The Annapoorna Hindu Sangam sponsored a gala all-day event at the Sacramento Lakshmi Narayan Temple. The trustees invited Kulapati Easan Katir to speak about ‘Growing Up Hindu’. He presented the new eponymous Himalayan Academy book to a group of 400+ enthusiastic souls who are in the midst of raising their children.
At our Himalayan Academy table many were intrigued with the new children’s books, with DevaTrek cards, and the perennial favorite compendium from Hinduism Today, What is Hinduism.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.