Relevance of Spirituality in the Age of Technology

Relevance of Spirituality in the Age of Technology

MIT Origins Distinguished Speaker Series

Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00pm
Buildling 4, 270

MIT Origins Distinguished Speaker Series

Speaker: Sri Chanchalapathi Dasa is the Senior Vice-President of ISKCON, Bangalore and Vice-Chairman of the Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Sri Chanchalapathi Dasa was born in 1963 in Bengaluru, India. While an undergraduate student in PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, he became interested in the message and mission of Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON. Later he joined the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore for a Masters program in Electrical Communication Engineering. In 1984 he became a full-time dedicated member of ISKCON, Bangalore and soon became the Vice President. He has been involved in the implementation of the various programs of ISKCON, Bangalore and the Akshata Patra program.

Program: Human society has made rapid advances in modern science, technology, material comforts, education and economic development throughout the world. Despite these advancements, modern society is encountering newer challenges in tackling food & water security, world peace, health issues, climate change and many more. On the individual front, the humans are getting more disconnected from themselves and struggling to balance body, mind and spirit.

We see advancement through science & technology while at the same time we see increasing complexities in modern man's life. So where lies the disconnect?

Are there principles or values which can help both individuals and society at large to come together in peaec and harmony for a better living with higher purpose? Is there a way by which human society can coexist and make progressive advancement with people leading a life full of happiness, good health and peace of mind? In short, is there a science of life which could transform the way we live in this world and beyond?

Join us to find the way to fill this need, through a talk based on the science for the respiritualization of the entire human society.