We were delighted and honored to be visited by Pundit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) world renowned author and teacher.
An avowed Hindu, and perhaps today’s most articulate western spokeman for modern Hinduism, he has been a long time collaborator with our Hinduism Today team, supporting the magazine with his advertisements and ever ready to help on a consulting basis. Our publish team has in turn tried to help with his publishing by supplying illustrations and art work.
Last year he married another well-known author and teacher of the Shakta tradition, Shambhavi L. Chopra, author of the best-seller: Yogini:Unfolding the Goddess Within. Together they are doing great work through David’s American Institute of Vedic Studies. He reaches a large audience through the teaching the disciplines of yoga, ayurveda and jyotisha. Shambhavi brings a strong element of bhakti and sadhana to their work together. Check out their web site: http://www.vedanet.com which now offers distance learning course
A prolific author Vamadeva Shastri has release a second edition of his 1995 book “Hinduism, the Eternal Tradition.” It is a terrific read for both Hindus, ardha-Hindus (half-Hindus) and non-Hindus alike!
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.