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{It is with deep sadness and profound grief that we let our readers know the passing away of Dr. Sid Gautam, who was the chief resource person for the Upanishad Project. He made his way to his heavenly abode late night on April 28, 2016. He is survived by his wife Indira, his daughter Pragati, son-in-law Dr. Anil Sharma, and their children Manu and Rishi Sharma of Colts Neck, New Jersey, his nephew Anil Gautam and his wife Abhilasha Gautam of Raleigh, and their children Ankita, Amber and Aneesh.}


Swami Chidanandaji and Brni Vibha Chaitanya met H H Pope Francis on October 28.

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There was also a Press Conference later at the Vatican. See the link for Swamiji's (excerpts of) talk. Subject: 2 mins video Press Conference in Vatican:


Swami Chidanandaji speaks at the Gregorian University in Rome commemorating the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate.

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Following the 3 days conference at the Gregorian University in Rome, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate (a declaration in 1965 after which the Catholic Church opened its doors to other non-Christian religions for dialogues), there was this Press Conference at the Vatican.


Launching of Site in USA

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Swami Chidananda ji and Dr. Siddhartha Gautam presented the website before an audience of about 100 people at the Temple of the Hindu Society of North Carolina on Monday, October 5. 2015.


“Uncommon Wisdom of Upanishads” on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

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Dr. Sid Gautam spoke at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Kansas City, USA on “Uncommon Wisdom of Upanishads” on Saturday, May 9, 2015.


Gita Satsang at Karshni Ashram, Varanasi

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Swami Chidananda ji conducted a GITA SATSANG on Sunday, 12th April 2015 at SRI GURU KARSHNI VIDYA BHAWAN Deen Dayal Nagar Colony, Kabir Nagar, Durgakund, Varanasi. Attended by about 80 people, the talk was delivered in Hindi. The speaker connected with daily life and showed how the teachings in the Geeta could help us live better, doing our own work more effectively and relating with people more harmoniously.