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Institute for Science and Spirituality

(A Scientific Study Wing of ISKCON Delhi)


Sustainability-Spirituality-Simplicity: The 3S International Conference

Starts: May 22, 2021, 9:00 am
Ends: May 23, 2021, 8:00 pm

HG Gauranga Das, Prof. Ravi Gupta, HG Anuttama Das, Dr. Sreenivasulu Chadalavada

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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

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    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

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    HG Anuttama Das.

    05:30 am, Jan 1 to 05:30 am, Jan 1

    International Communication Director, ISKCON

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    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


Science and Religion: Conflict, Co-operation and Co-Existence

Starts: March 7, 2021, 5:30 pm
Ends: March 14, 2021, 7:00 pm

Prof. Gopal K. Gupta

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.



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    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.


The Art and Science of Meditation

Starts: February 28, 2021, 5:30 pm
Ends: February 28, 2021, 7:00 pm

Mr. Asit Nema

Topic: The Art and Science of Meditation
Time:  05:30 PM IST, Feb 28, 2021

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.... 

 Zoom Meeting Link 

Meeting ID: 837 4709 8379
Passcode: 102117

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    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.


Demystifying Vedic Cosmology: A new vision of cosmos

Starts: February 7, 2021, 5:30 pm
Ends: February 21, 2021, 6:30 pm

Dr. Mauricio Garrido

Defining Bhagavatam Model of the Universe (7th Feb 2021)

  • For ages, we have been gazing at the sky!
  • To know the deepest mysteries of cosmos!
  • What is this universe?
  • Does it have any boundaries?
  • How old is it?
  • What is it made of?
  • Are we alone in this universe?
  • What about the existence of parallel universe?
  • Is Vedic cosmography a poetic exaggeration of Vedic seers?
  • What about our own habitat-the mother earth?
  • Is earth same as ”bhu-mandala”?

Decoding The Map of Bhu-Mandala (14th Feb)

  • Is bhu-mandala a planetary system?
  • What is Jambu-dvipa and its relation with bhu-mandala?
  • What is the position of bharata-varsa in jambu-dvipa?
  • What is the actual size and position of bharat varsa?
  • Why cannot we perceive mount meru?

Vertical Distances & Size of the Universe (21st Feb)

  • Are we living in a higher dimensional world?
  • Is vertical dimension same as geometrical z-axis?
  • Does our Universe extend beyond the range of senses?
  • Does it have an edge?
  • What is the nature of stars we see in sky?
  • Is there many suns or one sun?
  • Can we ever reach higher planetary systems?
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    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.


Bhagavat Sankhya and Modern Scientific Worldview

Starts: December 27, 2020, 11:00 am
Ends: January 31, 2021, 12:15 pm

Prof. Laxmidhar Behera

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. 

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    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.

Title Date
Sustainability-Spirituality-Simplicity: The 3S International Conference May 22-May 23, 2021
Science and Religion: Conflict, Co-operation and Co-Existence Mar 7-Mar 14, 2021
The Art and Science of Meditation Feb 28, 2021
Demystifying Vedic Cosmology: A new vision of cosmos Feb 7-Feb 21, 2021
Bhagavat Sankhya and Modern Scientific Worldview Dec 27-Jan 31, 2020
Jijnasa: Vedantic Theology For the Advancement of Scientific Temper Dec 19-Dec 20, 2020
Objectivity and Language Game: The mystery of ordinary language Nov 28, 2020
Stress Management Through Mind Control Nov 21, 2020
The Science of Happiness Nov 7, 2020
Modern Physics and Vedanta Oct 31, 2020
Success Formula For Students: Tips From Traditional Knowledge System Oct 24, 2020
Life, free will and three modes of material nature Oct 17, 2020
Jijnasa: Approaching Spirituality Through Science Oct 10, 2020
Management Lessons from Srimad Bhagvad Gita Oct 3, 2020
The Crisis of Science and Paradigm Shift Sep 26, 2020
Food and Consciousness: How food affects Spiritual and Materialistic Life Sep 19, 2020
Religious Truth and Its Rational Defence Sep 12, 2020
Life from Chemicals: Facts or Fantasy Sep 5, 2020
Can we be good without God? Aug 29, 2020
Vedas- The infallible source of Knowledge Aug 23, 2020
Dilemma Of Modern Indians: Distorted Connection With Past Aug 16, 2020
Dilemma of Modern Indians: Distorted Connection With Past Aug 16, 2020
Consciousness: In search for the elusive agent Aug 9, 2020
Consciousness: Unleashing the greatest mystery Aug 2, 2020
Evolution: A Scientific Fact or Mythology? Jul 26, 2020
Can Science and Spirituality be Compatible? Jul 19, 2020
Pandemic Free World Through Spiritual Practices Jul 12, 2020
The Art and Science of Meditation Jul 5, 2020
Science of Values Jun 28, 2020
Environmental Sustainability Through Simple Life Style Jun 21, 2020