On this page - Huston Smith on Thomas Merton, on Aging, on Tibetan Chanting
Aldous Huxley - The Dancing Shiva;
Dana Sawyer - Aldous Huxley and the Spiritual Mission of Art, Why the World Needs Vedanta;
Jon Monday - The Hidden Influence of Vedanta 
The History of the Swami Prabhavananda Bhagavad Gita Translation 

HUSTON SMITH
Huston Smith & Vedanta Presented at the San Diego Vedanta Monastery June 25, 2017

 

Huston Smith recounts his meeting Thomas Merton

This is an interview done by Phil Cousineau with Huston Smith. Phil asks Huston to tell the story of his meeting in India in 1968 with Thomas Merton, shortly before Merton's death. The interview was done in 2010 at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery.

Huston Smith on aging

 

Huston Smith on Tibetan multiphonic chanting

 

ALDOUS HUXLEY
Not a Monday Video. Aldous Huxley on the symbolism of the Nataraja 

 

DANA SAWYER

DANA SAWYER is a full-time professor of religion and philosophy at the Maine College of Art and an adjunct professor of Asian religions at the Bangor Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous published papers and books, including Aldous Huxley: A Biography, which Laura Huxley described as, "Out of all the biographies written about Aldous, this is the only one he would have actually liked."

Special thanks to the Vedanta Archives for the use of these films.

Dana Sawyer: Aldous Huxley and the Spiritual Mission of Art (Vedanta Temple, Hollywood, CA, 1/5/2003) a Vedanta Archives film

Dana Sawyer: Why the World Needs Vedanta (Vedanta Temple, Hollywood, CA, 12/28/2003) a Vedanta Archives film

JON MONDAY
The History of the Swami Prabhavananda/Christopher Isherwood Translation of the Bhagavad Gita, a talk by Jon Monday at the San Diego Vedanta Monastery, August 28, 2016

Jon Monday, The Hidden Influence of Vedanta, San Diego Vedanta Monastery, 2012, opening chant by Swami Harinamananda

 

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