Lecture in language


Abhejali Bernardová (CZE)

swimmer, runner, co-organizer of the Peace Run

„I believe we can do much more than we usually dare to admit… The main reason I do everything is to get to know myself better, to become a better human being and to be the best person I can be.“


A Czech long-distance swimmer and runner, originally named Petra Bernardová, received the name Abhejali, meaning Pure Water, from her teacher Sri Chinmoy. Under his leadership, at the age of 18, she began to pursue meditation and later complemented it with running and swimming. In endurance sports as well as in her life, she is particularly attracted to self-knowledge and exploration of her own limits.

  In February 2018 she swam across Cook Strait, completing the Oceans Seven, a marathon swimming challenge, and becoming the tenth person in history to finish this challenge (and the first More…