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"Victory Day" Celebration and Free Lecture

KASYAPA Institute cordially invites you to celebrate Vijaya Daśamī.
Free Lecture: Human Nature in Indian Epics

Thursday, October 22, 2015

5-6 PM Opening Ceremony

6-7 PM Presentation on KASYAPA Programming

7-9 PM Public Lecture: "Human Nature in the Indian Epics"

This program is entirely FREE of charge.


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Oct 22
17:00 pmto21:00 pm

5 - 6 PM Opening Ceremony (Pūjā)
6 - 7 PM Presentation on KASYAPA Programming
7 - 9 PM Complimentary Class: Human Nature in Indian Epics



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Full Description

The KASYAPA Institute invites you to celebrate a special ancient Indian holiday, the “Day of Victory” (Vijaya Daśamī), a powerful time for auspicious beginnings.

This day marks the mythological triumph of the Great Goddess over demonic forces, symbolic of the triumph of virtue over vice.

The Institute will therefore be hosting a special ceremony honouring Sarasvatī, Goddess of Learning, so as to officially consecrate its Inaugural Yoga Teacher Training.

This will be followed by an intriguing lecture probing what we can learn about human nature from the epics of Ancient India. This lecture is part of KASYAPA's Myths of India Series, described below.


Myths of India Series: Human Nature in the Indian Epics

This lecture series is centered on the ancient Sanskrit Epics, Rāmāyaṇa and Mahābhārata. While we explore the historical content of these texts, and their incredible command on the modern Hindu popular imagination, this series examines the epics through a very specific lens: human nature. The ancient Indian epics are a treasure trove on the workings of human beings, bespeaking, , personality types, inclinations, weaknesses, motivations, etc. The longevity of these monumental works of world literature is attributed to their masterful ability to speak to the human experience. As such, they provide timeless insight on how we might navigate our own worlds, inner and outer alike. How might they enhance your own life?