Join us for a unique and inspiring evening symposium, “Raising Consciousness for Global Peace” held in Lincoln Hall at Portland State University  from 7-9pm. 

Tickets are $20/$15 for students. To purchase tickets Click Here

Join us for a unique and inspiring evening symposium, “Raising Consciousness for Global Peace” held in Lincoln Hall at Portland State University  from 7-9pm. 

Tickets are $20/$15 for students. To purchase tickets Click Here

Peace Symposium at Portland State University

June 22, 2018 From 7 - 9pm 

Peace Symposium at Portland State University

June 22, 2018 From 7 - 9pm 

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The symposium features keynote speeches from Global Peace Ambassadors Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, flanked by short talks from the perspective of the sciences and the arts.  In addition, emissaries from diverse religious traditions will join in leading an experiential ceremony for World Peace.  Uniting prayers from the heart of each tradition, we will together galvanize our common intention.

Opening with spiritually-uplifting music, the evening features poignant messages from Jyotish and Devi Novak, leaders of a worldwide spiritual movement  (Ananda Sangha) that is based on the universal teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda author of  “Autobiography of a Yogi”

Yogananda was a pioneer in proclaiming the underlying unity of all religion and in offering spiritual + practical solutions to the urgent problems of our world. 

Puru Selbie, author of ‘The Physics of God’  will offer insight from the perspective of science, showing how quantum physics conjoins mystic wisdom in the same powerful truth of our underlying unity.  

Dana Lynne Andersen, acclaimed artist and founder of Awakening Arts shows how the arts can awaken higher states of consciousness and can serve to catalyze the awakening of humanity.  

The symposium features keynote speeches from Global Peace Ambassadors Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, flanked by short talks from the perspective of the sciences and the arts.  In addition, emissaries from diverse religious traditions will join in leading an experiential ceremony for World Peace.  Uniting prayers from the heart of each tradition, we will together galvanize our common intention.

Opening with spiritually-uplifting music, the evening features poignant messages from Jyotish and Devi Novak, leaders of a worldwide spiritual movement  (Ananda Sangha) that is based on the universal teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda author of  “Autobiography of a Yogi”

Yogananda was a pioneer in proclaiming the underlying unity of all religion and in offering spiritual + practical solutions to the urgent problems of our world. 

Puru Selbie, author of ‘The Physics of God’  will offer insight from the perspective of science, showing how quantum physics conjoins mystic wisdom in the same powerful truth of our underlying unity.  

Dana Lynne Andersen, acclaimed artist and founder of Awakening Arts shows how the arts can awaken higher states of consciousness and can serve to catalyze the awakening of humanity.  

Together our speakers conjoin the scientific, 

the creative and the spiritual, showing how

uplifting consciousness is the bridge to peace.  

Together our speakers conjoin the scientific, 

the creative and the spiritual, showing how

uplifting consciousness is the bridge to peace.  

RESERVE NOW   Space is limited! Tickets to the Evening Symposium are for $20. To purchase them Click  Here  

RESERVE NOW   Space is limited! Tickets to the Evening Symposium are for $20. To purchase them Click  Here  

More about the speakers

More about the speakers

Nayaswami’s Jyotish and Devi 

Recipients of the Global Ambassador Peace Award for outstanding work in bringing about peace in the world (given by the Institute of International Social Development’s 2017) Jyotish and Devi travel the world with their hope inspiring message of peace.  They are the spiritual directors of Ananda worldwide, overseeing a network of intentional spiritual communities throughout the United States, Europe and India, in addition to yoga & meditation centers throughout the world. 

Nayaswami’s Jyotish and Devi 

Recipients of the Global Ambassador Peace Award for outstanding work in bringing about peace in the world (given by the Institute of International Social Development’s 2017) Jyotish and Devi travel the world with their hope inspiring message of peace.  They are the spiritual directors of Ananda worldwide, overseeing a network of intentional spiritual communities throughout the United States, Europe and India, in addition to yoga & meditation centers throughout the world. 

Discover how higher consciousness is the bridge to peace in our troubled times

Discover how higher consciousness is the bridge to peace in our troubled times

Deepen your understanding of how Yoga (which means unity of mind, body and spirit) can lead to World Peace.

Deepen your understanding of how Yoga (which means unity of mind, body and spirit) can lead to World Peace.

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Helpful Information

For parking and transit options Click Here

For parking garages and on-street parking, with costs Click Here

For info on seating and ADA access + a Performance Hall Seating Map Click Here

If you have further questions about the Lincoln Hall venue  please call the PSU Box Office at 503-725-3307.

Is peace merely a new age fantasy … or is it achievable?

Is peace merely a new age fantasy … or is it achievable?

Gandhi said it well: "The world will live in peace, only when the individuals composing it make up their minds to do so".  (Hindu Dharma, p. 70)  It’s a universal principle Mahatma Gandhi actually put into practice in bringing about the non-violent creation of the modern state of India.  Gandhi proved that universal Yoga principles truly do work to bring about unity and peace.

Gandhi said it well: "The world will live in peace, only when the individuals composing it make up their minds to do so".  (Hindu Dharma, p. 70)  It’s a universal principle Mahatma Gandhi actually put into practice in bringing about the non-violent creation of the modern state of India.  Gandhi proved that universal Yoga principles truly do work to bring about unity and peace.

India’s spiritual masters, such as Paramhansa Yogananda, who trained Gandhi in Yoga’s ancient scientific techniques of personal integration,  have taught for centuries that the real battle is in our own minds. Once we have a personal experience of peace, we manifest internal wellness, fitness, harmony, into outward unity – affirming all people are one in spirit as all the world’s great religions and spiritual practices have taught.

India’s spiritual masters, such as Paramhansa Yogananda, who trained Gandhi in Yoga’s ancient scientific techniques of personal integration,  have taught for centuries that the real battle is in our own minds. Once we have a personal experience of peace, we manifest internal wellness, fitness, harmony, into outward unity – affirming all people are one in spirit as all the world’s great religions and spiritual practices have taught.

Gandhi's modern reflection on Yoga’s ancient wisdom actually formed the inspiration to Preamble to the Constitution of the UN Economic Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):

Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace must be constructed.

Gandhi's modern reflection on Yoga’s ancient wisdom actually formed the inspiration to Preamble to the Constitution of the UN Economic Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):

Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace must be constructed.

Joseph Selbie

A gifted communicator, Joseph Selby bridges modern evidenced based discoveries of science and the ancient experience-based discoveries of the mystics. He is the author of The Physics of God, a concise unification of science and religion; and The Yugas, a factual exploration of India’s ancient tradition of cyclic development. He is a founding member of Ananda and has been a meditator for nearly fifty years.

Joseph Selbie

A gifted communicator, Joseph Selby bridges modern evidenced based discoveries of science and the ancient experience-based discoveries of the mystics. He is the author of The Physics of God, a concise unification of science and religion; and The Yugas, a factual exploration of India’s ancient tradition of cyclic development. He is a founding member of Ananda and has been a meditator for nearly fifty years.

Dana Lynne Andersen MA

Dana Lynne Andersen has taught and exhibited on three continents. Her paintings have been on the covers of books, magazines and calendars and her visionary thinking has been featured in newspapers, radio and television.  A pioneer in the use of art & creativity for transformation, she founded Awakening Arts Academy with centers near Assisi, Italy and Portland, Oregon.

Dana Lynne Andersen MA

Dana Lynne Andersen has taught and exhibited on three continents. Her paintings have been on the covers of books, magazines and calendars and her visionary thinking has been featured in newspapers, radio and television.  A pioneer in the use of art & creativity for transformation, she founded Awakening Arts Academy with centers near Assisi, Italy and Portland, Oregon.

Emissaries from diverse religious traditions will open the evening, leading an experiential ceremony for World Peace. Uniting prayers from the heart of each tradition, we will together galvanize our common intention to lift the consciousness of the world from discord to harmony. 

Emissaries from diverse religious traditions will open the evening, leading an experiential ceremony for World Peace. Uniting prayers from the heart of each tradition, we will together galvanize our common intention to lift the consciousness of the world from discord to harmony. 

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