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Seminar: Free will & Destiny in the Bhagavad-Gita (OCHS – Leicester)

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies – Leicester Friends Event
Saturday, 25th November 2011 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Rothley Street, Leicester

A talk by Anuradha Dooney of the Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies

In this talk Anuradha will explore questions about free will and destiny as she finds them discussed in the Bhagavad-gita. How much choice do we really have in life, and how much is dependent on our bir th, gender, status etc. Are we ruled by karma, Krishna, or our own desires. These questions of free will and fate are universal, arising from a need to know how our lives are shaped and the value of our decisions. Krishna and Arjuna’s dialogue in the Bhagavad-gita comes to surprising conclusions.In the Hindu Samkhya tradition, the three gunas, or ‘threads’ of sattva, rajas, and tamas weave together reality around us. They ‘colour’ our vision of ourselves and others, the choices we make, and how we act in the world. Through visual and interactive exercises this presentation offers a fresh opportunity for self-reflection and challenges us to take responsibility for who we are and what we become in life.

About the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS) is an academy for the study of Hindu culture, society, philosophies, and languages, in all periods and in all parts of the world.

The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies is dedicated to preserving India’s cultural heritage and promoting a better understanding of it through a comprehensive programme of education, publishing, and research.

The OCHS is a Recognised Independent Centre of Oxford University, maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity, originality, and excellence.

Organiser: Friends of the OCHS – Leicester
E-mail: lf@ochs.org.uk
Phone: 07801 241296


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