Swami Vidyadhishananda comes to area

Some of you may have attended one of this Himalayan monk’s past appearances in Charleston, W.Va. He is quite the “philosopher monk” and you will certainly learn a a few things. I will be playing some atmospheric electronica music in advance of his June 24 appearance at Marshall University. ~ Douglas I.

His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda comes to the area for several appearances.

The Himalayan monk Swami Vidyadhishananda returns to the Charleston-Huntington area for a series of talks, appearances and workshops on spirituality, philosophical thought and wellness as part of a nationwide U.S. tour. The monk gave several packed appearances in Charleston a few years ago.

Described as “a philosopher monk of the Vedanta tradition,” he has trained in the Himalayan mountains and has been awarded one of the highest honors in India’s university system, the degree of Mahamahopadhyay (Great Ordained Teacher) for his work in Sanskrit philosophies. He is the head monk of the non-profit Self-Enquiry Life Fellowship. Area appearances include:

June 23: “Extant Philosophical Thought on Evolution: A Discourse on Philosophy.” At 7 p.m., the Clay Center, Charleston. Admission $15. Call 304-561-3570 or e-mail info@theclaycenter.org. Click here to view event flyer (.pdf file).

June 24: “Well-being Rooted in Clarity of Perception.” At 7 p.m., Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Marshall University, Huntington. Free. Call 606-316-3476 or e-mail schlenker@marshall.edu.

June 26 and 27: Two-day “Wellness Workshop,” Bellefonte Pavilion, Our Lady Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, Ky. A structured workshop on Himalayan techniques of  living in balance and harmony which includes vegetarian Ayurvedic lunch and snacks. Cost is $150 students and senior citizens, $250 adults. To register, visit www.swamahiman.org or call 606-326-1230. Click here to view event flyer (.pdf file).

July 9: “Mind-Stuff Inside the Heart.” At 7:30 p.m,, Tamarack, Beckley. Sponsored by  South Asia Cultural Society. Free, Call 304-255-0293 or e-mail bembalkar@verizon.net.

For more information on the monk’s tour, call 304-993-8866 or e-mail: self.charleston@gmail.com.