Upcoming Events

Winter sessions:

Please review the work of independent scholar Michael Sternfeld, MA on the Ramayana. 

Michael Sternfeld, MA, is an independent scholar and also a producer/director with over 300 productions in theater, music, dance, audio and video to his credit.  He earned his MA in Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management, during which he became fascinated with the Ramayana.  He has spent the last 21 years creating numerous productions of the great epic, including two major theatrical productions, a theme park, and the first complete audio production of the unabridged Ramayana of Valmiki.  At 75 hours long, this dramatic production is the world's longest audio book and was awarded the 2004 Outstanding Project of the Year by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Humanities Iowa. 
 Mr. Sternfeld has also published numerous scholarly papers in academic journals, including "Universal Values of the Ramayana" and "The Ramayana in Modern Media and Performance" in the Journal of Vaishnava Studies (JVS).  

He has been exploring the application of the teaching of the Ramayana in executive leadership settings.  He recently published an audiobook version of Ram's Dharma: Leadership Secrets of the Ultimate Warrior~Sage~Prince and continues to teach these principles in executive leadership trainings across the country.  He is also working with the Sagar family of Ramayana fame on a film version of the Ramayana.  His mission has been to bring out the knowledge and wisdom of the Ramayana by making its essential themes more accessible to Western audiences.

Selected publications:  

The Ramayana of Valmiki.  2004. Published by Vedic Audio Knowledge (VAK).  75-hour audio production.

Ram's Dharma: Leadership Secrets of the Ultimate Warrior~Sage~Prince.  2014. Published by Vedic Audio Knowledge (VAK).  2-CD set with accompanying booklet.

All Love Flows to the Self: Eternal Stories from the Upanishads.  2016. Published by Vedic Audio Knowledge (VAK).  3-CD set.

Call in: Free Conference Calls: 515-739-1260 Access code: 315474

Playback number: 515-739-1590

7.00 p.m.
on the second floor of
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Free and open to all
These evenings include Integrative Wholistic Healing as well as Independent Scholars’ Evenings.

The Institute for Cultural & Healing Traditions, Ltd is a 501©3 organization since 1996

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Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural & Healing Traditions, a 501(c)3 organization according to the United States law at State and Federal levels since 1996. 

The Institute is free-standing. Although we have a Board of Directors, we do not control the content of presentations. Social perimeters and market forces decide and are factored into governing the success of Independent Scholars personal work.

The Independent Scholars' Evenings are purely a Community  organization for intellectual inquiry, expression  and the Freedom of Speech. 

Contributions may be sent to:
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. 1530 Fifth. Avenue. Moline. IL 61265
All contributions are fully tax-exempt.

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November's installment of the " River City Radio Hour," presenting Greg Aguliar and Brent Haydon on the guitar.

Social Hour @ 5:30p.m.
Dinner @ 6:30p.m.
Show @ 7:30p.m.

The Moline Commercial Clubs’ Chef will be serving a magnificent Gourmet International dinner prior to the show, by reservation only.

Please call 309-762-8547 to make reservation.
Elevator is at the 16th Street entrance.

Tickets for Dinner & Show: $20.00/person
*This event is open to the public and the audience can attend the show without dinner.

Ticket for the show: $5.00
Priority seating is given to guests who make dinner reservations.

Phoenix Hours: 6:00 p.m. To 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, plus during events at The Moline Club Ballroom