Yoga Vacation Program
May 16, 2022

Who is the Divine Mother?: VIRTUAL PROGRAM

The Divine Mother and the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo

Debashish Banerji

This program will be presented by Debashish Banerjee live during evening satsang from offsite via Zoom.

Mirra Alfassa (1878-1973) was a French mystic who grew up in Paris and came to India, where she became the spiritual partner of Indian yogi and philosopher Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950). This talk will discuss her role and contribution to the Integral Yoga and the work of manifesting the collective vision of the yoga that she accomplished.

This introductory satsang prepares us for the onsite program given by Debashish Banerjee May 24-26 where we will learn more about the life and teachings of the Divine Mother and the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo.

Offered as 1 satsang (subject to change).

Debashish Banerji, Ph.D., is the Haridas Chaudhuri Professor of Indian Philosophies and
Cultures and the Doshi Professor of Asian Art at the California Institute of Integral Studies
(CIIS), San Francisco. From 1991-2006 he served as the President of the East-West Cultural
Center in Los Angeles, an institution that introduced Indian philosophy and culture, including the work of Sri Aurobindo from a scholarly perspective, to American audiences.

He has authored and edited several books on major figures of “the Bengal Renaissance,” as well as on Critical Post-Humanism, Integral Yoga Psychology, and a variety of creative and art-related projects. His most recent books are Meditations on the Isha Upanishad: Tracing the Philosophical Vision of Sri Aurobindo (Sri Aurobindo Samity and Maha Bodhi Publishers, 2019) and Integral Yoga Psychology: Metaphysics and Transformation as Taught by Sri Aurobindo (Lotus Press, 2020).

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