Is working toward world peace and pursuing personal happiness possible? Can we transcend the social angst that eats away at our contemporary society? Sometimes you need to ask the big questions. Devamrita Swami, the director of Mantra Lounge meditation studio, will be in town next week lecturing on these critical topics and connecting the dots between economy, sustainability, and spirituality.
Devamrita Swami is a monk in the Krishna tradition. Born in New York City, he also spent a few years at Central Philadelphia High School before becoming a scholarship student at Yale University. His books include “Hiding in Unnatural Happiness” and "Searching for Vedic India”, among others. He is the director of Mantra Lounge (mantraphilly.com), a charitable meditation studio in Philadelphia, and also the director of Gita Nagari Farm Sanctuary (gnecofarm.org), a 350-acre farm situated in scenic Port Royal, Pennsylvania. His pioneering work of building a farm-to-city connection brings to Philly a working model for sustainable living and spiritual thinking. Here’s a piece he wrote for Grid about vegetarianism, and here’s where you can catch him:
1) Monday April 9 @ West Chester University, 6 PM (Merion Science Center, Rm 113, 720 S Church St): Living as Me: The Ambition, the Success, the Stress
2) Tuesday April 10 @ UPenn, 6 PM (Houston Hall, Hall of Flags, 3417 Spruce St.): The Yoga of Sustainable Happiness: Inner Road to a Conscious Planet
3) Thursday April 12 @ Temple University, 6 PM (Tuttleman Learning Center, Rm 103 1809 N 13th Street): Lifestyle Engineering: Purpose Beyond Passion and Peace
4) Friday April 13 @ Mantra Lounge, 6 PM (312 E Girard Ave): Spiritualize your economy, Yoga of money