How did a Jewish kid from Chicago become one of India’s most renowned spiritual guides and philanthropists? Radhanath Swami (born Richard Slavin) was brought up in a middle class Jewish family in Chicago. In 1969 at the age of 19, he set out to wander the world in a quest to find his inner self, ultimately leading him on an amazing odyssey from London to the spiritually rich lands of India. Since then, Radhanath Swami has been practicing Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) and passionately pursuing a lifelong mission of reducing suffering in the world. His contributions to humanity are so vast they have earned him a celebrity-like status. Yet as a Swami or Monk exclusively dedicated to service, he has taken a vow of a simple life, celibacy, and abstinence from intoxicants. He has no property, no bank account, and not a penny to his name. However, he has found the one thing so many strive to achieve: the path to enlightenment. He now shares his story with as many people as possible to help others achieve the same realization.
Radhanath Swami is highly recognized for his humanitarian efforts and for initiating a number of acclaimed social action programs in India including a hospital, schools, emergency relief clinics and his charity, Midday Meals, which provides lunches to 1.2 million children daily.
Retreat: Join Radhanath Swami for an entire day of sharing the authentic yoga tradition with spiritual discussion, mantra meditation, kirtan music & dance, delicious vegetarian cuisine & ayurvedic health workshops. $95 General Admission Price / $65 Students with College ID All proceeds go to the charitable projects of Radhanath Swami. For more info & registration visit radhanathswami.com call 248-924-9455 or write to [email protected]
WHEN AND WHERE:
Aug 2nd from 9:30 AM to 8 PM at SEAHOLM HIGH SCHOOL, 2436 LINCOLN ST BIRMINGHAM MI