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Light of Wisdom & Devotional Service

Yoga, Vedanta, Meditation, Fine Arts & Dharma

His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda Visits Houston

September 6th - October 13th 2019


Experience Serene Divinity and Sublime Wisdom

Join us as we welcome Himalayan monk and meditation master, His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda, to Houston. Embrace authentic spiritual teachings and meditation practices during discourses and fellowships.

A highlight of the visit is a one of a kind benefit event, Sattwadharman, to be held on 12th October. During this evening of art and culture His Holiness will share a keynote address titled Hallways of Art and Courtyards of Chanting. Enjoy a healing Ayurvedic dinner and silent auction of exquisite Indic art.

Yogi, Mystic & Saintly Scholar

His Holiness is a saintly Himalayan monk, who is a kriyāyogi and a meditation master from the heritage of rishi sages and nāth yogis. He was awarded the degree of Mahāmahopādhyāy (DLitt et Phil) by the university system in India due to his scholarly and meditative interpretation of Sanskrit literature.

Shaped by the rugged yet enchanting Himalayan terrain, His Holiness brings us the sublime peace of the mountains. He teaches cardinal philosophies of Vedanta, Sankhya and Yoga with exquisite clarity and initiates seekers into Himalayan meditation techniques. 

Schedule of Events

Sept 8 & 14 events are free, but registration is required.

Sunday, 8 Sept | 5:00pm

Art and Practice of Higher Yoga

Methods of stillness and cultivating devotional feelings. This event is hosted by Adhish Raj Gupta.

Telfair Central Hall
Sugar Land, TX

Saturday, 14 Sept | 5:30pm

Temple Worship and Learning Tradition in Ancient Education

Indigenous curriculum of accelerated learning and memorization techniques

Houston Durga Bari Society
Houston, TX

Saturday, 21 Sept | 9:30am

Foundations of Himalayan Ujjayi Pranayama

Beginner workshop on psoas activated ujjāyī prānāyāma

Hindu Temple of the Woodlands
Spring TX

Saturday, 28 Sept | 9:30am

Himalayan Siddha Pranayama for Stamina and Vitality

Intermediate workshop on siddha prānāyāma integrated with breathholds, locks and green elixirs

Blackwood Land Institute
Hempstead, TX

29 Sept - 8 Oct | 6:30pm

Resplendence of Srilaxmi

Navarātrī Srisuktam chanting workshop. Experience 10 days of guided chanting practice.

Private Residence
Sugar Land, TX

Saturday, 12 Oct | 4:00pm

Sattwadharman Benefit & Art Auction

Keynote Address by His Holiness – Ayurvedic Dinner – Silent Auction of Sacred Indic Art

VPSS Vallabh Hall
Houston, TX

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please call our Houston volunteers at 281-410-8102 or email houston@hansavedas.org

Are these events free?

Our two events on 8th & 14th September are free, but pre-registration is required. Heartfelt donations are deeply appreciated. The three workshops and our benefit event are ticketed events.

How can I support this visit?

Support in the form of volunteering or donations is deeply appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering please contact houston@hansavedas.org. If you would like to offer your financial support or sponsorship we can accept donations by check, cash or credit card. You may offer donations in-person at any of the events or you can add donations to your event registration(s). Community support makes it possible for us to host His Holiness in Houston! Thank you in advance!

Can I bring my children?

In general, the events may be difficult for children as the discourses require silence in the room. The event at Durga Bari on 14th Sept may be suitable for children who are comfortable remaining seated and silent.

Can I personally greet His Holiness and receive blessings?

Yes, at the events on 8th & 14th September there will be greeting/darshan lines where you can individually receive blessings from His Holiness.

What do I do if I have a question for His Holiness?

If you have a spiritual question for His Holiness we recommend writing to our main office email account at quest@hansavedas.org. There will also be notecards available at all of the events so you can write your question and contact details on a card. Nonprofit volunteers will be available to take your notecard questions at each event for later follow-up.

How do I learn more about the Nonprofit and His Holiness?

Visit the homepage of our website at hansavedas.org to read more.