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Swami Vivekananda's Lecture Series

Fridays, 6-7pm - 4-144 or ONLINE.


Swami Vivekananda's Lecture Series Poster

This semester, we will be having, as part of the Satsanga, a Swami Vivekananda's Lecture series led by our chaplain, Swami Tyagananda. Swami Vivekananda, was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He 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. He represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in 1893. This was the first World's Parliament of Religions and it was held from 11 to 27 September 1893. Delegates from all over the world joined this Parliament. Between September 11 and 27, 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered six speeches at Chicago.

Through the course of semester, we will have 9 meetings. The first three meetings will be on:

  • February 14, 28
  • March 6
They will be from 6-7pm in 4-144. The subsequent six meetings will be conducted virtually. They will be on:
  • April 3, 10, 17, 24
  • May 1, 8
For details on how to attend these meetings, please contact hsc-board. Please subscribe to our calendar for any updates. Each session will have a brief prayer, meditation and a discussion of the lectures led by our chaplain, Swami Tyagananda, followed by Q&A. Here are some helpful references:

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Come join us for a lively and exciting philosophical journey!

Recordings and Summaries of previous sessions are also available.

Last updated March 29, 2020.