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Fellowship as a Nonprofit Service

Fellowship literally means “association with being” and has a time-honoured tradition as a teaching method. It is an assembly of good company that fosters fellowship in truth. A fellowship invokes recognition of one’s true nature. It imparts noble teachings through wisdom either via silence or by words. A fellowship helps to remove worldliness and calms the mind. This method of communion is considered very suitable for the seeker to develop clear and discriminative understanding.

A fellowship brings about a direct experience of divinity. Meditation, wellness and spiritual lifestyle help define the path of inquiry. Fellowships form the core method of disseminating and sharing the precious teachings. Much of the Sanskrit literature lives on as a universal heritage for humankind with great relevance to modern society, easily integrating faith and evolution and as a bridge between science and spirituality. Our Nonprofit was founded to establish a legacy in the West by harnessing the wisdom of ancient meditation lineages, to restore Sanskrit spiritual wealth and make it more accessible.

A worldwide community of seekers participates in the Nonprofit’s fellowships to the public. Invited lectures, peace chants and discourses, livestream fellowships, workshops on wellness and breathing (prānāyāma), meditation retreats, healing prayer services or peace masses, initiations into Himalayan meditation, and authentic Vedic fire ceremonies (homa) are all well attended by the public. In Southern California, where the Nonprofit has its headquarters, the regular fellowships and meditation services are led by His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda.

Fellowship Tutelage

The name Hansavedas Fellowship defines the fellowship service that shares the holistic curriculum of wisdom teachings and meditation practices from the Himalayan tradition of Hansavedas Mațha (often spelled as mutt). Like any other mațha upholding the Sanskrit monastic heritage, Hansavedas Mațha has a profound time-honoured curriculum (gurukulam) guided by erudite Vedic monks who are themselves meditation adepts. The saintly monks oversee the well-structured Hansavedas curriculum that is implemented using ancient Sanskrit guidelines (canon). The curriculum is based on what is already established and ongoing at several sister institutions in India run by the monks of the monastic council.

The monks who study historical Sanskrit literature are seamless in their scholarly and meditative interpretation of cardinal Sanskrit philosophies, such as Vedanta, Samkhya and Yoga. What is taught has thus not only retained a sound philosophical basis grounded in a time-tested Vedic system of learning, but is also based on a living practice as part of the unbroken Himalayan adepts tradition. While most of these institutions (mațha) are located in northern India, including Himalaya (Shivalik mountains), their operations are headquartered in Varanasi, where four properties have an ongoing established curriculum of training, learning and meditating.

The Western mission of this consortium disseminates these teachings through the Nonprofit, Self Enquiry Life Fellowship. The Hansavedas Mission brings to the Nonprofit a vast repository of Vedic wisdom based on the Sanskrit texts. The authenticity of the teachings is safeguarded by the entire team of Vedic monks serving the mission. They hail from among the most ancient unbroken monastic lineages still surviving today. Therefore the dissemination of extant literature, meditative arts and historical archives is duly inspired by their meditative insights.

Impact of Transmission

The nonprofit organization Self Enquiry Life Fellowship has made a profound impact through its regular services and curriculum of public lectures, fellowships, workshops and retreats. The Nonprofit has offered on average more than two public events (primarily free of charge) per month since its inception, in addition to its livestream fellowships and volunteer training sessions. Many of the participants at public events come from low and moderate income families (LMI) and they cannot afford to pay exorbitant fees to receive this kind of high quality spiritual service. In order to keep the forum accessible to all, including students, the public discourses, guided meditations and spiritual advice are made available by the Nonprofit primarily free of cost.

Free naivedyam (consecrated food), herbal tea or Ayurvedic snacks are usually offered at our public events and further demonstrate our model of compassion. Participants come from all walks of life and from diverse socio-economic backgrounds: from fresh college graduates to art, yoga and dance instructors, farmers, householders, small business owners, retired seniors, professors and professionals who serve the fabric of our modern society. All are treated equally in the spirit of fairness inherent in our inclusive platform. All are included in our meditation services.

There have been a number of events for beginners on breathwork, mindfulness and wellness leading to carefully structured programmes on mindful living. Our annual meditation retreats attract ardent meditators who immensely value a structured daily practice. In addition we offer at least one family friendly retreat per year where children are welcome to accompany parents in a spiritual retreat environment to experience holistic training and value-based learning.

Our regular monthly livestream teachings train an international audience on the meaning of ancient Sanskrit verses and aphorisms of spiritual philosophy, how to implement the teaching in daily life and live the values associated with the high thinking contained in the scriptural tenets. These livestreams are watched worldwide by seekers, friends and families from their homes as well as at centres of congregation.

Most of the fellowship services, mass prayers for healing, and the guided meditation are recorded live. These recordings are an invaluable repository of indigenous knowledge interpreted into English. This growing library is made available through a digital learning platform at Our publications that are physical productions such as books, booklets, workbooks, sacred art or vintage photo prints are available at To fructify the mission of exchange and sharing, several books are in the pipeline to augment the online learning curriculum.

The Fellowship Archives currently house hundreds of antique prints and over one thousand digital vintage images related to the Sanskrit lore, many of which are repaired or cleaned, re-mastered or re-authoured before release for purchase at our website or through our annual auction. The Nonprofit continues to expand the archive collection with the idea of sharing these Sanskriti treasures. The process of digitizing and preserving these art pieces and artefacts continues and as part of the work, interns, volunteers and staff receive training in cataloguing, research and preservation. Looking ahead, a database of royalty-free and rights-managed images is in the early planning stage for online public access through our website.

Services in Addition to Regular Fellowships

Self Enquiry Life Fellowship carries in its name the main service forum of the organization. Fellowships are the life and heart of our service. A fellowship is the central platform where seekers gather together to receive and absorb the sublime teachings of spiritual philosophy, contemplate and meditate.

Below is a brief description of the four types of fellowships that our Nonprofit offers as special outreach to the community in addition to the regular fellowships that are held as ongoing services. Our monthly livestreams and full moon fellowships are examples of regular fellowships. However, a special outreach of the following four types may coincide with such occasions.

Institutional Fellowships

Public discourses in which an institution such as a university, church, temple, college, hospital, etc. formally invites our monks to deliver a message or a lecture. The theme and subject of these fellowships are tailored to the particular audience and institutional focus.

Community Fellowships

Public services organized by a group of volunteers from within a specific community. The theme of the discourses tends to be broad for a diverse audience and is a special message to the community. Workshops and some retreats also fall under this category.

Memorial Fellowships

Fellowships centred around a special occasion or auspicious date of the Vedic soli-lunar calendar. Often times these fellowships will consist of not only a thematically relevant discourse offered by His Holiness, but also a ceremonial function or a Vedic fire ceremony. Two examples of Memorial Fellowships include our annual events: Guru Purnimā during the Hansacharaṇam fellowship and Krishna-janmāṣtami during the Hansajanman fellowship. The ambience at these programmes can range from deeply meditative to a more celebratory atmosphere.

Home Fellowships

Fellowships hosted by a single family or jointly sponsored by a few families in their home. Attendees are personally invited by the host family and often supplemented by the Nonprofit’s own outreach. In order to honour the privacy of the inviting family, these fellowship services are not publicly advertised even though new members of the public attend through invitation. Home Fellowships offer the opportunity for the monks to expand on a single scriptural theme and go more deeply into the philosophical nuances.

Selection of Institutional Fellowships

The following list is a selection of the public lectures hosted by institutions who invited His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda to their institutional premises for a discourse.

Apart from such events through institutional invitations, several other public events are held under the auspices of the nonprofit organization, Self Enquiry Life Fellowship, to disseminate Sanskrit-based indigenous knowledge and Vedic wisdom. These public fellowships, whereby community volunteers arrange discourses by His Holiness and/or fine-arts performances by classical artists, are not listed here.

November 8, 2018
Experiencing the Stillness of Himalayan Meditation
The Contemplation by Design Summit
Stanford University
Office of Religious Life, CIRCLE Interfaith Sanctuary
Old Union, 3rd Floor
520 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

September 21, 2015
The Enduring Value of Peace
“Citizenship Month Launch” Keynote Address on U.N. Peace Day
University of Houston, Downtown
Willow Street Pump Station
811 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002

July 20, 2011
Balancing Faith and Evolution
Marshall University
Smith Recital Hall
338 Hal Greer Blvd.
Huntington, WV 25755

April 29, 2011
Impressions of Actions and Satiation through Service
Mind and Supermind Lecture Series
Santa Barbara City College
Wake Center Auditorium
300 N. Turnpike
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

September 9, 2010
Vedic Philosophical Paradigm of Harmonious Coexistence
Rice University
Boniuk Center, Herring Hall
2100 University Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005

September 8, 2010
Transmission of Sanskrit in a Transnational Curriculum
University of Houston
University Center, 2nd Floor
Houston Room
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77004

June 24, 2010
Wellbeing Rooted in Clarity of Perception
Marshall University
Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center
1651 5th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25755

April 22, 2009
Accelerated Learning from the Sanskrit Tradition
University of Southern California
Taper Hall (THH 101)
3501 Trousdale Pkwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90007

April 23, 2008
A Contemporary Philosophical Outlook on Freedom and Peace
Rochester Community & Technical College
851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904

April 26, 2007
The Rich Expanse of Vedic India
University of Houston
Hilton on Campus, Waldorf-Astoria Ballroom
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77024

April 25, 2007
Graduating with Values and Visions
Rice University Youth Lecture
McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Aug. 17, 2004
The Reality of Mythology: A Contemporary Analysis of the Indian Ethos
Osmania University
Prof. G. Ram Reddy Centre for Distance Education Auditorium
Hyderabad 500007
Chief Guest: M. Satyanarayana Rao, Honourable Minister for Endowments, Andhra Pradesh Govt.
Moderator: Prof. J. Ananthaswamy, Vice Chancellor of Osmania University

Feb. 6, 2004
Sonic Resonance of the Nervous System
Department of Biophysics, Saha Auditorium
University College of Science, Calcutta University
92 A.P.C. Road (Raja Bazar)
Calcutta 700009

Apr. 9, 2003
The Vedic Altar of Revealed Knowledge
Lunds Universitet (University of Lund)
Centrum för Teologi och Religionsvetenskap (CTR)
(Centre of Theology and Science of Religion)
Allhelgona Kyrkogata 8, S-223 62
Lund, Sweden

Nov. 15, 2002
Revelation from the Vedic Literature
Carleton University
College of Humanities
Paterson Hall, 1125 Colonel by Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B, Canada

Nov. 14, 2000
Science and Spirituality: A Unified Approach to the Quest for Truth
St. Edward’s University
University Lecture Series
3001 South Congress
Austin, TX 78704

August 25, 2010
Philosophical Basis of Ayurvedic Healing Modalities
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Pickens Academic Towers, Rooms 3.4167 & 3.4168
1400 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030

April 18, 2008
Approaching the Conscious Entity through Supramental Observation
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
200 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

April 16, 2008
Ayurvedic Wellness Principles for Community Health
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
200 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

May 9, 2007
A Traditional Perspective on the Science of Life and Longevity
Sugar Land Methodist Hospital
The Atrium
16655 SW Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77479

May 3, 2007
Learning from Ayurvedic Models of Healthcare
“Be the Change in Healthcare” Conference Keynote Address
Rice University
Shell Auditorium
Jones Graduate School of Management
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

April 18, 2007
Planning Parenthood for the Unborn Child — the Wisdom of Ayurveda
CME Credit Lecture
Grand Rounds Lecture
West Virginia University, Charleston Division
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Women and Children’s Hospital
800 Pennsylvania Ave
Charleston, WV 25302

April 5, 2007
Reassessing Women’s Health Issues from an Ayurvedic Perspective
CME Credit Lecture
Grand Rounds Lecture
Marshall University
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Harless Auditorium
Department of Integrative Medicine
Division on Family & Community Health
1600 Medical Center Drive
Huntington, WV 25701

April 4, 2007
Traditional Approaches to Pain Management — Embracing Ayurvedic Techniques
CME Credit Lecture
West Virginia University, Charleston Division
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Auditorium
3110 MacCorkle Ave., S.E.
Charleston, WV 25304

July 12, 2006
Revisiting the Ayurvedic Paradigm of Health and Healing
Grand Rounds Lecture
Weil Medical College of Cornell University
Methodist Hospital
Rio Grande Room
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

May 9, 2006
Complementary Approaches to Women’s Health — Learning from the Ayurvedic Tradition
Washington, D.C. Convention Centre
The 54th Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG)
Office of Specialty Societies (Tel. +1.202.638.5577)
409 12th Street, SW
Post Office Box 96920
Washington, DC 20090

Nov. 20, 2005
Cultural Aspects of Pain Management — Revisiting the Ayurvedic Perspective
CME Credit Lecture
Physicians registered with California Medical Association (CMA)
Rupee Room
1170 N. Tustin Avenue
Orange, CA 92867

May 4, 2004
A Spiritual Perspective on the Unborn Life
Pennsylvania Convention Centre, Philadelphia
The 52nd Annual Clinical Meeting of the
American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG)
Office of Specialty Societies (Tel. +1.202.638.5577)
409 12th Street, SW
Post Office Box 96920
Washington, DC 20090

September 26, 2018
Practising Dharma in the Face of Modernism
Char Dham Temple
8044 College Park Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77384

March 31, 2017
Vedic Experiential Learning for Mindful Living
Hindu Cultural Society & Hindu Temple
54 Westbourne Grove
Middlesbrough, TS3 6EF, UK

March 30, 2017
Mysticism of the Himalayan Siddha Meditation Adepts
Hindu Cultural Society & Hindu Temple
54 Westbourne Grove
Middlesbrough, TS3 6EF, UK

September 8, 2013
Meditation as Devotional Prayer
Unity Church of Santa Barbara
227 East Arrellaga St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

August 29, 2011
Inspiring Treasures of the Vedic Heritage – Youth Program
Houston Durga Bari Society
13944 Schiller Road
Houston, TX 77082

July 30, 2011
Reincarnation in Spiritual Lineages
Sai Samsthan
Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir Chicago
1101 Foran Lane
Aurora, IL 60506

July 10, 2011
Yogic Breath in Movement and Stillness
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington
3564 Clays Mill Road
Lexington, KY 40503

July 9, 2011
Meditation in the Temple Worship Tradition
Bharatiya Temple and Cultural Center
3050 N. Cleveland Road
Lexington, KY 40516

May 7, 2011
Elements of Grace and Gratitude
Center for Spiritual Living Camarillo
340 Mobil Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010

July 5, 2010
Purifying the Mind with Vital Energy
Sri Venkateshwara Temple
1230 S. McCully Drive
Penn Hills, PA 15235

June 12, 2010
Vedic Paradigm of Rituals and Ceremonies
Hindu Temple of Atlanta
5851 GA Hwy 85
Riverdale, GA 30274

June 10, 2010
Hallmark of Saintly Traditions in India
Shirdi Sai Temple of Atlanta
700 James Burgess Road
Suwanee, GA 30024

May 9, 2010
Honoring the Affectionate Repose in Motherhood
Center of the Heart
487 N. Turnpike Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111

April 25, 2008
Hidden Blueprint of a Perfected Language
Hindu Society of Minnesota
10530 Troy Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55311

April 20, 2008
Delineating the Flow and Structure of Sanskrit Texts – Workshop
Hindu-Samaj Temple Minnesota
911 11th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

April 19, 2008
Role of Mythology in Shaping Indian Ethos – Workshop
Hindu-Samaj Temple Minnesota
911 11th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

April 13, 2008
Contemporary Lessons from Epic Events of India
Hindu Society of Minnesota
10530 Troy Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55901

June 30, 2007
Following in the Footsteps of the Merciful Lord
Sri-Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple of Greater Chicago
1145 W. Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

May 20, 2007
A Thematic Analysis of Sanskrit Philosophical Treatises – Workshop
Arya Samaj
14375 Schiller Rd
Houston, TX 77082

May 13, 2007
The Resplendent Ways of the Divine Mother
Hindu Temple of the Woodlands
Montgomery College Theatre, D-100
3200 College Park Drive
Conroe, TX 77384

May 11, 2007
Hidden Meanings of Rites and Rituals
Sri Ashta Laxmi Temple
10098 Synott Road
Houston, TX 77478

May 6, 2007
The Sermon on Lordship
Radha Krishna Temple
11625 Beechnut Street
Houston, TX 77072

April 29, 2007
Gems of Monastic and Monistic Wisdom
Annual Shankara Jayanti Lecture
Houston Durga-Bari Society
13944 Schiller Road
Houston, TX 77082

April 22, 2007
The Harmony between Nature & Natural Altars
Unity of Kanawha County
3102 Blaine Blvd.
Charleston, WV 25312

April 20, 2007
The Feminine Spirit & Its Compassionate Forms
Aquarian Universal Spiritualist Church
429 3rd Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303

April 12, 2007
Holy Remnants of Lord’s Divine Play
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
512 Kanawha Blvd West
Charleston, WV 25302

April 9, 2007
The Exalted Tradition of Spiritual Healing
Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center
16 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV 25301

April 7, 2007
The Philosophical Framework of Our Sanskritic Heritage
The Hindu Worship Society
India Center, 800 Green Road
South Charleston, WV 25303

April 1, 2007
The Repose of a Joyful Seeker
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
512 Kanawha Blvd West
Charleston, WV 25302

March 31, 2007
Recultivating Values and Visions for Today’s Youth
Hindu Worship Society
Charleston, WV India Center
800 Green Road
South Charleston, WV 25303

July 23, 2006
Mysticism in the Himalayan Yoga Traditions
Unity Church of Christianity
2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057

July 22, 2006
Motherhood and the Feminine Spirit
Houston Durga-Bari Society Temple
13944 Schiller Road
Houston, TX 77082

July 16, 2006
Sacred Altars from the Magical Pastimes of the Lord
Shri Radha Krishna Temple
11625 Beechnut Street
Houston, TX 77072

September 19, 2018
Four Paths of Higher Yoga
Pralaya Yoga Studio
2303 Dunlavy Street
Houston, TX 77006

March 23, 2017
Yoga-Vedanta Concepts in Traditional Meditation Practices
Nehru Centre
8 South Audley Street
London, W1K 1HF, UK

March 22, 2017
Vedantic Contemplation for Intuition of Reality 
The Bhavan
4a Castletown Road, West Kensington
London, W14 9HE, UK

September 16, 2015
Introduction to Yogic Upasana Meditation
Heights School of Yoga
1547 Rutland Street
Houston, TX 77008

December 12, 2013
Happy Returns on the Birthday of the Bhagavad Gita
Yoga Society of San Francisco (YSSF)
2872 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

November 24, 2012
The Lighted Path of Devotional Intelligence
Dhyana Center
186 North Main Street, Suite 250
Sebastopol, CA 95472

August 28, 2011
Mountain Path by the River of Knowing
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
MFAH Caroline Wiess Law Building
Brown Auditorium Theater
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

August 25, 2011
Classical Lessons for a Yogic Lifestyle
Height School of Yoga
1547 Rutland Street
Houston, TX 77008

July 29, 2011
Oneness and Infinitude in Spiritual Philosophy
The Theosophical Society in America
1926 North Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

December 12, 2010
Fundamentals of Meditation in Yoga Philosophy
Yoga Vidya
Muellerstr. 29
Aschaffenburg, Germany 63741

August 29, 2010
Wondrous Facets of the Himalayan Terrain
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
American General Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

August 11, 2010
Steady Meditation by Overcoming Impediments and Their Symptoms
The Ojai Retreat
160 Besant Road
Ojai, CA 93023

July 9, 2010
Mind-Stuff Inside the Heart
South Asia Culture Society
Tamarack, One Tamarack Park
Beckley, WV 25801

May 15, 2010
Recognizing the Inner Voice
Sacred Space
2594 Lillie Avenue
Summerland, CA 93067

May 7, 2009
Philosophical Inquiry in the Light of the Swan
Vedika Global
830 Bancroft Way, Suite 104
Berkeley, CA 94710

November 29, 2008
Himalayan Stillness of Rarefied Atmosphere and Austere Terrain
Source Yoga Studio
1911 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

April 24, 2008
Diverse Links to Vedic Past
Rochester Public Library
101 Second Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Oct. 25, 2007
Conscious Living and the Spirit of Fulfilment
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
582 D.B. Road, R.S. Puram
Coimbatore 641002

June 20, 2007
Affirmations on the Path of Service
Association of Indians in America
Illinois Chapter
Oak Brook Park District Shelter
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

May 23, 2007
Tenets of Peaceful Coexistence and Conscious Living
Houston A.R.E. Center (The Edgar Casey Group)
7800 Amelia Road
Houston, TX 77055

April 13, 2007
The Internal Instruments of Our Subjective Experience
1114 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301

April 11, 2007
An Initiation into the Intuition of Reality
Charleston Philosophy Club
The Edgewood Summit
300 Baker Lane
Charleston, WV 25302

Dec. 23, 2006
Sacred Relics and Altars of the Lord
Sri Aurobindo Bhavan
8 Shakespeare Sarani
Calcutta 700071

Sept. 2, 2004
A Grassroots Approach to Human Excellence: the Indian Experiments
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Y.B. Chavan Centre
Gen. J. Bhosale Marg
Nariman Point
Bombay 400021

Aug. 30, 2004
The Unstruck Sound and its Partitions: Mantra and its Metaphors
Akhil Bharatiya Vikram Parishad (Founder: M. Madan Mohan Malviya)
Juhu Jagruti Kendra
Narsi Monji Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Campus
Juhu Scheme, Ville Parle (West)
Bombay 400056
Chief Guest: Prof. Moreshwar D. Paradkar, Hon. Vice Chancellor of Mumbai Hindi Shixa Vidyapith

Feb. 11, 2004
Mantra and Its Metaphors in Vedic Heritage
Centre for Sri-Aurobindo’s Adventure of Consciousness
E-15/4 Karunamoyi, Salt Lake
Calcutta 700091

Aug. 5, 2002
Breath and Evolution in the Light of Vedic Cosmogony
Astrologi Huset (Astrology House)
Skolegade 12A, Postboks 319
2500 Valby
Copenhagen, Denmark

Feb. 1, 2004
Vedic Science of Subtle Energy
Sri-Aurobindo Institute of Education
CL 9-12, Salt Lake
Calcutta 700091

Mar. 28, 2003
Insights into the Vedic Universe
Dr. Suresh C. Banerji Memorial Lecture
Sanskrit Sahitya Parishad
168/1 Raja Dinendra Street
Calcutta 700004

August 18, 2012
Redefining the Modern Temple Curriculum
Keynote Address
Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC)
Garden Hotel
1740 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95112

August 28, 2010
Keynote Speech and Awards Ceremony
Hindus of Greater Houston
George Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

July 15, 2006
Virtues of Traditional Vedic Schooling
North American Arya-Samaj Conference
14375 Schiller Road
Houston, TX 77082

July 15, 2006
Inspirational Experiments in Vedic Excellence
North American Arya-Samaj Conference
14375 Schiller Road
Houston, TX 77082

July 9, 2006
Environmental Synergy of Natural Altars
Keynote Lecture
Annual International Conference of the World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES)
University of Houston
University Center Auditorium
4800 Calhoun Street
Houston, TX 77204

July 8, 2006
The Universal Heritage of Vedic Culture
Inaugural Address
Annual International Conference of the World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES)
University of Houston
University Center Auditorium
4800 Calhoun Street
Houston, TX 77204

Jan. 13, 2006
The Internal Instruments of the Witness-Consciousness
The first academic lecture at the International Conference entitled:
Consciousness: A Deeper Scientific Search
A workshop-cum-seminar from 13th —16th January 2006 conducted in ten academic sessions
Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Gol Park, Calcutta – 700029

April 5, 2003
Evolution of Literary Criticism from the Veda to the Modern Period
Guest-of-honour speaker
National Seminar hosted at the Jadavpur University, Calcutta, by
Sitaramdas Omkarnath Sanskrit Sixa Samsad,
Co-sponsored by the Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratisthan,
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
125/1 Santoshpur Avenue
Calcutta 700075

Sept. 16, 1999
Goodwill Invocation – United Nations
Opening prayer at the Interfaith Celebration of Commitment to the Work of the United Nations,
St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City, to mark the
Opening of the 54th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

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