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20th Anniversary Celebration of Arsha Bodha Center

A special program for our 20th anniversary with Swami Tadatmananda./p>

Origin and Growth of Arsha Bodha Center 

This presentation describes the origin and development of our beautiful little ashram in Somerset, New Jersey where Swami Tadatmananda teaches Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, meditation, chanting, and Sanskrit, following traditional methods learned from his guru, Pujya Swami Dayananda.

Satyagraha: Opera in Sanskrit about Mahatma Gandhi by Philip Glass 

This presentation is about the unique opera composed by Philip Glass based on Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle for social justice in South Africa. Its libretto consists entirely of Sanskrit verses from the Bhagavad Gita which are shown in subtitles. The opera explores Gandhi’s role in fighting injustice and compares him to Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita who had been reincarnated for the sake of restoring dharma — justice or righteousness