You are here: Home » Politics In Europe » Spain Politics » Planet Association for Vedic Scientific studies (WAVES) holds its 10th Global Conference July 13-15 on the Epics & Puranas in Vedic Culture

Planet Association for Vedic Scientific studies (WAVES) holds its 10th Global Conference July 13-15 on the Epics & Puranas in Vedic Culture

by admin on November 23, 2012


Dartmouth, MA (PRWEB) July 27, 2012

The World Association for Vedic Research (WAVES) held a successful Tenth Worldwide Conference at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth MA from July 13-15. This conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Indic Reports at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

&#13

Following holding its very first Global conference in Atlanta, GA in 1996, WAVES has attracted scholars from all over the world to its 10 conferences which are acknowledged to function open discussions and scholarly presentations on matters normally associated to the Vedas and Indology. Scholars present talks on relevant matters from historical, linguistic, anthropological, gender, archeological, astronomical, philosophical, and other perspectives. Scholars traveled from several elements of the globe to participate and present at the conference, like from India, Spain, Canada, Russia, and Australia.

&#13

Dr. David Miller, Professor of religious historical past at University of Toronto was extremely pleased to be portion of such a gathering of religious and Vedic scholars and pledged his assistance if his University was chosen as the following conference venue. Waves 2012 delegates have been welcomed to U Mass Dartmouth campus by Assistant Chancellor Michael Eatough, who brought a message of welcome from the Chancellors office. Provost John Farrington also dropped by to meet and greet the delegates.

&#13

The conference began with an invocation and Vedic chanting, and a blowing of the conch which typically marks the auspicious beginning of an occasion in Vedic culture. I have attended many previous WAVES conferences, but this was by far the most attended, with a large number of scholars gathering at a single place explained Dr. Madan Lal Goel, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Florida. About 250 folks attended this 3 day conference. There have been in excess of 160 scholarly presentations, in addition to Panel discussions, Keynote speeches, and the performance of a Havan according to stringent Vedic recommendations. Sanjay Saxena of the Gayatri Pariwar gave a great demonstration of Vedic havans that have been performed for thousands of years, although explaining the significance of the numerous mantras concerned.

&#13

The principal theme of the conference as envisioned by the general Chairman of the conference, Dr. Shiva Bajpai, Professor Emeritus at California State University was Vedic Cultures Epic and Pauranic Phase. Numerous scholars had their paper centered around this major theme. This is the largest amount of abroad presenters I have ever observed at any WAVES conference observed Dhirendra Shah, a WAVES founding member and its existing Treasurer. He additional that with the assist of current technology, some presenters had been capable to present their papers remotely via satellite, and had been in a position to observe the proceedings of the conference via dwell streaming on their pcs.

&#13

This conference was the second WAVES conference the place a unique track was designed for Youth presentations. Ravi Jaishankar and Sarika Persaud from the Hindu College students Council (HSC) remarked that It was great to see the younger generation presenting their views and findings on broad ranging subjects inside the Vedic Research fold. As portion of the youth track, over a dozen youthful students from the American Vivekananda Academy, run by WAVES BOD member Pandit Ramadheen Ramsamooj, participated in the conference and manufactured heartfelt and imagined-provoking presentations ranging in topic from the plight of Hindu Bhutanese refugees in Nepal to the difficulties of training Dharma faced by youth in America.

&#13

Dr Abhaya Asthana and Shri Sant Gupta from HMEC (Hindu Mandir Executives Conference), the premier forum networking Hindu Temples and other Vedic/Dharmic institutions in North America explained the conference aided in exploring regions for co-operation in between HMEC and WAVES for advantage of the neighborhood.

&#13

Dr. Keith Wallace from the Maharishi Institute of Management, speaking on behalf of Dr. Tony Nader, said Epics like Ramayana supply an insight into the human physiology, which can be utilised to realize and find out about oneself. Dr. R.P Singh of Jawaharlal Nehru University of Delhi stated that the conference deliberations were wealthy and extreme all along, raising philosophical, scientific, literary and even mystical themes. The conference attempted to resolve particular contending claims and it also opened up specified concerns requiring fresh debate and discussion.

&#13

Dr. Angela Mercantonio from University of Rome, La Sapienza, attending her very first WAVES conference observed that the conference was a great venue for global scholars from a number of disciplines to go over varied topics trying to keep in thoughts the scientific point of view.

&#13

Dr. David Scharf, a Physicist, who spoke on application of physics into comprehending the various states of consciousness, explained The operate of the WAVES organization is very essential, not only for the academic advancement of suggestions, but for the progress of society at big in a existence supporting route. Thomas Dyball, a doctoral student, talked about that he noticed some brilliant presentations, which tremendously expanded my appreciation of Vedic culture. Dr. Neela Bhattacharya Saxena of Nassau Local community School observed that she enjoyed meeting some really knowledgeable presenters who improved my information.

&#13

Dr. Bina Gupta from the University of Missouri Columbia described in her speech that most conferences have a huge slant towards Eurocentric ideas, and that this conference was one of the handful of that presented concepts from an alternative viewpoint. She talked about that most PhD granting departments do not introduce Indian Philosophy. The philosophy taught by most institutions is normally analytical, theoretical and logical, whereas Indian Philosophy in addition specials with the functional.

&#13

Dr. Vinod Deshmukh who presented a paper on The Astonishing Brain and Holistic Consciousness: Neuroscience and Vedanta Perspectives said that this conference offers a good forum for the expression of scientific and humanistic understanding of the Vedas. Dr. Rama Rao Pappu, a veteran of WAVES and Vedanta conferences, discovered the conference nicely represented and organized. He was particularly pleased with the worldwide group of scholars.

&#13

WAVES will publish pick conference proceedings and deliberations on its site, at http://www.wavesinternational.net.

&#13

Aditi Banerjee and Ravi Joshi, members of the Board of Directors of WAVES&#13

Make contact with: Aditi Banerjee [banerjeea(at)gmail(dot)com], Ravi Joshi (ravi(at)medhajournal(dot)com)

&#13
&#13
&#13
&#13
&#13

Comments on this entry are closed.