A PHILOSOPHY OF PEACE

A Dialogue with Sri M

By Fred Shapiro, Center for Lifelong Learning

The Center for Lifelong Learning is pleased to present a leading social reformer and spiritual guide Sri M, exploring the mystical core of all religions that nurture the innate goodness of every human being. To establish peace.  The lecture will take place Friday morning, August 31st at 10:30 AM in Clubhouse I. There is no charge to attend this lecture, but residents are requested to register for the lecture with E&R.

Sri M, a well-respected social reformer and thought leader, is an educationalist, philosopher, philanthropist and visionary, who has written numerous seminal books and articles on spirituality, yoga and meditation. Recipient of national and international awards and recognitions, he is also the founder of "Satsang Foundation". The Satsang Vidyalaya, The Peepal Grove School and the Manav Ekta Mission function under the Satsang Foundation.

His writings include his best selling autobiography “Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master” and its sequel “The Journey Continues; Wisdom of the Rishis; The Upanishads;” “The Little Guide to Greater Glory” and  “Happier Life; and Jewel in the Lotus: Deeper Aspects of Hinduism”.

He recently led the "Walk of Hope" in India (2015-2016) from Kanyakumari to Srinagar where multitudes joined him as he traversed 7500 kms, by walking for 15 months covering 11 states, reaching out to 10 million people, from various religions, communities and institutions, spreading the message of peace, harmony, unity and humanity. Many national and international dignitaries joined in this "Walk of Hope". Similar walks for "Humanity and Unity" have been led by him in Europe (Berlin and The Hague, March 2017). Sri M was presented with the first Interfaith Harmony Award at the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Temple of Understanding, India in 2016.

Sri last lectured in Leisure World in 2017 when as this time,he was in the DC region for a few days. The talk was arranged by Ambassador Pradeep Kumar Kapur, Founder & President, International Conference on Connecting World Heritage Sites and Civilizations, Visiting Clinical Professor at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park and Former Ambassador & Secretary for the Government of India.