The GOAL of the conference is to learn perennial teachings and practices of the Bhagavat Gita:

1) To find solution to every problem of your life in the modern time.
2) To enrich our lifewith eternal love, peace and abundance in all aspect of our living.
3) To connect with divinity within, function at higher conscious level and reach our full potential.
4) To connect the body, mind and soul for health, happiness, prosperity and enhanced family and social relationships.

The IGC is organized by Path to Anandam™, a non-profit organization that promotes application of the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita to a modern life style so people can live their life to the fullest and also achieve eternal peace and happiness, Sat Chit Ananda – the ultimate purpose of life. Renowned spiritual leaders and delegates from around the world will be participating in the conference who are engaged in disseminating the knowledge of the Gita. Some of the confirmed speakers are M.M. Swami Shri GyananandjiMaharaj (Founder of G.I.E.O. Gita), H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India), Guru Maa Geeteshwari (Spiritual Head of Geeta Ashram), Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati ( President of the Divine Shakti Foundation), Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande (Trustee of Deshpande Foundation), Philip Goldberg (Interfaith Minister & Author), Dr. Mihir Meghani (Co-Founder of Hindu American Foundation), Prasad Kaipa Ph.D. (Business Advisor & Leadership Coach), Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (Co-founder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga), Robert Goldman, Ph.D. (Professor of Sanskrit. UC Berkeley), Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh (Ambassador of Sikh Religion), and Satya Kalra. (Conference Chairperson & Founder of Path to Anandam)

Tentative Agenda

Time Event
8:30 am Registration & Breakfast
9:15 am Take your seats
Morning Sessions: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
9:30 am Blowing of the conch
9:35 am Welcome by Convener/Host Satya Kalra
9:45 am Lamp Lighting Ceremony
9:50 am Program Overview
9:55 am 12th chapterBhakti Yoga recitation
10:00 am Keynote speaker- Tulsi Gabbard
10:20 am Wisdom from the Saints
  • Pujya Swami Gyananadji Gitamanishi Ji
  • Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji
  • Guru Maa Geeteshwari Ji
  • Radhanath Swamiji
  • Pujya Sri Shankaracharyaji Ji
11:40 am Keynote speaker - Desh Deshpande
12:00 noon Introduction &Recognition of Dignitaries
12:20 pm Release of Satya Kalra’s Book, 108 Mantra to Awaken Your Soul
12:25 pm Closing remarks for morning session
Lunch Break 12:30 pm to 1:45 PM

Afternoon Session 1:45 pm to 4:40
Panel Discussions: 1:45 pm to 3:15PM
1:45 pm Introduction to Panel Discussion: How has the Gita helped me shape my life?
  Opening remarks by Moderator, Dr. Prasad Kaipa
  Remarks by Panelist, Group discussion and Q. &A.
  • Robert Goldman
  • Dr. Mihir Meghani
  • Bhai Sahib Satpal Singh Khalsa
  • Phil Goldberg
  • Krishan Kalra
3:20pm Concludingremarks
3:25pm Saumitra Gokhale, Global Coordinator for HSS
3:35pm Youth Panel Discussion: Is the Gita Relevant to Youth?
  Opening remarks by Moderator: Varija Yelagalawadi
  Remarks by Panelists, Group Discussion and Q. &A.
  • Pushun Sheth
  • Keerthana Chetlapalli
4:35 Concluding remarks
Tea Break: 4:40 to 5:00 PM
Evening Sessions: 5:00- 6:30PM
5:00pm Chanting of Gita Mantras
5:05pm Meditation and Talk by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji
5:20 Blessings
  • Pujya Swami Gyananadji Gitamanishi
  • Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati ji
  • Guru Maa Geeteshwari ji
  • Pujya Sri Shankaracharya ji
5:50 pm Vote of Thanks by Satya Kalra
6:00 pm Cultural program/Play of Sri Krishna and Arjuna
6:30 pm Closing