Maharaja lecturing at one of the annual seminars organized by him in Imphal, Manipur.

Opposite: Conference on ‘Health and Consciousness’, organized by Maharaja in Bombay, India, 1978.

Hyderabad (1983); eight regional Bhagavata Science Conferences on the theme ‘Spiritual Knowledge: The Missing Element in Modern Education’ in Madras and Bombay (1985); a conference on “Bio-ethics”, Toulouse, France (1992); a seminar on “Science, Spirituality and the Future of Humanity”, Imphal, Manipur (2000) and a seminar on “The Role of Spirituality in the New Millennium”, Kumbha Mela, Allahabad (2001). For the past 25 years Maharaja has also been organizing an annual seminar in Imphal, Manipur. Each year, on Janmastami day, Maharaja chooses a topic pertaining to that year’s major issue and holds a seminar.

Manipur seminar

Along with organizing seminars and conferences on behalf of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, Maharaja has been an invited speaker at countless other conferences. Maharaja is an excellent devotional singer, songwriter and poet. He always chants hymns of the Vedas as an auspicious invocation at all of the conferences that he organizes. When Maharaja is invited to attend a conference, he is almost always requested to chant some hymns or prayers from the Vedas.

For the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada, Maharaja is currently organizing a conference entitled “The Second International Conference on Life Comes From Life” to be held in Rome, Italy on November 12th -14th, 2004.

Bombay conference