Hinduism

The Hindu Temple of Wisconsin Celebrates Grand Opening

June 30, 2002

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On June 30, 2002 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on the opening of the new Hindu Temple of Wisconsin in the city of Pewaukee. On June 30, "after four days of elaborate rituals of purification and consecration, life will be ceremoniously breathed into the temple as statues of Hindu gods are infused with prana, or 'life force'... At the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin, hundreds of volunteers worked for days to prepare for the events, which are expected to draw up to 2,000 Hindus this weekend... The temple brought in a...

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Hindu Group Shares Space with Episcopal Church in Florida

June 29, 2002

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On June 29, 2002 the St. Petersburg Times reported that "in the classrooms of a small Episcopal church... Hindu members of the Swadhyaya movement (pronounced Swad-HI-ya), a sect little more than 50 years old... chant and study... The arrangement is treated with aplomb by the two vastly different religious communities... The St. Petersburg Swadhyayees have met since the late 1980s. The group, one of 350 in the United States, started with two people. Today there are 50 families, which include many children. Members come from...

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Houston Chinmaya Mission Publishes CD-ROM on Hindu Scripture

June 29, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.myholygita.com

On June 29, 2002 The Houston Chronicle reported that the Chinmaya Mission of Houston, Texas has published "'The Journey to the Truth,' a multi-media CD-ROM set, [which] contains not only the Bhagavad Gita, one of Hinduism's most sacred writings, but presents the Scriptures in user-friendly formats suited for children, adults and even for those who can manage only a few minutes a day... 'This is primarily for people who do not have...

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Construction Underway on Traditional Hindu Temple in Nebraska

June 29, 2002

Source: Omaha World-Herald

On June 29, 2002 the Omaha World-Herald reported that "Nebraska's only Hindu temple is four months into a two-year transformation from a former restaurant... When completed, the temple will pay homage to Hindu deities through an intricate design both inside and out... The renovation is one of two milestones for the Hindu temple, which has been open... since 1994. In July, the temple will [also] welcome its first full-time priest, which will allow for daily services... The popularity of the Hindu temple, which draws...

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Siddha Yoga Meditation Center of Orlando

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 16 October 2006.

Phone: 407-331-4274
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As of 2006, the Center has moved to a new location in Fern Park, Florida.

Siddha Yoga—Introduction

Siddha Yoga meditation is the spiritual path rooted in the timeless teachings of the Siddhas, the spiritual masters of India and is headed by Swami Gurumayi Chidvilasananda whom Swami Muktananda chose in 1982...
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Ammachi, India's "Hugging Saint," Visits Texas

June 22, 2002

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.ammachi.org

On June 22, 2002 The Dallas Morning News reported that "Ammachi, the spiritual teacher from India known as the 'Hugging Saint,' will lead a series of free programs next weekend in Grapevine," Texas as part of her annual U.S. tour. "The event will include teaching, singing and meditation. And, of course, hugs... Among her followers, Ammachi's hugs are regarded as something beyond the ordinary... People wait hours for them."

Clergy Sexual Abuse Across Traditions

June 15, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On June 15, 2002, The San Francisco Chronicle featured an article on clergy sexual abuse cases. The article outlines the open way the International Society for Krishna Consciousness handled allegations of sexual abuse and how that differs from the actions of the Catholic Church. "The Krishna case, which is still in the courts, alleges that dozens of children of Hare Krishna members were abused in the 1970s at church boarding schools in Texas, West Virginia and New York... Hare Krishna spokesman Anantanda Dasa... [said]...

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Self-Realization Fellowship Opens New Center

June 13, 2002

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On June 13, 2002 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the a local group of the Self-Realization Fellowship "will soon be moving from its cramped, rented quarters in a commercial office building on Valley Parkway to a seven-building complex in southwest Escondido, [California]... The city Planning Commission voted... to approve plans and a conditional-use permit for the group to turn a former residential care facility... into a meeting and mediation center."

NCCJ Denounces Racial and Ethnic Profiling at Annual Meeting

June 12, 2002

Source: The Buffalo News

On June 12, 2002 The Buffalo News reported that "as government officials urge Americans to help uncover would-be terrorists, a national anti-bigotry group says those efforts must not include racial and ethnic stereotyping... Brian Foss, executive vice president of the National Conference for Community and Justice... was the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the NCCJ's Western New York Regional Chapter at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo... Speaking before the event, Foss warned that racial and ethnic profiling are on the rise...

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Washington DC Area Hindu Temple Expands to Accommodate Growing Community

June 8, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.ssvt.org

On June 8, 2002 The Washington Post reported that the sanctuary at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland honors the two Hindu gods Siva and Vishnu, "risking a spiritual confrontation between rival factions... But the conflict between Shaivites, followers of Siva, and Vaishnavites, followers of Vishnu, never came, said K.N. Siva Subramanian, one of the congregation's organizers a quarter-century ago... Instead, the desire of immigrants to...

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American Hindu Professor Participates in Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican

June 8, 2002

Source: Star Tribune

On June 8, 2002 the Star Tribune reported that "Anant Rambachan, professor of religion at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., is in Rome this weekend, one of 10 religious experts from the world invited to the Vatican to discuss religious tolerance... Seven major religious traditions - Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and indigenous religions such as those practiced in Africa and Australia - have been invited by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to gather at the Vatican." Rambachan, a...

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Indian and Pakistani Immigrants Live Together Peacefully in America

June 8, 2002

Source: Star Tribune

On June 8, 2002, the Star Tribune reported that "at a time when India and Pakistan are again on the verge of war, immigrants from those countries have found in Minnesota a home where friendship can supplant hatred... Which isn't to say that issues of religion and nationalism don't sometimes intervene. But the unifying threads of language, food, music and culture often transcend those issues... Indians and Pakistanis began making the Twin Cities home after 1965, when immigration laws were relaxed... The most recent influx has...

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