Event: Talk: Paradise Lost, how to regain it?
Speaker: Dr Howard J. Resnick, Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University.
Organisers: Jointly organised by the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, EICSP, Scottish Charity, SC038996, ISKCON Scotland, Scottish Charity, SC001127 and Kirtan Scotland.
Venue: The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AB.
Date: Thursday 29 June 2017.
Event description: After so many more years of progress, we can watch on HD large-screen TV the clashing of the current armies, and the brilliant talking heads analysing the global economic problems and the current unchecked advance of man made global climatic disaster. All of this news comes richly loaded with expensively produced commercial messages that urge us to spend and enjoy more and more and more.
Ancient texts of India state that every living being has one thing in common - we are pleasure-seeking, searching for a paradise. We do deserve happiness, however, we are looking in a wrong place. How to regain the Lost Paradise that we all are entitled to?
Our special guest speaker is Dr Howard J. Resnick (aka H.D. Goswami), a world-renowned teacher of Sanskrit and Indian Studies and a Professor at Harvard University (where he received his Ph.D). As an early pioneer and distinguished teacher of the ancient bhakti-yoga tradition of India, he is celebrated for his unique ability to adapt the wisdom of ancient Indian philosophy into teachings that are comprehensible to contemporary audiences.
He has also published articles with Harvard, Columbia and the University of California. Having lectured at leading universities throughout the United States, Europe, India and South America, Dr Resnick is sought-after as a speaker for colleges, universities, divinity schools, civic groups, and spiritual organizations of all kinds.
Fluent in seven languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, and Sanskrit), Dr Resnick recently completed literal translations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the first canto of the Bhagavata-purana. He is now working on a three-part historical novel based on the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata, and has recently published "A Comprehensive Guide to Bhagavad Gita with Literal Translation."
Cost: Admission Free.