Bhaktivedanta Institute for the 21st Century
February 14-20, 2020; Mayapur, India
Members of the BIHS team participated in the 2020 ISKCON Leadership Sanga held at Sri Dhama Mayapur. Akhandadhi Prabhu, Drutakarma Prabhu, and Pracarananda gave a talk called “The Bhaktivedanta Institute for the 21st Century,” which was presented four times over the course of the week-long ILS event. We gave a look back at the history of the BI, discussed the mode and relevance of the BI in the new century, and presented some of the current and planned projects we have on the table moving forward. The talks were well-attended and sparked many valuable discussions.
Taking the 5th…Canto!
Oct. 31 – Nov 2, 2019; Gainesville, FL
We explored the past, present, and future study of Puranic cosmography within ISKCON, as it relates to the ongoing development of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.
The Strands of the Evolution Web
July 12 – 14, 2019; Brecon, Wales
As a follow-up to the “Evolution Narratives in Krishna Consciousness” workshop, specific research tasks were accepted by a collection of devotees in support of exhibit designs from the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
Evolution Narratives in Krishna Consciousness
June 7 – 10, 2019; Gainesville, FL
We examined the stories we tell ourselves regarding the nature, origin, and diversity of species from religious and scientific perspectives, with the aim of finding common ground and developing new paradigms.
Consciousness in Science Conference
Jan. 19 – 21, 2019; Gainesville, FL www.consci19.org
Devotee scientists and scholars from around the world gathered to share their most up-to-date research in fields relating to consciousness and science.
Summer BIHS Ambassador Speaking Tours
Mauricio Garrido (Murali Gopal) travels as a BIHS ambassador
2018: June – August; England, Wales, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Russia
2019: June – August; England, Wales, Poland, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, India
Bhakti Yoga and Science:
Exploring A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami’s vision for the Bhaktivedanta Institute in the 21st Century
November 13, 2016; Alachua FL
Focusing on how Bhaktivedanta Swami’s teachings have been developed and articulated in the early 21st century, this conference highlighted developments from some of those on the forefront of the encounter between Krishna consciousness and the sciences.