Upcoming & Passed Event
2nd National Conference on Indian Culture, Balasore, Odisha, India.
What do we expect from the ‘Conference on Dasabidha Sanskar’?
15-16 June 2013
- Process laid down by Sri Sri Thakur for development and transformation of human being (man-making program; with focus on dasabidha sanskar)
- Putting tradition into practice in scientific manner, as per framework provided by Sri Sri Thakur. This includes understanding rituals and finding their significance in observance, particularly by younger generation and those who are living in cosmopolitan environment
2.Annual general body meeting of Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies
Two level of participants:
- Those who can contribute to and throw light on the above subjects by virtue of their own expertise
- Those who would like to know about these things and practice those things in their live
- Conduct workshop by involving the participants and arriving at definite action plan by each participants (outline of the workshop provided below)
- Drawing a workable agenda for Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies (IIAS), inviting others for contribution and participation, raising resources for future work
- Topic based, structured discussion, will be captured for making literature
- Theme based audio-visuals, prepared out of proceedings of ‘Conference on Indian Culture’ held in Mumbai University in September 2011 will be screened.
Outcome of the Conference:
- Research output (Souvenir, papers, publications pre & post conference)
- Plan of research activities of IIAS and making a panel of researchers with research plan.
- Institute gets inaugurated, arrangement for day to day management, development of facilities and future work plan
Workshop on Sri Sri Thakur’s blessings
This workshop is designed to invite and invoke Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra’s blessings for the participants.
As per Sri Sri Thakur, blessing is a materialized desire. We get as much blessings as we are worthy of. Worthiness evolves in a person by virtue of dedicated action imbued with love for the Lord.
This workshop will drive the participants on the corridors of Sri Sri Thakur’s blessings and attempt to open up avenues of activities on a personalized basis. It will be an experiential workshop to be conducted by experienced and scholarly devotees.
At the end of the workshop, each participant will have an individual development plan (IDP) with a blueprint of implementation. IDP will have a sketch of resources to be utilized and mentors available. IDP will be reviewed every year and will pass through a rigorous assessment, at the end of which Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies (IIAS) will award a deserving recognition and felicitation.
Who can participate in the workshop?
Any disciple of Sri Sri Thakur attending the Conference at Balasore on 15-16 June 2013 can participate. There will be a briefing session on day one of Conference, when participants can opt for the workshop and workshop will be conducted on the second day.
What will one benefit from the workshop?
Each participant will draw an IDP in the form of a structured and guided action plan, which will be rewarding for a disciple in terms of Sri Sri Thakur’s blessing. The intellectual and networked resources of IIAS will be available to him. On successful completion of the IDP, after going through an assessment process, the person will be entitled to a deserving recognition, commensurate with his / her accomplishment.
What does it cost for a participant?
Joining the workshop is free. However, there will be a screening process. There may be some incidental costs while executing the action plan, which will be incurred by the participant directly. IIAS would not charge any fee from the participant.
When can a person express his willingness to join the workshop?
One can join the workshop by sending a mail during 1st to 14th June 2013. One can also join on the spot in the briefing session on 15th morning at the Conference venue.
14th April 2013
Dear brothers & mothers,
Devotees of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra, Greetings from Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies on the day of Baishakhi & Bengali New Year day! On this day, our beloved Lord used to bless one and all with his special vani in His inimitablestyle and powerful language, full with love, hope and prayer.
Two months down the line, Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies will host a Conference at Balasore in Odisha on the topic ‘dasha bidha sanskar’ (Ten sacraments of life) on 15-16 June 2013.Alongside the Conference, Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies will have its annual general body meeting and some other literary programs. Significance of this event is that Institute will host the Conference in its own premise, which is currently under construction.
Looking back, we recall that on this very day, that is, 14th April 2009, we took a pledge at the holy land at Deoghar and founded the Institute as a research platform. During last 4 years, we take satisfaction that we have come out with large volume of research output, which are hosted in our site www.srisrithakuranukulchandra.com .We have also brought out a number of publications of very high quality. Significant to note that in September 2011, the Institute held a ‘Conference on Indian Culture’ in collaboration with ‘Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai’.
We seek your participation and contribution to the Conference to be held in June 2013. You can participate in any of the four possible ways:
1. Join the Conference at Balasore, Odisha on 15-16 June 2013 and present a paper (call for paper note, dated 26th January 2013 is reproduced below, for ready reference)
2. Submit an article for the Souvenir. The article should be of 4-5 pages and the topic should be on ideology of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra; mail to me.
3. Mail your best wishes for the Conference, highlighting the significance of the conference topic in the context of Sri Sri Thakur’s man-making mission. Few select wishes will be published in the Conference Souvenir
4. Contribute voluntary offerings for the Conference and for the Institute. It is your Institute, working for promotion of research on Sri Sri Thakur’s ideology. Interested contributors may take bank particulars for remittance from me. We look forward to your participation and contribution.
Sincerely yours, Dr. DC Patra Member, Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies Cell - 9820132213
National Conference on ‘Dasabidha Sanskar’ (दशबीध संस्कार, Ten Sacraments of Life) Venue: Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies, Balasore, Odisha , India
Date: 14-16 June 2013
This call is particularly for the enlightened disciples of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra. We believe that Sri Sri Thakur gave a new lease of life to Indo-Aryan culture by refurbishing, reforming and redefining Indian tradition. We understand that He made culture contemporary, in a sense, what was hitherto vaguely known as culture, was given a shape and size, and therefore, life. We had centuries of rituals, volumes of scripture, piles of beliefs; but unfortunately, all these were carried forward from the past. The corrosive effects of time reduced many of these to superstition, tenets without justification, faith without affirmation. When waves of rationalization and scientific spirit, in the guise of modernization, raised questions about the efficacy of our culture in terms of human happiness and progress; the protagonists of Indian culture looked otherworldly and relied on continuity of the past. Past was glorified as pristine, values were attempted to keep alive through folklore, and poverty was praised as ascetic life style.
Then came the tide of democratic polity, economic development, application of information technology, mobile communication and global cosmopolitan living. The current generation is carried away by wave of change that is almost irresistible. We may not see a clear direction, but the change and transformation is both intensive and extensive. New forms of culture are invading the mass psychology in the form of art, sports, films, business, yoga, secularism, tourism so on and so forth. It is time we look into Sri Sri Thakur’s literature to give culture a life that is contemporary, scientific, and progressive. It is time we revisit our ancient cultural landscape in the light of Sri Sri Thakur’s analysis, interpretation and views.
The idea behind choosing ‘dasabidha sanskar’ as the central theme of this conference is that these ‘sanskars’ constitute the disciplines which would build a person in the manner Sri Sri Thakur wanted. Perhaps these ‘sanskaras’ are the pillars in a family which support Sri Sri Thakur’s man making mission.
While the central theme of the conference remains ‘dasabidha sanskar’, some related topics may also form part of the conference theme. Some illustrative topics are:
1. Scientific explanation of mythology and scriptures, as Sri Sri Thakur explained
- 2. Values in our culture, how to put these in practice in the current and future society
- 3. Devotion in daily life – prayer, puja, offering bhoga to Sri Sri Thakur
Original research papers on the Conference theme may be mailed to:
Selected papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Please visit www.srisrithakuranukulchandra.com for reference material on Sri Sri Thakur’s ideology.
Please check the Hindi Section of this site to know more about "Dasabidha-Sanskar".
Date: 26th January 2013
Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies in association with ‘Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai’ presents Conference on Indian Culture Call for Paper (2nd Announcement: February 2011)
The ‘Conference on Indian Culture’ will be held in Mumbai in September 2011, in Vidyanagari Campus of Mumbai University, Kalina.Theme of the Conference
The theme of the Conference centers around two areas: a) Culture and b) Philosophy. The sub-themes would cover the following: · Balanced growth of a person · Social dynamics on a spiritual foundation · Comparative religion · Education and personality transformation · Science and spirituality · Service to surrounding and environment - integral to individual existence · Contemporary applications of Indian mythology· Indian model of good governance
Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies presents Conference on Indian Culture Call for Paper (1st Announcement: November 2010)
The ‘Conference on Indian Culture’ will be held in Mumbai in September 2011, by ‘Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies’.
Theme of the Conference
The theme of the Conference centers around two areas: a) Culture and b) Philosophy. The sub-themes would cover the following: . Balanced growth of a person · Social dynamics on a spiritual foundation · Comparative religion · Education and personality transformation · Science and spirituality · Service to surrounding and environment-integral to individual existence· Contemporary applications of Indian mythology
Authors can fix their own topic under any of the above themes. Authors of selected papers will be eligible to make presentation in the Conference. Presented papers will be published in ‘Conference Proceedings’. Abstracts will be published in ‘Souvenir’.
Guidelines for Papers
National Essay Competition amongst School and College Students (1st Announcement: November 2010)
Dear Principal / Dean,
Indian Culture is the most sought after way of life world over. We live and get shaped in our culture, knowingly and unknowingly. Culture influences the thought and action of people - present and future. Culture is complex and amorphous. It encompasses diverse institutions, symbols, rituals as well as behavioral pattern in family. It is important that cultural anchors are placed at the right coordinates. The proposed essay competition aims to cultivate culture consciousness amongst students.
Essay Topics and Eligibility
With the above as objective, ‘Institute of Indo-Aryan Studies’ invites essays from students on the following topics at a national level:
· Serving the surrounding is key to our survival (For students of VIII to XII standards, High School and Junior College) · Can India economically develop while retaining her cultural values?(For students pursing studies after XII standards, including technical, managerial and post graduate students)
Swasti Vinayani Utsav - 2010 25th January 2010 Sree Guru Anukulashram, Balasore, Orissa, India
Man loves to live and to grow. He craves for joy; he loves his family, friends and other acquaintances. In his struggle for achievement, he has to fight against impediments; overcome hurdles. Life goes on rolling day after day; as the rising sun sets down in the evening, a tiring soul looks around for fulfillment. He looks at the face of Sri Sri Thakur and feels reassured.
No one knew life and love, as well as Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra knew. He brought out for the humanity, the force of life, the lore of love and the path for fulfillment. He is the emblem of life and love, in their pristine originality and beauty. No one understood and healed the sorrows of crying souls as Sri Sri Thakur did. He is still active in playing his eternal role, through events, institutions and through conducts of his devotees. One such annual event where Sri Sri Thakur comes alive is Swasti Vinayani Utsav, held at Sree Guru Anukulashram, Balasore. This event is being held for over last 40 years in succession. Year after year, the blessing of Sri Sri Thakur is getting bestowed on his children through this event.
Swasti Vinayani Utsav for this year is planned to be held on 25th January 2010 at Sree Guru Anukulashram. Like all previous Utsavs, the Utsav this year will be graced by Pujyapada Bidyut Ranjan Chakravarty and Dr.Buddhadev Chakravarty. Number of devotees from far and wide will be participating in this Utsav. This year Utsav will coincide with the 4th anniversary of consecration of the temple at Sree Guru Anukulashram.
The Utsav on 25th January 2010 will be preceded by two-days long 10th National Conference on Swastyayani, to be held at the same venue on 23rd and 24th January 2010. Looking back, one sees that the 1st National Conference on Swastyayani was held at this holy premise in May 1998. The 6th National Conference was also organized by Sree Guru Anukulashram in May 2003. The National Conference Series on Swastyayani has become a platform for the devotees to take up socio-economic ideological aspects of Sri Sri Thakur for discussion, dissemination and implementation.
We invite all to participate in the Swasti Vinayani Utsav at Sree Guru Anukulashram on 25th January 2010 with family and friends. Let us congregate at the feet of the Lord once again and rededicate ourselves for His cause. As we know, He is the saviour, He is the path and He is the ultimate solution. We all need to follow His principles and establish a world of peace and prosperity.
Humble followers of Sri Sri Thakur, Organizers of Swastyayani Vinayani Utsav 2010, Sree Guru Anukulashram, Balasore *** Sree Guru Anukulashram – A Divine Memorial for the Humanity ***
Swasti Vinayani Utsav – 2010 will be held at Sree Guru Anukulashram, Balasore on 25th January 2010. 10th National Conference on Swastyayani will be held at the Ashram on 23rd and 24th January 2010. The venue, Sree Guru Anukulashram, was not built in a planned way. It was nobody’s vision to build an Ashram or any establishment of a particular design. It all grew almost spontaneously over a period, by the grace of the Lord. Of course, many devotees have put their lives into the formation of the Ashram, as part of their devotion and dedicated activities to establish the image and ideology of Sri Sri Thakur Anukul Chandra. Way back in 1967, Ritwikdev Sushil Ranjan Das came to this place, being directed by Sri Sri Thakur. The place was then completely isolated and was almost inaccessible. Sushil Ranjan just laid a thatch under the sun for his head. It was an unmistakable pace of time which witnessed a silent play of devotion and dedication from this tiny plot that transformed itself to today’s Ashram. The drive was almost irresistible to fulfill the Lord; to place the Lord and His image at the highest pedestal on the world stage. There were intense activities; all in the realm of self realization, socialization and recreation of a divine order. There was total dependence on the Lord and on His unbounded grace. There was only one mission: ‘do and live for the Lord; serve His cause and be blessed’. The Ashram is a shelter for people. Staying there, people get to know and practice the path and ideology of Sri Sri Thakur in their ordinary day to day to life. The guidance, inspiration and behavioral correction if any was imparted and shared by the founder, Sushil Ranjan. He was an astute practitioner of sadhana; had uncompromising approach to the ideology and led an austere life style. Sushil Ranjan’s family was a nucleus of an ever growing larger family, in which all the devotees were members.The temple in Ashram, where in Sri Sri Thakur appears in his normal grandeur on a life-size portrait, engraves the holy mortal remains of Sri Sri Thakur. The Ashram also preserves a piece of shirt and a pair of sandal, once used by the Lord, carrying rarest of rare living touch of Sri Sri Thakur. The Ashram now runs a weekly charitable dispensary. Everyday there are prayer and meditation. Satsang is held every weekend. Yaajan rounds are held in neighboring localities every second Saturday of the month. Youth camps are organized periodically, when young devotees undergo penance for higher order of sadhana (sishu-prajapatya vrata). Twice a year, utsavs are held: one is Swasti Vinayani Utsav, and second is, Sri Sri Thakur’s holy birth anniversary, on the day of Tal-navami. Special Satsangs are held to commemorate birthdays of Sri Sri Thakur’s associates like Krishna Prasanna Bhattacharya, Sushil Chandra Basu, Ananta Maharaj, Kishori Mohan and Satish Chandra Goswami. Some students are pursuing their studies while staying in Ashram. ‘Sandilya Hostel’ is proposed to be built with permanent facilities for the students. A library is being developed with literature on all religions. The Ashram with his heritage value and proposed facilities stands as a divine memorial for the humanity.
Contact: Dr.Umesh Chandra Patra – 9338100837 / 9861213791
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