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Mother Maya Tiwari

Maya Tiwari serves humanity by awakening the spirit of ahimsa, or harmony, in every person whose life she touches. She is the author of a series of Ayurveda books that focus on health, harmony and spirituality, and is the founder of Wise Earth School of Ayurveda and Mother Om Mission, a charitable organization which serves at risk communities in New York City. Maya survived ovarian cancer survivor at the age of 23, an experience that is the foundation for her life’s work. As one of the only female experts in Ayurveda, the ancient Vedic system of medicine, Maya has helped thousands of the suffering to heal from disease and disorders.

Belonging to the Veda Vyasa tradition, Maya was one of the first of this lineage to be bestowed the honor of monastic moniker, Her Holiness, Swami Mayatitananda Sarasvati. In 2010, Maya made the courageous decision to drop her monastic moniker and walk a simple life in service of all. Maya has received the prestigious Dhanvantari International Award as well as the Rishi Award for her pioneering work in restoring the sadhana principle of Ayurveda. She was among the few pre-eminent women speakers at the UN Millennium Peace Summit, has given a Plenary Talk at the Women’s Congress in Geneva, and made numerous appearances at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Her Living Ahimsa World Tour attracted more than one million participants to hear Maya’s message of living a life of harmony and to participate in the communal creation of a Peace Mandala. Maya’s recent podcast, Women’s Power to Heal Mother Earth, receives 20,000 listeners monthly, and its episodes are available free through Spotify and iTunes, among other directories.

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