Lopa Mukherjee

Lopa Mukherjee

Lopa Mukherjee is a writer and documentary maker. She did her schooling at the Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education in Pondicherry.

Lopa has published three books: The Soma People, a story of a man's spiritual journey in mystic India; Three Rivers of Tears, about the formation of nations from the Indian subcontinent; and East West Crossroads, a book of short stories about the cultural exchange between India and America. She has presented these themes to several organizations, including the Cultural Integration Fellowship in San Francisco and Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham in Lodi, California.

She has made several documentaries on topics such as the lives of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother as well as religious pluralism. She has also taught Sanskrit and spiritual literature written in Sanskrit.

Integral Yoga and How to Deal with
Suffering in the World

Any time we read a newspaper or turn on the TV we see images of the hungry, the homeless, the hunted. A global awareness has created a global connectedness. Should we also suffer along with them, protect ourselves from such fate, or do something else about it? We ask ourselves so many questions: Who are these suffering souls? Why are they going though it? Who’s next? What can I do for them?

In this workshop we will explore the reasons of suffering from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s perspective and study some methods they suggest to deal with the problem. There will be a multimedia presentation and workout sessions. We will get a glimpse of how some world figures have dealt with the problem. At the end we should have something we can incorporate in our sadhana.

Sri Aurobindo's symbol

Mother's symbol