainability.
Hanne M Strong
Hanne M.Strong, has been an advocate for environmental conservation and restoration for many decades. In 1994, she established the Manitou Institute & Conservancy in partnership with Laurance Rockefeller.
She has travelled to over 100 countries and has coordinated numerous civil society events parallel to High Level United Nations conferences. She has been invited to numerous universities, seminars and conferences as a guest speaker to address global issues covering topics such as interreligious communities, sustainable living and spiritually based environmental education.
In 1992, Mrs. Strong organized and chaired two parallel conferences to the Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) (also known as the Earth Summit), entitled, “the Sacred Earth Gathering” and “the Wisdom Keepers Convocation” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Participants of the Sacred Earth Gathering formulated the “Declaration of the Sacred Earth Gathering” which was presented to the Heads of State on the opening day of the official conference. She also launched the Earth Restoration Corps (ERC), a global environmental- educational training program she founded, designed to train young adults in ecosystem restoration and green livelihoods.
John P Milton
The Art of Bio Regionalism
John’s vision quest and shamanic work began in the mid-1940’s, after experiencing his first vision quest at the age of seven. A pioneer in the environmental movement, since the 1950’s, John has guided thousands of people into the wilderness, sharing with them experiences and practices that cultivate a profound connection with Nature and, ultimately, Source Awareness. Over the years, many have sought his profound transmissions and powerful yet gentle Qigong teachings, T’ai Chi Ch’uan training, and Sacred Passage programs. John’s teaching’s draw upon many decades of practice in various styles of meditation, T’ai Chi, Qiqong, shamanic practices, and extensive personal vision questing. His training is also informed by direct teachings from many of the world’s outstanding spiritual teachers and lineages. From this comprehensive background, John has created and essentialized a path of key principles and disciplines that flow from Universal Source. He calls this path the Way of Nature. From this path, John has developed the 12 Guiding Principles of Natural Liberation, which naturally unfold as one experiences Way of Nature’s foundational quest, Sacred Passage. Learn more about John P. Milton by visiting :
Dr Lakshmi Vyas
Chair of Hindu Forum Europe
Dr Lakshmi Vyas is Chair of Hindu Forum Europe and European Women’s Faith Leader with Religion for Peace. She works with European Council of Religious Leaders and several prestigious Organisation in UK and Europe She is a visiting Professor at American University of sovereign Nations and former Principal of Elphinstone College Mumbai. She has authored three books and several research papers in reputed magazines and journals.
Director of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF)
David is very much concerned about the state of the family in our society, and about helping young people to become citizens of good character. For the last 25 years, since 1993, he is working for UPF from street-level to government-level, on interreligious and intercultural projects, and conferences, which bring people together to serve the public good. David Graduated from Leeds (B Sc) and Aberdeen (M Sc, Ph D) Universities in Biochemistry, and Nutrition in Agriculture.
Chartered Civil Engineer
How Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence can Assist in Restoring Balance to Our Earth
Beth Quist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, began playing piano at age 2. She has a 4-octave soprano voice, and plays piano, keyboards, santour (hammered dulcimer), dumbek, guitar, flute, and various other instruments. Her music combines influences from the Balkans, the Middle East, and India along with her Western upbringing.
Beth is president of Prairie Protection Colorado, a grassroots non-profit organization working to protect native Colorado species, biotic communities, & habitat. Focusing on the most endangered ecosystem on the planet, temperate grasslands.
Technical Director – Nishit Kotak
Producion Director/Anchor – Dr Honey Kalaria
Creative Director – Sarita Menon
Host Director – Simran Ahuja
Media Team – Kesh Morjaria
Host Team – Saivani Samboo, Dr Honey Kalaria and Sharron Rose
Back Up Team – Seema Bhatia, Dr Lalit Sodha, Ravi & Sushma Bhanot, Meena Trivedy, Dr Milen Shah, Saivani Samboo, Shivali Ruparelia, Dr Sheila Dobee, Shivani Vithlani, Dr Wai Ching Lee, Deepa Vithlani and Sharron Rose
Facilitator Team – Sister Jayanti, Dr Lakshmi Vyas and Sharron Rose
Channel Partners – Hindu Forum of Europe, MentalHealth_Connect, Hindu Matters in Britain, Enrich TV, Diwali In London, Simran Ahuja Official, Sanskruti , Honey Kalaria Official, Bhakti Sagar TV, Sunrise Radio UK plus others.