Hinduism

Buddhists Welcome Hindu Statesman Zed to Bodhi Day Commemoration In Nevada

December 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsTrack India

Wire Service: ANI

http://newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/194046

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Buddhists welcomed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed to their Bodhi Day commemoration at Reno Buddhist Church (Nevada, USA) on December five.

 Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, talked about some important events in Gautama Buddha's life and briefed...

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New Vrindaban Hosts Harvard’s Pluralism Project

December 2, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: New Vrindaban

http://newvrindaban.com/newsevents/205-new-vrindaban-hosts-harvards-pluralism-project.html

This past weekend, New Vrindaban Community hosted 36 students from the Global Leadership Center (GLC) at Ohio University it Athens, OH. Dr. Greg Emery, the GLC’s Director, is an affiliate of Harvard University’s Pluralism Project, which studies religious diversity...

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Sikh, Hindu Temples to Open In Twin Cities

December 2, 2010

Author: Rose French

Source: The Minneapolis Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/111230449.html

For years, Twin Cities Hindus and Sikhs practiced their faith in cramped basements or private homes because there were few public worship spaces.

But as their numbers have grown, so have their worship options. Plans to open two more temples are signs of the communities' growing population and prosperity.

The Sri Venkateswara Hindu...

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Religion, Peace And Development: Afghanistan And Pakistan

December 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu America Seva Charities

http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/Press-release/December-1-2010

Hindu American Seva Charities, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University and the World Faiths Development Dialogue will host a student-led roundtable to explore ways in which the faith-based communities can actively bring peace and prosperity in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Hindu Group Stirs a Debate Over Yoga’s Soul

November 27, 2010

Author: Paul Vitello

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/28/nyregion/28yoga.html?_r=1&ref=religion_and_belief

Yoga is practiced by about 15 million people in the United States, for reasons almost as numerous — from the physical benefits mapped in brain scans to the less tangible rewards that New Age journals call spiritual centering. Religion, for the most part, has nothing to do with it...

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Denmark People Receptive to Hinduism

November 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily India/Asian News International

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/410784.php

"Danes have been receptive to Hinduism", according to Danish Pluralism Project study launched by Faculty of Theology of University of Aarhus in Denmark.

 

 

"One example is yoga, which is a complex system of exercises designated as a disciplinary process of the ego, and in a wider perspective the reunion of the self and...

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Oman to Have More Places Of Worship for Indians

November 23, 2010

Author: Sunil K. Vaidya

Source: The Gulf News

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/oman-to-have-more-places-of-worship-for-indians-1.717299

Sultan Qaboos Bin Saeed Tuesday received India’s Minister for State for Minority and Corporate Affairs, Salman Khurshid, at Bait Al Birka.

 

The minister is in Oman as a Special Representative of the Prime Minister of India. Khurshid conveyed to...

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Like the Bible, Hindu Text Being Put In Houston Hotels

November 23, 2010

Author: Kate Shellnutt

Source: Northwest Asian Weekly/The Houston Chronicle

http://www.nwasianweekly.com/2010/11/like-the-bible-hindu-text-being-put-in-houston-hotels/

Pull open a drawer in some Houston hotel rooms, and beside your room-service menu and Gideons Bible, you might find a copy of the Bhagavad Gita.

 

The sacred Hindu text is making its way into nightstands across the country...

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Hindus And Muslims Seek Blessings At the Mausoleum Of Sufi Saint

November 15, 2010

Source: The Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/audio-news-video/Hindus-and-Muslims-seek-blessings-at-the-mausoleum-of-Sufi-Saint/Article2-626651.aspx

The culture of Kashmir or Kashmiriyat " as it is known as, is a synthesis of the great traditions of Hinduism, the compassion of Buddhism and the liberalism of Sufi Islam. And Kashmiri society has been a microcosm, reflecting the...

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Hindus Envision Sioux Falls Temple

November 14, 2010

Author: Peter Harriman

Source: The Argus Leader

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20101114/NEWS/11140318/1001/news

Several hundred men, women and children, many wearing colorful saris and similar Indian dress, gathered Saturday at Lincoln High School to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights commemorating the victory of Lord Rama over the demon Ravana.

 

In this loose parallel to Christmas family...

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Statues, Ceremonies Create County's First Hindu Temple

November 5, 2010

Author: Tom Kisken

Source: The Ventura County Star

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/nov/05/statues-ceremonies-create-countys-first-hindu/

Priests sitting on a cushioned platform chanted in Sanskrit. Women in saris danced. Husbands and wives washed marble statues of Lord Shiva and other Hindu gods in holy water from the Ganges River.

 

On a sweltering Friday, in a business park behind the Ventura...

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