Vanity Karma Book Release & Programs


As a young Jewish American teenager, Swami Jayadvaita was introduced to the book of Ecclesiastes in the Hebrew scriptures and was intrigued by its basic question regarding the meaning of human life. At age 19 he discovered the teachings of Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita and felt that the Hindu teachings raised many of the same questions as Ecclesiastes. Since the 1960s, he has become a Hindu monk who continues to pursue the basic questions regarding human life and has travelled to numerous countries to teach and inspire people in ways of spirituality. He has published over 40 books in many different languages and has engaged with intercultural and interfaith scholars all over the world.

JYadvaita maharaj

He will be in Houston on February 14 - 20 to discuss his latest book, Vanity Karma: Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad-Gita and the Meaning of Life, a book with a trans-cultural perspective on basic human questions.


Fri, Feb 12th at 7PM

@TAMU Bhakti yoga Club, College Station
Sun, Feb 14 @ 6 pm
Vanity Karma - Sunday Feast
@ Hare Krishna Temple & Cultural Center, 1320 W 34th St, Houston 77018

Tuesday, Feb 16 from 5 p.m – 7 pm
Interfaith Week Celebration
Panel discussion with Prof. William Parsons & Rabbi Oren Hayon ( Boniuk will title it)
@ Boniuk Institute, Rice University .

Thursday, Feb 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Ecclesiastes, the Bhagavad – gita & the meaning of life, author interview by Dr. Helen Rose Ebaugh, Professor of World Religions, University of Houston and a member of Grace Episcopal Church.

@ Hare Krishna Temple & Cultural Center, 1320 W 34th St, Houston 77018

Sat, Feb 20 @ 10 am
@ Houston Lodge of the Theosophical Society, 1525 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77008.


Home Programs:

Sat Feb 13th 11 am: Jaygovinda Das and TulsiPriya devi dasi -College station

Sat Feb 13th 5:30 pm: Radhavallabh das and Ananda lila devi dasi

Feb 19th 7:00 pm- Gopal and Sujata


More info on author and book:

Pre-order the book:

Pre-event Special ( till Feb 10) : $12/book. Buy 2 or more for $10/book
Event price after Feb 10, $15/book or $12/copy for 2 or more