On September 18, The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, in collaboration with the Gibran Chair and the Maryland Dialogues on Diversity and Community, will be hosting Mr. Sri M, spiritual guide, social reformer, and educationist who will deliver a lecture titled, "A Vision for Global Understanding, Peace, and Harmony”.
 
Sri M is an educationalist, philosopher, philanthropist, and visionary, who has written numerous seminal books and articles on spirituality, yoga, and meditation. He is a recipient of national and international awards and recognitions and the founder of "Satsang Foundation-- a "meeting point for spiritual seekers of all persuasions". Among the key objectives of the Foundation is exploring common teachings of all peoples, cultivating a habit of coexisting in the process. Additionally, the slogan of the Satsang Foundation is, "with our minds put together, may we understand". 
 
Sri M was appointed as Governing Body Member of the Krishnamurti Foundation. He later set up The Satsang Vidyalaya, The Peepal Grove School and the Manav Ekta Mission function under the Satsang Foundation. 

He recently led the "Walk of Hope" in India (2015-2016) from Kanyakumari to Srinagar where multitudes joined him as he traversed 7500 km by walking for 15 months covering 11 states, reaching out to 10 million people, from various religions, communities, and institutions, spreading the message of peace, harmony, unity, and humanity. Many national and international dignitaries joined in this "Walk of Hope". Similar walks for "Humanity and Unity" have been led by him in Europe (Berlin and The Hague in March 2017).

Sri M’s message seeks to transcend the outer-shell of all religions, by exploring their mystical core to nurture the innate goodness in every human being. His writings include his best-selling auto biography "Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master" and its sequel, The Journey Continues. "Wisdom of the Rishis", "The Upanishads", "The Little Guide to Greater Glory and a Happier Life", and "Jewel in the Lotus: Deeper Aspects of Hinduism". Worth noting is Sri M was presented with the first Interfaith Harmony Award at the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Temple of Understanding in India in 2016. 

The Gibran Chair looks forward to welcoming Sri M and commemorating the faithful work he has done in the name of Peace, harmony, and unity for India and humanity at large.  

"A Vision for Global Understanding, Peace and Harmony” will take place at 11 - 12:30 pm on Monday, September 18th at The Atrium, Stamp Student Union. To view the event's flyer, please click here.

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