The science-fiction action film,“The Matrix” (1999 and two sequels), blends two different genres: modern science-fiction and ancient religious wisdom. Join us as Hindu monk, Pandit Dasa, leads us, together with Neo and Arjuna, on a journey toward self-discovery with the aid of practical spiritual wisdom from the Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita. Clips from the film will help orient us to the existential questions that arise when we attempt to penetrate the matrix of material phenomena.
I've heard him speak before, he's very good.
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa is an urban Hindu monk who serves as Hindu Chaplain at both NYU and Columbia universities and as Interfaith Chaplain at Union Theological Seminary. He teaches courses on Hindu scriptures, is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and recently appeared in the PBS documentary on the Bhagavad Gita. He was featured in an NPR piece, “Long Days and Short Nights of a Hindu Monk,” and is the author of an autobiography, Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness and the Divine.
March 23, 30 at 10:00 a.m. in Reidy Friendship Hall
Living In The Matrixwith Gadadhara Pandit Dasa