Our October 2011 news video covers events in August and September, including: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s travels to Trinidad and Guyana; the release of our latest book, The Guru Chronicles; two swamis’ presentations at the Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference in Columbus, Ohio; an interview in Toronto with Dr. James George, who knew Yogaswami when he was stationed as the Canadian High Commissioner to Ceylon in the early 1960s; the visit of Shivarathri Desikendra Mahaswamiji of JSS Suttur Math in Mysore, India; and brainstorming sessions with leading web design firm Happy Cog for the monastery’s completely overhauled website to be launched at the beginning of 2012.
The history of India and Hinduism is taught in 6th and 7th grade social studies classes to nearly 4 million American children each year, along with the history of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and sometimes Jainism. The course material on Hinduism is negative in tone and scholastically deficient. This presentation will explain how the course material is created and adopted, and how Hindus can improve the process.
Presented by Acharya Arumuganathaswami, managing editor of Hinduism Today, at the Uberoi Conference, held October 1, 2011, at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles, October 1, 2011. The History of Hindu India described in the presentation was given an award at the conference. You may purchase it by clicking here.
We are happy to release our year in review video today, summarizing activities of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery from September 2010 to August 2011. See progress on Iraivan Temple; follow Bodhinatha on his travels across the globe; enjoy some powerful words about the Self from Gurudeva; learn about publications, art, sculpture and grounds projects; and take a peek at what is happening at our center on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.
In this video, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the October/November/December 2011 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. He encourages us all to establish a formal shrine room as the family’s place of communion with the Divine through worship and meditation.
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