Music | Meditation | Inspiration
July 21st 4pm – 7pm
Sanatan Dharma Temple, 15311 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650
“When the Heart is at Peace, the Mind is at Ease!”
Join us for an inspiring talk and conversation with Joshua Pollock, the best selling co-author of The Heartfulness Way book, on July 21st 4-7pm at Sanatan Dharma Temple Norwalk. Joshua will share his insights and experience from his spiritual journey that led to the book The Heartfulness Way.
The program includes:
Key note speech by Swami Ishwarananda, senior acharya of Chinmaya Mission Southern California
Talk by Joshua Pollock, co-author of The Heartfulness Way
Meditation session conducted by Joshua Pollock
Heartful music performance by RonobirLahiri, Legendary Sitarist
Book signing and purchase opportunity of the book The Heartfulness Way & Refreshments
Key note speaker
Swami Ishwarananda is the current acharya of Chinmaya Mission Southern California. He met pujyagurudev swami Chinmayananda in 1987 and at once got inspired to pursue spirituality. It was love at first sight! While continuing his career in software consultancy in Bangalore, he actively participated in youth activities of Chinmaya mission. After 5 years of serving as a volunteer, he joined the vedanta course in sandeepanysadhanalaya, Mumbai in 1991. He was posted as Acharya of CM Kolkata in 1993. He became Acharya of CM Los Angeles in 1995. Swamiji was given samnyasadeeksha by pujyaGuruji swami Tejomayananda in the year 2000 and he taught the vedanta course in sandeepanysadhanalaya Mumbai from 2002 to 2004. Swamiji authored several books including Conscious Living, Silent Search and pathways to peace. His commentaries on mukunda mala and Guru Stotram are very lucid and inspiring. Swamiji’s book- Life of I has created a new style of presenting the deep philosophy of vedanta as a story of a seeker. He regularly conducts workshops on this subject.Swamiji is a dynamic speaker and has given talks on Vedanta, stress and mind management, management techniques, and related topics. His clarity in Vedanta is apparent in his talks as he presents with ease, humor, and wit, complex philosophical subjects. Swami Ishwarananda also serves as one of the directors of Chinmaya mission West that oversees the activities in North America.
RonobirLahiri has been playing sitar for 25 years. After intense classical training in Calcutta, India, under Sri Deepak Choudhuri, the preeminant disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, he returned to the USA and made a departure from the strict classical form. With a head full of Indian melody, he began to explore the parallels between the cyclical narrative form of raga and tala, and brought on board the hypnotic, relentless evolving repitition of house music. Drawing inspiration from Philip Glass, Jerry Garcia, Miles Davis, among others, the new album, “Hypnosis,” is an epic blend of Indian and club, creating an auditory environment that is at once uplifting and meditative, energetic and chilled out, spiritual and intensely viceral. Hypnosis will be released on the Hearts of Space label, for Valley Entertainment. In 2013 he was featured on Katy Perry’s album Prism, the song “Legendary Lovers,” and plays a eloquent sitar solo on Ziggy Marley’s 2014 album Fly Rasta, the song “Sunshine.” He performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 2013 with the Blue Man Group and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Sitar-driven deep progressive house.
Meet the co-author
JOSHUA POLLOCK is a Heartfulness trainer and practitioner from the United States. An accomplished Western classical violinist, he has performed and taught throughout the world, including multiple collaborations with composer A.R. Rahman. Pollock is a dedicated spiritual aspirant, and is enthusiastic about sharing his passion for meditation, frequently lecturing at private seminars, holding practical demonstrations in corporate, educational and governmental settings, and providing ongoing individual support to local seekers. Pollock holds a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from Indiana University and two master’s degrees from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He currently resides in India with his wife and their two children.
Since 1945, Heartfulness meditation practices have spread to millions of people worldwide. These practices are offered free of charge to people fifteen years of age and above, and Heartfulness Relaxation can be taught to children. Today there are thousands of certified Heartfulness volunteer trainers serving people in over 130 countries. They are supported by Kamlesh D. Patel, who is also known as Daaji. You can learn more about Daaji at daaji.org.
Heartfulness organizations manage various programs and facilities worldwide, including:
- Scholarships for students from all continents to attend advanced training programs
- Cutting-edge research on the effects of meditation
- ‘Conscious Living’ programs on values and life skills for teachers and students in schools
- Programs in colleges and universities, and in corporate and government organizations
- Programs for villagers and tribal communities
- Free medical clinics
- Ashrams, meditation centers, research facilities and retreat centers
HeartfulnessInstitue Activities in Southern California
- Free weekly group meditations in Culver City, Torrance, Norwalk, Irvine, Newport Beach, Encino, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego and Redlands.
- Over 28 skilled trainers in Southern California. All meditation sessions are free of charge.
- Free Relaxation and meditation programs offered at libraries, corporates, senior centers and hospitals
Non-Profit Status and Sponsorships
Heartfulness Institute are 501(c)(3) tax- exempt charitable organizations. We hope that you will become one of our sponsors and support our organizations in doing their pioneering work.
About The Heartfulness Way
Building on ageless oral tradition, Kamlesh D. Patel – widely known as Daaji, the fourth guru in the Heartfulness tradition – traces a seeker’s journey as he examines the nature of spiritual search. Through a series of illuminating conversations between a teacher and a student, Daaji reveals the principles of the Heartfulness practice and philosophy to Joshua Pollock, a Heartfulness practitioner and trainer.
If you knew there was a practical way to transcend suffering and fly into the sky of hope and contentment, would you be interested?
That is exactly what Heartfulness offers – transforming us from the inside out so that we see the world in a new way, without the filters of our limitations.