Venkat Raman –
“Happiness reaches those who keep their minds and hearts open,” is the belief of a spiritual leader who is scheduled to conduct three nightly discourses in English in Auckland next month.
Swami Anubhavananda, known affectionately as ‘The Happy Swamy,’ will speak on three illuminating subjects at the Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings to a discerning audience from May 1 to May 3, 2017.
He will speak on ‘How to negotiate through life wearing multiple hats’ on May 1, on ‘Living in the present’ on May 2 and on ‘Maintaining a Balanced Diet’ on May 3.
The programme will be held each night from 730 pm to 9 pm.
Entry is free for all but by registration at the venue at 7 pm.
Humorous and Practical
A disciple of the late Swami Chinmayananda, he has been a regular visitor to New Zealand for almost a decade and his discourses are always punctuated by humour and practical tips.
Rajendran and Shanta Naidu of the New Zealand Vedanta Education Society Inc, which is organising the discourses, said that Swami Anubhavananda is a man of high erudition, with relevance to the modern world.
“He is a visiting faculty member for teaching Management, Yoga and Vedanta at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (based in Pilani in the North Indian State of Rajasthan) and Kaivalyaham (Lonavala in Maharashtra). He was earlier the Acharya (Principal) of the Sandeepany Sadhanalaya (Powai). The Inter-Cultural Open University of the Netherlands honoured him with a Doctorate in 1999,” they said.
Swami Anubhavananda’s discourses on Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, Srimad Bhagavatam, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Panchadasi, Ambrutanubhav and Tripura Rahasya have endeared him to listeners all over the world.
“His sparkling series titled, ‘Mauj Me Raho’ and his camps for children, youth and adults have made him the most sought after speaker on Vedanta today,” Mr Naidu said.
Further details can be obtained from Rajendran and Shanta Naidu on (09) 8286785, 021-0303645 or 021-02500197; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Suresh Thiagarajah on 022-1066188; Vel Konar on 021-0438886; Nesa Malar on 021-539010; Subbiah Mahalingam on (09) 5799094 or 021-2050347 and Hari Narain on 027-4213939. website: www.vedantanz.org