Saturday, March 16th, 2013, 4-6pm
P.S. 20 Anna Silver Auditorium (map)
166 Essex St. (near Houston St.)
Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York
Adventures in Consciousness
A multimedia presentation exploring the fundamental issues of life and how ancient spiritual themes are applicable in a modern setting. An inspiring look into individual and collective consciousness, and why spirituality is becoming more and more relevant in today’s world.
Presented by Ganapati J. Coleman, PhD, of the Charles Draper Laboratory.
Art and Creativity Workshop
Creativity and the Art of Self Discovery offers fun and engaging hands-on exercises that explore the relationship between meditation and creativity. Expand your creative potential and gain insights into the spiritual dimension of the creative process.
Using meditation and music, unlock the artist within. No artistic experience necessary. All art materials supplied.
Led by Professor Khipra Nichols of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Dr. Ganapati (John) Coleman is currently a principal member of the research staff at Charles Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA. Over the years he has developed innovative ways of extending the reach of medical care worldwide, and pioneered new technologies in the area of medical imaging. His research has spanned a number of fields, including biological vision, human motor behavior, computer vision, robotics, artificial neural networks, image database retrieval, image guided surgery, and collaborative telemedicine. He received his B.A. ’78 at Harvard University, and Ph.D. ’85 in Electrical Engineering at Brown University. He has been a student of Sri Chinmoy for over 30 years and attributes his own success in life to the “deep spiritual grace and influence of this most remarkable teacher and friend”.
Khipra Nichols is a Professor of Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, and currently the head of the Graduate Program for Industrial Design. For many years he worked at Hasbro designing toys for young children, including versions of Playskool’s famous Mr. Potato Head, and “My Little Pony”. He recently published an article entitled “Toys for Rehabilitation”, specifically for his work designing toys for children with cerebral palsy. He is currently working on research projects in the areas of healthcare and sustainable transportation. Khipra has studied with Sri Chinmoy since 1978.
Adventures in Consciousness and Art and Creativity are part of the Festival of Meditation and Spirituality taking place in New York City in the month of March, sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Centre.
For more information, please call (212) 380-8153.