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Thu 26 May 2022

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Advaita as the ultimate strength giver

Indica Moksha (Advaita Academy) is pleased to announce the 3rd ‘Global Festival of Oneness’ (GFO2022) celebrating one of the foremost thinkers and socio-cultural-spiritual architects in the history of mankind from the Indian sub-continent – Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya (Shankara).

For the last two years, we have been hosting the Global Festival of Oneness on the occasion of Shankara Jayanti as a one-month-long online celebration of the life, works, and legacy of Adi Shankaracharya Bhagavadpada. The initiative has been conceived as our tribute and show of reverence towards the entire Advaita Guru-Parampara that starts with Bhagavan Narayana, has Veda Vyasa and Adi Shankaracharya at the middle, and is still continuing with our own Acharyas.

This year also we will be celebrating a month-long festival from May 06 till June 05 and we will feature around 50 Scholars, Sages, and Seekers to share Shankara’s life and works across multiple dimensions that include Philosophy, Oneness, Leadership, and more.

In this session Swami Samarpananda will speak on “Advaita as the ultimate strength giver


Swami Samarpananda

Monk/ Sannyasi, writer and teacher

Swami Samarpanananda is an author and a monk of the Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math. He came in contact with the monks of the Ramakrishna Order as a young student. Inspired by them, he joined the organization in 1980 at the age of twenty and became sannyasin (monk) at the age of thirty, as per the norm of the Ramakrishna Mission. Since his joining the order as a monk, he has worked at various centres of the Ramakrishna Mission, viz. Deoghar, Advaita Ashrama, Alo (Arunachal Pradesh), Narendrapur, Kanpur, Chapra (Bihar). He was Principal of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Deoghar, and was the head of Ramakrishna Mission, Chapra, Bihar. Presently he teaches ancient and modern scriptures at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute. His work experience ranges from teaching to management through a lot of other responsibilities. He writes regularly for newspapers, journals and magazines like Prabuddha Bharata and Vedanta Kesari. He has been invited as guest lecturer at various institutions like IITs and IIMs. He is well known as an author and a speaker His first book, Tiya-A Parrot's Journey Home, was published in 2009. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam highly appreciated the book, and recommended it freely as one of the top five must-read books. It is a suggested read for English for Class XI-XII under CBSE Curriculum. (Circular No.03/2012, CBSE/ACAD/DIR (TRG)/2012 dated 11.04.2012). It is also available in Hindi, Bengali, Bhasa Indonesian and as an audiobook. The prime focus of his works is one's growth against all odds through struggle. At the beginning stage of his monastic life, he lived in Himalayas for many days.