[Advaita-l] Contribution of Advaita Vedanta to Humanity

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Sat Aug 22 03:40:38 CDT 2015



Nov. 18-21. Chinmaya Vibhuti, Pune, India. 

Being Organized by Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF). 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFO: http://www.chinfo.org/advaitaconference/register.php


18th November 2015

Inauguration (4.30 pm - 6.00 pm)
Cultural programme: Smt. Pramodini Rao, Resident Director, Chinmaya Naada Bindu

19th November 2015 - JIVA

Session 1	 Jiva (Keynote Address by Swami Tejomayananda)

Session 2  The Ideal Individual According to Advaita Vedanta

    Jiva (individual soul)
    Bandha and Moksha (bondage and Liberation)
    Jivan Mukti (Liberation here and now)

Session 3  Individual Transformation and Self-unfoldment

    Concept of Dharma
    Sadhana (Spiritual practices & Preparation for higher life)

Session 4  Advaita Vedanta for a Fulfilling life

    Concept of Asramas (stages of life)
    Purusharthas (human-goals)
    Values, traditions and relationships

Session 5  Role of Vedanta in Sustaining Social Harmony and Human Relationships (Panel discussion)

    Varna-ashrama Dharma
    Social solidarity and responsibility

Session 6  Exponents of Advaita Vedanta and their contribution-East and West

    Pre- and Post-Shankara Period
    Advaita Vedanta – A global perspective – Saints (19th century onwards)
    Western models of Advaita Vedanta

Cultural programme: Kudiattam by Dr. Venu and group

20th November 2015 - JAGAT

Session 1  Jagat (Keynote Address by Swami Tejomayananda)

Session 2  The Excellence of the Advaita World-view (Jagat)

    Paramarthika and Vyavaharika (Reality and Appearance; and the vision of Non- duality and duality)
    From Empirical Realism to Transcendental Monism

Session 3  Reorienting Education

    Integrating Advaita Vedanta concepts in the Education System
    Orienting the stake-holders of Education in Advaita
    Ancient Indian Education

Session 4  Nation Building & Nourishing Leaders through Advaita

    Management Principles enshrined in Advaita Vedanta
    Empowering leaders (youth, women etc.) & uplifting the common man
    Role of Karmayoga in Nation Building

Session 5  Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - The entire world as one family (Panel Discussion)

    Human Unity for World Peace
    Universal outlook
    Unity in Diversity

Session 6  Advaita Vedanta and the Philosophy of Science

    Advaita Metaphysics in Quantum Physics
    Contribution to contemporary cognitive science
    Contribution to scientific knowledge& heritage

Cultural Programme : Smt. Ramaa Bharadvaj, Director-Dance, Chinmaya Naada Bindu

21st November 2015 - ISHWARA

Session 1 Ishwara (Keynote Address by Swami Tejomayananda)

Session 2  Saguna and Nirguna Brahma

    Concept of Saguna and Nirguna Brahma
    Advaita is trans-theistic and not anti-theistic
    Enlightened Poly-theism vs. degenerate poly-theism

Session 3  Concept of Jiva-Brahmaikya (Supreme Oneness)

    Jivanmukti & Videhamukti
    Lakshanas (Bhamati & Vivarna vaad)
    Panch-khyaatis (anirvachaniya)

Session 4  Swami Chinmayananda, the sage of Advaita and his contribution to humanity

Session 5  Reserved Session

Session 6  Valedictory  (7.00 pm – 8.00 pm)

CONTACT for Information:
Convenor, Advaita Conference
Chinmaya International Foundation
Adi Sankara Nilayam, Adi Sankara Marg,
Veliyanad P.O., Ernakulam District, Kerala – 682313
Phone: +91-484-2749685/+91-484-2747104 / +91-98716 42447
Email: advaitaconference at chinfo.org

Important links:
Conference website: www.chinfo.org/advaitaconference 
Chinmaya International Foundation: www.chinfo.org
Chinmaya Mission: www.chinmayamission.com
Chinmaya Vibhooti: www.chinmayamission.com/chinmaya-vibhooti 

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