Swami Nityananda Leads Programs in Daytona Beach
Oct 30, 2019 10:58PM
● By Rebecca Young
World renowned Swami Nityananda is giving a series of talks November 6 through 9 at the Hindu Mandir Temple, in Daytona Beach. The November 6, 7 and 8 talks will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by dinner. The November 9 talk will take place from 10 a.m. until noon and will be followed by lunch prasad. All of the talks will include kirtan and meditation.
Wednesday’s topic is The Mind: Friend or Enemy. On Thursday, the topic is The Bliss of the Self. Friday’s topic is The Self Alone is the Friend of Oneself, from the Bhagavad Gita. Saturday’s topic is The Bliss of Freedom.
Swami Nityananda was initiated into the Saraswati order of monks in 1980 at eighteen years of age and was given the name Swami Nityananda by Baba Muktananda. In 1981, Baba Muktananda declared that Swami Nityananda would succeed him to carry on the work of the lineage.
In 1987, Swami Nityananda founded Shanti Mandir as a vehicle for continuing his Guru’s work and subsequently established four ashrams, three in India and one in New York. In 1995, at the age of thirty-two, at a traditional ceremony in India, the saints installed him as a Mahamandaleshwar in recognition of his spiritual attainment. He was the youngest recipient since the inception of this order.
Cost: Free-will donation. Location: 148 Madison Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, email [email protected], call 845-649-1394 or visit SantiMandir.com.