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19 Oct.

Thursday Satsang: “Diwali, A Festival of Light” with Anil Konkimalla – October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday Satsang: “Diwali, A Festival of Light” with Anil Konkimalla

Anil Konkimalla will be talking on the significance of Diwali both with respect to religion and spirituality. Also, Anil will explore the question “What does Diwali mean for a
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Anil Konkimalla is originally from the South Indian city of Hyderabad. Anil has a bachelor’s and master’s in Computer Science and is currently the CEO of Storeworks Technologies, which he founded in 2005. Anil is married with two children.
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Anil grew up as an atheist but life took a different turn when he had some profound experiences ten years ago, after which he started exploring meditation and spirituality. During this journey, he found Sri Swami Rama, Swami Veda and the Meditation Center. Anil got initiated into the tradition by Swami Ritavan in 2015 at SRSG.
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Anil is passionate about supporting underprivileged women and children around the world. He enjoys practicing the integration of ancient Ayurveda with modern medicine to achieve optimum health and wellness. Anil believes that children are the key to shape the future society and all of us should invest in spiritual education of children.
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6:00pm Hatha Yoga with Mary Bowman-Cline
7:00pm Meditation
7:30pm Presentation by Anil Konkimalla
8:30pm Soup
9:00pm Prayers and Meditation
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Diwali or Deepavali is the festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides. Courtesy of

Weekly Format:

6:00 – 7:00:  Hatha Yoga for Everyone! ($10)

7:00 – 7:30: Guided Meditation (free!)

7:30 – 8:30: Inspiring Presentation and discussion (donation appreciated)

8:30 – 9:00: Vegetarian soup (suggested donation $3)

9:00:    Evening Prayers and Clean-up

There is no need to make reservations.  Simply show up and enjoy yourself!

All are welcome! Come for the entire evening, or join at any time. There is no need to make reservations. Simply show up and enjoy yourself!

Event Details

Date: October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Organizer Name: The Meditation Center
Phone: 612-379-2386