Activist to speak about world peace at UNT

Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj
The caption is: Dr. Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj will lecture about the struggle for world peace as a part of the Distinguished Lecture series on June 28.
Monday, June 11, 2012

What: Dr. Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj presents "Satyahraha: The Nature of Slavery and the Path Toward a Credible World Peace" as a part of the Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs at the University of North Texas.

When: Opening reception 6 p.m. and lecture at 7 p.m. June 28 (Thursday)

Where: Lyceum in the University Union, located one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets

Cost: Free tickets available at UNT Student Affairs

Contact: Blake Rexroat, special projects coordinator, blake.rexroat@unt.edu or 940-565-2617

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- In a time of global protest, Dr. Arya Bhushan Bhardwaj's nonviolent resistance philosophy has been widely respected across the world. The international activist will share inspiring stories of the struggle for world peace as a part of the Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of North Texas. Bhardwaj will speak on June 28 (Thursday) in the Lyceum at the University Union, located one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets. The opening reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the lecture following after at 7 p.m. Bhardwaj's lecture, "Satyagraha: The Nature of Slavery and the Path Toward a Credible World Peace," will examine peaceful Gandhian tactics and the struggle for international cooperation.

Born in 1945, Bhardwaj is most widely known for embracing a Gandhian way of life. Exposed to activism and ideas of nonviolence, he was born to a revolutionary family that lived under British rule in India. He began studying various forms of healing, yogic science and traditional Indian philosophy as he grew older.

Bhardwaj founded Gandhi-in-Action, an organization of activists devoted to nonviolence in New Delhi in 1987. Through this international group, Bhardwaj has traveled to 26 countries, written 13 books and authored more than 100 news articles for newspapers throughout the world. Bhardwaj has also founded the Center for Study and Research on Alternative Medicine in 1984.

In 2000, he received his bachelor's degree in curative education at Camphill Schools of Rudolph Steiner in Scotland, specializing in therapies to help physically and mentally handicap children and adults. Bhardwaj also studied at the Mahatma Gandhi National Academy of Naturopathy in New Delhi from 2000 to 2003. His expertise also encompasses ancient Indian martial arts, marma therapy (the study of energy in the body) and ayurvedic medicine (holistic healing that emphasizes the connection between physical and mental health).

To obtain a free ticket to the lecture, visit UNT Student Affairs online.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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