Annual Fund Raising Events & Banquets
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES FROM OUR GUESTS
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The Story of Ramayana - Dance Ballet "Jagadaananda Kaaraka"
Choreography in multiple classical and western dance styles by Prabha Maruvada
The song, Jagadaananda Kaaraka, is a composition of Saint Thyagaraja (in Sanskrit), on the glory of Sri Rama
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Location: Herndon High School, 700 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA
Program: 4 PM - 7:30 PM
Invocation (Ganga Sthothram by Summer Camp Bala Vihar children)
Dance Drama and Fund Raising
Boxed Dinner at 7:30 PM
at 7:30 PM
The Grand Magic Show by Hollywood Famous, Jeff Parmer
Followed By Banquet Dinner on Saturday, December 4, 2010
Location: Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna VA 22181
Contacts: (571) 969-1160; (301) 684-8883
Rajiv Malhotra - Keynote Speech on Hindu Identity (Notes by Monica Thakrar)
· Basis for having an identity (practical application in this world) while knowing the oneness of Vedanta – this is what Gurudev talked about and what the topic of the discussion on this day
o What is our identity?
o Why do we need an identity?
· There were three common arguments raised by the youth around why they didn’t need to have a Hindu identity
1) We have to give up our identity – it is all nama rupa, maya, mithya, and isn’t everyone the same, so why do we have an identity?
2) Identity actually causes conflict, so if we don’t have an identity (we are all the same anyway) then we don’t have conflict
3) We are American and isn’t it un-American to be Hindu because we are all part of this big melting pot?
Answers to the question of “Why do we need an identity” using Vedanta
Chinmaya Mission Annual Fundraising Banquet on December 9, 2006
Immaculée Ilibagiza shares her miraculous
story of how she survived during the Rwanda genocide in 1994 when she and seven
other women huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local
pastor’s house for 91 days! In this captivating and inspiring book, Immaculée shows us how to embrace the power of prayer,
forge a profound and lasting relationship with God, and discover the importance
of forgiveness and the meaning of truly unconditional love and
understanding—through our darkest hours.
Chinmaya Mission Annual Fundraising Banquet on December 3, 2005
Stress Management - Medication or Meditation. This presentation was given by Swami Ishwarananda on the keynote addresshe gave at . Swamiji's lecture came across very real and applicable. In our lives we have to continue to face the challenges. He elaborated that at minimum level, in ‘good’ stress – essential for success, health and performance goes up. Up to the ‘optimum’ point it is good. Beyond this point, not only our health but also our performance deteriorates. It then becomes ‘distress’. Becoming mindful of what you do, who you are, where you are heading is essential for managing stress. It begins with understanding your thoughts. Click on the title for a review of his slide presentation. The financial information is posted on our Financial page. The Fundraising Banquet - by Vandana Bapna
Chinmaya Mission Annual Fundraising Banquet on December 4, 2004