Indialogue Foundation organized an Exploring Faith Lecture titled “Swami Vivekananda: Holistic view of the Life” on 10th January 2014 at Indialogue Centre, M-207, GK II, New Delhi. The speaker of the event was Swami Shantatmananda, Head of the Ramakrishna Mission New Delhi, a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order. Swamiji briefed and gave detailed information about main belief system of Hinduism, Hindu philosophy on holistic view of the Life and ideals of Swami Vivekananda. Swamiji also informed about history of Ramakrishna Order and establishment of Ramakrishna Mission. Government of India and Ramakrishna Mission commemorated 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda during 2013 and as part of celebration many events was organized in India and abroad.
About Speaker: Inspired by Swami Vivekananda’s ideal of nation and characterbuilding, Swami Shantatmananda has initiated programs in the fields of disaster management, value education, women’s empowerment, interfaith dialogue, and world peace. In January 2011, the Swami, along with the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, launched a three-year program entitled Awakening India” – which was televised nationwide. Swami Shantatmananda conducts regular discourses in English, Bengali, Tamil and Hindi in Delhi and throughout India. He has been invited on lecture tours to Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Russia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, and South Africa.
About Exploring Faith Series: Dialogue is coming together and communication of members of different faiths and cultures for the purpose of knowing others accurately and establishing a foundation of peaceful coexistence and cooperation in an atmosphere of peace, respect and empathy. Dialogue process became necessity, as occurrences in one part of the world is affecting entire globe, today we are not immune to events those are happening even another continents. Globalization enabled a better logistics for hate-mongers who aim to spread chaos, enmity and hatred through disinformation. Education and awareness will enable people to be able to judge what is right and wrong through knowledge and critical thinking. Therefore Indialogue Foundation wants to give opportunity to representatives of the different faiths to share about the richness of their faith traditions. The program aims to bring people from different faith backgrounds together in harmony and overcome stereotypes between people of different religions.