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Fri 28 Apr 2023

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

Ancient Solution to Our Modern Problems

Indica Moksha (Advaita Academy) is pleased to announce the 4th edition of ‘Global Festival of Oneness’ (GFO2023) celebrating one of the foremost thinkers and socio-cultural-spiritual architects of Indian civilization – Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya Bhagavadpada.
Since last three 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 the Shankaracharya who is the most exceptional and revered teacher in Advaita Sampradaya.

The festival has been conceived as our tribute and show of reverence towards the entire Advaita Guru-Parampara that starts with Bhagavan Sadashiva, has Adi Shankaracharya in the middle, and is still continuing with our own Shrotriya and Brahmanishta Acharyas today.
This year also we are celebrating the month long festival from April 25 till May 24. The festival will feature nearly 50 Sages, Scholars, and Seekers who will share about Acharya Shankara’s life, philosophy and the relevance of his teachings today.

There will be two sessions every day.
The morning session (7:00am-8.00am IST) will focus upon a thematic treatment of Shankaracharya’s Prashtana-traya Bhashya and his other works aimed at benefiting serious seekers of Vedanta.

The evening session (7:00pm-8.00pm IST) will focus upon highlighting not only the life and contributions of Shankaracharya, but also on ‘Applied Vedanta’, how Advaita is relevant today in different fields.

Interested should register for the zoom session. Register once & attend to all sessions

In this Session Swami Shantivratananda ji is speaking on Ancient Solution to Our Modern Problems


Swami Shantivratananda

Swami Shantivratananda is a young Hindu monk (Sannyasin) belonging to the Ramakrishna Order. He is presently serving as the Minister in Charge of Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre, Dublin, (nee Eire Vedanta Society) Ireland. Prior to that he was serving at Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysuru in various capacities, mainly attending to the youth programs and other activities. He is initiated by Revered Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj (the 13th President of the Order) and joined the order in 2004 soon after his graduation. He took his final monastic vows in 2014 following extensive training in spiritual pursuits from the 15th President of the Order, Revered Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj. Swamiji is an erudite scholar and a philosopher, who was awarded a doctorate for his thesis entitled, “Swami Vivekananda’s Concept of Man – An Analytical Study”, from University of Mysore. He has also authored quite a number of books on Philosophy, Philosophers and Education at this young age. He can communicate in several languages, such as, Kannada, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Bengali. He has contributed more than 50 research articles to reputed journals and contributes articles as a columnist to Karnataka newspapers. Swamiji was invited from several reputed universities of India for presenting papers and talks. He has participated in several media panel discussions conducted by Kannada TV Channels on religion and spirituality. He has also traveled to different places of Karnataka to address youths, spiritual aspirants, teacher-educators, research scholars, academic professionals, and trainee administrators of State Government of Karnataka and conducted regularly classes for Professors in University Grants Commission Human Resource Development Program. He has addressed more than one hundred thousand people on Personality Development, Indian Culture, Stress Management, Indian Philosophy, Scriptures, Ethics, Morality, Educational Philosophy, law of Karma etc. This has made him very popular among youths and he has been invited by several institutions as a motivational speaker to speak on how to develop concentration, how to face difficulties, being self-motivated and acquire self-confidence. He has been engaged extensively in student and youth counseling service. Versatile in Ramakrishna- Vivekananda literature and Sanskrit Scriptures, Swamiji has regularly conducted classes on Bhagavad Gita, Advaita Philosophy, Mind Management and Meditation etc. Presently Swamiji, after arriving in Ireland, is conducting scripture classes on Tattvabodha, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Sri Ramakrishna, which are all live streamed, and can be viewed from Eire Vedanta Society.