A chance to hear Social Reformer Sri M in New Zealand



Venkat Raman
Auckland, March 12, 2023

Social Reformer Sri M, a Muslim-turned-Hindu Philosopher will be in New Zealand next fortnight to participate in two public discourses, one each in Wellington and Auckland.

The first programme will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 6 pm at the Indian High Commission Complex located at 72 Pipitea Street, Thorndon, Wellington. Admission is free but registration is recommended. Please click here.

Sri M will address the second public meeting on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 6.15 pm at the Chinmaya Nikunj Wellbeing and Event Centre, 63 McKenzie Road, Mangere Bridge. To register, please click here.

For details, please call Venu Nair on 027-5123455 or Nirupama Balu on 021-482 326.

The following text was supplied by The Satsang Foundation New Zealand:

Seeking the True Master

Born in a Muslim family in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the South Indian State of Kerala, Mumtaz Ali is a personification of kindness, wisdom and piety.

His life is one of a transformational journey, from a young boy to a living yogi, punctuated by single-minded discipline and dedication.

At 19, irresistibly drawn to the snowclad Himalayas, Sri M embarked on his journey to seek a true Master.  Maheshwarnath Babaji, a senior disciple of Sri Guru Babaji (aka Sri Mahavatar Babaji), took Sri M under his tutelage and initiated him into the Nath tradition.  For three and half years, he travelled extensively through the Himalayas with him.  What he learnt from Maheshwarnath Babaji transformed his consciousness.

As instructed by his Guru, Sri M returned to the plains and led a quiet, working family life while preparing to teach all that he had learnt and experienced. A few years after his Master’s passing, Sri M received the signal to commence his teaching mission.

Sri M: An inspiring, Spiritual Leader (Photo from The Satsang Foundation)

The Satsang Foundation

He established The Satsang Foundation, as a meeting point for spiritual seekers of all persuasions. Conversant with the teachings of most major religions, Sri M’s teachings seek to transcend the outer shell of all religions by exploring the core and nurturing the innate goodness in every human being.

In his words: “Go to the core. Theories are of no use.”

The Foundation advocates that humanity is One, transcending religious, racial, geographical, cultural and ideological differences. To spread the message of Peace and Harmony, Sri M led the Walk of Hope in 2015-2016 from Kanyakumari to Kashmir spanning 15 months and 7500 kms across 11 states of India, touching more than 10 million lives.

Under The Satsang Foundation, Sri M has initiated projects for social development in the areas of education, health, skill development and environment.

The Foundation runs free schools and a skill development centre in Madanapalle in Andhra Pradesh and Lathira in Uttar Pradesh. It runs a community health centre, facilitating quality free treatment for the community in Madanapalle.

‘Swaasthyam is a hospital nearing fast completion in Madanapalle.

MVTree is an initiative which actively encourages the planting of trees.

The Sacred Grove, a centre for exploring consciousness was launched in Chowdepalle, a small town near Madanapalle.

It houses ‘Arogyam’, a Wellness Centre with Ayurvedic therapies and Yoga.

Inspirational Leader

Sri M’s autobiography, “Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master – A Yogi’s Autobiography” was published in 2011 and became an instant bestseller.

A sequel, “The Journey Continues” was published in 2017.

Sri M has also authored several texts on the Upanishads, Meditation, and a novel Shunya.

His book ‘On Meditation – Finding infinite bliss and power within,’ was published by Penguin India.  Two books were released in 2020 – ‘Homecoming and Other Short Stories’, a collection of short stories and a translation and commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – titled ‘Yoga also for the Godless,’ published by Penguin Random House. His latest book with Lady Mohini Kent, ‘The Friend: Mind, Body and Soul, Well-Being’ was published this year.  His books have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages.

As a keynote speaker, Sri M has been invited to many institutions like the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Office in Switzerland, the World Bank in the United States of America and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has addressed corporates all over the world, including Google and Yahoo in the US, respected business and technical education institutes like the Indian Institutes of Management in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Sri M is the Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, a Central University and the Faculty of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

The Government of India presented him with the ‘Padma Bhushan’ Award, a high civilian honour in January 2020, for distinguished service of high order in spirituality.

Sri M is married and has two children. Based in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, a three-hour drive from Bangalore, he leads a simple life. Appreciative of music, he also paints in his leisure time.

To register, please visit the following websites:
The Satsang Foundation (satsang-foundation.org.nz)
Register for Auckland Public Satsang – The Satsang Foundation (satsang-foundation.org.nz)

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