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Journey to Wholeness: Self, Person, Cosmos, God, and Other in Indic Yoga Traditions and the Transformational Psychology of Sri Aurobindo with Debashish Banerji, PhD

October  25, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

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Debashish Banerji, PhD
 

Journey to Wholeness: Self, Person, Cosmos, God, and Other in Indic Yoga Traditions and the Transformational Psychology of Sri Aurobindo with Debashish Banerji, PhD

About the Presentation

This talk will look at the categories developed in the Indic yoga traditions to address the journey to human wholeness and see how the integral and transformational yoga psychology of Sri Aurobindo furthers or modifies this discourse. Considering key common notions, such as purusha, prakriti, atman, ahamkara and their variations and transformations, the talk will explore what “wholeness” or “integrality” meant to Sri Aurobindo and what framework and tools he has provided for its achievement.

About the Presenter

Debashish Banerji, PhD, is dean of academic affairs and professor of Indian studies at the University of Philosophical Research, Los Angeles. He is an adjunct faculty member in art history at Pasadena City College; and in the Asian and Comparative Studies program at CIIS. From 1991 to 2006, Banerji served as president of the East West Cultural Center, Los Angeles. He is presently executive director of Nalanda International, Los Angeles. Banerji has curated a number of exhibitions in Indian and Japanese art and is the author of two books, "The Alternate Nation of Abanindranath Tagore" and "Seven Quartets of Becoming: A Transformative Yoga Psychology Based on the Diaries of Sri Aurobindo."

For More Information

Contact Bahman Shirazi at bshirazi@ciis.edu or (415) 575-6253.

Room 560, California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 
 

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