"Go to the Himalayas in your heart."

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Hollywood to the Himalayas

The Experience

In this course, Sadhviji guides students through a simple, yet powerful process of shifting from the Hollywood mindset to the Himalayan mindset, so they can fully experience the true peace, joy and freedom of who they really are.

Based on her Bestselling Book

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati’s bestselling book, “Hollywood to the Himalayas – A Journey of Healing and Transformation”, tells her story of how she was transformed from being mired in pain, anger, self-doubt and addiction, in response to the traumas she experienced in childhood, to living a life of joy, peace, bliss and freedom, through initiation into the “Himalayan” way of thinking, a mindset rooted in the ancient wisdom of the sages and yogis of the Himalayas. This shift of her mindset helped her move out of what she calls the “Hollywood” way of thinking, which keeps us stuck and suffering from feelings of anger, grudges, unfulfilled expectations, lack and limitation in our life. The Hollywood mindset is when we identify ourself as our physical body – its size, shape, color, gender, relationships – and the body’s history, career, or bank account. The Himalayan way of thinking is understanding the truth of the Self. The truth that we have a body, but we are not our body. We are our Soul, spirit or consciousness, beyond the physical form. And at this level of spirit or consciousness, we are infinite, whole, full, abundant, and one with all. By identifying with our spirit-Self, we naturally become free from suffering and we can experience a whole new level of peace and joy in our life.

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome and Overview of Course

    1. Who Am I? - Class One Video

    2. Who Am I - Guided Meditation - Video

    3. Who Am I - Exercise - Video

    4. Exercise - "Neti, Neti" - Not this, Not that - Video

    5. Excerpt from an Interview with Dr. Deepak Chopra - "Himalayas in our Heart" - Video

    6. Excerpt from an Interview with Rev. Michael Beckwith - "Himalayan Mindset" - Video

    7. From a Satsang - "Who am I?" - Video

    8. Sadhviji talks about her book - Video

    9. Sadhviji reads from her book - "Hollywood to the Himalayas" - Video

    1. Living Consciously - Video Class Two

    2. Mindfulness Exercise - Video

    3. Sadhviji Video - "Save Yourself"

    4. From Satsang - "Living Simply" - Video

    5. Sadhviji Reads from her Book - "Hollywood to the Himalayas" - Video

    1. The Key to Freedom - Video - Class Three

    2. Sadhviji Video - "Forgiveness is Letting Go"

    3. Sadhviji Video - "Searching for the Key"

    4. Sadhviji Video - "Source of Happiness"

    5. Sadhviji Video - "What is Enlightenment"

    6. Sadhviji Reads from her Book - "Hollywood to the Himalayas" - Video

About this course

  • Free
  • 21 lessons
  • 4.5 hours of video content

All proceeds from the course go directly to the Divine Shakti Foundation

The Divine Shakti Foundation is dedicated to providing for the holistic well-being of women, their children, orphaned and abandoned children, and all of Mother Earth. DSF is working to identify needs and design and implement programs to support women and children (especially orphaned and abandoned children) to be socially and financially self-sustaining, as well as raise awareness of the problems facing women and children through education and mass communication. DSF is also engaged in activities for the preservation of Mother Earth, especially protecting the Holy Ganga River and providing a safe and natural environment for India’s revered cows. For more information go to Sadhviji's website - https://sadhviji.org/seva/dsf/

Meet Your Instructor

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Spiritual Leader

SADHVI BHAGAWATI SARASWATI is a renowned spiritual leader, author and motivational speaker based in Rishikesh, India. She’s the author of newly released #1 bestselling memoir, Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation. She is the Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, an international interfaith organization dedicated to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; president of Divine Shakti Foundation, a foundation that runs free schools, vocational training programs, and empowerment programs; and director of the world-famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh—which has been covered in Time, CNN, the New York Times and other prestigious publications and has been addressed by both the Prime Minister and Vice President of India. She serves on the United Nations Advisory Council on Religion and on the steering committees of the International Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) and the Moral Imperative to End Extreme Poverty, a campaign by the United Nations and World Bank. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by U.S. President Joe Biden for her lifelong commitment to volunteer service. She was also the Managing Editor for the monumental project of the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Stanford University, Sadhviji has been ordained into the sacred order of Sanyas by her guru HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and has been living at Parmarth Niketan Ashram for the past twenty-six years. She oversees a variety of humanitarian projects, teaches meditation, lectures, writes, counsels individuals and families and serves as a unique female voice of spiritual leadership throughout India and the world.

This course is offered on a donation basis

In the tradition of the sages of the Himalayas, wisdom is offered for no charge. However, we are so grateful for any donations. Please offer what is comfortable for you. All donations go directly to our charities.


“Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati is a great teacher of spirituality and consciousness. Her inspiring wisdom illuminates the path to healing, happiness and inner peace.”

Dr. Deepak Chopra

“Vivid and poetic...her journey is a river of love, compelling in its authenticity and unflinching honesty...a must for anyone who is interested in exploring different paths.”

Jane Goodall

“This true story shines a bright light on the path to becoming more deeply spiritual.”

Jack Canfield

“Sadhviji's book has literally transformed my life. I was so inspired by it that I have become a volunteer in India at her ashram. This course is putting all the pieces together, from all of her wisdom, into one powerful life shifting experience.”

T. Spring, Blaine, WA

“I have been so moved by Sadhviji's wisdom. It has changed how I look at myself and my life.”

Tom B., MN

Are you ready to live your highest freedom?