Yoga Vidya International

Community on Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and Spirituality

Friends of Ganga Prem Hospice


Friends of Ganga Prem Hospice

a spiritually-oriented not-for-profit cancer hospice that is being built in Rishikesh, North India

Members: 72
Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2015

Ganga Prem's Services

Situated at Gohri Maphi near Rishikesh and Haridwar, the spiritual and holistic centres, the Hospice will provide medical, emotional and spiritual support for individuals and their grieving families.

Monthly Cancer Clinic
Home Care Programme
Bereavement Support Service
The land has been purchased in Rishikesh. Now we are raising money for the construction of the buiding. In the mean time, a monthly (free) clinic is operating.

Discussion Forum

Fundraising for Ganga Prem Hospice 5 Replies

Weisbaden, Germany:Heike Sambhavi Cueppers will be hosting a charity dinner to raise funds for the Ganga Prem Hospice. She will also be giving a free yoga nidra class every monday where she will be…Continue

Tags: Ganga Prem Hospice, yoga nidra, yoga

Started by Swami Saradananda. Last reply by Swami Saradananda Dec 25, 2010.

Volunteers 1 Reply

OMSeveral people who are going to Rishikesh have asked if they can volunteer. Mainly, the Ganga Prem Hospice needs volunteers who can speak Hindi and have some type of therapeutic…Continue

Tags: Ganga, Ganges, yoga, Himalayas, cancer

Started by Swami Saradananda. Last reply by Swami Saradananda Oct 10, 2010.

Yoga for people living with cancer

by Jude MurrayAs yoga practitioners, we know that yoga makes us feel better, which is why  (even on days when we don’t feel like it) we get drawn back to our practice because we know and understand…Continue

Tags: yoga therapy, yoga, Scotland, yoga for cancer patients

Started by Swami Saradananda Aug 15, 2010.

Comment Wall

Comment by Swami Saradananda on July 30, 2010 at 4:04pm
OM - When facing difficult situations in life Yoga is very helpful. This is also true for cancer since the practice of Yoga stimulates the natural healing forces of the body – subsidiary to the cancer therapy in conventional medicine.

• Meditation helps in finding a way to deal with the new circumstances and to create new, positive thoughts.

• Pranayama helps to clean the body and to activate the immune system. Moreover it raises ones mood and gives strength and energy to come through strenuous therapies.

• Asanas help cleaning, strengthening and relaxing the body.

• Studies prove that Yoga in general has a prodigious positive effect on the quality of life in difficult times like these.


There are some english articles dealing with 'Yoga and cancer' linked on the german Yoga Vidya site as well. Just in case you didn't know them yet, I will post them here too.
Comment by Cristina Chandika Ma on August 6, 2010 at 10:52am
Cancer cells hate oxygen, therefore pranayama is highly recomended.
Comment by Swami Saradananda on August 11, 2010 at 8:49am
25th July - Flag off of Ganga Prem Hospice’s first ambulance
Ganga Prem Hospice’s first ambulance was flagged off outside the Rishikesh clinic on the 25th of July by Dr Ajit Pathak, Senior Public Relations Officer of the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) who had donated the vehicle. At the steering wheel of the gaily decorated ambulance was Mr Thomas Sebastion, the newly employed driver for the Hospice. The patients and staff of the clinic formed an enthusiastic crowd of spectators.
Comment by Swami Saradananda on August 14, 2010 at 11:28am
Congratulations to Dr Ajay Dewan, the guiding force behind the medical aspect of Ganga Prem Hospice, Rishikesh. He has been appointed the Medical Director of Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi.

Dr Dewan will now be the Medical Director of the leading cancer hospital of India. With his loving human touch, Dr Dewan is sure to bring relief and happiness to many, many cancer patients.

Dr Dewan is one of the top oncological surgeons in India and has conducted over 13,000 surgeries over the last twenty years. Patients flock to have his consultations not just because of the high level of expertise that he possesses in his very specialised work, but also because of his empathy and goodness. In any given period of time, Dr Dewan has done about 15% of the surgeries without claiming his professional fee at the hospital. There have been times when he has paid the patients' dues out of his own pocket when he has found the patients to be too poor to afford costly cancer treatment. For years, he has endeavoured to bring the cost of treatment down for cancer patients, at a higher administrative level. Not to mention that as the Medical Director of Ganga Prem Hospice, Dr Dewan has travelled thousands of kilometres every year to actually go to the cancer patients’ homes and towns, to give them consultations free of charge.

The senior surgeon has never made it a point to bring his acts of kindness and high character out in the open, but at such a special moment in his professional career, we can't help but praise the good doctor!
Comment by Swami Saradananda on August 21, 2010 at 11:53am
Ganga Prem Hospice, Rishikesh The first ambulance of Ganga Prem Hospice was flagged off on July 25th, 2010. The vehicle has been sponsored by one of India's biggest oil companies, the Indian Oil Corporation. The fact that a vehicle is now available to ferry cancer patients to the hospital and take the Hospice medical team to patients' homes has helped the Hospice expand its operations manifold. Cancer patients who live several kilometres away from Rishikesh are routinely brought to the Ganga Prem Hospice clinic and taken to the Dehradun hospital in the ambulance. Our medical team which earlier could not reach patients who lived outside of Rishikesh on the Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway, and in Haridwar and Dehradun, are now within the Hospice service purview.
Comment by Dr SWAAMEE_APRTEMAANANDAA_JEE on August 21, 2010 at 1:16pm
Dear Swami Saradananda Jee,
Keep up the OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIC work that you and your team has undertaken!

Spiritual Regrads,
Fellow Spiritual Traveller
Comment by Swami Saradananda on September 2, 2010 at 11:50pm
The first cancer clinic of Ganga Prem Hospice in Haridwar saw 49 patients, with 11 cancer patients and 4 who were terminally ill.

Comment by Swami Saradananda on September 2, 2010 at 11:52pm

Comment by Swami Saradananda on September 2, 2010 at 11:53pm

Comment by Swami Saradananda on September 2, 2010 at 11:53pm


You need to be a member of Friends of Ganga Prem Hospice to add comments!


Members (71)


Yoga Vidya

Bookmark Us

© 2018   Yoga Vidya | Contact | Privacy Policy |   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service