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In Memoriam: Pravrajika Baradaprana (1923—2014)

Baradaprana was born Doris Ludwig in Los Angeles on April 14, 1923. She was born with an innate musical talent, which she used and enjoyed her entire life. She began piano at the age of five and soon progressed to violin, organ, voice, harmonium and tabla. Her exquisite and original musical compositions were her greatest […]

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Announcing an Integral Vedanta Publication

Since its first weekend retreat in October 2010 in New Mexico, a small group of long-time Vedantists continue to explore ways of pooling ideas and resources. Seeking to further the Ramakrishna Vedanta movement in the West, they are exploring ways to best communicate Vedanta in the 21st century. The group gravitated to the name Integral […]

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Vedantists Meet Again in New Mexico

In the Fall 2010 issue of AV, we reported on the meeting of a small group of Vedantists from around the U.S. in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a weekend of sharing and support. Those of us who participated in that meeting voted to meet again in 2011 and to continue to share ideas by e-mail on how to further Vedanta in the West. We did meet again, this time at a Benedictine monastery in Pecos, near Santa Fe, on the weekend of October 13-15. Five new participants joined the group, from Atlanta, Chicago and Albuquerque.

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Serving the Homeless Through Music

Violinist Robert Gupta, a member of the Vedanta Society of New York and the youngest member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, snatches time from his very busy schedule to serve the homeless and mentally ill on L. A.’s skid row in a unique way.

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Vedantists Meet in Albuquerque

By Sister Gayatriprana and John Schlenck Participants came from New York, California, New Mexico and Utah, and together we looked at a range of topics and ideas. Many of us got new insights and fresh ideas to move forward the work of what we call Integral Vedanta…

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The Parliament of the World’s Religions 2009

By David Nelson In 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, spiritual and religious leaders met together for the first truly global interfaith gathering, the World’s Parliament of Religions. One hundred years later the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago set out to commemorate that momentous event…

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