Meditation for Health, Happiness, and Meaning-Making Dr. Ani Kalayjian

“Meditation” in its modern sense refers to the yogic meditation that originated in India. In the late 19th century, theosophists adopted the word “meditation” to refer to various spiritual practices drawn from Eastern religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. Thus the English word meditation does not exclusively translate into any single term or concept.… Continue reading >>

Establishing Forgiveness and Peace Gardens Around the Globe: Dr. Ani Kalayjian

Forgiveness is not an occasional act It is a permanent attitude – Martin Luther King, Jr. – Published: Kalayjian, A. (May 2014). Establishing Forgiveness and Peace Gardens Around the Globe. International Psychologist. 54.1 (B). pp 19-21.   Although an abundance of peace organizations, non-governmental, as well as related university affiliations exist; conflict continues to flourish… Continue reading >>

Haiti Empowered and Community Healing Post Earthquake

Haiti Empowered and Community Healing Post Earthquake: Meaningfulworld Ambassadors Return to Work on Resilience and Meaning-Making Alexa Kauffman, Dr. Ani Kalayjian, Emily Bales, & Shayla Tumbling Imagine a place filled with energy, hope, life, and laughter – yet lacking in basic everyday resources and necessities, which we may often take for granted. Your home is… Continue reading >>

Meaningfulworld Humanitarian Mission in Armenia

Peace-Building, Conflict Resolution, Empowerment, and Lifting One Another Up Meaningfulworld Humanitarian Mission in Armenia Dr. Ani Kalayjian & Marian Weisberg The Meaningfulworld Humanitarian Mission began on August 28, 2014, with the following goals: 1. Train participants in the 7-Step Integrative Healing Model; 2. Start a Suicide Hotline, as one of the first projects of Meaningfulworld… Continue reading >>

Middle East Trauma Relief Mission

ATOP MEANINGFULWORLD MIDDLE EAST TRAUMA RELIEF MISSION TARGETS REFUGEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS Workshops, trainings, healing, empowering and educating for continued psychosocial,physical, ecological and spiritual recovery in Palestine, Jordan and with Syrian Refugees Susan Smith and Dr. Ani Kalayjian     Imagine you are forced to leave your home in the middle of the night with nothing… Continue reading >>

Humanitarian Mission to Haiti

ATOP Meaningfulworld Humanitarian Mission to Haiti: Follow up Community Healing and Meaning-Making for a Healthy Haiti Emily Bales, Dr Ani Kalayjian, Alexa Kauffman, Shayla Tumbling    Haiti has been in a state of turmoil for decades. The problems the people of Haiti face on a day-to-day basis are enormous. According to reports from, Haiti… Continue reading >>

Africa Press Release

ATOP Meaningfulworld Humanitarian Healing, Peace-building, and Mind-Body-Eco-Spirit Mission to Africa: Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi Victoria Alexander, Leysa Cerswell, & Dr. Ani Kalayjian 27 June – 15 July Press Release   On June 29th, 2013 the ATOP Meaningfulworld Humanitarian peace building, empowerment and healing team arrived in East Africa for a Mental Health Outreach Program organized… Continue reading >>

Good intentions are no longer enough. I wanted to support humanity in my own way. Meaningful World was a natural way for me to help the victims of tsunami.

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