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In this talk, Gadadhara Pandit Dasa shares his personal journey about becoming a monk and his goal to introduce university communities to a more holistic and balanced life style as part of their education and work experience. As part of his talk, he takes the audience on a meditative journey and explains the added value of integrating a few minutes of meditation into your daily life.
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa has been a monk in the bhakti-yoga tradition since September of 1999. Pandit currently serves as the first-ever Hindu chaplain of Columbia University and New York University. His activities at Columbia include facilitating weekly vegetarian cooking classes, discussions on the Bhagavad-Gita, and sessions on the art and practice of mantra meditation. Pandit is a regular contributor for the religion section of the Huffington Post. He was featured in the NPR piece "Long Days and Short Nights of a Hindu Monk", The New York Times, as well as the PBS documentary on the Bhagavad Gita. For more from Pandit, check out his website at nycpandit.com
TEDxTeachersCollege 2012 explored innovations in international education at Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the leading schools of education in the world. The full-day event covered themes about education, policy, peace and justice, technology, and gender identity. For complete coverage of the conference, visit www.tedxteacherscollege.com