April 27, 2009

Siddhartha Shah & Suneet Verma to speak at Cultural Integration Fellowship

Founded in 1951 by Dr. Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri, the Cultural Integration Fellowship is a non-profit, non-sectarian, religious, cultural, and educational ... CIF: April, May, June 2009 Program Listing PROGRAM LISTING Note: Sunday Service starts at 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Service is free will offering. Your
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April 2009 Program
Satsang: Chanting, Meditation, and Psycho-Spiritual Work
Community Event. Bring a chant, a mantra, a story to share.
April 12 Easter Celebrations: Significance of Easter-- Resurrection
About the Speaker:We will listen to a recorded talk by Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri, the Founder of CIF and CIIS, and author of many works including Integral Yoga, The Essence of Spiritual Philosophy, The Evolution of Integral Consciousness.
April 19 Goddess Sri Lalita and Sri Yantra
About the Speaker: James Ryan, Ph.D., is a Vice President of CIF Board and a Professor of Asian and Comparative Studies at CIIS. He is also the co-author of The Encyclopedia of Hinduism.
April 26 Ashkenazim: A Cultural and Spiritual History of Early German Jewry
About the Speaker: Ken Blady, M.A., is an educator, writer, and Yiddish translator. He was born in Paris and grew up in Chassidic Brooklyn, where he attended yeshiva and rabbinical seminary. Ken is the author of The Jewish Boxers  Hall of Fame, Jewish Communities in Exotic Places, and translator of The Journeys of David Toback. He recently appeared on the History Channel documentary, Operation Magic Carpet. Ken is currently a lecturer in Jewish History at the American Jewish Whizin Center and Shurgin Elder Hostel Program.

May 2009 Program
Tagore Jayanti - Celebration of Sri Rabindranath Tagore's Birthday
About the Speaker: Shyamoshree Diamond Gupta, Jaya Basu, Sudip Nag, Sky Basu, Mandipa Bhattacharya, Aditya, Oli Das, and Prodipta Gupta. Shaymoshree was born in Calcutta, and she sang for West Bengal State Radio, Akashbaani Calcutta.
May 10 Mother's Day Celebrations: Women in Sufism
About the Speaker: Rabia Ana Perez-Chisti, is the Chair of the Psychology Online Ph.D. program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto. She is also a Sufi Movement Lineage holder.
May 31 In Defense of the Sacred: The Necessity of Contemporary Sacred Art in Our World Today
About the Speaker: Siddhartha Shah, M.A., studied History of Art and Classics at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on the representation of gods and goddesses in art and mythology, and holds a Masters degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

June 2009 Program
An Emerging World: Its Future Horizons
About the Speaker: Suneet Verma, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Psychology, University of Delhi, India. His doctoral work was on 'The Scientific Paradigm in Psychology: Challenges and Possibilities', which critiqued the Logical Positivist paradigm in Psychology and reviewed the potency of the Cultural Psychology/Social Constructionist perspective and Spiritual/Transpersonal Psychology as a more holistic, meaningful, and fruitful way of doing Psychology.
June 14 Voices of the Bard
About the Speaker: David Williams is the illustrator and writer of "Gilleasbuig Mac bruic," appearing in "Naidheachd" Magazine. He compiled an historical map "Baird na h-Alba," displaying the last 500 years of Gaelic poetry in Scotland. He has studied the Irish and Scottish Gaelic languages in the Bay Area, Eastern Canada and Scotland.
June 21
Integral Yoga Documentary Film: Dr. Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Memorial Day Celebration
Produced by Alan Bais, Directed by Mark Kitchell. We will view a documentary on Integral Yoga, a story on the spiritual philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and how Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri brought it to the West. The film also focuses on the key concepts of integral philosophy such as integral yoga, psychic being, the supermind, and conscious evolution. The film is produced by Alan Bais and directed by Mark Kitchell.
June 28 Integral Learning through Group Coherence: A Cooperative Inquiry
About the Speaker: JoAnna Zweig, Ph.D. has worked with groups in theatrical production and software application development in large companies for more than 35 years. She holds a Ph.D. from CIIS in Integral Studies. JoAnna is also the CEO of the Integral Systems Response, a technology project management firm as well as a belly dance and Iyengar Hatha Yoga teacher.

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