2011 Calendar of Events

Dandapani traveled across the country to offer meditation and yoga classes as well as insight into the teachings he learned while living as a monk for 10 years. For information about specific past events please email info@dandapani.org.

When & Where
Events
New York
New York

15 December 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:15pm to 8:15pm.  A 1-hour evening guided meditation and lessons in midtown New York City.  Students of all levels welcome.

New York
New York

12 December 2011

Class on Hindusim for 5th graders

11:45am to 12:30pm at Village Community School.  A 1.25-hour introduction to Hinduism class with 44 5th graders in New York City, including a 5-minute guided meditation.

New York
New York

8 December 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:15pm to 8:15pm.  A 1-hour evening guided meditation and lessons in midtown New York City.  Students of all levels welcome.

New York
New York

1 December 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:15pm to 8:15pm.  A 1-hour evening guided meditation and lessons in midtown New York City.  Students of all levels welcome.

Northwestern India

24 October - 8 November 2011

“Gems in the Desert” Spiritual Adventure

Join one of our grandest spiritual adventures yet as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with thousands at the Golden Temple, ride camels into the Great Thar Desert, be enchanted at the famed Pushkar Camel Fair and immerse ourselves in the culturally rich and colorful land of northwestern India on a 16-day spiritual adventure.

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Gems in the Desert
A 16-day spiritual adventure in Northwestern India. Oct-Nov 2011.

Experience the overwhelming magic that is India.  Let its ancient cultures and traditions mystify you, its exotic foods take you on a culinary voyage of its own, its colorful people charm you, its spirituality reveal the beauty of your soul in a journey through a land of soul-stirring experiences.  India is not for the faint-hearted, nor is it only for the fearless.  It is for those seeking to discover themselves, on a journey of personal transformation through a myriad of inner and outer experiences that last a lifetime.

Join one of our grandest spiritual adventures yet as we immerse ourselves in the culturally rich and colorful land of northwestern India.

  • Celebrate the Festival of Lights with thousands at the Golden Temple
  • Travel on camel back to spend a night in the Great Thar Desert
  • Explore the Blue City’s grandiose forts and palaces
  • Revel amidst colorful tents, fire, song and dance at the Pushkar Camel Fair
  • Enrich your life with classes on Hindu metaphysics, meditation and culture
  • Be enchanted by the fairy tale like town of Jaisalmer
  • Be entertained by the India-Pakistan border guards choreographed stand-off
Post Tour

For those that can stay longer our post tour takes us to the breathtaking Taj Mahal in Agra and to the pink city of Jaipur.

New York
New York

8 October 2011

Meditation and Nutrition Workshop in New York City

3:30pm to 5:30pm.  Join experts Monica and Dandapani for a 2-hour introductory workshop to learn simple yet practical solutions on how combining nutrition and meditation can help vastly reduce your stress and inflammation levels.

Eagle
Colorado

11 September 2011

Indian Cooking Class

6:30pm to 8:30pm at Yoga Off Broadway.  Join us for a delightful and educational culinary afternoon as we learn how to cook Indian vegetarian dishes that will inspire you to make authentic curries at home.  Limited seating.

Eagle
Colorado

11 September 2011

How to Live a Spiritual Life in the World

11am to 12:30pm.  This 1.5-hour workshop offers simple spiritual tools and practices that are easy to apply and integrate into your daily life to bring about a positive and sustainable change.

Eagle
Colorado

10 September 2011

The Fine Art of Meditation

3:30pm to 6pm at Yoga Off Broadway.  A 1.5-hour in-depth meditation workshop for practitioners of all levels in Eagle, Colorado.

Eagle
Colorado

9 September 2011

Sanskrit Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation Class

7:00pm to 8pm at Yoga Off Broadway.  A 1-hour class on Sanskrit chanting, paranayama and meditation for practitioners of all levels in Eagle, Colorado.

New York
New York

6 September 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:30pm to 8pm.  A 30-minute evening guided meditation in midtown New York City.

New York
New York

30 August 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:30pm to 8pm.  A 30-minute evening guided meditation in midtown New York City.

New York
New York

23 August 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:30pm to 8pm.  A 30-minute evening guided meditation in midtown New York City.

New York
New York

16 August 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:30pm to 8pm.  A 30-minute evening guided meditation in midtown New York City.

New York
New York

9 August 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:30pm to 8pm.  A 30-minute evening guided meditation in midtown New York City.

New York
New York

2 August 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:30pm to 8pm.  A 30-minute evening guided meditation in midtown New York City.

Morgantown
West Virginia

23-30 July 2011

Hindu Youth Camp

55 Hindu youth have gathered with Dandapani and Muni Natarajan (and camp coordinators) for a week long camp in Morgantown, West Virginia.  The focus is the study of Hinduism and to have a joyous time with fellow Hindu youth.

 

Kerala
India

23 April - 6 May 2011

Kerala Spiritual Adventure

Our 14-day spiritual adventure to the beautiful state of Kerala in South India.

More info.
2011 Kerala Spiritual Adventure

We are happy to announce our next spiritual adventure, this time to the beautiful state of Kerala in South India in April/May of 2011.  Kerala is a mellow and gentle introduction to India for all first time visitors.

Bright, colorful and saturated in sounds and smells to tantalize your every sense, with exotic foods to take you on a culinary voyage all its own, friendly locals with warm smiles, Kerala will charm and mystify you in every way. It is no wonder the locals call their state God’s Own Country.

Steeped in spirituality…

A large clay Ganesha, God of Obstacles, stands guard at the entrance to a hotel in Fort Kochi.

An archive of impressions…

For centuries traders and conquerers from as far as Britain, Portugal, China and Netherlands have made Kerala their home.

Meandering backwaters…

An almost endless system of waterways meanders through Kerala.
Rich in culture…
A Kathakali dancer applies makeup for a performance. Kathakali is a traditional dance from Kerala noted for its attractive make-up of characters, colorful costumes and detailed gestures.

India’s longest lake…

A view of Lake Vembanad, India’s longest lake, from the shores in Alleppey.
New York
New York

30 March 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:15pm to 8:15pm.  Final 1-hour class of 4 part series.  Students of all levels are welcome to attend.  Registration required.

More info.

Join me in a series of four meditation classes structured to strengthen your meditation practice.  Each hour long class comprises of 20-minutes of instruction and breathing exercises, followed by a 40-minute guided meditation.  Those of you who have attended previous workshops or classes will find this highly beneficial.  Students of all levels are welcome.  That said, beginners are also welcome to attend.

Skype

25 March 2011

Relationships Class

6:30pm to 7:30pm.  A 1-hour class monthly via Skype at Yoga Off Broadway.  Third of 6 part series that began in January.  Registration required.  This series of classes are set up to give you tools that can be easily incorporated into your existing life to help strengthen your relationships.

New York
New York

23 March 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:15pm to 8:15pm.  Third 1-hour class of 4 part series. Students of all levels are welcome to attend.  Registration required.

More info.

Join me in a series of four meditation classes structured to strengthen your meditation practice.  Each hour long class comprises of 20-minutes of instruction and breathing exercises, followed by a 40-minute guided meditation.  Those of you who have attended previous workshops or classes will find this highly beneficial.  Students of all levels are welcome.  That said, beginners are also welcome to attend.

New York
New York

16 March 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:15pm to 8:15pm.  Second 1-hour class of 4 part series.  Students of all levels are welcome to attend.  Registration required.

More info.

Join me in a series of four meditation classes structured to strengthen your meditation practice.  Each hour long class comprises of 20-minutes of instruction and breathing exercises, followed by a 40-minute guided meditation.  Those of you who have attended previous workshops or classes will find this highly beneficial.  Students of all levels are welcome.  That said, beginners are also welcome to attend.

New York
New York

9 March 2011

Guided Meditation Class

7:15pm to 8:15pm.  First 1-hour class of 4 part series.  Registration required.  Each hour long class comprises of 20-minutes of instruction and breathing exercises, followed by a 40-minute guided meditation.  Students of all levels are welcome.

More info.

Join me in a series of four meditation classes structured to strengthen your meditation practice.  Each hour long class comprises of 20-minutes of instruction and breathing exercises, followed by a 40-minute guided meditation.  Those of you who have attended previous workshops or classes will find this highly beneficial.  Students of all levels are welcome.  That said, beginners are also welcome to attend.

Skype

25 February 2011

Relationships Class

6:30pm to 7:30pm.  A 1-hour class monthly via Skype at Yoga Off Broadway.  Second of 6 part series that began in January.  Registration required.  This series of classes are set up to give you tools that can be easily incorporated into your existing life to help strengthen your relationships.

San Diego
California

20 February 2011

How to live a Spiritual Life in the World

10:30am to 1pm.  A 2.5-hour workshop on how to live a spiritual life in the world sharing simple spiritual tools and practices applicable in daily life.

More info.
How to live a Spiritual Life in the World

To live a spiritual life in the world, it is important to have a clear plan, practical spiritual tools and a consistent perseverance to achieve this goal.  This workshop offers simple spiritual tools and practices that are easy to apply and integrate into your daily life to bring about a positive and sustainable change.

Among the topics explored are:

  • Developing inner qualities to sustain the changes
  • Creating a separation between work and home
  • Making an appointment with yourself
  • Creating realistic goals
  • Choosing the right friends
  • Overcoming fear, indecisiveness & insecurity
  • Gratitude and Responsibility
  • and more!
Los Angeles
California

19 February 2011

Tools for Successful Relationships

10am to 12:15pm.  A 2.25-hour workshop based on Hindu philosophy and mysticism, this workshop shares with you the tools and principles that help make a relationship successful whether it be a friend, business partner or life partner.

More info.
Tools for Successful Relationships

The art of maintaining successful relationships is an ancient and profound one.  An art a few of us have been taught.  Based on Hindu philosophy and mysticism this workshop shares with you the tools and principles that help make a relationship successful whether it be a friend, business partner or life partner.  Singles are welcome and will find it useful.

Among the topics explored are:

  • The golden rule
  • Relationships take work
  • The art of listening
  • Being happy by making your partner happy
  • Time Out
  • 8 rungs to adultery
  • Making plans as a couple
  • Men and women are not the same
  • Expressing emotions
  • Responsiveness
  • and more!
New York
New York

11 February 2011

Weekly Meditation Class

6:30pm to 7:30pm at Serenity Center NYC.  Final 1-hour class of 4 part series.  Registration required.  Class Full.

New York
New York

4 February 2011

Weekly Meditation Class

6:30pm to 7:30pm at Serenity Center NYC.  Third 1-hour class of 4 part series.  Registration required.  Class Full.

Skype

28 January 2011

Relationships Class

6:30pm to 7:30pm.  A 1-hour class monthly via Skype at Yoga Off Broadway.  First of 6 part series.   Registration required.  This series of classes are set up to give you tools that can be easily incorporated into your existing life to help strengthen your relationships.

New York
New York

28 January 2011

Weekly Meditation Class

6:30pm to 7:30pm at Serenity Center NYC.  Second 1-hour class of 4 part series.  Registration required.  Class Full.

New York
New York

22 January 2011

Weekly Meditation Class

6:30pm to 7:30pm at  Serenity Center NYC.  Join me in a series of four meditation classes structured to begin or strengthen your meditation practice.  Each hour long class will comprise of a brief inspired talk on a subject on Hindu mysticism, breathing exercises, instructions on meditation and a guided meditation.  These classes will provide you with the necessary tools to help you begin or make progress with your meditation practice.  Beginners welcome.  Registration required. Class Full.