President of India’s Message on the Eve of Independence Day of Hellenic Republic

March 24th, 2017 by

Rashtrapati Bhavan : 24.03.2017  The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Hellenic Republic on the eve of their Independence Day (March 25, 2017). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the President of the Hellenic Republic, the President has said, “OnContinue reading

New course on Spanda Kārikā-s of Vasugupta

March 23rd, 2017 by

with Dr Dimitrios Vassiliadis Upon completion of the course on the Yoga Sūtra-s of Patañjali, the Athens Center for Indian and Indo-Greek Studies starts a new course on the Trika philosophy with the study of the Spandakārikā-s of Vasugupta and the  Spandanirṇaya of Kṣemarāja. The course is open to those who have basic knowledge of the Indian philosophy. TheContinue reading

International Seminar, “Greeks in World Literature: The people, their ideas and institutions”

March 23rd, 2017 by

The Greek Chair “Demetrios Galanos” of the School of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) organizes a two days International Seminar on the theme, “Greeks in World Literature: The people, their ideas and institutions”  from 23 up to  25 March, 2017 at the Committee Hall,  of the JNU Convention Center. The opening of the seminar will be held on MarchContinue reading

Vegetarian recipes from India

March 19th, 2017 by

Based on the philosophical principle of non-violence and respect to all forms of life, India has developed through the centuries a huge variety of vegetarian dishes and is considered today a paradise for the vegetarians. Here below are some of the most popular websites with recipes from Indian vegetarian cuisine: ReadContinue reading

6th Thessaloniki Yoga Festival

March 17th, 2017 by

The 6th Yoga Festival of Thessaloniki will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in  the Multipurpose Hall Maurice Saltiel of Thessaloniki Concert Hall. This year’s festival is dedicated to the theme “Our thoughts turn our perceptions: The Art of Pratipaksha Bhavanam in yoga practice and beyond it” and will engage experienced teachers from different schools of yoga. DuringContinue reading

Certificate of Studies

March 17th, 2017 by

ATHENS CENTER FOR INDIAN AND INDO-HELLENIC STUDIES Students who completed successfully the Indian Philosophy course “Study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in Sanskrit” at the Shakti Yoga Studio during the years 2016-2017 can ask for a certificate. For further details please send an email to

Karma and Free Will

March 15th, 2017 by
karma & free will

Speech of Dimitriοs Vassiliadis in the series “5 Lectures on the Path of Yoga“ on Sunday, March 19, 2016 at 16:00 hrs at Yoga Studio “Gandhi’s Cup of Tea” (16 Trion Ierarchon str., Petralona) The lectures are addressed to students who attend the Marga Yoga teacher training program, but they can be attended also  independently by those whoContinue reading

Holi Celebration in Athens

March 13th, 2017 by

General Secretary of ELINEPA Anthony Papadopoulos and Yoga teacher Aischwarya Devi Mary Soukouli represented ELINEPA at this year’s celebration of Holi, the Indian festival of colors, that was organized by the First Secretary of the Embassy of India, Mr. Ram Verma, on Monday, March 13 at his residence in Athens. The event was attended by prominent members of the Indian community in AthensContinue reading

A fairytale Indian wedding in Athens

March 11th, 2017 by

A couple of Indian origin from London and Nigeria chose Athens for the celebration of their wedding ceremony leaving behind other competing European cities such as Amsterdam, Madrid and Geneva. The beloved city of the goddess of Wisdom is the meeting center of western and eastern civilizations, combining an extremely hospitable atmosphere with all theContinue reading

No more seats available for ELINEPA’s annual Indian dinner

March 9th, 2017 by

Dear friends and members of ELINEPA,   Thank you for the enthusiasm with which you welcomed ELINEPA’s Annual Indian Dinner   Unfortunately, due to the limited number of restaurant seats we can not secure places for all those who responded positively to our invitation.   We kindly ask to come to ELINEPA’s Indian dinner on March 12 only those who holdContinue reading