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Friday, May 29, 2009

Mindfulness and Health

If you are near our mountain tomorrow, join us at ETSU for Mindfulness and Health: Learning from the Sages VII. Here is the blurb:

This annual conference on health and wisdom features the keynote address, “E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One),” by Sandy Westin, technology and communications coordinator for the United Religions Initiative (URI) in North America, who has been an administrator and communications facilitator in international and interfaith peace for many years. In addition, a variety of speakers will cover such topics as “A Dip in the Ocean of Silence,” “Jesus: Our Divine Companion,” “Impermanence,” “The Way of the Sufi” and “The Bhagavad Gita: A Penetrating Look.”

Following a noon lunch (pre-registration required), a video will be shown entitled “The Nature, Depth and Beauty of Death” that highlights teachings by the late Indian philosopher and author Jiddu Krishnamurti.

In conjunction with the conference, an evening concert entitled “Enchanting Strings” from 5-7 p.m. will feature Partho Sarodi on the sarod, an Indian lute-like stringed instrument, and Shyam Kane on the tabla (percussion).

The conference and concert are open to the public. There is no charge for the conference, and admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for children and students.
And the schedule:
8:00-8:15 AM: Registration
8:15-8:45 AM: A Dip in the Ocean of Silence-Guha Krishnaswamy
8:45-9:15 AM: Jesus: Our Divine Companion- John Shuck
9:15-9:45 AM: Impermanence-Gabrielle Zeiger
9:45-10:30 AM: The Way of the Sufi: Lucy Zarifah Oliver
10:30-10:45 AM: Coffee break
10:45-11:15 AM: Key Note Lecture “E Plubris Unum”- Sandy Westin
11:15-11:45 AM: The Bhagavad Gita: A Penetrating Look-Jay Mehta
11:45-12:00 NOON: Discussion
12:00-12:30 PM: LUNCH (Discussion Continues)
12:30-1:30 PM: Jiddu Krishnamurti- The Nature, Depth and Beauty of Death (Pre-registration required)
5:00-7:00 PM: Enchanting Strings- Concert by Partho Sarodi (Disciple of Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar)

When: Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Location Information:
Community / Tri-Cities - Palma L. Robinson Clinical Education Center
325 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City
Contact Information:
Name: Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy, Dept. of Internal Medicine, James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Phone: (423) 439-7014
Email: krishnas@etsu.edu
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