Be the One Community Gathering

You are the one the world is waiting for. On Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose, Carry the Vision, Santa Clara County Board Supervisor Dave Cortese and our partners are hosting a community wide event where each of us we will be inspired to Be the One. Our honored guest at this event will be Ms. Ela Gandhi, peace activist and leader of the nonviolence movement, and granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, to share stories, inspiration, and lessons from her grandfather, and how we can apply them today to meet the opportunity and responsibility before us.

We invite you to be a part of our special event. Engage now in the call to action that unites and bridges us by sharing a financial donation that will support the success of this event that will gather hundreds of people from all sectors and backgrounds to change the world right here in Silicon Valley. Your generous contribution of any amount makes all the difference.

There is a calling within each of us—a call to love, to speak and live in truth, a call to insist upon justice for all. We discover this calling by recognizing what we care for most deeply in life and choose to stand for it. When we speak to that calling, we acknowledge it in ourselves and in one another. When we invite that forth it rises, it convenes, it brings us together, it changes lives and communities and transforms the world. This is what Be the One, a community gathering with Ela Gandhi is all about.The questions then arise—but how does this happen? What can I do that would make a difference? It starts when we decide to Be the One. We make a simple and profound commitment to one thing that is in alignment with what we value the most. It’s like an experiment, we watch those simple and profound acts grow, transform, and ripple out into the world.

We are so grateful for our Community Gathering Sponsors & Supporters.  This event would not be possible without you!

Larry Kuechler and Ivonne Montes de Oca
Olivia Soza-Mendiola and Frank Mendiola
Patricia Chiapellone
Susan Hass
Datta and Girish Shah
Sharon Albert and Gilroy Center for the Arts
Mobedshahi Family Foundation
Tanvi Jhaveri-Meghani and Dr. Mihir Meghani

 Join inspired speakers Yogacharya O’Brian and Ela Gandhi for an experience of a lifetime!

Ela Gandhi was born and grew up at the Phoenix Settlement in Inanda South Africa. This was the very first Ashram set up by Mahatma Gandhi in 1904. Here he experimented with a new way of life, closer to nature, simple, healthy, interfaith, gender conscious, and communal. Ela is now a retired social worker and activist. Presently engaged in promoting Gandhian thoughts and encouraging the building of a culture of nonviolence through education projects andmedia. Holds voluntary honorary positions on various local and international organizations promoting peace and interfaith harmony. Served in the South African democratic parliament for 9 years and as Chancellor of Durban University of Technology for two terms. Serves as co-President of World Conference on Religions for Peace and chairperson of the Advisory Council of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious Dialogue. Serves as Managing Trustee on Gandhi Development Trust and Phoenix Settlement Trust and member of various community organizations. Ela has three daughters, one son and two grandchildren. One son was assassinated during preliberation violence in 1993 in South Africa.


Yogacharya O’Brian is the founding teacher and spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, and founder of Carry the Vision. Yogacharya O’Brian has taught Kriya Yoga for over three decades throughout the US and internationally—having trained leaders who now teach meditation and ethical living in business, education, medicine, government, prison populations, hospice, counseling, and coaching. She teaches nationally and internationally and has received several community service awards, including the 2015 Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism.  She is the author of Living the Eternal Way: Spiritual Meaning and Practice in Daily Life and Living for the Sake of the Soul and three volumes of poetry including the award-winning newly released title: The Moon Reminded Me.  Her latest book published by New World Library—The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga—will be released in November 2018. Learn more about Yogacharya O’Brian


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