Wednesday Night Lecture Series

Wednesday Night Lecture Series

Join the LMU Graduate Yoga Studies community for a series of free talks, open to the public.

  • Teachings of the Sages: Living Purposefully, Dying Gracefully

    Lecture by Swami Ma Radha Bharati, a disciple of Swami Rama, Swami Veda, and the Himalayan Tradition

    Since 1970, Swami Ma Radha Bharati has studied, practiced and taught the principles of the Himalayan Tradition throughout the world. She has served as founding counsel and director of the Gurukulam at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, and frequently guides the participants of silence and sadhana retreats. She holds an MA and has done Ph.D. work in comparative philosophy and ethics.

    Please join us from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. in University Hall 3700 Theology Village.

     Photo of Swami Ma Radha Bharati sitting in a garden.


  • Artist with a Camera:
    An Evening with Robert Sturman

    Lecture by Robert Sturman

    A dedicated yoga practitioner, photographer Robert Sturman has increasingly focused on capturing the timeless grace and embodied mindfulness of asana in his work. His stunning repertoire runs the gamut from yogis perched on rocks surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, to African orphans practicing yoga in Kenya, to breast cancer survivors, bare-chested and scarred. In addition, Sturman has worked extensively photographing war veterans who have embraced the practice of yoga to heal PTSD, in an effort to help change the heartbreaking statistics of veteran suicides each day.

    Sturman's honors include Official Artist of the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards, 2010 FIFA World Cup Artist Representing America, and Official Artist 2008 United States Olympics. Sturman has been the subject of two separate New York Times articles celebrating his photographs of yoga from around the world.

    Please join us from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


    Photo of a fire responder in fully uniform practicing yoga and holding side plank pose.




    An Evening with Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa

    Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa is a kundalini yoga therapist who will speak on the Psychology of Health Recovery.

    Please join us from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


    Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD, C-IAYT, YACEP aligns the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga with modern medicine as Founding Director of the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology. Under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan she developed and directs the 3-year 1,000 hour IAYT accredited International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Professional Training.

    Headshot of Shanti Shanti Kaur smiling and wearing a white turban and white clothing.
  • An Evening with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian 

    Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian is an award-winning author, poet, radio show host, and spiritual teacher who makes the ancient wisdom of kriya yoga accessible to the modern mind.

    Ellen Grace O'Brian (Yogacharya O’Brian) is an acclaimed teacher, award-winning author, and minister who has served seekers of spiritual enlightenment from all walks of life. Ordained by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, she has been teaching Kriya Yoga philosophy and practice, and leading meditation retreats for more than three decades. She has published several books and audio programs about meditation, mindfulness and spiritual living, offering a refreshing and authentic voice that makes timeless wisdom accessible to the modern mind. 

    Please join us from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


    Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian Headshot



  • Directions

    After paying for parking until 8 pm, proceed to the ground floor via the elevator. From the ground floor, take the elevator to the third floor. Upon exiting the elevator lobby, take an immediate left into the Theology Department (before the stairs), continue down the hallway into the common area.

    Driving directions to LMU are available here.


    When parking on Campus, enter via Lincoln Boulevard. Turn in to the first parking garage entrance into University Hall as you arrive at the LMU Campus.

    Parking fines are enforced Monday-Friday 7am-8pm. Please note your license plate number before leaving your car and pay for parking if necessary at the kiosk near the elevator.  

    You may also purchase parking prior to arrival here.