EVENT: Lighting 150 Lamps for Vivekananda in Chicago

October 2, 2013

As the Parliament prepares to salute Swami Vivekananda anniversary celebrations upcoming across Chicago, festivities planned Sunday, October 6 present a veritable cultural homage to his legacy.

The Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago hosted with University of Chicago’s Rockafeller Chapel Office of Spiritual life and Committee of South Asian Studies welcome all to The Legacy of Swami Vivekananda: To Live for Others.

From the hosts:
Swami Vivekananda’s presence at the 1893 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago was revelatory for the Western World. Speaking in Cobb Hall (on Modern Schools of Hinduism) in the very earliest days of the University of Chicago’s existence, he shaped a generation’s understanding of the religions of the East.

The Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago, with the Spiritual Life Office and the Committee on South Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, invite you to this celebration of the Vivekananda’s birth, with the lighting of one hundred and fifty lamps and Indian song and chant.

Featuring address by Swami Varadananda (Chicago), Swami Shantarupananda (Portland, Oregon), Professor Gary Tubb (professor and chair, South Asian Languages and Civilizations), and Swami Ishatmananda (Chicago), and Eastern/Western fusion music by Sur Musafir. Free (registration encouraged at chicagovedanta.org). A reception follows.”

The Legacy of Swami Vivekananda: To Live for Others
Contact: Spiritual Life Office


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