by Padmashree Rao
Houstonians, mark your calendars and make time to reflect and review, infer and imbibe, and also laugh and learn during the wonderful week starting Aug.18 (Sunday) to Aug.23 (Friday)! Come to get immersed in the subtle depths of the Vedantic Truth, and prepare to rejuvenate in the joyous adoration of one of the most beloved avatars of that Truth – Sri Krishna, the most inspiring CEO of the entire creation.
It will be a week to remember with Swami Ramakrishnananda who will grace Chinmaya Prabha with his august presence and transport us into realms of knowledge and devotion.
Swami Ramakrishnananda will infuse into us the ideals of the Chinmaya Parampara which he gained through the Tamil Vedanta Course at Tamaraipakkam near Chennai, after being inspired by the globally revered Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Initiated as Brahmachari Gagan Chaitanya, after completing his Vedantic study guided by Swami Sridharananda, he was then blessed with Sannyāsa dīkṣā as Swami Ramakrishnananda in 2010. After that, Swamiji served in various Chinmaya Mission centers. Presently, he leads Chinmaya Mission, Nagapattinam, and oversees the celebrated Chinmaya Vidyalaya there.
Swamiji tours the world to spread the timeless wisdom of our Vedic scriptures in his witty, memorable style. His hallmark contribution is the Sulabha Samskrtam – the “Easy Sanskrit” course that he designed for Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF). Chinmaya Mission Houston was very fortunate to host Swamiji’s Samskrta yajna in 2014 and cherishes the memories of his unique, endearing, and contemporary teaching style.
The upcoming yajna will feature two treasured topics. In the morning sessions, Swami Ramakrishnanda will guide us to the very essence of Advaita Vedanta with his discourses on Brahma Sutra Adhyasa Bhasya as expounded by Sri Adi Sankaracarya. Brahma Sutras are crisp aphorisms that condense the wisdom of the Upanishads which proclaim our spiritual, universal Oneness. This Bhasya or commentary uproots our faulty ways of ignorant superimposition and clears the seemingly endless errors of our misconceptions which seem to bind us to suffering all through life.
While the intellect gains clarity through the morning discourses, Swamiji will purify our minds with the glory of Bhagavan Krishna using great episodes from Srimad Bhagavatha Mahapurana and the Mahabharata to highlight the dharmic values of true leadership and management. Krishna – The CEO promises to be a joyful way to let the Supreme Lord divinely manage our life.
Every seeker and devotee is invited to Chinmaya Prabha Houston to attend this spiritually enriching Jnana Yajna which is sure to enlighten, lighten, and uplift!
The schedule for the pravacanas will be as below:
Aug 18-23 – 7:30-9:00 PM – Krishna – The CEO
Episodes from Srimad Bhagavatam and Mahabharata
Aug 19-23 – 7:00-8:30 AM- Brahma Sutra Adhyasa Bhasyam – the Theory of Superimposition
Open To All (Adults Only). Admission is Free.
For more information visit: http://www.chinmayahouston.org/
Or Contact: Bharati Sutaria 281-933-0233 or Jay Deshmukh 832-541-0059