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  • Diwali at State Department and locally
    Diwali at State Department and locally
    Diwali, the "Festival of Lights" celebrated in India by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs is taking place this year from October 21-25, with major celebrations on Thursday, the 23rd. From its beginnings as a harvest festival in India, Diwali has...
  • 'Yoga. The Art of Transformation' at the Asian Art Museum
    'Yoga, The Art of Transformation' at the Asian Art Museum
    For most of us, the word “yoga” conjures up images of impossible body contortions, limited to the young, the limber and those fascinated by a certain image of India. Others, of a more spiritual bent, learned about yoga through the...
  • No other frogs...
    A Christian, Hindu, and Atheist Discussed Good Works on Jan. 26th
    It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui."~Helen KellerWouldn't it be nice if people of...
  • Doing good
    A Christian, Hindu, and atheist discuss "good works" in Church setting
    On January 26, Pastor Nathan Lewis will share the pulpit with his two friends, one an atheist and one a Hindu. They will each be discussing what their respective communities are doing to be 'good' citizens. Representing Hindu thought will...
  • Hindu festivals
    10 major Hindu festivals
    Hindus celebrate everything, and are all about dancing, music, and fun. Hindus believe that everything is sacred in some way, so the celebrations have religious meaning. India has a quality of agelessness, because different regions have unique...
  • Hindu, Catholic, Muslim Islam, Atheism, Life of Pi
    The secret “Life of Pi”
    If you are seeking for a cinematographic review of the movie “The Life of Pi” then, look elsewhere. The DVD cover quotes a reviewer stating, “A visual miracle.” Well, while it is nice to look at and contains much fantasy...
  • California celebrates Hindu contributions
    California celebrates Hindu contributions
    Hindus and their supporters others across California are hoping that a resolution to recognize the contributions of Hindu people and traditions to the state will pass the California Senate on Monday. Senate Concurrent Resolution 32, introduced by...
  • Selena Gomez
    Selena Gomez’ Hindu accessory left out of ‘Come and Get It’ music video
    Selena Gomez has pleased a Hindu group by not wearing her controversial bindi in her “Come and Get It” music video. According to a May 8 report by E! Online, Universal Society of Hinduism president Rajan Zed has applauded the young...
  • Kids' Yoga Class
    Christian parents protest yoga classes in school; plan to sue school district
    Yoga is a commonly known generic term for physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is just one part of Hindu philosophy.Christianity Today reports that parents in the California Encinitas Union School...
  • Sherry Rehman
    Restore Hindu temple now in Karachi, HAF urges Pakistan
    Another Hindu temple has been demolished in Karachi, the commercial capital of Pakistan, and a Hindu lobbying group in the U.S. has asked Pakistan to immediately restore the temple to honor its commitments to the United Nations Human Rights...
  • McDonald's
    McDonald's going green, to open vegetarian restaurants in India (Video)
    It's hard to imagine McDonald's, the original purveyor of cheap fast food hamburgers, going green. It may not be happening here in the states yet, but McDonald's announced yesterday, September 4, 2012, its intent to open its first...
  • Christian Yoga
    Yoga and the Christian Faith
    The Metro Atlanta has at least six class locations for what is called, “Christian yoga.” The idea that Christianity and yoga are compatible is rejected by Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President, Albert Mohler, who said that...
  • Kirtan, Hindu in origin but interfaith in practice
    Kirtan, Hindu in origin but interfaith in practice
    Kirtan is originally a Hindu practice, and is the act of chanting in a devotional way. The chants can be hymns, mantras, or in some cases a tonal list of the names of God. Kirtan is now used by people all over the world as a way to focus the mind...
  • Shantala Kirtan
    Shantala kirtan at Sukha Wellness Center
    On Saturday May 19th, the Kirtan group "Shantala" performed at the Sukha Wellness Center in Avila Beach, California. Shantala are Benjy and Heather Wertheimer, who were joined by Sean Frenette for the evening. It was a "Kirtan"...
  • Swami Ishwarananda
    Swami Ishwarananda lecturing at the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir - Riverside
    The the link to the lecture given on the 2nd night is available at the bottom of the text. On two nights 5-3-12 and 5-4-12) the Shri Lakshmi Narayan Mandir at 9292 Magnolia in Riverside invited Swami Ishwarananda to speak on “Pearls of...