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Conference on Impact of Swami Vivekananda
This event will bring together academicians, monks of the Ramakrishna order, students, and general public to discuss the contribution of Vivekananda to the West, and the relevance of his teachings today and in the future.

The general themes of the conference are:
Western approach toward Indian spiritual traditions after Swami Vivekananda Applicability of Swami Vivekananda's message to contemporary world Swami Vivekananda's interpretations of Hinduism

A panel discussion on Swami Vivekananda: The next 100 years will be held on June 29.

Confirmed speakers at the conference include:
Swami Tyagananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Society of Massachusetts
Swami Atmarupananda, Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgely, NY
Pravrajika Gayatriprana, Vedanta Society of Northern California, San Francisco, CA
Dr. Carl Jackson, Professor of History, University of Texas at El Paso
Dr. Hal French, Professor of Religious Studies, University of South Carolina
Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, Professor of Religion, St. Olaf College, Minnesota
Dr. Jay Lakhani, Vivekananda Centre, London, UK
Dr. Sitansu Chakravarti, University of Toronto, Canada
Mrs. Rina Chakravarti, University of Toronto, Canada

Please mark the dates on your calendar. Details regarding conference schedule, registration, etc. will be provided soon in another message. If you desire to submit a paper on any of the above-mentioned themes, please send an abstract (350 words or less) to ssengupta@umassd.edu.

Date: 06/28/2003
Location: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD)
Time: 6/28 and 6/29

Organized By: The Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMD)

Contact: Prof. Sukalyan Sengupta 508.999.8470

Directions: http://explore.umassd.edu/directions.html

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