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World Association of Vedic Studies (WAVES) is a multidisciplinary academic society. It is a forum for all scholarly activities and views on any area of Vedic Studies variously called Indian Studies, South Asian Studies or Indology. WAVES is not confined to study related to Vedas alone or to India alone. It encompasses all that applies to traditions commonly called Vedic, past, present and future, anywhere in the world.

The World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) conference is the largest and most prestigious, academic conference on Vedic Studies, and they have chosen to host their 11th international conference at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa. 

More than 100 Vedic scholars and thought leaders from around the world will come together at MUM, July 31 - August 3, for a seminal conference, “Vedic Living in a Modern World”.

Topics will include Vedic Science, Yoga, AyurVeda, higher states of consciousness, reflections on the various Vedic texts, Vedic perspective on women’s issues, the impact of Veda on Greek Philosophy, Ramayana as a treatise on leadership, Adi Shankara’s exposition on the attainment of Brahman, and much more.

The MUM Argiro Student Center will be the venue for the conference that will begin on Thursday evening, July 31 at 7:00 pm with an invocation by the Vedic Pundits. The inaugural, keynote address will be delivered by Brahmachari Girish Momaya on the topic of Vedanta.  

Esteemed Indian guests, including internationally renowned peace advocate, Ved Prakash Nanda, Director of International Legal Studies at University of Denver, will give keynote addresses on Saturday evening, August 2nd.

Several special features of this conference make this event of interest not only to academics, but to the general public as well. Pandit Nandkishor Muley, a world-renowned Indian santoor maestro will be performing on Sunday afternoon, August 3rd, in Dalby Hall, and will be followed by live Vedic recitations by the Vedic Pundits.

Plenary sessions, numerous concurrent breakout sessions and panel discussions will provide for more than 100 presentations in three days.

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