Seminars (2013-2005)


Seminar : 2013

Contemplative Practice & Happiness

  • Speaker: Jerry Solfvin 
    Date: Friday, February 15th, 12 noon - 1pm

Screening of a Geeta Desai Film : Yoga Unvelied

  • Date: Thursday, March 14, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Venue: Claire T. Carney Library, Library Lecture Hall, Room 207

Yoga in Southcoast: Wellness, Love, Beyond Life and Kriya Yoga

  • Speaker: Jeffery Brown
    Date: Thursday, April 18, 11am - 12:15pm 
    Venue: Textile 101

The Great Transmission: How India Changed the West - Philip Goldberg

  • Speaker: Philip Goldberg
    Date: Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm - 8pm
    Venue: Claire T. Carney Library, Library Lecture Hall, Room 205

Can Vedic Insights Lead to Breakthroughs in Biology & Medicine?

  • Speaker: Alex Hankey
    Date: Friday, September 6, 2013 , 12 noon - 1:00pm

Navigating the Interconnectedness of Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and Implications

  •  Speaker: Maureen Hall Date:

    Friday, September 13,2013, 12 noon-1:00pm

Ethics, Governance, and Indian Political Philosophy in India

  • Speaker: Kumaraesan Raja
    Date: Friday October 25,2013 12:00-1:00 pm

VEDIC MATH : Using Vedic Math to Teach, Inspire & Mystify your students

  • Speaker: Swati Dave
    Date: Friday November 8th, 2013 11:30am-1:00pm
    Venue: Claire T. Carney Library, Grand Reading Room

Seminar : 2012

What is Mind Body Spirit Medicine?

  • Speaker: Christa Johnson, M.D. 
    Date: Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Two Dogmas of Materialism

  • Speaker: David Scharf, Ph.D. Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa 
    Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Yoga Research: Past, Present & Future

  • Speaker: Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D
    Date: Friday, March 9, 2012

A New Paradigm: Veda, Consciousness, the Ramayana, and the Self

  • Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:30 - 9:00pm
    Location: ATMC, Conference room, Umass Dartmouth, 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA
    RSVP to Maureen Jennings at mjennings@umassd.edu

Sociology, Anthropology, & Crime and Justice Studies,

  • Campus Sustainability Initiative & Center for Indic Studies

  • The viewing of "An Ecology of Mind", a film portrait of Gregory Bateson, celebrated anthropologist, philosopher, author, naturalist, system theorist, and film maker, produced and directed by his daughter, Nora Bateson.
    Time: Thursday, October 4, 6pm - 8pm
    Open and free to public. Refreshments at 5:45pm
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The Primacy of Economic Ideology in Scientific Research

  • Speaker: Daniel Georgianna
    Date: Wednesday, October 24, 5pm - 7pm

Solutions from India for the World's Current Crisis

  • Speaker: Prof. Adam Sulkowski, Associate Professor, Business Law & Sustainable Development at UMass Dartmouth
    Date: Friday, September 14, 2012 12 noon - 1 pm
    Venue: UMass Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business, Room 115

Ancient Indian Wisdom and current corporate practices: A non-spurious correlation?

  • Speaker: Dr. Satyanarayana Parayitam
    Date: Friday, December 7, 12noon - 1pm

Seminar : 2011

Narrative Life-Mapping in the Classroom: Critical Components of my Fulbright Research in India

  • Speaker: Dr. Maureen Hall 
    Date: Friday, September 16, 2011

An Academic Research Neuroscientist looks at Ayurveda

  • Speaker: Diana I. Lurie PhD 
    Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Training of Ayurvedic Practioners in America Today

  • Speaker: Hilary Garivaltis
    Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Foundations of Ayurveda- Tantra, Buddha, Yoga, Veda and Arabia in the Structure of the Science of Life

  • Speaker: Jay Glaser, M.D.,
    Date: February 4, 2011

Mindfulness in Medicine Educating Patients and Doctors about Mindfulness

  • Speaker : Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LicSW.
    Date: December 2, 2011

Solutions from India for the World's Current Crises

  • Speaker: Professor Adam Sulkowski
    Date: Friday, September 14, 12noon - 1pm

Seminar : 2010

Food, Wine and Sustainability

  • A Panel on World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day (co-sponsored by Sustainability Initiative)
    Speakers: Bill Russell, Westport Rivers Vineyards Ron Fortier, UMass Dartmouth Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj, 3R's Foundation
    Date: December 3, 2010 12 Noon - 1:00PM
    Venue: UMass Dartmouth - Library Browsing Area

Vedic Perspectives on Use and Misuse of Sound in Life

  • Speaker: M.G.Prasad, Ph.D., Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken
    Date: Friday, Sept 10, 2010

     

The Unknown Jewish Experience in India

  • (Co-sponsored w/UMD Center for Jewish culture & Tifereth Israel Synagogue - New Bedford)
    Speaker : Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, Cherrt Lane Minyan, Great Neck, NY DATE: Friday, May 7, 2010

India's Future-Promise vs Fulfilment

  • Speaker : Jayaprakash Narayan. M.D, President of Lok Satta Party, Andhra Pradesh, India
    DATE: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

How not to study India, particularly ancient India

  • Speaker : Ashok Aklujkar, Ph.D, Professor of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia
    DATE: Monday, April 12, 2010

MARITIME MYTHS ON THE ORIGINS OF CIVILIZATION

  • Speaker: N.S. Rajaram, PhD
    DATE: Friday, April 2, 2010

India-US Relations: Over the decades

  • Speaker: Aparna Pande, PhD
    DATE: Friday, March 5, 2010 Watch video

Bhakti Yoga & Eastern Healing Approaches : Reflections on a Trip to India With Ram Dass

  • Speaker: Jon Seskevich RN, BSN, BA, CHTP, Duke University Medical Center
    DATE: FRIDAY, February 5, 2010

Seminar : 2009

Structural Issue of Hindu Philosophy

  • Speaker: Suresh Shenoy, Ph.D,
    Date: Friday, Dec. 4, 2009

God, Darwin & Design : Understanding Science in a Religious Nation

  • Speaker: Kenneth R. Miller, Ph.D.,
    Date: Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

The Seven Jewel Centers of the Earth Mother : An Aurobindonian Vision of the Earth Consciousness

  • Speaker: by Michael Miovic,M.D.,
    Date: Friday, April 3, 2009

Will I be Rich? Will I be Happy? On Teaching Economics and Happiness using a Contemplative Pedagogy

  • Speaker: Dr. Vaishali Mamgain, University of Southern Maine,
    Date: Friday, March 06, 2009

Super Accelerated Learning Theory (SALT) : Its Application in the Classroom

  • Speaker: Dr. Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj,
    Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Forging Human Unity- Vedantic Perspective of Hindu (Sanatana) Dharma

  • Speaker: Chandra Skekhar K.Mayanil, Ph.d.,
    Date: Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

Seminar : 2008

Chandrashekar's Legacy

  • Black Holes and Gravitational Weaves
    Speaker: Gaurav Khanna
    Date: March 10,2008

Chandrashekar's Legacy : Black Holes and Gravitational Weaves

  • Speaker: Gaurav Khanna
    Date: March 10,2008

Soil,Soul & Society

  • Speaker: Satish Kumar
    Date:April 11,2008

Tantric Buddhism : Spontaneous Enlightment and Rainbow

  • Speaker: Stephen Brown
    Date: September 12,2008

Making Cognitive Affective Learning Visible : The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Via

  • Contemplative Practice
    Speaker: Dr.Maureen Hall
    Date: November 14,2008

Neurophysiology of Spiritual Experience

  • Speaker: Dr.Jay Glaser
    Date: December 5,2008

Seminar : 2007

Science and Spirituality

  • Speaker: Srila Bhakthi Swarup Thirtha Maharaj
    Date: December 07, 2007

Reading Across the current : In and Beyond South Asian Literatures

  • Speaker: Dr. Christopher Larkosh
    Date: November 16, 2007,

Practice and Benifits of Meridian Medicine

  • Speaker: Dr, Vasu Brown
    Date: September 28, 2007

Cultural interchanges between Portugal and India

  • Speaker: Dr.Sergio Mascarenhas de Almeinda
    Date: April 24, 2007

Religious identity in a pluralistic Environment

  • Speaker: Dr. Swami Tyaganandaji
    Date: April 20, 2007

Dharma, Asian tradition, Western Religion

  • Speaker: Dr. Pankaj Jain
    Date: March 16, 2007

Ayurveda's Approach towards herbs

  • Speaker: Dr. Bharati Lele
    Date: March 02, 2007

The Fundamental difference Ayurveda and Western medical systems

  • Speaker: Dr. Avinash Lele
    Date: March 02, 2007

The Role of Spirituality in patient Care, Medical Education and Research : Finding common ground

  • between eastern and Pespective
    Speaker: Dr. Gowri Anandarajah
    Date: Febraury 16,2007

Seminar : 2006

The Dissemination of Drugs and Healing Techniques from Asia throughout the Portugese Maritime Empire, 1670 - 1830

  • Speaker: Dr. Timothy Walker
    Date: December 8,2006

Spirituality and its Relevance in Modern Day Life

  • Speaker: Mr. Chris Jackson
    Date:November 17,2006

Pursuit of Happiness

  • Speaker: Swami Prakashananda
    Date: September 22,2006

Indigenous ethos under siege in practice of Indian democracy

  • Speaker: Dr. Subramanian Swamy
    Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Cultural and Philosophical Foundations of Indian Foreign Policy

  • Speaker: Dr. Nalini Kant Jha
    Date:April 14,2006

India's Great Gift-Unity within Diversity

  • Speaker: Swami Yogatmananda
    Date: March 17,2006

The Elder Meditation project : Bring Meditation to those who can use it

  • Speaker: Dr. Jerry Solfvin
    Date: Febraury 24,2006

Seminar : 2005

Meditation and Modern Corporate Culture

  • Speaker: Dr.Mukund D Apte, Faculty at Indian Inst. of e-Business Management (IIe-BM),
    Date: November 4,2005

Yoga Class

  • Yoga Master: Dr. Sri Krishna Chandaka, Director of Yoga Health Clinic &
    Assistant Director of International Yoga Research Center,
    Date: October 21st, 2005

Hindustani Classical Music Concert

  • Sarod Master Rajeev Taranath,
    Date: October 1st, 2005

4th Inaguration Anniversary

  • Date: October 1st, 2005

Relevance of Indian Philosophical Systems for World Peace

  • Speaker: Dr.Alagar Ramanujam,Temple of Consciousness, Aliyar, Tamilnadu,
    Date: September 30,2005

Life of an Indian Diplomat representing the Indian Viewpoint

  • Speaker: Mr. A.R.Ghanashyam, Consul/Minister (Press,Consular,Passport & Visa)
    Date: April 7,2005

Bio

  • Received a M.Sc.(Solid State Physics) Central College,JnanaGangotri(University of Bangalore) Bangalore,Karnataka. PGDBM (IIM, Ahmedabad), Specialization, Finance & Business Policy, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He was a Career Diplomat, in the Indian Foreign Service for (22 years), had worked in five countries namely Syria, Nepal, Belgium,Pakistan and United States and traveled on work in 42 countries.

Assignments/Projects

  • Transportation Model for optimizing POL movement from Persian Gulf to Indian Refineries and within India.Managed movement of oil tankers in war torn Iran Iraq. Reorganization of the working of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Managed sharing of natural resources (water) between India Nepal and India Bhutan.Conceptualizing, Planning and Organizing an India EU Partenariate in Brussels with 500 European companies in Brussels and 1000 EU companies in New Delhi

Mystical Meaning of Fire in the Rigveda & Modern Big Bang Theory to Understand Creation of the Universe

Pilgrimages in India

  • Speaker: Dr.Sukalyan Sengupta
    Date: February 17,2005

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