Living In The Matrix; Hindu monk, Neo and Arjuna

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

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  • Bob

    The speaker was excellent! Very personable, as well as extremely knowledgeable about the topic. It was a wonderful lecture, and I was sorry that it was only one hour!

    March 23, 2014

  • ScottW

    Zena, they have been recording these and posting on the All Soul's website, so don't know for sure, but likely this will be available as a podcast

    March 19, 2014

  • ScottW

    Thanks Seph for pointing that out, I goofed when I first entered the time and corrected it right afterward but didn't want to send out an email about the corrections as some folks say they get too many emails...thanks, proof that I too make mistakes ;-)

    March 19, 2014

  • Seph R.

    It may be helpful for you to know Scott W. that the email lists the event at 10 PM, that is 10 at night.

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to hear it but not at 10 AM.

    March 17, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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