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Satsanga

Satsanga: One of the goals of MIT HSC is to provide a platform to discuss and learn about various aspects of Hindu Philosophy. To this end, we are planning to conduct Satsanga sessions approximately once every week.

We are also looking for your ideas on what you would like to see happen in these sessions. Currently, options we have in mind are discussions of a text, reflections on topics from Hindu Philosophy in the context of our lives today, etc., along with some music and meditation. If you have any other suggestions regarding the time and/or content of the discussions do let us know by filling out this form.

This semester, we will be having a Swami Vivekananda's Lecture series led by our chaplain, Swami Tyagananda. Swami Vivekananda, was an Indian Hindu monk who was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. He was a major force in the revival of Hinduism in India, and contributed to the concept of nationalism in colonial India. Swami Vivekananda is perhaps best known for his speech which began with the words - "Sisters and brothers of America ...," in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.

For Satsangas from past semesters, please visit our archive.

Last updated January 22, 2020.