Bodhinatha in the Video Studio

Bodhinatha is pictured here in our small video studio in front of a green screen.

He is reading his Publisher’s Desk for the January 2009 issue of Hinduism Today magazine. He talks to our readers about Hinduism Today’s history and purpose. This 30th anniversary issue marks three decades of continuous publication.

Hindu American Foundation Fundraiser

On November 7, 2008 Shanmuganathaswami and Yogi Jivanandanatha attended the Hindu American Foundation annual fund raising dinner in Santa Clara, California. The Foundation (HAF) has created two endowments with Hindu Heritage Endowment and the two mathavasis went to California to meet some of the directors including Dr. Mihir Meghani, Sheetal Shah and Swaminathan Venkataraman. In this photo they are conversing with California Lt. Governor John Garamendi who is very supportive of the Hindu community. To his left is K. Suryakumar, an ardent supporter of Iraivan Temple and of HAF.

The Hindu American Foundation is an advocacy group for the Hindu community in the USA. Read their mission statement at

Dr. Mihir Meghani welcomes the Lt. Governor.

Shanmuganathaswami and Yogi Jivanandanatha chanted some Sanskrit prayers to open the event.

Several of the Golden Gate Mission members were at the dinner to show their support.

The local mayor presents Dr. Meghani with an award. Our planned giving specialist, Phil Murphy, attended the event (seated on the left). He is writing a story in Hinduism Today about the two HAF endowments.

Suryakumar was one of the main presenters on HAF’s accomplishments.

The banquet room was packed. Over 50% of the attendees came for the first time.

The fund raiser was a grand success in spite of the tough economic times.

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