Past Events

2016 Events

Sept. 10, 2016 | 1p - 6pm | University Hall, 3328

Historical Perspectives on Social Change with Dr. Christopher Chapple

Social change through nonviolent methods has a long global history. This workshop will explore how the silent meditation of the Quakers helped bring about the end of slavery and inspired the rise of global feminism. We will also discuss the transformative power of personal practice as found in Thoreau, Whitman, Tolstoy, Maya Angelou, and Mary Oliver.

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Sept. 11, 2016 | 1p - 6pm | University Hall, 3328

Gandhi and Yoga: Personal Transformation and Social Change with Dr. Veena Howard

Join Dr. Veena Howard in an exploration of Gandhi’s yogic disciplines he used to transform his personal life and bring social change. We’ll also learn how Gandhi’s personal practices of heath, vegetarianism, mindfulness, and self-restraint enabled him in his public life to bring about ground-shaking social, economic, and political change in India.

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Sept. 17, 2016 | 9a -7 pm | LMU Campus

Yoga Day followed by healing concert with Wah!

Join us for a free day of practice, open to all. Come explore asana, meditation sessions, the musical traditions of Yoga, participate in philosophical discussions, and more. Yoga Day draws upon Los Angeles' rich Yoga community and features world-renowned guest teachers from studios, practice centers, and spiritual communities across Southern California as well as LMU's own Yoga Studies family.

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Sept. 28, 2016 | 8p | University Hall Theology Village 3rd Floor 
Hatha Yoga: An Illustrated History with Dr. James Mallinson

This event is free and open to the public.

Haṭha Yoga is the method of yoga in which physical methods predominate and the source of many of the methods of modern globalised yoga. It was first codified in Sanskrit texts about a thousand years ago, but some of its practices date back to at least the time of the Buddha. This lecture will draw on texts, material sources and fieldwork among traditional yogis in India in order to chart Haṭha Yoga’s history. It will be illustrated with pictures of material sources, in particular Mughal painting and photographs of traditional yogis.

Dr James Mallinson is Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Studies at SOAS, University of London. His main research area is the history of yoga and its practitioners, and he is currently leading a five-year research project on Haṭha Yoga. Dr Mallinson's primary research methods are philology, i.e. the study of Sanskrit texts on yoga, and ethnography, i.e. fieldwork among traditional yogis in India. He has published widely and his next book, Roots of Yoga, written in collaboration with Dr Mark Singleton, will be published by Penguin Classics in January 2017.

Oct. 1, 2016 | 2p | LMU, Life Sciences Auditoriuom 
The Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award Honoring Rep. Tulsi Gabbard 

Program and Keynote | 2 p.m.
Reception | 3:45 p.m.

You are invited to attend LMU'S Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts presentation of the Navin and Pratima Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award to Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. 

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has built many bridges: culture-to-culture, civilian-to-military religion-to-religion, gender-to-gender. She is the first and only Hindu member of the U.S. Congress, and its first American Samoan member. She has represented Hawai’i’s 2nd District since 2012. She previously served on the Honolulu City Council, and earlier in her career was the youngest member of the Hawai’i State Assembly, elected when she was 21 years old.

A combat veteran, she served two tours of duty in the Middle East, and received a Meritorious Service Medal following her first tour. Rep. Gabbard continues to serve as a Major in the Army National Guard.

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Oct. 8, 2016 | 1p - 6pm | University Hall, 3328
The Neuroscience of Conscious Awareness: An Owner's Manual for the Human Brain with Dr. Louis Cozolino 

This workshop will focus on the interaction among the brain, mind, and community in the construction of conscious awareness. It will draw from multiple scientific disciplines including interpersonal neurobiology, evolutionary theory, social and cognitive psychology, and clinical psychology. The goal of this workshop will be to deepen participant’s awareness of how our brains construct conscious reality, the illusions and distortions that get generated, and how introspective practices can alter the mind and modify the brain. It is hoped that these insights will support and enhance work with clients across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

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Oct. 9, 2016 | 1p - 6pm | University Hall, 3328
Yoga & Your Brain: Integrating Personal and Planetary Healing through Science & Spirituality with Dr. Jay Kumar

Discover the powerful connection among Yoga, brain science, ecology, and health. We live in a moment of history when it is becoming increasingly evident that personal and planetary healing are becoming intimately aligned. The possible key to achieving both occurs by integrating cutting-edge science with timeless spirituality. This unique workshop explores how the latest research in neuroscience and mind-body medicine mirror sacred Yoga teachings to cultivate greater personal health and planetary wellbeing. This workshop is ideal for Yoga instructors, medical practitioners, mental health workers, and social pioneers wishing to explore how science and spirituality dynamically interact as a 21st-century paradigm for global healing.

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