Time Session Speaker
08:00 am - 09:00 am Registration
09:00 am - 09:10 am Welcoming remarks and introductions
09:10 am - 09:15 am Invocatory Song/Sloka
09:15 am - 09:25 am Video on Bhagavad Gita
09:30 am - 10:30 am Inaugural Envisioning Address - Setting the Background, Purpose, and Theme of the Convention Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha, Head, Narayanashrama Tapovanam
10:30 am - 11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Address - Seeking the Ultimate - Guide for Spiritual Seekers Swami Sarvapriyananda, Vedanta Society of New York
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Release of GBGC Souvenir
12:15 pm - 01:15 pm Lunch
01:15 pm - 01:45 pm Cultural Program - Bhagavad Gita Dance Drama
01:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Panel Session. The panel will include a selected group of leading experts and practitioners who will share reflections on the application of Bhagavad Gita principles based on their personal journey and experiences through interaction with the moderator and audience. Panel session will consist of a short introduction on selected topics by the panelists followed by a questions and answers interaction among panelists and the audience facilitated by a moderator.

Format: Three panelists - each will respond to a question each by a Moderator followed by questions from the audience and general discussion.

Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, Cardiologist & Associate Professor of Medicine, William Beaumont School of Medicine, Oakland University, MI

Dr. Gary Weber, Neuroscientist & Author of the book Dancing Beyond Thought: Bhagavad Gita Verses and Dialogues on Awakening
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Refreshment Break
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm Secret teachings of Bhagavad Gita - Living the teachings Professor Graham Schweig, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm Winning over slavery to world-situation - a step by step pursuit Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha, Narayanashrama Tapovanam
05:35 pm - 06:15 pm Cultural Program - Kuchipudi Dance Drama
06:15 pm Conclude
Time Session Speaker
09:00 am – 09:05 am Welcome Remarks
09:05 am – 09:10 am Invocation Sloka / Song
09:10 am - 10:10 am Opening Address - Towards the Abode of Fearlessness Ma Gurupriya, Narayanashrama Tapovanam
10:10 am - 10:30 am Cultural Program - Bhagavad Gita Children Group Chanting
10:30 am - 11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Topic 6 - Keynote Address Speaker 6 - TBD
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Concluding Address - Key Messages of Bhagavad Gita Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha, Head, Narayanashrama Tapovanam
01:00 pm - 01:15 pm Vote of Thanks
01:15 pm Lunch

EVENT DATE

15 September 2018
16 September 2018

EVENT LOCATION

George Mason University
Center for the Arts
4373 Mason Pond Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030