Path to Peace Movie
Organized by: Ryan Parenti
Path to Peace started in 2014 as a way to bring encouragement, positivity and to spark more light in the world.
It enlivens, inspires and uplifts you to celebrate your life. Here is how...
Media has the potential to transform your life.
Stories reawaken us to what matters. They allow us to share our experiences, and gain insight into how to survive and thrive.
Path to Peace celebrates this wisdom by placing it in a modern context.
We believe in those young at heart who want to learn how to live an expanded life, filled with wonder, and passion.
We want to support those who have settled for less than they deserve and offer insight into what else is possible.
Our project shares a glimpse into a new world for you to gain knowledge and inspiration.
The Path to Peace communicates a deeper message and conveys something enriching.
It feeds your soul, it’s got heart.
Life is meant to be joyous. Path to Peace is here to bring the zest, freshness and vigor to the everyday.
We are inspired to bring profound, honest, insight to you. All with the highest quality we bring a sense of joy, awe, and appreciation.
It’s not a struggle, it’s a story with ups and downs and shifts. You will change, grow, and realign with your purpose to be happier and more authentic. We'll help you get in touch with what makes you happy, and why.
Because the story has transferred knowledge to you, it is a way of becoming a more insightful and enthusiastic person. The Path to Peace helps us overcome our own day-to-day battles.
It helps us conquer stress and enjoy what matters.
The Path to Peace's goal is to help bring you into yourself in a deeper capacity. You get to grow and develop into more of what life is about. See through the veil what is important. Conquer your limitations, and go through what the protagonist goes through.
We share stories that expand your consciousness through narrative and help you unlock your infinite potential.
Yes, some people watch TV or movies to escape, to tap into an unknown or surreal landscape and engage in something that pacifies their stress, or daily grind.
It’s not always reviving. Sometimes the material is mindless, and lacks in engagement.
It becomes a routine, and satiates our desire for adventure.
After the Nishpatti Foundation self funded $30,000 to start the project our crew approached film producers who believe in the idea but believed people are only interested in buying negative shock & hype.
We were told that the general public is not interested unless there is unrealistic standards of beauty, sensational violence or sex.
They think that exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke interest or excitement is what you want.
Mindless media is creating a huge problem because it makes violence ‘normal’, creates body image crisises and it can lead to irresponsible sexual behavior.
They are simply businessmen doing their job by giving you what they think you want. How can we blame them?
Instead, we need to take action.
The Path to Peace team decided to come directly to you.
Every dollar you donate is a statement to the world that you want a change and you want more inspirational, soul nourishing & inspiring media to be created.
People like us need to make a statement. We want to see the story of inspiration and happiness.
We want to see the good side of humanity.
Come and support the cause and make a statement.
Donate $71,000 for:
Filming - Some of the raw elements for the film still need to be recorded. We need to send our crew to complete filming.
Editing - We are sitting on a goldmine of content that we want to give to you. We have completed the first round of principal photography. We will need to hire an editor for assembling shots into a coherent sequence.
Post Production -The images, visual effects & sounds of the recorded film need to be added including inserting transition effects, sound engineering & working with voice and sound actors.
Project Management, Graphic Design, IT, Marketing and Promotion - Social media, marketing out reach and more needs to be implemented to share this project with as many people as possible.
What is the Path To Peace Movie?
The Path to Peace movie has four clear goals:
- Initiating a global dialogue on peace
- Positive reporting
- Bring the message of the enlightened masters to the masses
- Give a voice to the vulnerable
Initiating A Global Dialog On Peace
The Path To Peace production crew has sought out prominent social, spiritual & political luminaries and visited many different global communities, involving all in a constructive dialogue for world peace.
Messages From Masters
Our crew traveled through the United States & India, interviewing 17 political, spiritual, educational and social world leaders on their insights for attaining happiness and harmony individually and socially.
Giving A Voice To The Vulnerable
Path To Peace is creating an opportunity for the marginalized masses to share their experiences and illuminate their concerns.
A large percentage of the world’s population is without a medium to share their messages or stories with one another.
Path To Peace is providing those without a platform to be heard and have a social voice so they may connect with audiences and inspire everyday people to make our world a better place.
Path To Peace is engaging its audience by putting a face to the statistic and in doing so calls upon humanity’s potential to create social assets rather than perceived burdens.
Swami Brahmananda Saraswati
Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, a name that loosely translates to "channel of bliss", is the founder of The Nishpatti Foundation, a U.S. based, nonprofit organization centered on the humanitarian work of helping children, spreading world peace and sharing the message of yoga.
Swami Ji is dedicated to enhancing each of our personal experiences on earth.
Swami Ji started this journey at the age of 4 when he was placed in the Shankaracharya's Ashram by his Brahmin parents. Swami Ji grew up amongst many masters and, at the age 12, he was already teaching yoga. Since then he has taught thousands of students. In 2009 he moved to the United States to attend Maharishi University of Management, where he specialized in pre-medicine. Swami Ji expanded his yogic community in Fairfield, Iowa by starting a thriving yoga program, Nishpatti Yoga, which continues to grow & flourish. The Nishpatti Foundation evolved from this initial mission.
Swami Ji travels the globe serving people and the planet by sharing the knowledge and technologies of Vedic wisdom. Swami Ji utilizes the wisdom passed down from his masters, the compassion cultivated in his own heart, and timeless commitment to patience so that his students can develop a relationship with their divine inheritance of open-heartedness, contentment and self-understanding.
Swami Ji was born into a centuries-old lineage of Brahmins, those members of society engaged in attaining the highest spiritual knowledge. In a Brahmin family this knowledge is passed from parent to child as it has been throughout centuries. Swami Ji's grandfather was a disciple of Jagadguru Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, then Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath. The senior Jagadguru Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, also known as Guru Deva, was the teacher of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who famously brought Transcendental Meditation to the west. Now, Swami Ji carries the fire of the Vedic teachings and continues the lineages' work to bring peace, love and understanding throughout the world.
Swami Brahmananda Saraswati is a disciple of Jagadguru Madhav Ashram Ji Maharaj, the Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath from the Himalayan mountains of India.
Swami Umesh Yogi
Swami Umesh Yogi is a personal disciple of divine grace Shri Baba Ji Maharaj & Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ji. He was born in a Brahmin family in central India, He started his Sadhna with his Guru Shri Baba Ji from the tradition of Bhagwan Shankracharya. He deepened his studies of Raja Yoga, meditation and Bhakti Yoga from the age of 8 years.
His Holiness Swami ji is born on this earth to extend to the world the message of peace & harmony, love and re-establish higher creative human value; Swami ji is a social reformer, versatile thinker, writer and poet. From his childhood, he has been continuously making efforts for establishing communal harmony, non- violence, love and peaceful society.
Since 1998 Swami Umesh Yogi is traveling and giving his teachings in many countries in Europa and America to those who are deeply interested in Yoga, Meditation, prana-sadhna, Vedic -since, asrology, yajna, healing, love, happiness, liberation and spiritual awakening.
20 years of meditation have laid the foundation for a life dedicated to and rooted in compassionate service.
A seeker of pure knowledge, Christopher has always sought higher truth and understanding in all aspects of life. A background in Audio Engineering allowed Christopher the opportunity to work with some talented engineers in the Bay Area and later opened doors to get behind the camera for a production company.
Inspired by the power of media, Christopher is a graduate of Maharishi University of Management, having achieved his B.A. in Media and Communications, with an emphasis in filmmaking. Fueled by a knowing that all human life is ripe with infinite potential, he seeks to provide justice and fertile possibilities to underserved communities of the world, through the far reaching power of media and the arts.
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and the David Lynch Film Masters program at Maharishi University of Management, Christopher has lived and worked in New York City for the past 13 years as a professional photographer and videographer, contributing his creative repertoire to after school programs with the New York City Department of Education and charities such as Humble Arts Foundation and The Barat Foundation of Newark NJ. Christopher initiated his practice of Yoga in 1997 and began Transcendental Meditation in 2011.
Ricky is truly a renaissance man. He has won awards and honors for his film, TV and music production work as an Executive Producer. His interest in humanity has lead him to a life long study and pursuit of ancient traditions. His diverse and successful leadership as a business professional traverses several industries.
Ricky is an MBA Graduate from Seton Hall University where he majored in finance and world marketing. His post-graduate studies have been focused on his passion for world music and documentary film. He has studied at Julliard, NYU Film School and the NY Film Academy.
His business career started at Xerox, a large multi-national corporation whose innovative Xerox Parc Research Center changed the world. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and many more of today’s information technology geniuses and innovators have credited Parc as their source for inspiration. At the age of 26, Ricky was the youngest of Xerox’s elite group of National Account Managers. This elite group contributed the lion’s share of revenue to Xerox’s net profits by seeding new technology and products in its largest customer base.
Ricky left the world of the corporate giants at age 29 to start his own music record company with a childhood friend and former band mate. Empire Records gained global attention by successfully embracing change and employing savvy marketing through new emerging markets such as MTV and college radio.
He employed this same forward thinking approach from his music industry experience to several start-up companies throughout his business career and taught the art of change to global giants in the fields of media, technology and business services.
Ricky has been developing his yoga practice for 22 years and truly embraces a yogic lifestyle. He shares his love of yoga by teaching couples yoga. He is a practicing body worker who holds both an LMT and Trager® certification which he employs in his holistic work.
Ricky is passionate about the future of the world as seen through the eyes of its children. He is committed to improving conditions for under-privileged children and creating a level playing field to provide the opportunity for children from around the world to actively participate in their own life’s journey in a beautiful way.