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Vedic Vision Society (IIT-Chicago)

Vedic Vision Society (IIT-Chicago) Let college teach you science. Let us teach you the Science of Happiness. We meet for weekly mantra yoga sessions and engaging discussions over dinner.

Vedic Vision Society was formed in 2003 to create a space for thoughtful IIT students seeking to make sense of today’s world through the lens of ancient Vedic wisdom. The Vedas say that when you go deep to the core or essence of every living being you will find that they are “sat-cit-ananda” (eternal, full of knowledge, and blissful or full of love). So our goal is to see the world through the len

Vedic Vision Society was formed in 2003 to create a space for thoughtful IIT students seeking to make sense of today’s world through the lens of ancient Vedic wisdom. The Vedas say that when you go deep to the core or essence of every living being you will find that they are “sat-cit-ananda” (eternal, full of knowledge, and blissful or full of love). So our goal is to see the world through the len

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Join us in Wishnick 115 this evening for our final event of the semester. Extended musical meditation (kirtan) will give...
12/02/2022

Join us in Wishnick 115 this evening for our final event of the semester. Extended musical meditation (kirtan) will give you the necessary reset and recharge in this challenging part of the semester and beyond! Kirtan followed by a sumptuous vegetarian dinner - what's not to love?

Looking forward to seeing you there! And bring your friends. 😊

In whom or what do we trust?  And perhaps more importantly, how can we develop trust to have deeper and more meaningful ...
11/18/2022

In whom or what do we trust? And perhaps more importantly, how can we develop trust to have deeper and more meaningful interactions? We will discuss this and more tonight. Kirtan (musical meditation), and a sumptuous vegetarian dinner to follow.

Looking forward to seeing you there! This is the last on-campus VVS event for the semester.

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Or does it?  We will discuss this and more tonight. Kirtan (musical med...
10/21/2022

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Or does it? We will discuss this and more tonight. Kirtan (musical meditation), and a sumptuous vegetarian dinner to follow.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Material vs. spiritual? Or material and spiritual? Find out more by joining us for lively discussion, kirtan (musical me...
10/07/2022

Material vs. spiritual? Or material and spiritual? Find out more by joining us for lively discussion, kirtan (musical meditation), and a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tonight we will examine the switch from living life on autopilot to that of a more thoughtful and purpose-driven life, l...
09/30/2022

Tonight we will examine the switch from living life on autopilot to that of a more thoughtful and purpose-driven life, leading to greater happiness, satisfaction, and clarity. Find out more by joining us for lively discussion, kirtan (musical meditation), and a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tonight we will explore the challenges life throws our way and what we ultimately choose to do - do we face it, or do we...
09/23/2022

Tonight we will explore the challenges life throws our way and what we ultimately choose to do - do we face it, or do we run from it? In short, it's not so simple. Find out more by joining us for lively discussions, kirtan (musical meditation), and a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you tonight !

Thanks to everyone for joining us last week. Tonight we will dive into the timeless wisdom and values encapsulated in th...
09/16/2022

Thanks to everyone for joining us last week. Tonight we will dive into the timeless wisdom and values encapsulated in the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient text exploring identity, the nature of the world around us, action & reaction, time, God, and ourselves. This session will conclude with kirtan (musical meditation) and a sumptuous vegan dinner. Looking forward to seeing you 7pm at Wishnick Hall Room 115!

This week we resume our weekly Food for Thought series. Kicking off the series is "The Vision of Sound," where we will e...
09/08/2022

This week we resume our weekly Food for Thought series. Kicking off the series is "The Vision of Sound," where we will explore the transformational power of sound and its ability to help us see the world around us.

We will conclude with soul-stirring musical meditation (kirtan) and a sumptuous dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there in Wishnick 115 at 7pm!

Earlier in the day stop by at Man on the Bench park for our welcome lunch from 12-1:30pm!

Our Welcome Lunch is here!!! Join us this Friday 12:00-1:30pm at Man in the Bench Park for a scrumptious lunch!And our f...
09/07/2022

Our Welcome Lunch is here!!! Join us this Friday 12:00-1:30pm at Man in the Bench Park for a scrumptious lunch!

And our first event of the semester in the evening 7-8:30pm at Wishnick Hall!

Not to be missed!!

Today is the last Vedic Vision Society gathering for the semester!We will celebrate with an extended kirtan (musical med...
04/22/2022

Today is the last Vedic Vision Society gathering for the semester!

We will celebrate with an extended kirtan (musical meditation) followed by a sumptuous vegan dinner.

It’s been a great year exploring topics of human existence, identity, free will, the importance of going within, and living life with clarity and purpose. We are grateful to you all for your participation and support in our organization and sincerely hope that you continue to be a part of VVS even after life takes you beyond the halls of IIT. The journey of self discovery never ends, and it always gets more exciting and fulfilling the deeper you go.

Looking forward to seeing you tonight!

Tonight, we will watch ‘Gita Concise,’ a movie directed by His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami. Bhaktimarga Swami masterfully...
04/15/2022

Tonight, we will watch ‘Gita Concise,’ a movie directed by His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami. Bhaktimarga Swami masterfully brings the Gita to life through powerful dramatic representations of key concepts illustrated in the Bhagavad Gita As It Is. Popcorn will also be provided during the film.

This session will conclude with kirtan (musical meditation) and a sumptuous vegan dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there in Wishnick 115 at 7pm!

Tonight we will dive into the ancient epic of the Ramayana, a timeless story of heroism, ideal character, love, and comp...
04/01/2022

Tonight we will dive into the ancient epic of the Ramayana, a timeless story of heroism, ideal character, love, and compassion. This exploration will be led by Nityananda Pran das, who previously facilitated Vedic Vision Society talks for more than a decade.

This session will be followed by soul-stirring musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegan dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there in Wishnick 115 at 7pm!

This first part of the Prism of Consciousness series will be led by Nityananda Pran das, who previously facilitated Vedi...
03/25/2022

This first part of the Prism of Consciousness series will be led by Nityananda Pran das, who previously facilitated Vedic Vision Society talks for more than a decade. He will lead us in exploring the natural and artificial divisions in society and the core principles underlying a healthy functioning society - that of respect and upliftment.

This session will be followed by soul-stirring musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegan dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

🎉 Tonight at 7:00pm in Wishnick Hall 115! 🎉Fear is a powerful force - the killer of ambitions, dreams, and procrastinati...
03/11/2022

🎉 Tonight at 7:00pm in Wishnick Hall 115! 🎉

Fear is a powerful force - the killer of ambitions, dreams, and procrastination. But it can also be a force that can allow us to gain more control over our thoughts, decisions, and perspectives. Find out how by joining us tonight as we explore fear. This session will conclude with a sumptuous vegan dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

In order to soar through life, sometimes we need to remove the things that weigh us down. This discussion and exercise w...
02/25/2022

In order to soar through life, sometimes we need to remove the things that weigh us down. This discussion and exercise will focus around developing a healthy recognition and relationship of acceptance and positivity to gracefully evolve in our lives.

This session will be followed by soul-stirring musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

🎉 Tonight 7-8pm in Wishnick 115! 🎉Join us as we examine the power that is available in being present. Discussion and exe...
02/18/2022

🎉 Tonight 7-8pm in Wishnick 115! 🎉

Join us as we examine the power that is available in being present. Discussion and exercises followed by guided meditations, musical meditation (kirtan) and a scrumptious dinner! See you tonight!

💕 Tonight at 7 pm Wishnick 115! 💕Everyone is looking to love and be loved. But that journey is an adventure of twists an...
02/11/2022

💕 Tonight at 7 pm Wishnick 115! 💕

Everyone is looking to love and be loved. But that journey is an adventure of twists and turns, both inside and out. Join us as we explore the topic of love through discussion and reflection.

This session will be followed by soul-stirring musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

🎉🎉 Tonight at 7 pm at Wishnick Hall 115! 🎉🎉In our first session for the semester, we will explore the power of consisten...
02/04/2022

🎉🎉 Tonight at 7 pm at Wishnick Hall 115! 🎉🎉

In our first session for the semester, we will explore the power of consistent small steps to achieve big things. This exercise will be followed by soul-stirring musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Welcome back for Spring 2022! Hope everyone’s semester has started off well and we’re getting ready to start meeting on ...
01/15/2022

Welcome back for Spring 2022! Hope everyone’s semester has started off well and we’re getting ready to start meeting on Friday evenings soon!

To help us with planning let us know in the comments which your favorite topic was so far or what topic you’d be into discussing this semester?

🎉 Last meeting of the year!! Tonight at Wishnick 117 7-8pm 🎉In our final session for the semester, we will explore the w...
11/19/2021

🎉 Last meeting of the year!! Tonight at Wishnick 117 7-8pm 🎉

In our final session for the semester, we will explore the whirlwind of life, the many demands and challenges, and how to unlock the power of meditation to gain back control and give everything not necessarily the attention it demands, but the attention it deserves.

This exercise will be followed by musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

🎉 Friday Wishnick Hall 117 7-8:30pm! 🎉Join for an enlivening discussion on showing gratitude everyday in tangible and pr...
11/12/2021

🎉 Friday Wishnick Hall 117 7-8:30pm! 🎉

Join for an enlivening discussion on showing gratitude everyday in tangible and practical ways. The discussion and guided meditation will be followed by musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Hope to see you there!!!

Are you ready for tomorrow? 🙌🙌🙌Join us at the McCormick Auditorium in Herman Hall at 6:30pm for an evening of cultural e...
11/03/2021

Are you ready for tomorrow? 🙌🙌🙌

Join us at the McCormick Auditorium in Herman Hall at 6:30pm for an evening of cultural events and a festive dinner!

🎉 Not to be missed! 🎉

🎉 Tonight!! Wishnick Hall 117 7-8:30pm! 🎉This week we will explore the nature of equality and equal vision. Join us as w...
10/29/2021

🎉 Tonight!! Wishnick Hall 117 7-8:30pm! 🎉

This week we will explore the nature of equality and equal vision. Join us as we peel back the layers of identity, division, and unity through thought-provoking discussions and simple exercises.

The discussion and guided meditation will be followed by musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Also save the date for our Diwali Event! Thursday Nov 4th 6:30pm at Herman Hall Auditorium! 🪔🪔🪔

🎉Starting in an hour!!! Join us in Wishnick 117 7-8:30pm! 🎉
10/22/2021

🎉Starting in an hour!!! Join us in Wishnick 117 7-8:30pm! 🎉

🎉 Tonight at Wishnick Hall 117 7-8:30pm! 🎉This week explore the forces at work that support or stand in the way of nouri...
10/15/2021

🎉 Tonight at Wishnick Hall 117 7-8:30pm! 🎉

This week explore the forces at work that support or stand in the way of nourishing the life and qualities we are seeking. Through exercises, stories, and discussion, we will walk away with greater clarity on creating a habit for success and fulfillment.

This exercise will be followed by musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

🙌 Starting soon! 🙌Wishnick Hall Room 117 7-8:30pmThis week we will focus on taking a deeper look at the nature of servic...
10/08/2021

🙌 Starting soon! 🙌
Wishnick Hall Room 117 7-8:30pm

This week we will focus on taking a deeper look at the nature of service - the act of giving and receiving and the role it plays in our relationships. There is a constant tug between the forces of giving and taking. When balance is achieved, then the heart becomes nourished and our life fulfilled.

This exercise will be followed by soul-stirring musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Last week we explored the distinction between body, mind, and soul with some thoughtful discussion, exercises, and a gui...
10/01/2021

Last week we explored the distinction between body, mind, and soul with some thoughtful discussion, exercises, and a guided meditation. Join us this week as we take this exploration one step further, diving into the realm of what it means to act with an understanding of the layers of identity. What is that intrinsic quality that truly makes us human? And how can we lead our lives to be more aligned with that core quality?

This exercise will be followed by musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner.

Tonight 7-8:30 in Wishnick Hall 117! 🎉

In this week’s session “Identity” discover the unchanging identity beneath all the labels that we and others ascribe to ...
09/23/2021

In this week’s session “Identity” discover the unchanging identity beneath all the labels that we and others ascribe to ourselves. This understanding will change the way we navigate the world around us, leading to deeper, more fulfilling experiences and relationships.

This exercise will be followed by soul-stirring musical meditation (kirtan) and conclude with a sumptuous vegetarian dinner!

Friday from 7-8:30pm in Wishnick Hall 115!

🎉 Starting in an hour!! 🎉
09/17/2021

🎉 Starting in an hour!! 🎉

09/17/2021
Welcome Lunch!

Today’s welcome lunch was a success! 🙌

The fun continues tonight 7pm at Wishnick Hall!

Our Welcome Lunch is here!!! Join us this Friday 12:45-1:30pm at Wishnick Hall for a scrumptious lunch!And our first eve...
09/14/2021

Our Welcome Lunch is here!!! Join us this Friday 12:45-1:30pm at Wishnick Hall for a scrumptious lunch!

And our first event of the semester - an evening of musical mantra meditation 7-8:30pm at Wishnick Hall!

Not to be missed!!

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Vedic Vision Society (VVS) is a student organisation at Illinois Institute of Technology, which had been founded in 2003 for the sole purpose of educating students on "The Science of Happiness". We have a weekly event during the Fall and Spring semesters: "Krishna Talk" on Fridays from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm at Wishnick Hall Room 116 (3255 S Dearborn St). A renowned speaker, who is a senior spiritual practitioner, would conduct discussions on topics such as time management, dealing with stress, yoga, karma etc. We also serve free sumptuous karma-free vegetarian food to all attendees! To join us, simply send an email to [email protected] and we'll add you to our mailing list.

We are also on Instagram and YouTube (@vedicvis).


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