Consulate General of India, New York and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA payed homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti - Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 10:00am at Union Square Park, (West Side) on 14th Street, Manhattan, (Near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi) . Union Minister of Power Mr. Sushil Kumar Shinde was present. Students of Bhavan led by Sanjukta Sen presented Bhajans.
BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN, USA cordially invites you to an Evening with
Swami Nikhileshwaranand ji -Ramkrishna Mission- Vadodara
Topic of the evening is "Unity in Diversity"
Friday, June 25, 2010, 7pm at the Romanti Auditorium, 305,7th Avenue, 17th Floor (Bet. 27th and 28th Street), New York, NY-10001;
Swami Nikhileshwaranand is the Head of Vadodara centre of Ramakrishna Mission,
an organization started by Swami Vivekananda more than a hundred years ago
which is having its Headquarters at Belur Math, (near Kolkata).
For excerpt from an event "Homage to the Legacy of Swami Vivekananda"-
September 2002 organized by the Bhavan go to http://bhavanus.blogspot.com/
PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
Students of the Bhavan's Nartan Rang Dance Academy will be enthralling the community with their talent groomed under renowned choreographer and a performer par excellence, Mrs. Swati Vaishnav. Over the years Mrs. Vaishnav has nurtured and educated students in not only the folk dancing but also instilled the values of Indian Culture in them.
Date: June 26, 2010- 5:00PM ; Venue:Hindu Temple Auditorium,
45-57, Bowne Street, Holy Avenue, Flushing, (Queens) NY 11355
Contact: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan- 1 212 989 8383
Mamata Pandya: 1 631 335 9988
Topic: DESIRE - Friend or Foe
Vedanta presents a masterly analysis of the human personality. The ancient rishis visualised the state of Perfection, identified desire as the main obstacle, and prescribed methods of overcoming it. Thus every ordinary person could transform into an extraordinary, majestic being.
On the face of it desire seems to be a friend. Desire is a force to reckon with. No achievement is possible without desire. Yet desire reduces you to a weak shadow of yourself. Desire makes you dependent and unhappy. It prevents enjoyment and unsettles the mind. All religions portray desire as the barrier between human hood and Godhood.
Vedanta helps reduce desires, upgrade them and change their direction to enable you to become Atmavan - Spirit incarnate. Then the world is at your command!