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Lecture: Finding Ourselves

April 11 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us as we welcome Pravrajika Vrajaprana, a Hindu nun and published author, as she speaks about an introspective topic: Finding Ourselves.

The lecture will take place in Greenwoods at The Forest at Duke. A light reception of coffee and cookies will accompany.

Those interested in attending can RSVP by emailing
rsvp@forestduke.org or 919-433-2361 by Monday, April 1st.

More about the speaker:
Pravrajika Vrajaprana is a nun at the Sarada Convent of the Vedanta Society of Southern California since 1977, taking her final vows of monasticism or sannyasa in 1988.

Vrajaprana is the author of Vedanta: A Simple Introduction as well as A Portrait of Sister Christine and My Faithful Goodwin. She is editor of the Vedanta compliation, Living Wisdom: Vedanta in the West and the editor of Swami Shraddhananda’s Seeing God Everywhere. In 2010 Vrajaprana co-authored with Swami Tyagananda Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali’s Child Revisited. Vrajaprana’s books and articles have been translated into a number of European and Indic languages. Her most recent publication is a chapter entitled “Interfaith Incognito or What a Hindu Nun Learned from Christian Evangelicals” in My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interfaith Encounter, Growth and Transformation.

Vrajaprana was the Hindu representative at both the Dalai Lama’s 2006 “Gathering of Hearts/Illuminating Compassion” conference as well as the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu’s 2008 “Seeds of Compassion” conference. She has presented papers on topics relating to the Hindu traditions at the American Academy of Religion and at the East/West Philosophers’ Conference. She has spoken as well at Boston University’s Institute for Philosophy and Religion.

An active participant in Santa Barbara’s interfaith movement, Vrajaprana is the Hindu chaplain at Cottage Hospital.