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Sister Jenna
Sister Jenna is an award-winning spiritual leader, author, radio talk show host, renowned speaker and founder and director of the Meditation Museum in Silver Spring. For decades, she has demonstrated an extraordinary level of improvement in the quality of lives of people ranging from heads of government to children in villages. She has traveled to over 80 countries where she continues to provide practical life tools and solutions that empower people to foster and build stronger relationships. Her wisdom, peace, and compassion for humanity are expressed through the variety of initiatives she spearheads for youths, women, governments, and communities. Her voice of influence ranges from government and corporate platforms to critical current day issues. Sister Jenna is the recipient of numerous awards and proclamations including, the President’s Lifetime National Community Service Award, Every Day Hero Award by the Foundation for Better Life and the Friendship Archway Awards, to name a few.

She is invited by major institutions, such as The World Bank Group, Booz Allen and Hamilton, The Pentagon, American University, The Coast Guard, The George Washington University to name a few, as well as, by grassroots organizations to offer lectures and workshops that promote positive awareness, change, and solutions. As the director for the local spiritual non profit, her spiritual leadership in a city like Washington, D.C. has yielded meaningful relationships for personal, local, and global change. For more information contact:

Tune in to the America Meditating Radio Program as Sister Jenna is joined by celebrities, thought leaders, authors, and average folks for inspiring conversations, sharing success stories and new ways to combat challenges that we encounter along the journey of life.

Entries by Sister Jenna

Off the Grid Into the Heart

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 5:10 PM


As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to get off the grid, slow down, feel safe, and loved. Did you know that researchers in the new field of "interruption science" have found that it takes an average of...

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Unity Amidst Terror

(1) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 6:47 PM

It is January 11, 2015 and world leaders from over 40 countries gathered in Paris, linked arm to arm to march in peace for unity. In the twentieth century alone an estimated 160 million of our brothers sisters died because of war. We have over 60 countries engaged in some kind of conflict. And then there is the battle within our own minds, where some would argue all war begins. This means our entire world is suffering not only from a lack of inner peace but also from a loss of awareness as to how much love actually resides inside every soul. It seems to me that our holding on to old stories of the past with bitter interpretations percolates more hatred, and prevents us from walking into a new one.


The solidarity of world leaders in the aftermath of a three day terror attack, beginning at the newsroom of Charlie Hebdo, totaling 17 lives lost, makes me optimistic that goodness does indeed remain in us. We are all Charlie. As more than three million people participated in unity marches throughout various places they proclaimed their solidarity with the phrase, "Je Suis Charlie," "I Am Charlie," also translated as "OM Charlie."

OM, while translating to "I Am," is also a sacred sound, connecting all through a vibration of peace and love. Perhaps turning more to this meaning of "I Am," will bring us back to who we truly are, beyond our excuses for war. Will the escalation of tragedy eventually become a means for us to review our humanity and recognize that we all come from One God, and we will all return to the same one? To date, I've never seen a record of God saying, "I am Muslim... Jew, Christian, Hindu." So is it man's attachment to these labels that creates the conflict? What if we really did come from the solidarity of 'We are all Charlie?' Not only post-terror, but every day.

I showcased an incredible short movie, Admissions at the Meditation Museum during the holidays. Like our guests, I came away with a deeper encouragement to get the knowledge and experience of Je Suis, OM, I Am, out and in to our communities worldwide. What if we all considered ourselves to be souls, belonging to the same God? What then would be our excuse to impose hurt on another and justify acts of violence as one's expression of God's will?

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A Different Kind of Drink

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 5:01 PM

What is it about the coming of a new year that makes us reflect at a deeper level than we do in the middle of the year? We start to take a mental account of what we have done and what we have yet to do. I am of the firm belief that "should haves" don't serve us. Our lives have played out the way they were meant to, and now we're in a powerful position to consider how we would like to steer them from this point on.

The new year is about more than ritualistically setting resolutions before the clock strikes midnight. This annual transition of time is an opportunity for our stage of consciousness to transition from dark to light; to let go of our past and invest in our future by living fully and lovingly in the present.

As many make plans to toast the new year with carefully selected dates and parties, I'm reminded of my former life, prior to becoming fully dedicated to living from the inside out. When I was in my 20s, I was managing two nightclubs in South Beach, Miami. I was at the top of my game, living the high life in a beautiful, oceanfront apartment, with a brimming social life. I was in a good place, not searching for anything.

Then I had a deeply profound experience of silence, pure love, and the light of God that awakened something in me. It took me on a path of giving more than taking, it took me into real living. This entry of a new consciousness was so significantly more meaningful than my nightclub lifestyle that I had no choice other than to surrender to it. Looking back, I realize how enormous a transformation the soul went through; it shifted my way of speaking, walking, dressing and essentially being.

Now perhaps that level of change is not on the horizon for you, though letting go of something likely is. We may not all surrender to God or living more from inside out, what I tend to say, "paying attention" instead of living from tension, but to think of surrender as breaking our attachments and finding the courage to love more, we could all make that a resolution.

There is a continuous, subconscious habit of competing with attachments, expectations, resistance, and the ego, and all takes a toll on the soul. When we take an honest look at our inner thoughts and feelings, we slowly begin to accept the reality of this habitual pattern. We realize that we are more often in a state of illusion than truth. The path of spirituality is about examining the percentage we spend in the consciousness of our truth.

My role as a spiritual teacher is to be so curious about my own self transformation that it just might inspire others to examine this practice for themselves and find the courage to let go and give into the experience of true intoxication. I believe when someone is intoxicated about self realization, there is a faith that naturally moves the soul to make the impossible possible. It has the wisdom to release old patterns that no longer serve the betterment of the soul or the folks that revolve around them.

At this time, it seems my part that's unfolding in front of me and the world, is to offer a portal to a different kind of intoxication than my earlier days in the clubs, it's the intoxication of spiritual wisdom. There is something in the taste of realizing your worthiness, your capacity, your purity. And this drink of knowledge holds no fear of driving under the influence where you might hurt yourself or someone else. Instead, you might feel strong enough to pick someone up who is down and share a thought that will awaken them for the new year. There is no hangover, just the happiness of being ready to continue your journey, renewed and lighter.

So, for this new year, our ability to surrender opens an opportunity to break the illusions of the mind that are holding us back from forging forward and really living a life of pure freedom. Instead, we gracefully, and powerfully glide ourselves into a new year with eyes that sparkle with enlightenment, a smile as soft as a child, and heart of pure gold.

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Yoga Is Official! United Nations Adopts International Yoga Day

(3) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 9:32 AM

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The United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day, just three months after India's newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi used some of his valuable minutes during his address to the U.N. General Assembly to introduce it....

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Cyber Safe or Cyber Insecurity?

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2014 | 6:00 PM


The cyber-attack on Sony Pictures is alarming to many. It raises questions of thievery, censorship and most invasive of all, personal security.

Regardless of the views of right and wrong in this recent...

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Organized Chaos. That's My India!

(6) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 10:00 AM

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I have traveled to India over 30 times in my lifetime. My mother has visited India over 45 times! Neither of us have any blood relatives here. We are pulled by the mystical lure, scents, smiling faces, and complex...

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Here We Go Again. From Fear to Love?

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 9:34 AM


The Ferguson grand jury decision reminds me of how far away we have come from our essence. While we have experienced significant changes throughout history, perhaps we are currently in the greatest shift of all time, where not even a trace of fear...

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Start Where You Are

(2) Comments | Posted November 23, 2014 | 5:23 PM


Do you ever look into the future by starting with where you are? There's a saying, "As it is for you right now, well that's your tomorrow."

This is either scary or hopeful, because we belong to such a large landscape called life....

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Taking Yoga to Government

(5) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 12:57 PM

After making a timely and bold presentation to the UN to observe an International Yoga Day, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has garnered the support of over 50 countries, including the U.S., China, Sri Lanka and Canada. On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Prime Minister Modi created a separate ministry, AAYUSH,...

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5 Quotes for Marriage Equality

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 11:51 AM

Here are 5 quotes to empower US to ACCEPT and LOVE everyone the same. We are all on the journey together.

Vote on which one is your favorite.

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Can Yoga Change the World?

(40) Comments | Posted September 28, 2014 | 10:47 PM


When an Eastern or Indian Prime Minister addresses the United Nations and dedicates some of that time to add that there should be an International Yoga Day where we change ourselves and inspire the world to change, people hear it. Prime Minister Narendra...

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Evolve to Dissolve

(5) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 2:22 PM


A sign that we are evolving is that our negatives start to dissolve. We become more conscious of thoughts and feelings, more self-reflective, and our presence becomes softer. We become sensitized to the workings of our inner being and how its vibrations manifest...

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Power in Chaos

(3) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 10:28 AM


We are all living and existing on the same field of actions. The stage we use is called the world. But there are subtle influences which we can't see with our eyes; we can only feel them with our hearts ("souls" for some)....

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What Am I Learning Here?

(5) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:52 PM

Life is a game of learning, or what I call "remembering."

Have you ever watched nature's way of adapting, giving back to us and responding to the constant conditions under which she must function? Of course you have! We often hold plenty of opinions about her responses as well.


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The Tilt

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 2:02 PM


Do you ever get the feeling that we are at a tipping point? That we are simply one thought away from mayhem or harmony? What if we are? What could we begin to do differently? The most amazing part of the tipping point...

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A Luminary Leaves a Legacy of Song

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 2:59 PM


Dr. Maya Angelou has left us, but her legacy of spirit remains an immortal story in my life, and the lives of countless others. Since childhood, I have been drawn to elders for the sole purpose of the rich learning curve they offer....

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A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

(2) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 4:23 PM


As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March 13, 2013, when I heard he was the newly elected Pope.

As the...

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My 98-Year-Old Dadi in Honor of Women's History Month

(3) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 12:00 AM


A few days ago, I witnessed a meeting on live streaming when my 98-year-old Dadi, called Janki, was dancing and laughing away! Dadi means Elder in Sindhi, a language from Sindh, Pakistan. When I was a teenager, she came into my life via...

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Can Creativity Cure Us?

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 7:29 AM


Typically, I don't believe in astrological readings. Though many years ago, while on the mountaintop with my community in Mount Abu, India, someone offered to do a reading. I hesitantly gave him my birth date and time and he pulled up my...

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Does Being Hurt Ignite a Desire in Us to Hurt Others?

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2014 | 3:49 PM


After meeting a Syrian man who defected from Syria at the airport, I wrote these thoughts from 30,000 feet above on my way to Washington, D.C. from India.

We know of prominent leaders of countries who were exposed to some...

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