Times of India (07-01-2003)
Science with a spiritual touch

The Silicon Capital is being treated to back-to-back science festivals. Quick on the heels of the 90th Indian Science Congress, the city will witness further questioning on the subject, but with a touch of

Spiritual gurus like Swami Bodhananda and Sri Sri Ravishankar will help link 'Science and Beyond' with scientific gurus like N.R. Narayana Murthy, Jane Goodall, Roger Penrose and the like at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS).

Exploring cosmology, consciousness and technology in Indic traditions, the symposium, 'Science and the spiritual quest' - from January 8 to 11- will form part of the concluding series 'Science and Spiritual Quest II', a programme of the Centre for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkely; California. It is sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

For the first time in Bangalore perhaps, on January 11, the Kengal Hanumanthaiah Foundation will throw open the discussion to a 7,000-strong audience at the KSTLA stadium in Cubbon Park.

The event is being organised by Vijayalakshmi Thimmaiah, Chairman of the K.H. Foundation, that periodically organises conferences on international issues related to women, children and youth.

India is hosting the Quest for the first time, which has travelled to Europe, America, France, Romania, Morocco, Kazakhastan.

The Quest has always gathered leading scientists and spiritual leaders to share their thoughts with each other and with a wider public audience.