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Preventive Health

(Friday, July 6, 8:00-9:30)

Jyoti Pradhan and Julie Das 

Routine preventive care is an important lifestyle that helps us manage and maintain our health.  At the Preventive Care seminar, join us to hear from leading physicians in the field of Cardiology and Endocrinology, to understand the major causes and risk factors for Heart Disease and Diabetes.  It is an opportunity for you to be up close and personal with the Specialists to learn about indicators, symptoms, triggers and prevention tips on two of the leading cause of health risk for people. 

Listen Contemplate Realize (Messages from Scriptures)

Friday, July 6, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Please join us for an enlightening ‘satsang’ seminar on Hindu philosophy and scriptures to include the following topics:  Need for Spirituality and Hindu Philosophy by Jogesh Panda

Snippets from Bhagavad Gita message for daily life by Narendra Kota

Bhakti Yoga through Lord Jagannath Upasana by Hare Patnaik

Supreme Nonduality - An Introduction to Astavakra Gita by Jogesh Panda  

Non-Traditional Careers

(Saturday, July 7, 10:00-12:00)

By: Sunny Tripathy and Sonali Mishra 

There are many careers to choose from.  Some are the traditional ‘safe’ careers and some are  non-traditional, off-the-beaten path careers. So how does one know what career is the best one for them?  Come and listen to the journey of Sunny Tripathy and Sonali Mishra and ask them questions about their challenges and successes. Sunny is an Indian-American writer and filmmaker who has had an interesting journey in finding his passion.  Sonali Mishra is an Odissi dancer who was raised in Michigan and decided to move to Orissa to pursue a career in dancing and pursue her dreams.  She currently travels all over India, Europe and U.S. dancing and teaching dance.  

Aging and Happiness

(Saturday, July 7, 10:30-12:00)

Dr. Amiya Mohanty


Come and join a discussion on aging and defining happiness during the various stages of life.

Beauty and Fashion Fun

(Saturday, July 7, 2:00-4:00)

By: Poonam Panda and Sarita Mohapatra 

Wake up and Makeup:  Join us for a fun and informative makeup tutorial on applying everyday makeup and transforming it to an evening look.  Come and find out how to ‘glam’ up your makeup routine with the tips and tricks that will get you ready for any upcoming events!  Feel free to ask questions throughout the demonstration, as this is a fun seminar on getting ‘dolled up’. 

Sizzling Saree Sensation:  Once you have your makeup done, time to look gorgeous in your sari.  Sarees are an all-time favorite and have stood the test of time.  We bring to you effortless and ethnic ways to drape the saree, look regal and stand-out at any party! Help us help you to embrace a signature look with an ultra-glamorous and ravishing look!  Come and learn how to drape your saree in some fun, trendy and creative ways.   That old sari will never look the same again….


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