Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Ph.D was raised in an American family
in Hollywood, California and graduated from Stanford University. She was
completing her Ph.D. when she left America in 1996 to come and live
permanently at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She has been living there
for the last twenty years, engaged in spiritual practice and dedicated
She was officially initiated into
the order of Sanyas (monastic renunciation) in the
year 2000, by her Guru, His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji.
Sadhviji is a renowned speaker who gives
keynote addresses at large forums, on a wide variety of topics ranging
from conscious business to science and spirituality to sustainable development
to the keys of happiness and peace in life to all aspects of yoga. She has
also been a speaker at the United Nations, Parliament of World Religions
and many international conferences and summits. Her talks blend the knowledge
and logic of the West with the insights, spirituality and wisdom of the East,
and she is renowned as a spiritual bridge between the two cultures.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.