Past Events

The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle listened to some devotional songs about The Mother, and then Meera Bhutta talked about her experiences at the Sri Aurobindo Yoga Retreat at Furman Uninversity.

July 2017
 

Sraddhalu Ranade gave a wonderful talk on: “Tapasya of Power and Knowledge in Daily Life and Journey of Life and Rebirth.”  He is a scientist, educationist and scholar from India.  He possesses a deep belief in the universality of the experience of oneness.
This event was organized by M. P. Rama, who significantly supported the Sri Aurobindo Conference at HUA in May 2017.

July 2017

HUA professor, Dr. Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra participated in the Jagannath Rath Yatra event. It was also the inauguration to install Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, ordered from Puri, India, at a Hindu Temple in Tampa, FL. Dr. Mahapatra represented Hindu University. He wrote an article for the journal, dedicated to the event. He was also the guest speaker and he spoke to the audience on the theme “Jagannath Culture and Peace.”
June 2017

 

HUA celebrated the International Day of Yoga. The theme for the 2017 celebration was “Yoga for Health.” The aim was to emphasize Yoga as a way to achieve equilibrium between mind and body.
June 2017

 

The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle met and discussed various ideas that emerged during the Sri Aurobindo conference last month.  We were able to review a video of Rand Hicks as he encouraged us to move from darkness to light.
June 2017

 

A lecture was given on Lord Jagannath by Dr. Chinmayee Satpathy, the title was “Universal Significance of Jagannath Consciousness and Its Dissemination in the Contemporary World.”   Devotional Bhajans were performed by Shri Kiron Senapati and Odissi dance was done by Spruha Kar.
June 2017

 

The Mahatma Gandhi Center for Non-Violence, Human Rights and World Peace at the Hindu University of America, Orlando, USA, organized a two-day international conference on May 4 and 5, 2017, on the theme Relevance of Sri Aurobindo and the Grand Visions of the Ancient Indian Wisdom. Speakers from India and the US participated in the conference and focused on various aspects of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and its relevance for the contemporary world.
May 2017

 

The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle met and saw videos of  The Mother, including a very intense interview with Satprem, who translated many of her works,  and who shared his views about the failure of society and the success of moving into higher states of consciousness.  The group also saw a amazing video of  Auroville , “The City of Dawn” as envisioned by The Mother.
April 2017

HUA professor, Dr. D. Aurobinda Mahapatra, gave a talk on Human Rights Day at The University of Tampa. The general topic was Conflict and Peace.  He spoke about “Contested Borders, Refugees and Human Security: A Case Study of Kashmir.”
April, 2017

HU Emeritus Vice-President, Abhinav Dwivedi, gave a presentation on Hinduism for the Interfaith Council of Central Florida. The Council is coordinating public talks on “Faith Traditions Today” to increase awareness and tolerance of different religions.
April 2017

 

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HUA received a beautiful 20 volume set of the “Illustrated World Buddhist Arts” for its library. HU Emeritus Vice-President, Abhinav Dwivedi, was invited to represent HUA at a ceremony given by the International Buddhist Progress Society, Orlando, FL.
March 2017

 

HUA professor, Dr. Debidatta Mahapatra, interacted with the faculty from the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, FL and gave a lecture to the students for the class on the “UN and International Peace.”
March 2017

Dr. Ananda Reddy, HUA Professor  from the HUA Affiliate, SACAR (Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research), gave a lecture on the 25th Annniversary of the Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Kendra at Ahmedabad. In the talk “O Man Manage Thyself,” he was inspired to bridge spirituality with management based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo.
March 2017

The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle watched a video on “The Genius of India” with text by Sri Aurobindo from “The Renaissance of India.”  This was followed by an inspiring explanation by Abhinav Dwivedi, HUA Emeritus Vice President, on the 3 basic ideals that were expounded here by Sri Aurobindo.
March 2017

DrManoharShindeDr. Manohar Shinde, M.D., Ph. D. Psychiatry,  gave a lecture on “Making Academia Inclusive: Engaging with Hindu Civilizational Discourse.”
March 2017

 

Dr.JonathanEdelmannDr. Jonathan Edelmann, Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Florida, delivered a public lecture titled “Hinduism and Science: Reexamining Bhāgavata Purāṇa Concepts in Light of Contemporary Thought.”
February 2017

 

FlagsHU Emeritus Vice-President, Abhinav Dwivedi, recently gave a presentation to The Hill School, Pottstown, PA that included “Quotes on India and Hindus by Various Prominent People of the World.” This provided valuable insight into contributions and ideas made by people from India.
February 2017

 

 

republic dayThe Mahatma Gandhi Center for Non-Violence, Human Rights and World Peace celebrated Democracy and Pluralism on India’s Republic Day and honored India as the world’s largest democracy and the US as the world’s oldest democracy. We watched a video of the parade in India and a presentation of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address.  Aurobinda and Abhinav provided more information about the history and significance of these two major democracies.
January 2017

 

The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle watched a video on Swami Vivekananda, who was a great inspiration to Sri Aurobindo. This was followed by a documentary on Sri Aurobindo and a discussion about his life and inspirations.
January 2017

The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle listened to the 2nd part of the audio “India and Her Future” and discussed the impact that Aurobindo had on political figures like Mahatma Gandhi.
December, 2016

An inspiring20161213_200245-1 Shiva Darshana workshop was conducted by Shri Aswath, acclaimed scholar in Sanskrit, Hindu philosophy and Dharmic traditions.
December 2016

 

The fifth Sri Aurobindo Study Circle met at HUA on December 5th. This day was meaningful as on this day in 1950, Sri Aurobindo left his mortal body. This was an occasion to reflect on his life and teachings, and how we can play our part to carry forward his message. An audio “India and Her Future” was played.
December 2016

The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle met and watched the video, “A New Birth,”  which captures The Mother’s talk with S. N. Jauhar (founder of Sri Aurobindo Ashram branch in New Delhi).
November 2016

img-20161104-wa0005The International Conference on “Gandhian Perspectives on Contemporary Conflicts and Peace” was held at the HUA Mahatma Gandhi Center for Non-Violence, Human Rights and World Peace. The  Conference was led by HUA professor, Dr. D. A. Mahapatra and it involved many inspiring presentations and panel discussions that explored Gandhian principles and their problem solving potentials. It focused on the relevance of Gandhi for addressing global problems such as inter-state and intra-state conflicts, international peace, religious extremism, degeneration of human values, social and religious discord and violation of human rights.
November 2016

Family Movie Night showing  “The Man Who Knew Infinity.”
October 2016

HUA professor, Dr. D. A. Mahapatra led the Sri Aurobindo Study Circle and provided Part II of the video on an interview on Sri Aurobindo as well as handouts about the life of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
October 2016

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The First Gandhi Memorial Lecture at HUA was delivered by Dr. Rajenda Dave.  Dr. Dave did his PhD on Gandhi from Syracuse University and his family was closely associated with the Gandhian movement.
October 2016.

A presentation was given at HUA by K. Jagadish on “A Life of Zero Gravity.”
Part One: Spirituality, Mind, Brain and Time
Part Two: Astrology – Transits in Navamsa and the Power of Prasna (Horary Astrology)
October 2016.

The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle met to discuss a chapter from “The Synthesis of Yoga” and to view Part I of an interview on Sri Aurobindo.
September, 2016

Dr. MahapatraHUA Professor, D. A. Mahapatra gave a presentation on “India’s Culture and Foreign Policy in the 21st Century.”
September 2016

 

HUA Professor, D. A. Mahapatra hosted a one day seminar on peace building at the HUA Mahatma Gandhi Center for Non-Violence, Human Rights and World Peace. It engaged academicians, policymakers, business people and leaders from religious and other interest groups on challenges and prospects of peacebuilding.
September 2016

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The Sri Aurobindo Study Circle meets each month at HUA. Dr. D. A. Mahapatra gave an introduction to the event on Indian Independence Day. Kalyani Dwivedi delivered a presentation on Sri Aurobindo’s life and ideas.
August 2016.

 

HUA hosted a One Day Family Workshop (Atma Darshana) with Yogi Devaraj (M. Sc.-Yoga, M. Phil. Yoga).
August 2016

imageHUA presented a “Healthy Living Workshop Series & Certificate Course” by Pranjali Sharma.  She gave information packed talks on “Incompatible Diet as per Ayurveda,” “Detox Your Body and Reverse Aging,” a Certificate Course on “Restoring Health by Nutrition & Holistic Wellness,” and a workshop on eating right based on diet analysis and regulating your body weight.
July 2016

Dr. Richard Grego delivered a thought provoking lecture at HUA titled “Comparison Between Scientific Achievements of Hindu India and the Secular West.”  He is a philosopher and cultural historian at Southern New Hampshire University and his current research is on philosophy of mind and metaphysics, comparative philosophies of religion and science, and cultural history.  He is currently completing an MA degree at HUA in Hindu Philosophy.
July 2016.

 

 Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to students of Parmanand Yoga institute for completing their Degree Programs in Doctorate in Hindu Philosophies and Doctorate in Yoga Philosophy and Meditation.
July 2016

 

 

759dff97-d90d-4a7b-879a-7e2c7b18096dStaff members, faculty and students participated in an International Yoga Day event at HUA.  The event featured a presentation by Dr. D. A. Mahapatra, followed by a guided meditation.
June 2016.

YOGA Day at HUA Affiliate SVYASA Institute
June 2016

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b104de39-48e3-4401-b92c-147ea024a7ff NSF  Spelling, Math & Geography Bee and other Contests held at HUA.  NSF is a national wide competition to encourage India Origin Kids to participate in the Spelling, Math, Geography, Science, Public Speaking and Vocabulary contests.
May 2016.
 

A Talk on “Conflicts, Organizations and Human Unity: Thoughts from Indian Philosophy and Sri Aurobindo” was given by  Dr. Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra.  The presentation was followed by discussion.
April 2016

A talk session on “Holistic Medicine Progress and Challenges”7172a4ff-c1e6-4e11-9db1-d010456025c1
was given at HUA by Dr.Gururaj Mutalik.
March 2016