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[ANN] Oct 21: Sri Rangapriya Swami -- 2nd Discourse in English

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_alum.calberkeley.org)
Date: Sun Oct 15 2000 - 21:41:03 PDT

                            SrI:

                    LECTURE ANNOUNCEMENT: 

            Second Telephone Discourse in English 
                             by
                   Sri Sri Rangapriya Swami,
                Ashtanga Yoga Vijnana Mandira
                         Bangalore
        
                   TOPIC TO BE ANNOUNCED

DATE:       Saturday, Oct 21, 2000
            7:30 am PDT / 10:30 am EDT / 2:30 pm GMT            

URL:     http://www.ramanuja.org/svss/rangapriya.html

Contact: Mani Varadarajan (mani@ramanuja.org)

Language: English

Requested Donation: $8 (registration details below)

DETAILS:
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Sri Vaishnava Seva Samithi (SVSS) is delighted to announce the
second telephone discourse by Sri Sri Rangapriya Swami of Sri
Ashtanga Yoga Vijnana Mandira, Bangalore. Sri Rangapriya Swami is
one of the most respected spiritual teachers of South India. He
is a master of Indian philosophical traditions, particularly the
yoga-shastra. He is renowned for his absolute purity of heart and
conduct, which he expresses through a remarkable compassion which
transcends traditional boundaries of class and creed. He is
incomparably approachable to those who come for advice and he
looks at all with an equally compassionate eye. In addition, Sri
Swami is a Sanskrit scholar who is widely sought as a speaker by
religious and academic societies.

Sri Swami has graciously agreed to give a talk on Saturday,
October 21, at 7:30 am PDT / 10:30 am EDT. The topic for this
discourse will be chosen by Swami and will be announced
shortly. This talk will build upon the ideas Swami spoke about in
his first discourse, entitled ``Narayana: A Universal Idea of
God''. That talk introduced the concept of an all-pervasive,
omnipotent God as expressed by the name ``Narayana'' and how it
is an idea of universal value and applicability.

REMINDER: We have asked Sri Rangapriya Swami to speak in English
so that he may reach the widest possible audience. This talk is
intended primarily for mature teenagers and young adults who are
interested in some religious thinking. Youngsters such as these
from all religious backgrounds are invited to listen. Sri Swami
is an excellent speaker with an immense proven ability to reach
out to youth. Before taking sannyasa, Sri Swami was a Sanskrit
professor for many years in Bangalore. Countless people young and
old have benefitted from contact with him.

HOW TO LISTEN 
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The talk will be conducted over a tele-conference bridge and can
be heard over your telephone by dialing a number which will be
provided upon request (see details below on how to register). Sri
Swami will speak for about 1 hour. Following this will be 15
minutes of open Questions and Answers.

To get instructions on how to join the tele-conference, please
send email to rangapriya@ramanuja.org. You will immediately
receive a response with the phone number and other details. If
for some reason you do not receive a response within 10 minutes,
please send me email at mani@ramanuja.org.

For those of you outside the U.S.: if you have a fast Internet
connection (56k or greater) and a PC equipped with a sound card,
you may be able to avoid long-distance charges by listening to
the conference via www.dialpad.com.

We are asking a donation of $8 per family to help sponsor this
discourse. This amount will cover our cost for the
tele-conference. If this cost is prohibitive but you still wish
to listen, please sign up anyway and contribute whatever you are
able to. Please do not hesitate to sign up because of cost.

Payments can be made on-line with a credit card (MC/Visa) by
clicking here. The system is foolproof and secure, and none of us
ever sees your credit card number. You will immediately get an
email receipt. Within a day or two, you will subsequently get the
tele-conference details.

If you prefer to pay by check, please send an email to
rangapriya@ramanuja.org and you will receive an email with an
address to send any contributions to. If you have any questions,
please contact myself (mani@ramanuja.org) or Smt. Nagu Satyan at
303-973-4847.

If there are  questions, please contact myself (mani@ramanuja.org) 
or Smt. Nagu Satyan at 303-973-4847.

 in the spirit of service,
 Mani

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