A Short Course on Hinduism in Jan 2020


Hindu Council of Australia (Vic) is pleased to announce “A short course on Hinduism” on 18th and 19th January 2020 and I invite you to please register to attend.
Given bewildering amount of literature available on Hinduism, its core message of rational self-exploration of the Ultimate Reality is getting lost. Ancient Hindu traditions encouraged public debates, and discussions in the search for the ultimate truth.
Inspired by this tradition, the purpose of the course is to highlight the rational foundation of Hinduism and how its various canons piece together to create a universal philosophy.
At the end of the course, the participant would (a) have developed a good understanding of the general framework that underpins Hinduism, and how the three important institutions of Hinduism, as well as it ethics, theology, epics, aesthetics and societal practices are interconnected and (b) be able to confidently handle some basic questions about Hindu philosophy and religious practices in a multi-cultural setting here in Australia.
Following topics will be covered during the 2-day course.
1. The General Framework of Hinduism
2. Bhagvad Gita and Upanishads
3. Six Schools of Indian Philosophy
4. Comparative Religion with Hinduism
The course will be conducted by 2 eminent scholars, Dr Himanshu Pota and Prof Milind Sathey, who are closely associated with Hindu Council of Australia.
It will be conducted in 2 sessions per day and each session will have a Q&A .
About the course presenters.
Prof Milind Sathye

Prof Milind Sathye is a Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of Canberra. He is regularly consulted by Australian and global media and has appeared on ABC 730 Report, Al Jazira, Bloomberg Hong Kong on many occasions. He is also consulted by Australian Parliament’s Senate Economics Committees and by Australian Federal Courts occasionally.
His interest in Hindu philosophy developed during college days as he was a regular visitor to the Ramakrishna Mission. He contributes periodically on Hindu philosophy related articles in the online Indology portal India Facts as well in ABC Religion and Ethics section. He conceived, designed and delivered some sessions in the maiden Hindu Capsule Course held in Canberra in 2017. He has also delivered talks on Hinduism in Queensland Multicultural Forum and at the Indian High Commission Canberra.

Dr Himanshu Pota

Dr Himanshu R. Pota did his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. He is an associate professor at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. He lives in Canberra since 1989 with his wife Mita, and three children, Divyanshu, Shuchita, and Jwalita.
Dr Pota has been a volunteering for Hindu community in Canberra for the last thirty years. He has been inspired by Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda. He practices Kriya Yoga and has keen interest in Sanskrit language. He also writes a Sanskrit blog which can be found LINK

Venue: Southern Community Centre 27 Rupert Drive Mulgrave VIC 3170 Map
Date(s) : Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January 2020
Timing: Session 1 – 10 am, Session 2 – 1 pm, on both days.
Light refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days.
Cost: $ 20 per head for both sessions. (For payment options, please call me)
Please bring a pen and a notebook with you. Reading material will be provided.
Please confirm your participation by responding to this e mail by 31 Dec 2019 or at the earliest.

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