Past Events

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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NSF Spelling, Math & Geography Bee and other Contests held at HUA. 
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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