Date; January 10 2021

Topic: Guidelines for Living- as introduced by Adi Sankaracharya in his bhasya on Bhagavad Gita

Speaker: Smt. Sunitha Grandhee

Smt Dr. Sunitha Grandhee has been a sevika with Chinmaya Mission Ann Arbor for over 29 years under the able guidance of Smt. Sharada Kumar ji. She went through a 2-year residential Vedanta course in Mumbai with a rigorous/structured approach in Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, various Prakarna Granthas, , Brahma Sutras, Bhagavatham and Ramayanam'

Note: The first video covers the discourse. The second video covers the Q & A session until 5.30 min and Aarti begins at 11min

Date: February 14 2021

Topic: 'SCARE OF FALLING DOWN IN BETWEEN' - (Based on 6th Chapter of Bhagavad Gita)

Speaker: Swami Yogatmanandji

Born in 1953 in Karnataka, India, Swami Yogatmananda joined Ramakrishna Order in 1976. He received his monastic vows in 1986. He came to the United States in the summer of 2001 as the Minister of the Vedanta Society of Providence.

Swami Yogatmananda is the Hindu Religious Affiliate at Brown University, Providence, RI and the Hindu Chaplain at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA.

Note: THe first video covers the first half. Geeta Summary starts at !9 min and Bhajans at 37 min. It also covers two presentations by Samskrita Bharati

Date: March 14 2021

Topic: A narrative on range of topics covered in guidance provided by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in Bhagvadgita

Speaker: Dr C. L. Prabhakar

Dr. C.L. Prabhakar is a Vedic and Sanskrit Scholar . He has addressed Geeta Sessions in the past and spoken at topics related to Bhagavad Geeta to various groups including Samskrita Bharati. Following are among his numerous associations:

  • Director, Vedaadhyayanana Kendra, Bangalore

  • President, World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES), USA, India Branch,

  • Professor of Vedas, Hindu University of America, Florida

Note: The first video covers the first half. Geeta Summary starts at 13 min and Dhuns/Bhajans at 24 min.

Date: April 11 2021

Topic: Jain Cosmology, as described by Mahavir Swami. Understanding the basics of the Jain Universe.

Speaker: Mrs Surabhi Modi

Surabhi Modi lives in Rochester Hills, MI, and is an active member of the Jain Society of Greater Detroit. She is an IT Program Manager at General Motors, where she has worked for 30 years.

Learning about Jainism is not just a hobby for her, but an integral part of her life. She religiously attends weekly Swadhyay sessions at the temple. She has been a Pathshala teacher for 8 years and is an active member of the temple Bhakti group.

Note: The first video covers the invocation and Shlokas followed by the synopsis of Geeta Chapter 3 at 16.30 min. The second video covers Dhuns followed by the presentation by the Jain group from 15 min. The third covers the Discourse and Q&A begins at 25 min

Date: May 09 2021

Topic: Approach to Upasana Yoga prescribed by Bhagvad Geeta

Speaker: Natrajan Chandramouli

Mr. Chandramouli is a chemical engineer with Management qualification. He has great interest in Practical Vedanta, as preached by Swami Vivekananda. He has undergone a systematic study of Vedantic scriptures and Prakarana Granthas under the guidance of Swami Paramarthananda of Arshavidhya Gurukulam order.His deep involvement with Ramanashram of Thiruvannamalai and J.Krishnamurthi foundation has helped him to have a balanced view of application of Shastras in practical life. He actively participates in promoting Sanatan dharma.

Note: the first video starts with Shlokas and Invocation. Synopsis od Geeta Chaptr 4 begins at 13.30 min and Dhuns at 23.30

Sunday, June 13 2021 Program


Speaker: Prof. Amit Varma

Amit Varma is a Founding member and Trustee of BTCCGL (Bharatiya Temple and Cultural Center, Greater Lafayette). He is a former student of Swami Tadatmananda under whose guidance he studied Vedanta, Gita, and Upanishads. Amit has been conducting regular classes on the Gita at the BTCCGL temple. He has been conducting regular Vedanta classes for Hindu Yuva at Purdue University. He has addressed Geeta Mandal on several occasions in the past

Note: This recording covers the entire event after missing a bit in the beginning. The discussion on Geeta Chap 5 begins at 6.50 min, Dhuns begin at 21.20 min and the main discourse at 59.40. Aarti begins at 2.09.00.

Sunday, July 11 2021 Program

Topic: Essence of the 8th Chapter of Bhagavad Geeta: AKSHARA BHAHMA YOGA

Speaker: Dr Chandra Reddy

Dr.Chandra Reddy is a Medical Oncologist and Hematologist. After establishing and also practicing at Hope Cancer Research Institute and Paul Seibenmorgan Cancer Center at Terre Haute, Indiana, he recently retired from active professional practice. Dr Reddy has addressed many past Geeta sessions with erudite presentations.

Note: This recording covers the entire event with a few interruptions. The main talk begins at 54.50 min upto 1:34.0

Sunday August 8 2021

Topic: Pravritti, Nivritti and Lokasangraha

Speaker: Sree Aswath

Sree Aswath is no stranger to Geeta Mandal and HTCI . He has been associated with our activities and provided guidance over the years. He has addressed many forums and us every year for over 20 years. His talks have always been very engaging, knowledgeable and much sought after.

Note: The recording begins with the synopsis of Geeta's Chapter 7, Bhajans start at 5.45 min and the main discource begins at 34.30 min