Schedule: Every 4th Friday at 6:30 pm
Place: Hilton Garden Inn. 4801 Governors House Drive, Huntsville, Alabama, (located on the service road past Landry’s Seafood House off of Bob Wallace near the Space & Rocket Center)
Featured Lecturer for July 24, 2015
The Paranormal Study Center Welcomes:
Author, Teacher & Lecturer: Dr. Laj Utrej
“Consciousness-Faith and Reason“
*** Admission will be $10 for this special event ***
Faith provides a firm anchor to us. It gives meaning to life and enables us to come to terms with injustice and tragedy. Reason based on scientific rationality pulls out the recognition of faith, and we find ourselves exposed in a cold world.
Each one of us has elements of faith, which can lead to our spiritual beginning, as well as capacity to reason, which can lead to scientific truth. Science has opened extensive vistas of material gains, and has given us a certain degree of control over environment.
But this new-found freedom with reason alone leaves a great void in our soul. Science can’t even begin to touch the surface of our deeper concerns – the meaning of life, our place in the scheme of things, and our ultimate destiny. However, with honest and persistent inquiry, we can come to a realization that faith is primary and intuitive, sufficient unto itself, transcending the bounds of logic. Scientific rationality, on the other hand, has a totally different basis, having to satisfy the requirements of factual proof at every step.
Both, faith and reason reside in consciousness. Many self-realized people and Vedanta connote cit (consciousness) as a sublimely blissful experience of the boundless – the natural state of every living being. The presenter would introduce the terms from the perspective of common sense as well as generally available notions about the terms. The presenter would continue the subject further from the perspective of the Vedic tradition.
Dr. Laj Utreja:
Dr. Laj Utreja is a longtime Huntsville resident. His professional experience covers a wide range of disciplines related to the U.S. space and defense programs. Laj is an ardent student of Sanaatana Dharma and gives talks on its applications as part of cross-cultural understanding to groups and organizations all over the world. His reverence for Bhagavad Gita has in part motivated him to write his two books, “Who are we?” and “What is our origin?” Laj had been active with the Interfaith Mission Service of the Greater Tennessee Valley to promote understanding among different faith, race and cultural groups. Lately, Laj has initiated an undertaking, Institute of Global Harmony (IGH) in India.
You can contact his office from the website by visiting below:
For more information Contact Dr. Laj Utreja: at the Institute of Spiritual Healing (www.ishdhaam.com)
Prior achievements and full Bio are listed below:
***Admission will be $10 for this special event***
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Advanced Meditation Workshop
Conducted by Laj Utreja, Ph.D.
Dr. Laj Utreja, a long time Madison County and founder of Institute of Spiritual Healing (ISH), will be conducting this workshop. Laj has been teaching pranayama (breath regulation) and dhyana (meditation) as part of several programs for total health and rejuvenation. Currently, Laj has initiated an undertaking to establish Institute of Global Harmony in India.
Pranayama significantly improves a number of chronic physical and mental conditions and addictions. Dhyana is an unbroken chain of concentration to relieve you of stresses on the body-mind complex. Regular practice of any one of these programs restores the body’s immune system, addresses stress, fatigue, anger, anxiety, insomnia, lack of enthusiasm, concentration and focus. It assists in inhibiting extraneous thoughts leading to mental peace and happiness.
Many concentration and meditation techniques are currently available. Two of the most effective meditation techniques developed by Satyananda Sarasvati of the Bihar School of Yoga are: Inner Silence and Psychic Sleep. Inner Silence deals with the activities of the conscious mind. In Inner Silence there is awareness of the thoughts and mental activity. The technique involves creating, transforming and finally gaining control of the thought processes. Psychic Sleep is the state of dynamic sleep. Psychic Sleep is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. During the practice, one appears to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. The distractions of the mind are contained and the mind is allowed to relax. This practice has a profound transformative effect on practitioners
In this workshop you will learn how to do the two of the most effective relaxation techniques which aid in stress reduction. Workshop will begin with simple stretching exercises, some yoga postures and some breath techniques. Wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat.
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church on Airport Road
Saturday July 25, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Room 269
Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in Room 269.
Cost: $47 for Saturday and $27 for Sunday
Please respond by July 20th to reserve your place by calling 256.604.6927
Lutreja7@gmail.com or 256.698.2151
Mathes79@knology.net All proceeds will go to ISH.