Event Name: International Gita Conference
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015
Location: Sunnyvale Hindu Temple, 450 Persian Dr, Sunnyvale, California 94089
Hosted by: Path to Anandam
The purpose of the conference is to bring awareness, spread the eternal message of Bhagavad Gita and provide practical tools which are needed more than ever today. The goal of the conference is to learn perennial teachings and practices of the
1) To find solution to every problem of your life in the modern time.
2) To enrich our lifewith eternal love, peace and abundance in all aspect of our living.
3) To connect with divinity within, function at higher conscious level and reach our full potential.
4) To connect the body, mind and soul for health, happiness, prosperity and enhanced family and social relationships.
8:30 am Registration & Breakfast
9:15 am Take your seats
Morning Sessions: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
9:30 am Blowing of the conch
9:35 am Welcome by Convener/Host Satya Kalra
9:45 am Lamp Lighting Ceremony
9:50 am Program Overview
9:55 am 12th chapterBhakti Yoga recitation
10:00 am Keynote speaker- Tulsi Gabbard
10:20 am Wisdom from the Saints
Pujya Swami Gyananadji Gitamanishi Ji
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji
Guru Maa Geeteshwari Ji
Pujya Sri Shankaracharyaji Ji
11:40 am Keynote speaker – Desh Deshpande
12:00 noon Introduction & Recognition of Dignitaries
12:20 pm Release of Satya Kalra’s Book, 108 Mantra to Awaken Your Soul
12:25 pm Closing remarks for morning session
Lunch Break 12:30 pm to 1:45 PM
Afternoon Session 1:45 pm to 4:40
Panel Discussions: 1:45 pm to 3:15PM
1:45 pm Introduction to Panel Discussion: How has the Gita helped me shape my life?
Opening remarks by Moderator, Dr. Prasad Kaipa
Remarks by Panelist, Group discussion and Q. &A.
Dr. Mihir Meghani
Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa
3:20pm Concluding remarks
3:25pm Saumitra Gokhale, Global Coordinator for HSS
3:35pm Youth Panel Discussion: Is the Gita Relevant to Youth?
Opening remarks by Moderator: Varija Yelagalawadi
Remarks by Panelists, Group Discussion and Q. &A.
4:35 Concluding remarks
Tea Break: 4:40 to 5:00 PM
Evening Sessions: 5:00- 6:30PM
5:00pm Chanting of Gita Mantras
5:05pm Meditation and Talk by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji
Pujya Swami Gyananadji Gitamanishi
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati ji
Guru Maa Geeteshwari ji
Pujya Sri Shankaracharya ji
5:50 pm Vote of Thanks by Satya Kalra
6:00 pm Cultural program/Play of Sri Krishna and Arjuna