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The Universal Religion of Swami VivekanandaSwami Vivekananda and his Guru Sri Ramakrishna were not only a major influence on Sri Aurobindo but also on Sri Aurobindo’s disciple Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri. As we gather to discuss the ideas of Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri on Universal Religion, this presentation takes us further back into history and discusses the salient features of Universal Religion as proposed by Swami Vivekananda since his appearance at the 1893 Parliament of Religions held in Chicago.


Kundan Singh, Ph.D. is an adjunct faculty at theInstitute ofTranspersonal Psychology,Palo Alto and at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS),San Francisco from where he also obtained his doctorate in Humanities. An author of a recently published book titled “The Evolution of Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo, Sri Ramakrishna, and Swami Vivekananda,” and a few book chapters and journal articles like “Beyond Mind: Towards a Future Psychology,” “Beyond Postmodernism: Towards a Future Psychology,” “Relativism, Self-Referentiality, and Beyond Mind,” and “Relativism and Its Relevance for Psychology,” his areas of research include Integral Yoga of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo, Contemporary and Traditional Vedanta, Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, Sufism of the Indian subcontinent, Spirituality and Social Action, Globalization, Indian Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, Social Psychology, Depth Psychology, Postmodern Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Epistemology, Critical Thought and Deconstruction, Cross-cultural Psychology and East-West Studies among a few others.