Spiritual Evening Discussion – 24 March 2023

Spiritual Evening Discussion

Friday 24 March, 7.00 – 8.45 pm

Led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana

Join us for Silent Meditation at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon, from 7 pm
or via Zoom from 7.30 pm:


Discussion Themes: 

  • Meditation: The Benefits: ‘Meditation is not a matter of choice – it is a constitutional necessity. If we are simply carried away by our emotions, if the rational intellect is untrained, then compulsive behaviour can jeopardize life. A stable reliable base for our thoughts and emotions is the first requirement of sane living. Hence, managing oneself is much more essential than managing anything outside of oneself.’
  • Hardwired for Joy: Neuroscience has recognized that we can reprogram our brain to increasingly enable us to have a positive, even joyful outlook on life. It’s all a matter of cultivating healthy thinking habits.
  •  Yoga = the Art of having a Great Experience with Minimum External Dependence: ‘If we become more conscious from within, we become more alive. The mind and intelligence have acquired a new awareness. These are the elements of our own system. We must program them to work for us rather than against us.’The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.  Robert L.Stevenson

Learn more in the discussion.

Drawing on the book: Science of Happiness – According to Yoga Vedanta by Pravrajika Divyanandaprana: a compilation of her talks given to students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi in 2018.
Pravrajika Divyananandaprana is a nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order. Thousands view her talks on YouTube.

Our discussions tap into the wisdom of major world faiths and thinkers relating them to our daily life. You’re welcome to share your insights, experiences, and doubts with the group.

For more details about us and our activities visit: Vedanta Society of NSW Website: Website

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