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Pravrajika Vrajaprana is a writer on Vedanta, the history and growth of the Vedanta
Vedanta
Societies[1][2] and a nun at the Vedanta Society
Vedanta Society
of Southern California's Sarada Convent.[3][4][5] She is also a well known speaker and scholar on Hinduism
Hinduism
and has given talks at several universities and interfaith gatherings.[6] Her works on Vedanta include, Vedanta: A Simple Introduction (1999), editor of Living Wisdom (1994). She is the co-author, with Swami Tyagananda, of Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali's Child Revisited (2010).[7] Pravrajika Vrajaprana was born in California in 1952. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also worked briefly as Associate Professor of Literature.[8] She came in contact with Swami Prabhavananda
Swami Prabhavananda
at the Vedanta Society
Vedanta Society
of Santa Barbara in 1967, while involved with anti-Vietnam war activism.[4] In 1977 she joined the Sarada Convent of the Vedanta Society
Vedanta Society
at Santa Barbara.[3] She took the first vows of brahmacharya in 1983 and had final vows of sannyasa in 1988.[8] Vrajaprana was a co-speaker with the 14th Dalai Lama
14th Dalai Lama
at the Interfaith Conference in San Francisco (2006).[9] She was a panelist in the discussion on Interpreting Ramakrishna
Ramakrishna
at DANAM, held at the annual AAR meeting 2010.[10][11]

Contents

1 Selected works 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Selected works[edit]

My Faithful Goodwin. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1994. ISBN 81-85301-25-5. [Biography of J.J. Goodwin, disciple of Swami Vivekananda.] Seeing God Everywhere (editor). Hollywood: Vedanta
Vedanta
Press, 1996. Living Wisdom: Vedanta
Vedanta
in the West, (editor). Hollywood: Vedanta Press, 1994. “A Meaningful Life,” 58-62. A Portrait of Sister Christine. Calcutta: Ramakrishna
Ramakrishna
Mission Institute of Culture, 1996. ISBN 81-85843-80-5. Vedanta: A Simple Introduction. Hollywood: Vedanta
Vedanta
Press, 1999. Review of Kali’s Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life of Ramakrishna. In Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin, 10, (1997). "Contemporary Spirituality and the Thinning of the Sacred: A Hindu Perspective." Cross Currents (Spring/Summer 2000) 248-256. "Regaining the Lost Kingdom: Purity and Meditation in the Hindu Spiritual Tradition." In Purity of Heart and Contemplation: A Monastic Dialogue Between Christian and Asian Traditions, ed. Bruno Barnhart and Joseph Wong. New York: Continuum, December, 2001, pp. 23–38. "The Convert—Stranger in Our Midst: Crossing Borders in Two Worlds." In The Stranger’s Religion: Fascination and Fear, ed. Anna Lännström. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004, pp. 169–185. "Looking In and Letting Go: Viveka and Vairâgya in the Vedanta Tradition." In Asceticism, Identity and Pedagogy in Dharma Traditions, ed. Graham M. Schweig, Jeffery D. Long, Ramdas Lamb, Adarsh Deepak. Hampton, VA: Deepak Heritage Books. 2006, pp. 33–48. "The Guru and His Queer Disciple: The Guru-Disciple Relationship as the Locus of Christopher Isherwood’s Advaita Vedanta." Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts & Contemporary Worlds (November 2010) 243–258. Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali's Child Revisited, co-authored with Swami Tyagananda. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2010. "Interfaith Incognito or What a Hindu Nun Learned from Christian Evangelicals" in My Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation, ed. Rabbi Or Rose and Jennifer Peace. New York: Orbis Books, 2012, pp. 20–24.

See also[edit]

Swami Atmajnanananda

References[edit]

^ Eugene V. Gallagher, W. Michael Ashcraft (2006). Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 10.  ^ Beckerlegge, Gwilym (2004). "The Early Spread of Vedanta
Vedanta
Societies: An Example of "Imported Localism"". Numen. Brill Publishers. 51 (3): 301. doi:10.1163/1568527041945526. JSTOR 3270585.  ^ a b Bardach, Ann Louise (April 2010). "Shangri-La". LA Yoga Magazine. 9 (3). Retrieved 16 March 2011.  ^ a b Philip Goldberg (2010). American Veda. Crown Publishing. pp. 84–85.  ^ Bucknell, Katherine (2010). The Sixties: Diaries:1960-1969. HarperCollins. pp. xl.  ^ The Religion in the United States: Pluralism and Public Presence 2012 Archived 2012-07-11 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Philip Goldberg (2010). American Veda. Crown Publishing. p. 357.  ^ a b Anna Lännström (2004). Stranger's Religion. University of Notre Dame Press. p. xvii.  ^ Kim Vo (April 16, 2006). "Dalai Lama promotes harmony of religions". Mercury News. Retrieved 2011-03-12.  ^ "Panel discussion on Interpreting Ramakrishna" (PDF). Dharma Academy of North America (DANAM). Retrieved 2011-02-01.  ^ Pedersen, Kusumita P. (March 2011), "Book Reviews : Interpreting Ramakrishna", Hinduism
Hinduism
Today: 57, retrieved 3 March 2011 

External links[edit]

Interfaith Incognito: What a Hindu Nun Learned From an Evangelical Christian Huff

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