Guest Lectures

Devi Ahilyabai Holkar and Bhāratiya Resurgence

Date: June 22, 2024 Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM Venue: Online “In the political field [India] never ceased to throw up great rulers, statesmen, soldiers, administrators….in the political field it never ceased to throw up great rulers, statesmen, soldiers, administrators. Its political genius was not in the decadence sufficient, not coherent enough or swift in

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Evolution of the Indian Ethos (Samvād series, 2nd edition)

Date: March 4, 2024 Renaissance Journal team and Auropublications team invited Lopa Mukherjee for the second edition of their series – SAMVĀD which celebrates Authors, Books, and Booklovers. The programme was held on March 4, 2024 at the ground floor hall of Sri Aurobindo Society. Dr. Beloo Mehra, Editor, Renaissance Journal and Ms. Gayatri Majumdar,

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Discourses on Art and Spirituality – 27 sessions

In 2023, BhāratShakti through its Renaissance journal & Sri Aurobindo Integral Life Center (SAILC), Auro University, Surat joined hands to launch a year-long project titled ‘Kala evam Adhyatma’ (Art and Spirituality). Under the auspices of this project, the team began by organizing an online series of Discourses on Art and Spirituality. Through this weekly series, the

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SAMVĀD: Featuring Nandini Sengupta and her book – ‘Rani Durgawati – The Forgotten Life of a Warrior Queen’

Date: 15 December 2023 Venue: Society House Watch the RECORDING. On 15th December, 2023, the Renaissance Journal along with Auropublications launched a new initiative titled SAMVĀD – A Series on Books, Authors and Booklovers. This initiative takes its guidance from the Mother who had encouraged the reading of carefully selected literature to cultivate our intelligence

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Lecture-discussion – Sri Aurobindo and India of the Future

Date: July 24, 2023 Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society Watch the Recording HERE. As part of Sri Aurobindo Society’s ongoing celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo, Renaissance Journal organised a special lecture-discussion happening at our campus on July 24, 2023. Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, a noted academic and cultural historian, was the invited speaker who

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Yoga in Daily Life: Guidance from the Mother (with special emphasis on conscious cooking)

Speaker: Deepshikha Reddy DATE: July 6, 2023 VENUE: Sri Aurobindo Society Watch the Recording HERE. For a full gallery of photos from the event, please click HERE. As part of the Renaissance’s latest issue (June-July 2023) on the theme: Food, Sleep and Yoga, a special event was organised by the Renaissance team to conclude its Exhibition

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Yogic Relationship with Money – an Interactive Session

Date: March 29, 2023 Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society Watch the recording HERE. As part of its work on the March 2023 issue of the online journal ‘Renaissance’ which has ‘Money and Yoga’ as its theme (released on March 21), the Renaissance team organised a special interactive session on March 29 at Sri Aurobindo Society, Beach

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Individual and Family: Insights from the Social Thought of Sri Aurobindo

Date: December 22, 2022 Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society Watch the recording HERE. As part of our work on the January 2023 Renaissance issue on the theme of ‘Human Relations and Yoga’, the Renaissance Journal team organised a special event on December 22, 2022. We invited Ms. Lakshmi Jyothi Manapragada to share some thoughts on the

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Work as Sadhana: An Interactive Session with Arul Dev

Date: December 3, 2022 Watch the livestream of the event HERE. “To do the work that one does with all sincerity, as perfectly as one can, is certainly one of the best ways to serve the Divine.” (The Mother, CWM, 14: 307) Since June 2021, every issue of Renaissance, the monthly journal of Sri Aurobindo

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India as Envisioned by Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo

Date: October 16, 2022 Watch the full recording HERE. As part of Sri Aurobindo Society’s celebrations of 150years of Sri Aurobindo and 75 years of Indian Independence, the Renaissance journal team had invited Dr. Narendra Joshi to deliver a lecture under the ‘India – Our Mother’ lecture series they have been hosting since last year.

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Beauty of Nature in ‘Savitri’

Date: September 25, 2022 Watch the full recording HERE. Since October 2021, as part of Sri Aurobindo Society’s celebrations of 150years of Sri Aurobindo and 75 years of Indian Independence, Renaissance journal team has been organising monthly lectures under the series – India, Our Mother. For lecture number 11, they invited Dr. Charan Singh Kedarkhandi

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Conscious Parenting: Lessons Learned as a Parent, Educator and Healer

Date: September 16, 2022 Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society Watch recording HERE. Humanity must become progressively receptive to the light of a greater and higher consciousness, so that it can become a conscious aid in preparing the communal body and mind for the coming of a new race. A conscious

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The Spiritual Foundations of Arts in Asia

Date: September 3, 2022 Venue: Online Watch the full recording of the session HERE. Watch the Q & A session HERE. As part of our ongoing celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo and 75th year of Indian Independence, the Renaissance team of BhāratShakti hosted an online event which featured an illustrated talk

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