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The Atlanta Chapter of Heartfulness Institute’s
Impressive Media Conference

By Mahadev Desai
Pics. by Sudarshan Kadam


The Atlanta Chapter of Heartfulness Institute and Swarganga Music Foundation organized a media conference at the home of Sanjay Sehgal on Sunday, June 10, 2018. The media conference was well attended by local media representatives, representatives of Atlanta Organizations and volunteers of the Heartfulness Institute.

The attendees, after meeting and greeting each other at the informal, light-hearted, convivial meeting enjoyed delicious snacks and thandai.

Sanjay warmly welcomed and thanked all for attending the meeting. This was followed by a video of how relaxation is being taught in schools and how Heartfulness Meditation is being practiced in over 130 countries. Sanjay, in his articulate and relaxed manner, gave a brief overview of the Heartfulness Institute, a non-profit global organization with thousands of certified Heartfulness volunteers who offer free practices in the Heartfulness Way of meditation.


Sanjay then briefly spoke about the 4th, and current, Global Guide, Kamlesh D. Patel, also known as Daaji. He noted that the difference between Mindfulness and Heartfulness Mediation is simply that the former meditates on the mind whereas through Heartfulness meditation, the heart regulates the mind. He then informed the gathering of the monthly Heartfulness magazine and the Let’s Meditate Heartfulness app.

Sanjay recounted how he was drawn into meditation and lauded the beneficial results of the Heartfulness meditation he has experienced.

He informed the gathering of the upcoming The Heartnotes event on June 30, 2018 and urged the attendees to help sell the tickets and ensure success of the grand show.

A complimentary copy of the book The Heartfulness Way was given to the attendees. After a brief photo session, all enjoyed the delectable lunch.

Pl.see below for the Heart Notes event on Saturday, 30th June 2018. Please see the information below and lend your full support to this awesome, one of a kind show

The Atlanta Chapter of the Heartfulness institute (a non-profit focused on Meditation and Wellness) and SwarGanga Music Foundation (a non-profit that promotes Indian Classical Music) are pleased to launch the inaugural edition of their annual health and wellness event – Heart Notes - on June 30th, 2018 at the Infinite Energy Center, Gwinnett County, from 4 to 7 p.m.
This year’s event promotes the North American book launch of The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation, by Kamlesh D. Patel and Joshua Pollock. The book was earlier released in India by none other than the President of India himself, and quickly rocketed to become a #1 best-seller there. Since its launch in North America it has already made its place in the top 5 rankings on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in the categories of meditation and spirituality.
The book, written in a conversational style between the two co-authors, is easy to read, and showcases Heartfulness, a unique, accessible meditation practice that awakens us to the wisdom and inspiration of the heart and transforms us from within. In today’s fast-paced world where despite the pursuit of outward status and success, one is often left feeling empty inside, this book provides a roadmap to find lasting happiness, fulfillment and purpose by turning our attention inwards and reconnecting with our higher selves.

The Heart Notes event will bring together multiple distinguished celebrities to produce an evening that will nourish the heart with soul with stirring music and inspiring discourse:
The Legendary Pandit Jasraj – highly acclaimed doyen of Indian Classical Music and recipient of India's highest civilian award for his contributions in the field of music
Mr. Chetan Bhagat – the man behind Bollywood blockbuster hits such as 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che! and 2 States, author of several other best sellers and one of India's most sought after inspirational speakers
Mr. Shashank Subramanyam – Grammy nominated renowned exponent of the Bamboo Flute specializing in Indian Classical Music
Co-Author Joshua Pollock will inspire the audience with insights from his book, and will also be signing copies of the book at the event.
Noted Health & Wellness expert and host of the TV show ‘The Dr. Nandi Show’, Dr. Partha Nandi, will MC the event and weave the proceedings into a holistic wellness fabric.
Over 1,500 are expected to attend and tickets are selling out fast. So, book your spot soon and come and enjoy a delightful evening of soulful music, spiritual and wellness discourse and fellowship with other like-minded people. Get your tickets at
About Heartfulness Institute (  )
Since 1945, Heartfulness meditation practices have benefited millions of people worldwide. These practices are offered free of charge to anyone fifteen years of age and above, and Heartfulness Relaxation can be taught to children. Today there are thousands of certified Heartfulness volunteer trainers serving people in over 130 countries. They are supported by Global Guide Kamlesh D. Patel, who is also known as Daaji. You can learn more about Daaji at

About SwarGanga (
SwarGanga was established in 2004 with the mission of promoting North Indian classical music throughout the world by promoting young, upcoming and less known artists and documenting and preserving North Indian classical music assets digitally

Both Heartfulness Institute and SwarGanga are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organizations.