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Food for Mind: Mantra Meditation Workshop with Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Mindfulness and Education Working Group

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

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Gadadhara Pandit Dasa (also known as Pandit) has been a monk in the bhakti-yoga tradition since September of 1999. After spending six months in different monasteries in India, Pandit moved to a temple/monastery in the East Village of Manhattan, where he currently resides.

Pandit currently serves as the first-ever Hindu chaplain of Columbia University and New York University. His activities at Columbia include facilitating weekly vegetarian cooking classes, discussions on the classic Eastern work Bhagavad-Gita, and sessions on the art and practice of mantra meditation. His motivation is to help the students and faculty to find a balance in their material pursuits and spiritual aspirations.

Pandit was featured in the NPR piece “Long Days and Short Nights of a Hindu Monk,” and he has also appeared in a PBS documentary on the Bhagavad Gita, as well as The New York Times. He also is a participant in the interfaith community and dialogue of New York City. For more from Pandit, check out his website at nycpandit.com



This event is made possible by the generous support of The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs and the Office of Student Activities and Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University.

To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (866) 624-3281 video phone, as early as possible.

Have questions about Food for Mind: Mantra Meditation Workshop with Gadadhara Pandit Dasa? Contact Mindfulness and Education Working Group

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Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
535 Grace Dodge Hall
New York, NY 10027

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)


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