ISKCON, Chowpatty, in academic collaboration with the Bhaktivedanta Institute for Higher Studies in Gainesville, Florida (BIHS) and the Bhaktivedanta Research Center in Mumbai (BRC), will be hosting an international hybrid cosmology conference at the Govardhan EcoVillage (GEV) just north of Mumbai, November 4–6, 2022, titled “Puranic and Siddhantic Cosmology: Within an Experiential Mathematical Framework.”
For people trained in the modern sciences, Vedic knowledge offers many concepts that may appear incomprehensible, or even contradictory. Partly in response, this conference aims to examine cosmological descriptions offered in time-honored Puranic and Jyotisa texts (Siddhantas) identified with the Vedic tradition, as more than a collection of seemingly esoteric metaphysical perspectives.
This conference also aims to be the first in a series of seminars fostering a continuous dialogue that proactively engages Vedic considerations of natural philosophy while avoiding indulgence in either excessive religious dogma or scientific rationalism. Such discourse aims to encourage an appreciation of how the cosmological descriptions found in the Puraṇic and Jyotisa traditions can help enhance a grander sense of reality underlying ordinary conditional experience.
The conference will also be broadcast live on a limited basis. Details and updates are available at http://bihsmumbai.com/, and registrations are open for all interested participants who wish to attend the live event or view the broadcast.
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