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What Happened Today at the Monastery?

Bodhinatha is receiving more and more invitations to join in various events. Many we cannot accept, so instead we are sending video’s and Keynote presentations bring his message, in absentia.

At the recent Hindu Mandir Executives Conference, two presentations were made. Here, Bodhinatha introduces the Hindu Heritage Endowment. The second presentation was on the Hindu History Lesson.

This press release will give you some context for the event:

Hindu Mandir Executives Conference Concludes in Michigan, US

ROMULUS, MI, USA, September 30, 2008 (Press Release): Hindu Temple Executives representing 113 Temples and Hindu Organizations from more than 25 states of US and Canada and Caribbean converged in Romulus, MI to attend the Third Hindu Mandir Executives Conference (HMEC), from September 26, 2008 through September 28, 2008. They traveled from as far as British Columbia in Canada, Hawaii, California, Florida, and the heartland of America, with a mission to nourish, protect and sustain Hindu Dharma in America.

This successful HMEC-2008 follows the second HMEC held in Edison, NJ in August 2007 and the first held in Atlanta, GA, in 2006.

Over 225 temple representatives from different backgrounds attended. Addressing the temple executives from across the country, Swami Dayananda Saraswati of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, who was the keynote speaker, emphasized that the Hindu Mandirs should be halls of learning for the Hindu youth besides being the altars of worship.

At HMEC 2008, Hindu Mandir executives collectively deliberated on the evolving social, religious, cultural and spiritual needs of 2.5 million strong, confident, diverse and vibrant Hindu-American community.

In the concluding session of the Conference, the delegates agreed on a series of action items. Of Special interest to Hinduism Today readers is action item number 7, determining that 6,000 schools districts in the USA should receive the two chapters of the Hindu History lessons published by Hinduism Today. You can watch our presentations on YouTube below.


Shiva’s Light Upon Us

Nature brings us many magical moments and while we often have rainbows on Kauai, this one nearly seemed alive and moving during morning showers today. Here we are looking out the windows of our publications building.

Oh look! it’s advancing our way….

Unbelievable! It appears to be just ten feet outside!

The Art of S. Rajam

These are some of illustrations from S. Rajam that has been commission for some special publications. They have not yet been used.

They are being incorporated into special memorial item being prepared to give to all the sishya for Gurudeva’s Maha Samadhi

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