October 14th 2010, the Chairman of the Ishwar Center, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D. meets with Senator Jose Peralta in a meeting to reduce Domestic Violence. For pictures and more about this meeting, please click here.


October 13th 2010, the Ishwar Center was visited by a group of 20 researchers, scholars and teachers from many educational institutions all over Denmark to see, learn and experience our Vedic and Spiritual Center and the application of the teachings of Satya Sai Baba in university teaching in New York City College of Technology. To learn more, see pictures and listen to the recorded sessions, please click here.


During the year of 2010 we were offering Vegetarian Cooking Classes every Sunday 2-3:30pm. To learn more please click here.


September 20th 2009, Sunday, 4pm to 6:30pm EST, Free workshop on Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation at the Ishwar Center by a very experienced Ayurvedic teacher and Yoga master Dr. Shri Vinayak Kaurwar. He will check the pulse of everyone present and tell them of their diseases and body imbalances. Dr. Kaurwar does Panchkarma treatments and has his resort in India. To read more please click here.


July 9th 2009, Thursday, 10pm to 11pm EST, Dr. Rakesh Kumar shall be speaking on Bhagwan Sri Satya Sai Baba on the WBAI Radio, FM 99.5. This is a national radio channel, and people all over America will be listening in. So you too, can tune in and listen to the programme live. For those who may not be able to tune in live, we shall be sending you the clip of the programme through the web link. You can also listen to the programme live, by going online to Later you may be able to listen to it through our radio programs link.


March 28th 2009, 3 PM, Saturday - New Life Expo, Hotel New Yorker, Dr. Kumar speaks on Vedic Astrology.

March 27th 2009, 9 PM, Friday - New Life Expo, Hotel New Yorker, Dr. Kumar speaks on Vedic Astrology. For more information please click here.


March 15th 2009, 4 – 6 PM, Sunday - ISHWAR CENTER - Special Spiritual Session: Unique initiation in Meditation, in the presence of some extraordinary cosmic energies stimulated by Navgraha Yantra, Navratnas, Panch Maha Bhoota, and Panch Dhatu. For more information please click here.


March 27th and 28th 2009 Dr. Rakesh Kumar held two workshops at the New Life Expo. These workshops described in detail the concept of Vedic Astrology, otherwise known as Jyotisham. He explained how Vedic Astrology is so different from Western Astrology, and why it is so very accurate.

Below are some pictures taken during the two day workshops presented by Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D. at the New Life Expo.



Dear friends,

This Sunday, on March 15th 2009, from 4 pm to 6 pm, we will be having a special spiritual session at our center. We are conducting a unique initiation in Meditation, where there will be some extraordinary cosmic energies stimulated by:


Navgraha Yantra is a talisman on a copper plate where the mantras and other inscriptions of the 9 planets are engraved. Meditating and reciting Mantras will propitiate the negative effects of the planets in your life, and enhance the positive energies.

Navratnas are the 9 precious gemstones that are sources of the cosmic aura and energies emanating from the 9 planets that influence our lives. The cosmic radiation from these Astral gemstones heals the body and rectifies many evils. People also wear Astral gemstones as rings or pendants for good results and to rectify the negative energies around us.

Panch Maha Bhoota The entire creation is composed of the 5 elements which in the Rig Veda is referred to as Panch Mahabhoota. These elements are Fire, Water, Earth, Ether and Air. All these 5 elements are present in the human body in subtle forms. By surrounding our body next to these elements, specially when some Mantras are being heard or chanted, the body gets recharged with new energy and a healing takes place.

Panch Dhatu The Vedas describe 5 metals that are highly beneficial to the human body. These are Gold, Silver, Copper, Iron and Lead. These metals also have a direct connection with the planets, specially the major ones like Sun, Moon, Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. These metals relate to certain organs and functions of the human body. Once in a while, people should physically touch these metals.



One of the most amazing things about the science of Ayurveda is the Nadi check. Nadi means nerve. So by feeling the nerve and pulse at the wrist, the Ayurvedic doctor can tell you of the diseases and imbalances of the Kapha, Vata and Pitta. These are the Air, Water and Fire elements of the body. This workshop is going to be very interesting for those who want a system check of their body, and also for those who want to learn. Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation are of the most ancient techniques of Hindu Vedic Sciences.


On October 13th 2010 a group of about 20 teachers, researchers and scholars from many educational institutions all over Denmark visited our ISHWAR CENTER to see, learn and experience our Vedic and Spiritual center. The purpose of their trip to NYC was to create a multi-disciplinary course for English, Religion and Social Science teachers in the Danish High schools.

After the opening introductions, the Chairman, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D. gave a discourse on the Vedic Sciences, Karma, True spiritual concept of Yoga, Types of Meditation, Jyotisham, Ayurveda, the power of Mantras and about Bhagwan Sri Satya Sai Baba. Following, there was an interactive session with many questions by the Danish teachers and answers by Dr. Kumar and other trustees of ISHWAR.

Afterwards, the President, Dr. Laina Karthikeyan, Ph.D. held a very interactive talk on the implementation of the teachings of Satya Sai Baba in her daily life and teaching profession. She explained with clear examples how she has been successful in incorporating the concept of EduCare = “Education with Care” and of Human Values in teaching university students the scientific subject of Biotechnology.

Below you may see a few pictures taken and listen to the talks and Q&A sessions given by the Chairman (Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D.) and the President (Dr. Laina Karthikeyan, Ph.D.).



On October 14th 2010 ISHWAR CENTER's Chairman, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D. met with Senator Jose Peralta along with other heads of the Clergy and NY State organizations to find solutions and end a very critical issue in today's society, Domestic Voilence. Among other things, Dr. Kumar expressed that the only way to resolve the issues of Domestic Violence and any other kind of violence in the society is only through Spiritual Counseling and Education in Human and Spiritual Values. He says that people have lost their contact with God, because of which Ego, Anger, Greed, Violence, and Corruption have prevailed in the society. Man has to be unmade and remade with the Compassion and Care for a fellow human being. He continues by saying that people should follow the ABCD of life:
A - Awareness of the true purpose of life.
B - Beware of bad company, bad habits, bad character.
C - Constantly dwell on the three C-s: Compassion, Conscience and Consciousness.
D - Drive out Delusion, Darkness, Distructive and Demonic tendencies.
And the result will be:
E - Evolution and Enlightment.
Dr. Kumar says that the cause has to be treated, rather than the effect. Only then there can be a trasformation in humanity.

Below are pictures taken during the event with Senator Jose Peralta (left) and Chairman Dr. Rakesh Kumar (right).


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