Geeta Session

Hindu Temple of Central Indiana

3350 N. German Church Road

Indianapolis In 46235

What is Geeta Session at HTCI?

  • Geeta Session is an important ongoing activity at the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana.

  • It is held on every second Sunday of the month in front of Radhakrishna Sannidhi.

  • The session consists of shlokas, dhuns, Geeta Chapter summary and a discourse on Bhagvad Geeta and related topics by local and outside speakers.

Announcements:

  • Welcome to the GS in October

  • October has been a busy month with all the major festivals including Deepawali

  • Sponsoring GS is a wonderful way to celebrate the festivities.

  • Please consider being a grand sponsor. Please contact me to provide the details.

  • The sponsors will be able to help serve food to devotees. Please take this great opportunity to do seva at mandir.

  • Sponsors please pick up your archana bags from front office

  • Friendly reminder that please mention Geeta session when you pay for sponsorship at mandir or on line for accounting purposes.

  • Please send me the important milestones you would like to share with everyone.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LIVE PROGRAM:

Sunday, October 9, 2022 Program

Join Using https://www.htci.org/livefeed


  • Glad to announce that we will be able to participate in Radha Krishna abhishek at GS in October. It will be performed by our priests. Please take this opportunity to sponsor abhishek and get the blessings.

  • Please check the list of ingredients needed for abhishek on mandir website. You are welcome to bring anything from the list.

  • Sponsors for GS or abhishek will be able to do sankalp/archana- please pick up your bag from front office

  • Abhishek will start at 9.30 am.

Selected shlokas from Chapter 3 of Bhagwat Geeta will be recited by Dr. Ram Belagaje


The topic and speaker for GS:

Topic:

Bhagwat Geeta on Human Behavior Psychology


Bhagvad Gita is unique in the Hindu canon because in it Bhagvan Shri Krishna teaches Arjuna: (i) Yoga to help prepare the mind for Gyan (knowledge), and (ii) Gyan of the true nature and reality of Jeeva-Jagat-Isvara (living beings-universe-God). In Chapter 2 of the Gita, Bhagvan first teaches Gyan, and then Yoga because the student will not understand Gyan without adequate mental preparation. While teaching Yoga, Bhagavan explains the psychology of human behavior in verses 2.62 (Dhyayate vishayan pumsah…) to 2.64 (Raga-dvesh-vimuktaih…). We will chant and discuss these verses to understand how human behavior psychology can overpower the spiritual growth of the student.


Speaker: Prof. Amit Varma

Prof. Amit Varma is a Professor of Structural Engineering at Purdue University. He studied vedanta from Swami Tadatmananda of Arsha Bodha Center and Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. He has been teaching Bhagvad Gita at the Lafayette temple for the past eight years. He has also taught vedanta to hindu students at Purdue Univ for several years. He has delivered the invocation and benediction at Purdue’s graduation ceremony several times. He lives in West Lafayette with his mother, wife, and two daughters




Note: You may access Pictures and Videos from past Geeta Sessions here: Gallery

Please note


We have updated Covid guidelines based upon the status of cases around Indiana. Temple Covid Preparedness team has provided these guidelines to ensure safety of all our devotees and volunteers. Masks are optional and recommended.



If you plan to join us remotely, the live feed of session will be available on our Facebook page.