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Swami Bhaskarananda Vedanta Society, Seattle

Swami Bhaskarananda
Vedanta Society, Seattle

 

Chief Guest - Swami Bhaskarananda

Senior Monk, Vedanta Society, Seattle

Swami Bhaskarananda is a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India and the president of the Vedanta Society of Western Washington in Seattle, Washington (an affiliated branch of the Ramakrishna Mission.) He joined the Ramakrishna Order in 1958.He frequently gives talks on Hinduism in churches, synagogues, schools, colleges and universities all over America. Swami Bhaskarananda is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal Global Vedanta.

Listen to his interview with Hindu Yuva a couple of years back.

Philip Goldberg Author of American Veda

Philip Goldberg
Author of American Veda

Keynote Speaker - Philip Goldberg

Spiritual Counselor, Author of American Veda

Philip Goldberg is a spiritual counselor, meditation teacher and ordained Interfaith Minister. The author or coauthor of 19 books, he lectures and leads workshops throughout the country. He lives in Los Angeles, where he founded Spiritual Wellness and Healing Associates (SWAHA).

Listen to his message on the occasion of Dharma and Yoga Fest.

Vidyalakshmi Vinod Founder, Nrityalaya Dance

Vidyalakshmi Vinod
Founder, Nrityalaya Dance

 

Cultural Programs Chair - Vidyalakshmi Vinod

Artistic Director and Founder, Nrityalaya Dance

Vidyalakshmi Vinod is a highly accomplished dancer, dedicated teacher and an excellent choreographer. She is a senior disciple of Padmashri Chitra Visweswaran who is a well known doyen in this field of art. Due to her passion for this art, Vidya founded Nrityalaya school of Dance in the state of Washington, USA in 2002 with the sole aim of carrying this wonderful ancient art forward to future generations. Over the decades, Vidya has choreographed numerous dance pieces for her graduate students.

Vidyalakshmi's message on this auspicious occasion.

Dr. K.V. Ramanathan Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman of Accounting University of Washinton

Dr. K.V. Ramanathan
Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman of Accounting
University of Washinton

 

Jnana Yoga Track Chair - Prof K.V. Ramanathan

Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman of Accounting, University of Washington

Dr. Kavasseri V. Ramanathan, Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of Accounting, University of Washington Business School, is an internationally recognized expert in the application of accounting and financial strategies for shareholder value based organizational planning and control. Over the past four decades, he has conducted a variety of executive seminars and in-company management development programs, in the United States and abroad, to help companies enhance their organizational performance.

Dr. Ramanathan's message on this auspicious occasion.

Dr. Uday Bhaskar Deekshit Parasaram Founder, Sri Venkateswara Temple (VEDA)

Dr. Uday Bhaskar Deekshit Parasaram
Founder, Sri Venkateswara Temple (VEDA)

Dharma Track Chair - Dr. Uday Bhaskar Deekshit Parasaram

Founder, Sri Venkateswara Temple (VEDA), Redmond

Dr. Udaya Bhaskar Deekshith Parasaram was born into a traditional Priest family in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India. He studied basic pooja paddhati from his father Pundit Govardhana Ramacharya. Later he studied Vaikhanasa Agama Shaastra (Temple and Domestic rituals) from Pundit Parasaram Srinivasacharya, Vijayawada; Samskrita Vyakaranam under Prof. Korada Subrahmanyam, Hyderabad & Brahmashri Medicharla Gopalakrishnamurthy Shastry, Vijayawada; Visishtadwaita Vedanta, Sankhya and Yoga under Sri S. Srinivasan & Smt. Dr. Vedavalli Narayanan, Delhi; Vedam under Bhrahmashri Marepalli Nagavenkata Shastry, CA, USA. Before founding the Sri Venkateswara Temple, he served as a Head Priest at Hindu Temple and Cultural Center, Bothell.

Dr. Deekshit Parasaram's message on Dharma and Yoga Fest, Seattle.

Dr. Madhu Prashar Ayurveda Doctor

Dr. Madhu Prashar
Ayurveda Doctor

 

Raja Yoga Track Chair - Dr. Madhu Prashar

Ayurvedic Doctor and Practitioner of Raja Yoga

Madhu Prashar is an Ayurveda Doctor with over 30 years of work experience. She has been employed by the Central Government of India and Punjab Government in the capacity of Head of Department for Ayurveda for over 23 years. She is also a licensed doctor in Dubai for over 7 years.

She was the Founder and Vice President, Education for Friends of Yoga Toastmasters, Dubai. She is well known in the Toastmasters Fraternity for her educational sessions on Diet, Yoga and Well Being. She has been actively involved in many humanitarian initiatives as well. She extended free service to medical camps, blood donation drives and conducted health awareness seminars.