Dadi Janki is a visionary whose uniqueness lies in her unswerving optimism and a heart that is rich with compassion. She is a soul who refuses to set limits and boundaries as to what is achievable and, in so doing, inspires others to believe that they too can make the impossible, possible. As a spiritual leader, she pioneered the integration of healthy emotional, spiritual and social development within education.
She travels worldwide, teaching and sharing her wisdom and deep knowledge of the science of spirituality. Driven by her vision of a better world, Dadi Janki has dedicated her life to the upliftment of humanity. She campaigns for truth and works tirelessly for world peace. She is a woman of wisdom - a woman who in her life, through understanding spiritual truths, has come to a position of personal peace and power.
Dadi Janki, being companion of God, sees only the goodness of each human being, awakening people to fulfil their highest potential. Dadi has pioneered, exemplified and shared with countless numbers of people a structured and disciplined method of spiritual development that has had a profound impact on the lives of millions across the world.
With an unrelenting search for honesty and cleanliness in her relationship with God as the cornerstone of her life of service, so that her being as well as words should reveal the Divine, Dadi Janki developed an inspiring vision of the unique potential of every human being. This has enabled her to become a highly effective spiritual entrepreneur.
Dadi Janki was born in 1916 in Hyderabad Sindh, in a very traditional community. However, by her early 20s she had disregarded the constraints of social conventions including the caste system, and became one of the few active women spiritual leaders.
Under her guidance and inspiration centres of the institution now has branches in over 130 countries world-wide. Throughout her many years of work, Dadi has provided guidance and support for many, counselling them in a variety of areas, including emotional and psychological problems, family relationships and substance abuse. She works for an integral approach of education to include healthy emotional, spiritual, creative and social development.
Dadi was described as the “Most Stable Mind in the World” as her mental state remained completely undisturbed whilst under tests conducted by the Medical and Science Research Institute at the University of Texas, USA in 1978.
At Habitat II, the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Dadi addressed world governments about the crucial need for people-centred development and the pivotal role of human and spiritual values in survival.
Dadi is one of the ‘Keepers of Wisdom’, an eminent group of spiritual and religious leaders, convened at the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio and at Habitat II in Istanbul, to advice on the fundamental spiritual dilemmas which underpin current worldwide issues of the environment and human settlement.
In 1997, the ‘Janki Foundation for Global Health Care’ was established and launched in her honour in London. Through this, Dadi has sought to encourage many others in what has been a passion since her childhood, to care for and nurse the sick, aiding not just the healing of the body but also the healing of the soul.
Together with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, HH the Dalai Lama and Prince Hassan of Jordan, Dadi is an international Patron of Rights and Humanity, an organisation promoting respect for human rights as a foundation for global economic and social justice and human development. Dadi is also a Global Council Member of the International Museum of Women.
Dadi has promoted inter-religious understanding and co-operation throughout her life. She is a Patron of the World Congress of Faiths and a member of The World Council of Religious Leaders and The Global Peace Initiative of Women.
In 2004 His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan awarded Dadi Janki, “the Grand Cordon” of the first order of Al Istiklal (Jordan’s highest civil award) in recognition of her humanitarian service to the world.
In 2005 The Peace Abbey presented Dadi Janki with the 2005 Courage of Conscience Award for a lifetime dedicated to the service of humanity. Dadi Janki’s published books include Companion of God, Wings of Soul, and Pearls of Wisdom.