This 8-part seminar will compare and contrast faith and evidence-based knowledge systems by examining scientific paradigms through the lens of Bhakti-sastras, and vice versa. We will explore themes such as origins, evolution, cosmology, consciousness, the nature of evidence, burdens of proof, and the scientific practice of bhakti-yoga.


  • 8 Sundays beginning April 23, 2023 (2 off weeks)
  • 10:00am – 11:30am (Eastern Daylight Time)
  • Online & In-person


  • To attend in person

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Please register in advance. Spaces are limited and will be reserved for registrants only.

  • To attend online


Meeting ID: 849 4431 7615

Passcode: 0224


April 23   The Asymptotes of Knowledge

April 30   Hoaxes, Conspiracies, and the Flat Earth

May 7       Memes, Maps, Models, and Mandalas

May 14     OFF WEEK 

May 21     The Bhagavatam Bang

May 28    Puranic vs. Geologic Time

June 4     OFF WEEK

June 11    Did Mouse Deer Really Become Whales?

June 18    Knowledge In the Information Age

June 25   “All this I declare to be knowledge”

July  2      The Science of Self-Realization

Presenter Bio:

Jonathan Banks (Pracharananda das) has a doctorate in geosciences. He studied renewable energy development as an academic research scientist for 15 years before moving to New Raman Reti in Alachua, FL to teach math and science at Bhaktivedanta Academy North America.