Rediscovering Sita Conference In Varanasi + Book Launch
April 25, 2019
Earlier this year, from March 7 - 9, 2019, GPIW convened a gathering in Varanasi, India at the Jnana Pravaha Cultural Center on the banks of the Ganga River.
This two-day gathering brought together academics, religious leaders, and scholars from throughout India to re-visit the story of Mother Sita and Sri Ram. The aim of this gatheirng was to look at the pastimes through a new lens; a lens that is more empowering both to women and to men. Topics discussed included how to awaken the higher masculine and feminine energies, Shakti as a force for change, the ecology of Sita and more.
During this time, Dena's second book, 'The Untold Story of Mother Sita: An Empowering Tale for Our Time" launched.
The Untold Story of Sita replaces the traditional narrative of Sita's life as told in the Ramayana with Sita as she truly is -- an incarnation of the great Devi Narayani. Sita comes to Earth to join Sri Ram in setting the foundation for a new civilization at a time when humans are becoming separate from the natural world. She seeks to embed a great love for the forests and rivers, plant and animal life in the hearts and minds of the people, and to share the high spiritual accomplishments of the great women rishis and sages, many of whom you meet along Sita's journey. This is a story of a woman's wisdom, courage and strength, her love for the manifest and unmanifest worlds, and her selfless sacrifices for the welfare of all. So step into Sita's time and see what life was like during a more spiritually more advanced age, when there was an understanding of Dharma, not just as duty but as an alignment with the higher forces of love that make possible the preservation of our world. To purchase the book, click here.