Debashish Banerji, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Indian Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; MA Computer Science, University of Louisville
Dr. Banerji is the former president of the East-West Cultural Center and Sri Aurobindo Center, Los Angeles. Teacher of Indian spiritual culture. Education Coordinator for the University of Philosophical Research.
The University of Philosophical Research is a graduate-level distance learning university, nationally accredited by the DETC (Distance Education and Training Council). Employing a leading-edge, internationally renowned faculty and a curriculum which incorporates the latest research in modern knowledge paradigms and all the wisdom traditions of the world, it offers Masters Degree programs in Consciousness Studies and Transformational Psychology, representing an emerging cross-discipline approach to the study of human consciousness and transformation.
A Letter From The President Dr. Obadiah Harris Wisdom: Security in Times of Trouble read full text
Consciousness Studies Master of Arts Degree Year-round Enrollment curriculum details
Transformational PsychologyMaster of Arts Degree Year-round Enrollment curriculum details
Multimedia Lectures, interviews, and more with UPR President and Core Faculty view all
Meet Our Faculty On the cutting edge of Consciousness Studies faculty bios
Symbols for the Ages Culture and Mythology UPR Library of Symbols visit gallery
Living Luminaries Upcoming FilmInterview with President Obadiah Harris www.livingluminariesmovie.com
Announcements University of Philosophical Research Granted Accreditation
New Student Registration Forms
Spring Term registration deadline is April 24, 2009
All Announcements Academics Faculty Bios Publications Degree Programs Consciousness Studies Transformational Psychology Program Format Virtual Classroom Curriculum Course Outcomes Course Descriptions Booklists Catalog Academic Calendar
IY Fundamentalism - Banerji, Debashish Debashish Banerji, Ph.D., is a co-founder/administrator of the weblog Science, ... Coordinator for the University of Philosophical Research, Los Angeles and iyfundamentalism.info
SCI-Y Home of Debashish Banerji > Science, Culture and Integral Yoga :: SCIY EDITORS Debashish Banerji, Ph.D. (Indian Art History, UCLA). ... of The Gnostic Center in India and the University of Philosophical Research (UPR) in Los Angeles, ... sciy.org/blog/
Derrida the Movie - a Review by Debashish Banerji Derrida deftly dodges attempts to disclose the traumas and ecstacies of his life (though of this more later) and his "philosophy" remains unexplored in its major aspects.
Debashish Banerji, PhD > Writing, Consciousness, Arts, Translations Debashish Banerji finds himself performing his liminal and dialogic identities from day to day between a variety of cultures, disciplines and social realities. Stationary and mobile between transnational and transepochal zones in Los Angeles and New Delhi, with occassional immersions in Pasadena, Griffith Park, Culver City, Westwood, Puducherry, Kolkata, Bhopal, Bangkok, Singapore, Osaka, Tokyo, London and other unspecified locations, Banerji spends his mundane hours offering himself as a site of precarious integration and his transcendental hours observing the simultaneity of location and momentum.
Aspiring to the posthuman subjectivity of Durga with her blur of hands and Nataraja uniting creation, preservation and destruction, stillness and motion, Banerji tries to center his reality in the perpetual motion machine of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother's bi-directional yoga.
Culture studies, pre-modern, modern and contemporary Indian, Japanese, Islamic and transnational art histories, Savitri, The Life Divine, Gita and Upanishad, comparative mysticism, subjective science, multimedia authoring, Jazz, Sri Aurobindo, Coomaraswamy, Abanindranath, Derrida, Foucault, Bourdieu, Dipesh Chakrabarty, and a number of other voices, languages, flavors, styles and texts weave in and out of his expressions, talks, projects, workshops, courses and creative and critical writings.
The text of a world history and a cosmic person in the making, not the post-Enlightenment postnational multicultural globalization narrative, nor the narrative of localized anarchistic cosmo-cultic avataric fundamentalisms, but the amplifying overlap of horizontal cultural hybridities, affective communities of resistance and aspiration towards the re-membering of the subjective-objective body of the Infinite One, is the transitional evolutionary project for which Banerji attempts to make himself an occassion. L'avenir, it is hoped, beckons.
Debashish Banerji is the former president of the East-West Cultural Center and Sri Aurobindo Center, Los Angeles. Teacher of Asian Art History and Indian Spiritual Culture. Educational Coordinator for the University of Philosophical Research, Los Angeles and Director of the International Centre for Integral Studies, New Delhi. Ph.D., Indian Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; MA Computer Science, University of Louisville, KY; BA English Literature, Elphinstone College, Bombay University.
contact Debashish Banerji Home Writing• Culture• Consciousness• Creative• Translations• Reviews
Links Here, information and downloads for Debashish Banerji's writings, ... Educational Coordinator for the University of Philosophical Research, Los Angeles and ... debashishbanerji.com