Fourteenth Annual Chaudhuri Dinner Celebration
Saturday, May 7, 2016
6:30 PM

Crowne Plaza Foster City
1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, California

Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur
Founder and Spiritual Director, Vedika Global
President, California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine

Don't miss a delightful evening of celebration in honor of CIIS's visionary founders, Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri. At each annual Chaudhuri Dinner, CIIS honors an individual whose life exemplifies the selfless service modeled by its founders. This year, CIIS is pleased to present the 2016 Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service to Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur for her extraordinary achievements as a distinguished Vedic scholar and practitioner. We will also celebrate a new faculty position at CIIS, the Haridas Chaudhuri Endowed Chair for South Asian Philosophy and Culture, which will ensure that Indic spirituality and philosophyso critical to the founding mission of universitywill be taught in perpetuity.

Hosted at a new location in Foster City, the event will feature a silent auction with excellent packages, including a wine country tour and barrel tasting, privately catered ayurvedic chef's dinner, ayurveda wellness consultation, feng shui starter pack, traditional Chinese natural beauty products, acupuncture treatments, and more.

Join us for an evening of connecting with friends, musical entertainment, libations and hors d'oeurves, and a three-course meal catered by one of the Bay Area's finest Indian restaurants, Amber India.

View photos from the 2015 event >>

For more information about the event or the Haridas Chaudhuri Endowed Chair for South Asian Philosophy and Culture, please contact Dorotea Reyna at 415-575-6135 or dreyna@ciis.edu.

Past recipients of the Haridas and Bina Chaudhuri Award for Distinguished Service are as follows:

2003 Deepak Chopra
2004 Rajendra and Malti Prasad
2005 Magan Patel
2006 Rajnikant and Helen Desai
2007 Ali Akbar Khan
2008 Naranji V. Patel
2009 Kavita N. Ramdas
2010 Kanwal Rekhi
2011 Haresh C. Shah
2012 Navin and Pratibha Doshi
2013 Mani L. Bhaumik
2014 Lata Krishnan
2015 Zakir Hussain
2016 Acharya Shunya Pratichi Mathur

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