7th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action - Reminder

Posted: 24.09.2008
Updated on: 20.08.2009


(a transnational center for peace and nonviolent action associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations)

E-mail : anuvibha(at)anuvibha.in   slgandhi(at)hotmail.com  rudijansma(at)hotmail.com   Web : www.anuvibha.in

Name of the event: 

7th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action


Nov. 10 - 14, 2008


Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra, Opp. Gaurav Tower, Malviya Nagar, JAIPUR - 302 017 (Raj.)


International Dialogue (First Part of the7th ICPNA)

Dear Friends of  Peace,

Earlier we had sent you an invitation for our conference on peace and nonviolent action, which is to be held in the world famous city of Jaipur in the first half of November 2008. We still have room for a number of participants – either as speaker of as listener.

  • The first part of the 7th ICPNA is an international dialogue on 'Evolving a New Model of Nonviolent Lifestyle for Universal Peace and Sustainability'. (Nov. 10 to 12, 2008)

  • The second part will be the Second International Nonviolence Leadership Training Camp (Second Part of the 7th ICPNA) (Nov. 13 & 14, 2008).

The conference is organized under the spiritual inspiration of the 89 year old holy man Acharya Mahapragya, who will also introduce and actively accompany the event.

You can take part in the Conference or the Training Camp, or – as most do – both.

This conference is different from most other peace conferences in that it is not merely academic. Apart from the exchange of ideas on the highest possible level, it is our conviction that peace is not only a matter of discussion and the implication of good ideas, but that peace belongs to the inherent nature of human beings themselves. The aggression and many other problems in the world are a manifestation or reflection of the inner problems each man or woman, and humankind in its totality. This conference is, though free from any sectarian bias and open to all citizens, organized by Jains – who are people who throughout millennia have seen it as their special task to promote peace. Always they have organized meetings, peace walks, and talks and discussion on smaller or larger scales. Through the centuries such activities have always been done out of idealism, when necessary funded by the wealthier in the community, but as a matter of principle without any self-profit for those who worked for the cause.

This conference will not only exist of intellectualism, but take the people into a recognition of inner peace and a deeper understanding of what ‘peace’ actually is. Especially in the second part, we will go into some special yoga and meditation exercises, which will be guided by experienced practitioners. Of paramount importance for humanity, especially in the long term, is to change our lifestyles. We are aware that world peace can not be accomplished today, not even tomorrow, but the effort has to be sustained at least as a counterbalance to other forces.

Acharya Mahapragya believes that mere preaching doesn't bring about attitudinal change and inner transformation in an individual. For it one has to undergo specific training in ahimsa. This consist of four components:

  1. Nonviolence: Concept and Principles
  2. Change of Heart: The Training of the Mind based on some Practical Exercises
  3. Nonviolent Lifestyle: What it means and how it can be lived
  4. Fair means of Livelihood: Training in Self-employment

Two days i.e. 13th and 14th Nov. are set apart for practical training in ahimsa.

The First Nonviolence Leadership Training Camp held in Dec. 2007 at our Peace Palace, Rajsamand under auspices of Acharya Mahapragya and Yuvacharya Mahashraman was an unforgettable experience for delegates.

Come, join it and learn the art of living a happy life free from stress, anxiety and fear.

Last date for registration without late fee and for submitting proposals, presentations and workshops at the 75th ICPNA:  30th Sept. 2008

The conference is being organized by Anuvrat Global Organization (ANUVIBHA) (a transnational center for peace and nonviolent action associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations) and is being cosponsored by several internationally acclaimed organizations. The response is tremendous. For more details visit: www.anuvibha.in. I enclose the registration form. You can register online too.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Some practical information:

The Conference is cosponsored by more than 10 international organizations, most from USA.


Howsoever participates as a delegate in our Conference will be provided accommodation in families, which in principle is free of cost.


Attached you find a registration form you will find the fees for participation:

(i)         For overseas participants excluding citizens of India and SAARC countries: 100 US Dollars
(ii)        For citizens of India and SAARC countries: Rs. 1000/-

Preferably pay before 30th September 2008, but you can also pay cash at the desk on the day of the event.
In relation to your personal circumstances you may request exemption.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Rudi Jansma
Assistant Coordinator 7th ICPNA
Anuvrat Global Organization (ANUVIBHA)
President Dr. S.L. Gandhi
Opposite Gaurav Tower, Malviya Nagar
JAIPUR-302 017 (India)
Tel : 91-141-4017989/5127358
Fax: 91-141-2710118/4017989,  Mobile: 098280-16989

Email: slgandhi@hotmail.com   anuvibha@anuvibha.in  rudijansma@hotmail.com

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