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Brussels to Host the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 2014

Friday, April 1st, 2011

CHICAGO, March 21, 2011 (Press Release): Brussels – the capital of the Belgians and of 500,000,000 Europeans – has been chosen as the host city of the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 2014. The selection of Brussels was made by the Board of Trustees of the governing organization at its …

Ayurveda the Answer to Healthcare Challenges?

Friday, April 1st, 2011

BANGALORE, INDIA, March 17, 2011: Taking healthcare to the masses will be India’s biggest challenge in the next two decades, and the ancient medicinal system of ayurveda is the only reliable way of doing so, Sam Pitroda, adviser to the PM, said. ‘We can’t adopt the western model to deliver that …

Mahasivaratri Is Celebrated Across the Universe

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

KAUAI, HI, U.S., MArch 2, 2011: Mahasivaratri is the most important festival dedicated to Lord Siva. This holy day is observed by millions of Hindus all over the world. It is one of Hinduism’s most esoteric holy days, when yoga practices, mantras and meditation take the devotee closer to God’s essence …

The Importance of Seva And Social Justice for Inner Transformation

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

UNITED STATES, February 19, 2011: (By Anju Bhargava) On one side, emphasis in the Hindu and Dharmic (eastern) traditions appears to be primarily on inner self realization. But we are encouraged to engage in community service as a transformation practice, sadhana, without personal recognition or publicity.
Our underlying Vedic philosophy, often …

How Veggies Protect Against Cancer

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
INDIA, March 2011: A new research by scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has shown how vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage help reverse or prevent cancers and other aging-related diseases. The research review is published in the journal Clinical Epigenetics.
“Your mother always told you to eat your vegetables, …

Dalai Lama Gives Up Political Role

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
NEW DELHI, INDIA, March 10, 2011: The Dalai Lama announced Thursday that he would formally relinquish his political leadership role in the Tibetan exile government, a decision intended to strengthen the democratic structure of the Tibetan movement on the eve of elections to choose a new generation of political leaders.
For years, …

Young India’s Heart Is All About the Soul

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
INDIA, March 6, 2011: For the young, educated Indian, it’s soul, spirituality and solace. Most college students in India’s metros have faith in God — and family — firmly in place, an exclusive survey across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad has found.
An overwhelming majority of respondents — 91% — are …

Hague approves largest Hindu temple complex in mainland Europe

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Hague in Netherlands will have the largest Hindu temple complex in mainland Europe, according to reports.
Hague Mayor and Council have reportedly approved the construction of this about one million Euros temple complex, which is a consortium of three different movements, and will be an icon for Hague and Netherlands when finished. …

Science Studies How Meditation Changes The Brain

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

NEW YORK, January 28, 2011: Scientists say that meditators may be benefiting from changes in their brains. The researchers report that those who meditated for about 30 minutes a day for eight weeks had measurable changes in gray-matter density in parts of the brain associated with memory, sense of self, empathy …

Sanskrit Course a Hit With Students From India and Abroad

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

NEW DELHI, INDIA, January 31, 2011: James Madaio, a PhD candidate at Deccan College, Pune, considered Sanskrit a dead language until last year. His opinion changed shortly after he saw his college teachers converse with their students in Sanskrit. Later, he landed up in Delhi and joined Samvadshala, where a 14-day …