Path of Devotional Elixir – by Swami Chidatmananda May 14-18 2018
What: Chinmaya Yagna Series 2018
Location : “Chinmaya Haridwar”, 3551 NW John Olsen Pl, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Date: May 14 – 18, 2018
Time: 6:15-8:00 PM
Open to all!
About the topic:
This topic is based on Bhakti Rasayanam of Madhusudana Saraswati. Madhusudana Saraswati (16th century), one of the greatest and most vigorous exponents of post-Samkara Advaita, was a great devotee of Krisna. He authored several works in which he sought to give bhakti a more prominent place within Advaita.
He states that bhakti is highest goal of life (paramapurusartha). Sri Madhusudana argues that bhakti is God (bhagavat) appearing in the melted mind of the devotee, that, since bhagavat is supreme bliss, so is bhakti, and that bhakti includes knowledge of the atman and is a more blissful experience than moksa.
About the Speaker:
Swami Chidatmanandha is a spiritual teacher whose core teaching emphasizes the oneness (non-duality) of all beings. Swamiji travels across the globe delivering rich and profound lectures yet simple even for a novice. Swamiji’s humility and pleasant demeanor makes him very approachable to people from all walks of life seeking relief from ordinary issues to the deeply held misperceptions on life that cause immense stress and suffering.
Swami Chidatmanandha brings out variety of creative and scientific presentations by unearthing the ancient philosophies that appeal to the modern and rational minds thereby transforming them for the better. An element of humor is seen in his style that smoothens and simplifies the subject delivered and also has a healing effect on the audience.
Swami Chidatmanandha with his dynamic and inspirational teachings has touched the hearts of many people. After his sessions in the form of workshops, meditation retreats and lectures, the audience feels uplifted and discovers spiritual direction in their lives. Many feel peace, solace and guidance in his loving presence. Countless people have benefited from his regular discourses through Indian television channels for over 18 years.
Swamiji’s topics like ‘Art of Healing’�, ‘Beyond Suffering’�, ‘Learning through Relationships’�, ‘Success in Married Life’� and ‘The Greatness of Mind’� address the core problems of humanity. Swamiji’s workshops that include guided meditation sessions give Relaxation, Peace and Inner happiness. The spiritual sessions on ‘Achieving Success with Values’� to political leaders and Management are well acclaimed.
Swamiji is a Law graduate from Osmania University. Inspired by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda ji, he joined Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai in 1989 under the tutelage of Swami Purushottamanandaji. In 1993 he was initiated into brahmacharya deeksha by Pujya Gurudev and posted as the Acharya of the mission center at Hyderabad. He was initiated into sanyasa deeksha by Swami Tejomayanandaji, in 1999. He is presently Acharya (Teacher in Charge) of Chinmaya Mission Hyderabad and Regional Head of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, India.