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HG Gauranga Das.
09:00 am, May 22 to 09:30 am, May 22
Monk and Educator, Goverdhan Eco Village, Wada
Prof. Ravi Gupta.
05:30 am, Jan 1 to 05:30 am, Jan 1
Charles Redd Chair Professor of Religious Studies and serves as Director of the Religious Studies Program at Utah State University, USA
HG Anuttama Das.
05:30 am, Jan 1 to 05:30 am, Jan 1
International Communication Director, ISKCON
Dr. Sreenivasulu Chadalavada.
05:30 am, Jan 1 to 05:30 am, Jan 1
Principal Hydrologist & Researcher at Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment, Australia
Is the universe – and our place in it – the result of random chance, or is there an ultimate meaning to existence? Where did the constants of nature come from? Were they created by a higher force, or can they be explained in some other way? How could a mechanism as complex as a universe evolve without a creator? There are many ways to explain the origin and development of our complex universe, but among these competing worldviews, using the law of parsimony, we should accept the simplest explanation. Naturalism and theism both have their own explanatory virtues, but this presentation argues that of the two, theism is a simpler, more probable, explanation.
Prof. Gopal K. Gupta.
05:30 pm, Mar 7 to 07:00 pm, Mar 14
Gopal K. Gupta is an associate professor at the University of Evansville, USA, where he teaches courses that explore the world’s living religions, Eastern religious philosophies and the intersection between religion and science. His book, Māyā in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Human Suffering and Divine Play, is published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Gupta serves as the editor for the Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies (JHCS). JHCS is a widely read, peer-reviewed, journal in the field of comparative religion. He has authored various articles in academic books and journals and presented at numerous conferences. Some of his works include: “Hindu Perspectives on Artificial Life and the Self,” “Woman as Māyā: Gendered Narrative in the Bhāgavata Purāṇa,” and “‘May Calamities Befall Us at Every Step:’ The Bhāgavata’s Response to the Problem of Evil.” Dr. Gupta completed his D.Phil. in Religious Studies and MST in Science and Religion from the University of Oxford, UK.
Institute for Science and Spirituality is pleased to invite you to our next Session - `Art and Science of Meditation` by Mr. Asit Nema.
Mankind has experienced thrill from the magic of sound of varied nature- the sweet notes of Santoor and Sitar; the ripples of a river and the rumble of surf; the beats of Tabla and Drums; the chuckle of a baby and the singing of a Soprano; the chirping of Birds.
Ancient Vedic wisdom tells us that the cosmic manifestation came about by the action of sound and it will again wind up through the power of sound. Can we really tap into that unfathomable potency of cosmic symphony? Indeed, sound therapy has been used for time immemorial to produce varied effects on the psyche of living beings. Sonic meditation with sacred syllables is the tool prescribed by thoughtful seers of truth for elevating one's consciousness to higher levels; and perhaps that is the tool which you may be looking for to harness desirable soothing effects on your psyche.
Join us for an exciting journey....
Meeting ID: 837 4709 8379
Mr. Asit Nema.
05:30 pm, Feb 28 to 07:00 pm, Feb 28
Mr. Asit Nema is a civil engineer and holds double masters - M. Tech. (Env. Engg., IIT Kanpur) and M.S. (Sanitary Engg., UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands). He has over 30 years of experience in engineering and management consulting in the fields of water and environment. Over the last 20 years Mr. Nema is associated with ISKCON.
Defining Bhagavatam Model of the Universe (7th Feb 2021)
Decoding The Map of Bhu-Mandala (14th Feb)
Vertical Distances & Size of the Universe (21st Feb)
Dr. Mauricio Garrido.
05:30 pm, Feb 5 to 07:30 pm, Feb 5
Mauricio Garrido was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1979, graduated from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and in Physics in 2003. He earned a black belt in Kobayashi Shorin-ryu Karate. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from Ohio University, has served an internship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, completed a postdoc at Columbia University, and has taught Sanskrit at the University of Florida. His research includes Puranic cosmology, Vaisnava philosophy, quantum field and information theory, general relativity, consciousness studies, and the philosophy of mind. As a member of the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies (BIHS) since 2015, he develops courses on theology and science, including Vedic concepts of cosmography, consciousness, and physics. He has presented at universities and international conferences.
From the time of yore, inquisitives, scientists and philosophers have dwelt about the basic building blocks of this Universe. This talk will make an overview of current scientific understanding of the basic building blocks as they evolved from the periodic table to electron, proton and neutron to quantum field. The vedic perspective of five gross elements and three subtle elements will be presented in terms of possible scientific naturalization. It will be argued that the vedic model is all inclusive as this approach unravels the mystery behind the creation in terms of both personal and impersonal attributes. This scientific temper would lead us to semantic world view that transcends the current syntactic world view within the scientific framework. Some of the tangible goals both in short and long terms will be enumerated that would herald synergy among all eco-systems resulting in peaceful and meaningful existence.
The fourth session will offer a roadmap for finding a direction for further research on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Consciousness Studies, Foundation of QM etc.
Past recordings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMzJhidiL3doPsf9GoOsu3A
Prof. Laxmidhar Behera.
11:00 am, Jan 24 to 12:15 pm, Jan 24
Dr Laxmidhar Behera is Professor at IIT Kanpur having research and teaching experience of more than 23 years. He has received the BSc (engineering) and MSc (engineering) degrees from NIT Rourkela in 1988 and 1990, respectively. He received the PhD degree from IIT Delhi in 1996. He pursued the postdoctoral studies in the German National Research Center for Information Technology, GMD, Sank Augustin, Germany, during 2000-2001. Previously, he has worked as an assistant professor at BITS Pilani during 1995- 1999 and as a reader at Intelligent Systems Research Center (ISRC), University of Ulster, United Kingdom during 2007-2009. He has also worked as a visiting researcher/professor at FHG, Germany, and ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. He is one of the pioneers in the field of AI based autonomous robotics. His work lies in the convergence of machine learning, control theory, robotic vision and heterogeneous robotic platforms. He has received more than INR 15 crore research grants to support his research activities - the recent one being DST-UKIERI International grant. He has established industrial collaboration with TCS, Renault Nissan, and ADNOC, Abu Dhabi while making significant technological development in the areas such robotics based ware-house automation, vision and drone guided driver assistance system, and drone guided pipeline inspection systems. He has published more than 220 papers in Journals and Conference Proceedings. He is a Fellow of INAE and Senior Member of IEEE. He is one of the technical committee members on Robotics.
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