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New York Dharma & Yoga Fest

September 21, 2013 1 PM to 7 PM

at Highlands Middle School (128 Grandview Ave. White Plains, NY 10605) Map

For More information: OR 914-214-8911


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A Grand Spiritual Celebration of

150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

Fun and Learning for the entire family

For Children

For Adults & Youths

  • Fancy Costume competition of Indian Persona (registration mandatory)

  • Games

  • Special Yoga Session

  • Story telling sessions

  • Skits on Swami Vivekananda

  • Face Painting

  • and Much more.....

  • Classical Indian Dance Natyanubhava Group and Shobhana’s

  • Kirtan and Bhajans

  • Yoga and Meditation sessions for managing stress

  • Holistic Living Food Workshop

  • Sanskrit Workshop

Click to see activities on different Yoga tracks

Delicious Food and Book Stalls

Fancy Dress

Fancy Costume Competition for Children

An opportunity for children to show their acting and dressing skills based on Indian Persona. registerNow(2)

Bala Mela

Kids Carnival

Amazing opportunity for kids to play lot of games, take part in competitions and win great prizes!


Ask the Yoga Master

Great opportunity to meet


Tao Porchon-Lynch

and ask her questions


Dr. Graham M. Schweig

Dr. Graham Schweig

 Graham M. Schweig is an author, scholar, and yogi who teaches about the universal language of the heart. Graham claims that the most painful form of impoverishment in this world is hunger of the heart, found everywhere in both afluent and poor societies. Every religious and spiritual tradition, if probed deeply, Graham believes, reveals secrets of divine love that can offer the world nourishment for the heart. Graham has devoted his personal and professional life to sharing with others his discoveries of these divine gifts for humanity.

Dr. Graham M. Schweig, who received his doctorate degree from Harvard University, is a scholar of Comparative Religion whose specialization is the philosophy of yoga and the spiritual traditions of India. He is a specialist in love mysticism, concentrating on religions of the heart, especially the Bhakti Yoga traditions of India. Graham's ultimate interest is to find religious truths from within Indic traditions that contribute powerful symbols that speak beyond their religious boundaries, moving religion toward world peace. He is a long-time practitioner of meditational and devotional yoga under the guidance of traditional teachers since 1967.

Laughing Diva

Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea – simple and profound. An exercise routine with many variations, it is sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout. There is much laughing–but without jokes, comedy or humor. It’s a holistic way to deal with our stresses, our grief, our anxieties and fears.

Laughter Yoga exercises mind, body and spirit. Dive into whichever dimension is most accessible or compelling for you. Just bring your body and the mind will follow. You can always “fake it until you make it” if you need to.


Exhibitor Opportunities

Contact for sponsorship information. Here is a great opportunity to exhibit and grow your business or non-profit. Very nominal rates.


Noted Speakers

  • Dr Uma Mysoorkar

  • Yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch

  • Rev Mathew Wright

  • Dr Yashwant Pathak (Associate Dean, Univ of South Florida)

  • Dr Graham Schweig (Professor, Christopher Newport University)

Grand Organizing Partners

 White Plains Cares Coalition

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh

 Participating Organizations

Sri Chinmoy Centre

 Brahma Kumaris

Art of Living

The Green Brain Initiative

Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation

Sewa International

Samskrita Bharati

 International Center for Cultural Studies



Detailed Yoga tracks


What is Yoga?

Yoga (Sanskrit: योग) is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace.

Bhakti Yoga

Means “Devotional Music of Chanting Yoga”

  • Kirtan concert by famous Kirtan singers BlisSing and Damodara Dasa,

  • Devotional tribute to Swami Vivekananda By Sri Chinmoy choir,

  • Classical Indian Dance Natyanubhava Group and Shobhana’s group, Queens

Raja Yoga

Means “Postural Yoga including Pranayama (breathing technique)

  • Meditation and Yoga Workshops for Stress free living by Brahma Kumaris, Art of Living, Dr Vimala Bhatt,

  • Laughter Yoga by Beth Kaplan Bangor – Learn age old techniques

Karma Yoga

Means “Good Deeds Yoga”

  • Autism cares,

  • Sewa International,

  • Ekal vidyalaya etc.

Jnana Yoga

Means “Insightful knowledge Yoga” for intellectual upliftment:Short insightful talks by Noted Speakers

  • Dr Uma Mysorekar,

  • Rev Mathew Wright,

  • Yoga Master Legendary tao Porchon-Lynch,

  • Dr Yashwant Pathak,

  • Keynote Address by Famous Author, Professor and Yogi Dr Graham Schweig

Like Swami Vivekananda

Inspiring Short film by the Youth on Swami Vivekananda