Here is an article from the latest issue of Hinduism Today “I’m Spiritual, But Not Religious” http://hinduismtoday.com/modules/smartsection/makepdf.php?itemid=5796.   Many SBNR people I have talked to, tend to favor Buddhism. But they believe in God but as I understand it, Buddhism is non-theistic. Therefore, Hinduism would appeal to young and thinking people of whatever their faith…

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Dear Friends, Namaste – It was an honor to have you visit our temple this morning. I really enjoyed our interaction. I have uploaded the presentation to https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_fDIsgXxsnuUUVfQk1lV0FjUFk/view?usp=sharing. If you have any questions and comments, please send them to me at nedmohan@gmail.com. I hope to see you soon in the near future. Best regards, Ned

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Dear Friends, Namaste – Topic: Ayurveda Attendees:  15 or so (and Krishna!) What we discussed: This time, we had a special guest Marcia Meredith who gave an enchanting talk on Ayurveda. We all came out enthralled and excited about our own ancient practice. I have uploaded the handouts from Marcia and a summary from Dr.…

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Dear Friends, Namaste – Topic: YOGA: Is it co-opted by the West and if so, does it matter? Attendees:  7 (and Krishna!) What we discussed: Through the slides at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_fDIsgXxsnuMU5LeUFpYlFfTU0, we had a wonderful discussion on this topic. More or less, we were all of the same opinion that openness/sharing is a much better idea…

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Dear Friends, Namaste – Topic: The Power of Having a Personal God (Ishta Devata) Attendees:  9 (and Krishna!) What we discussed: Through the slides at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_fDIsgXxsnuZnFKV05CS3ZUQnc, we had a wonderful discussion on the power of having a personal God. We had three people join us from the tour earlier – I believe they were devout Christians…

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Dear Friends, Namaste – Topic: Hope and Self-Empowerment: The Hindu Way Attendees:  8 (and Krishna!) What we discussed: We first watched a 10-minute video clip by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on sat-chit-anand and his relating it to tat-tvam-asi: http://www.bienfaits-meditation.com/en/maharishi/videos_10-30/sat-cit-ananda. Afterwards, related to this video clip, we had a heartfelt discussion, where we already knew what the…

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Dear Friends, Namaste – Topic: Hindus Marrying Non-Hindus Attendees:  6 (and Krishna!) What we discussed: We first watched a documentary “Meet the Patels” that we all enjoyed. Afterwards, related to this documentary, we had a delightful discussion where we shared our experiences, and projections for the third generation. Respectfully submitted by, Narendra (SOHAM-MN™)

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Dear Friends, Namaste – Topic: Reincarnation Attendees:  6 (and Krishna!) What we discussed: We first looked at the various links in the slides at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_fDIsgXxsnuYVFPaDJ2dDJ1enc/view?usp=sharing.   Then we had a very interesting discussion and ended up at the same page.  Our discussion concluded with sharing the delicious Indian lunch afterwards. Respectfully submitted by, Narendra (SOHAM-MN™)

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Dear Friends, Namaste – Topic: Looking for A Guru in Modern Times Attendees:  9 (and Krishna!) What we discussed: We first looked at the slides at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_fDIsgXxsnuNVFVLUFwTENCNms. Then we had an intimate and at times a moving account (what a group!)  of own experiences in finding or not finding our spiritual gurus – the rewards/dangers…

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Dear Friends, Namaste – Topic: The Status of Women in Hinduism and Hindu Practice Attendees: 5 (and Krishna!) What we discussed: We first discussed the slides at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_fDIsgXxsnuWElwMmR5bFotT2c. These slides show the status bestowed to women and what possibilities Hinduism encompasses – totally open-ended. Then, we discussed our observations and experiences in…

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