Introduction to the Hindu Faith and Culture


Tue, Feb 9, 2021    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Sponsored by The Jewish Center Princeton
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TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 9TH & 23RD, 2021 FROM 7:00 TO 8:30 PM

With Rajan Narayanaswamy, PH.D.
Interactive Zoom Class

The Hindu religion and culture are one of the oldest in the world. Its richness and variety and the number of facets and branches of study and practices it has spawned is myriad. In this series of two talks the speaker will try to introduce all these branches and go into the details of a few of them. The Hindu religion is often called by the term ‘Sanatana Dharma’ which can be translated loosely as ‘Eternal way of living’. Indeed, that is what the Hindu Faith and culture is all about; an ancient way of living that attempts to bring out the best in us – righteousness, truth, compassion and charity and overseen by a strong belief in a higher power and intelligence that guides us in this path and always protects us.

Rajan Narayanaswamy, Ph.D. is a very active and prominent member of the Chinmaya Mission, a renowned religious and spiritual institution, located in Cranbury. The Chinmaya Mission excels in teaching children the noble human values like honesty, compassion and non-violence enshrined in the teachings of Hinduism and its culture. He has been leading scriptural study groups and teaching yoga for adults for 19 years. He was awarded the Martin Luther King Lifetime Achievement award sponsored by the Human Relations Council of Plainsboro.



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Registration closes 24 hours before the class. We cannot accept late registrations.