Club Name: Nirvana The Adhyatmik Club

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Piyush Joshi
Club Head: Raghavendra CVS
Asst Club Heads: Himanshu Saraswat and Aahnik Daw

  • Use meditation, yoga, and adhyatmika to
    • live a stress-free life.
    • achieve material success.
    • and finally, seek beyond.
  • Explore traditional Indian Knowledge Systems and their relationship with modern science.

1. Yoga & Meditation Sessions (Yog)

  • Biweekly or monthly sessions.
  • Relaxation and stress relief through yoga and meditation
  • Conduct music listening and meditation sessions

2. Lecture Sessions by Guests (Upadesh)

  • Bimonthly lecture sessions.
  • Invite contemporary spiritual and thought leaders to deliver talks and interact with us.

3. Reading and Discussion Sessions (Shastrartha)

  • Understanding our itihasa like Ramayana and Mahabharata
  • Puranas like Bhagavatam
  • Eternal teachings like Bhagavad Gita
  • Contemporary works like AI and Power (Rajiv Malhotra), Indistractible(Nir Eyal), Deep Work(Cal Newport), Sapiens, Homo Deus, and 21 Lessons for 21st Century (Yuval Noah Harari), and more.
  • Reading research papers on neuroscience, meditation, and other fields that relate to the human mind, consciousness, and psychology.

We were deeply inspired by spiritual and nationalistic clubs of various reputed institutions such as:

  • IIT Bombay Yogastha
  • IIT Kanpur Vivekananda Samiti
  • IIT Madras Vande Mataram
  • Bits Pilani Sovesa
  • IIT Kanpur & IIT Patna Bhaktivedanta Club
  • We look forward to collaborating with various organizations of National Importance such as
    • ISKCON
    • Isha Foundation
    • Ramakrishna Mission and Vedanta Society New York
    • Art of Living Foundation
    • Infinity Foundation
    • Patanjali Yog Peeth
  • We would like to invite guests from these organizations to deliver talks to spread their ideas and conduct hands-on workshops.
  • Work closely with SLCs and provide adhyatmik support for various Pujas and festivals celebrated throughout the year.
  • Collaborate with technical clubs of our college for the development of apps, APIs, and websites that promote yoga, meditation, and knowledge of shastras.
  • Work with cultural clubs to celebrate Indian traditional music and dance that is deeply intertwined with adhyatmika during various festivals.
Future Vision
  • Pan IIIT Collaboration: Inspire other colleges to form similar clubs and help them start.
  • Meditation Room: a silent room with a proper ambiance to meditate. Can be used as a community room during Festivals.
Core Members (2023-2024)
  • Shashwat Gupta
  • Divyanshu Jha
  • Biswajit Maitra
  • Priyansh Singhal
  • Kaushik Ponnapali
Core Team Members
Name and email id Role Image
U Yugander Club Head
Rohith Alla Assistant Club Head
D Madhukar Core member
G Yashaswi Core member
B Chetan Core member