Welcome to Rishikesh International Film Festival 2019!
Afternoon of Kirtan
“Chanting isn’t about music at all. It’s about engaging in a practice designed to bring you more fully into yourself. What’s being chanted is what’s called in India the ‘divine names.’ We’re calling out to our own true selves, our own inner nature . . . calling out to that place inside of us that is full and complete, the divine in us…” — Krishna DasJoin us for a beautiful afternoon of Kirtan Artists – Ramana’s Garden Children’s Kirtan Band, Anandra George, Love Keys and more LOVE!
March 12 @ 1-6pm, Ticket: ₹ 350
WE ARE SHAKTI
Presented by Shakti Rising International
A special day dedicated to the Divine Embrace of Shiva & Shakti – OM Join us for Blessing, Meditation, and Ceremony; Shakti Circle with Guest Speakers plus Audience Q&A; Honoring of Women; and Refreshments, Music & Mingling.
March 13 @ 1-5pm, Ticket: ₹ 350
EYE CONTACT EXPERIENCE
Sameer Sharma Dhasmana
“An eye for an eye ~ is our call for love and human connection.” Beyond our differences there is love and peace. A one of a kind experience to bring back human touch and connection through eye contact.
Swami Rama Initiative
March 14 @ 4-7pm, ₹ Free
PAN + YOGA
Relax to the sound on hand pan, while guided in your morning yoga practice.Sumit Kutani has performed in many countries around the world, and teaches individual classes and group workshops.
with Special Guest Yoga Teachers
March 12-16 @ 10-11am, ₹ Free
Connecting to the Divine Feminine through MantraKaren Neumann
Bhakti is the inherent response to being alive. Bhakti doesn’t ask but only gives. It seeks the union with the Divine through devotion.
Through Mantra and Japa we can connect to the essence of Bhakti and awaken the truest knowledge of who we are.
March 13 @ 11am-12pm, ₹ Free
FREEDOM + FEMINISM
Breaking The Rules. Telling The Truth To Freedom. 20 Women. 20 Bold Truth-Telling Stories. Powerful Evocative Photography. Every Woman’s Right To Self-Expression. Inspiring and heartrending stories honoring a diversity of female voices and their individual journeys to personal FREEDOM through sexual trauma, heartbreak, grief, motherhood, sexual empowerment, leadership and sisterhood.
March 13 @ 12-1pm, ₹ Free
IN SEARCH OF THE MYSTIC MASTERS:
Sages, Saints & Siddhas throughout the Ages
Author Talk and Multimedia Presentation
Journey through India with Ganga and Tara, and learn about the holy ones, saints, sages and siddhas as they researching, both those mystic master living today as well as those who have lived in the past A magical story interwoven with divine synchronicity.
Ganga Nath & Tara Leela
March 14 @ 3-4:30pm, ₹ Free
SPIRITUALITY & SEVA
Panelists talk about Spirituality and Seva, followed by Audience Q&A. Guest Speakers include Brahmacharya Indra Udayana, Shri Siddhartha Krishna, Yogi Amitram, and Swami Abhishek Chaitanya
March 15 @ 3-4:45pm, ₹ Free
HUMANITARIAN & CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
March 16 @ 11am-1pm, Ticket: ₹ 250
Eco/Social Films: To Wake-Buddhi, Save Ganga Save Himalaya, Rural Women’s, The Rising, Rishikesh from Above plus HUMANITARIAN & CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PANEL with Filmmakers