Title: Desire management – The deep solution to Global environment crisis
Location: Centre for International Experience, 33 st George, University of Toronto
Date: Wednesday, Jun 20 2012
Time:05:30 PM till 07:30 PM
Event Fee : $10 ($7 for students) includes vegan dinner
Description: Record ice melts, climate change, unusual weather patterns, rapidly vanishing species and rising sea levels… these are the norms of the day. Abrupt changes in climate are now an established fact of life here on Earth. Everyone is talking about it and starting newer and newer initiatives aimed at saving the environment. But is it possible to solve the environmental problems even if our varied environmental initiatives are successful unless we deal with the ‘desire problem’.
While the media is buzzing with requests for empowering efforts to clean up our global mess and declaring man as a ‘geo-physical force’ destroying its own habitat, this is a good time to ask: “is our planet at a possible ‘tipping point’ of dramatic climate change”? How did we get here in the first place and where do we go from here?
Join us for an interactive presentation with Devamrita Swami, a Yale graduate, author and monk of over 40 years who also heads the Institute of Sustainability in New Zealand and has spoken at several environmental forums in Toronto and around the world. He presents visionary insights on how ‘consciousness transformation’ holds the key to the Global Environmental Crisis.
An evening not to miss – delicious vegan dinner, meditation to calm the mind and ideas to inspire the intellect.
About the speaker
Devamrita Swami is a monk whose profound dedication to the spiritual path spans four decades. It was in 1972 that he first came in contact with the ancient wisdom of the East. His attraction to this transcendental knowledge was immediate and the effect profound; though a graduate of Yale University, he discovered that this would be the start of his real education. Since that time, through constant spiritual practice Devamrita Swami has matured in his understanding of these ancient truths and now spends his time sharing his realizations with others.
Badahari Dasa, a Bhakti Yogi, Kirtan master and a musician for over 35 years who has performed at several spiritual concerts in every continent.He has a degree in music and has released several music albums and trained many budding artists on classical Kirtan music and instruments.He will enchant you with his deep and devotional voice blended to the expert play of fingers on an ancient instruments 'The Harmonium'. Accompanying him will be a group of expert musician yogis on eastern instruments like the hand cymbals and Mridanga-drum.Witness the transformation within as Badahari dasa explains the power of the mantras he will sing. A not to miss experience for all spiritual enthusiasts.