The minister at a beautiful outdoor wedding I attended last month wore a shawl with symbols of numerous faiths. The person sitting next to me whispered in my ear, "That woman has found a growing industry."
Mounted at the Smithsonian Institution's Sackler Gallery, the show's stated purpose is to "illuminate yoga's central tenets as well as its obscured histories."
Our understanding of history is constantly changing because of new evidence, and it should never be up to any educational institution or textbook publisher to cherry-pick facts when convenient. Perhaps one of the most controversial issues in world history textbooks is the origins of ancient Indians.
Today, the same philosophy from the same scriptures is followed in a different way. My spiritual community is liberal, and yet the essence of the Vedas is preserved: love for God and all other living entities.
If you are like most Americans, you have probably tried some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), whether yoga, chiropractic, meditation, acupuncture, or a homeopathic treatment for the common cold.
Elaine Stritch, the veteran Broadway baby, was not happy when she turned up at The Rubin Museum of Art for her on-stage conversation on the subject of...
What is causing consternation and anger is a new breed of zealots, heavily financed by American fundamentalists, who seem driven to pile up numbers like door-to-door salesmen racking up commissions.
Urban Outfitters recent announcement of holiday socks featuring the Hindu deity Ganesha is more head-scratching than anything. Some Hindus have already called for Urban Outfitters to pull the merchandise, which seems unlikely given that the company seeks to offend equally.
While I am not credentialed to comment on the appropriateness of the strip and cavity search of India's deputy consul general in New York, I can comme...
The idea that I was impure for a natural function, one that half the population experienced, was odious. I just kept thinking, this is some DUMB old rule written by DUMB old men.But this belief was at odds with other beliefs I also held. I was a guest in my aunt's house.
Whether the approach succeeds or fails ultimately will depend on what students learn, not just how. Having accurate and representative standards of learning at the state or local level will go a long way in determining America's public education future.
With the world's noses pressed against apartheid's steel glass western corporate puppeteers, he was perceived as a terrorist who would not stop. They were right. Nelson Mandela's vision threatened hatred, exploitation.
The Hindu students went out of their way to make me feel comfortable, and were not offended when I abstained from certain prayers, rituals, and chants that I felt were contrary to my Muslim beliefs.
What would our life be like without the caring love of our friends and families, the opportunity to have learned from and be loved by those who are wi...
For Hindus in South Africa and across the world, Mandela symbolizes a path guided by dharma -- a commitment to righteous action without consideration of consequence. For showing us that path, we are truly indebted to a great soul.
It took me years to understand the idea of God, a God that is not a thing or a being, but a formless, indefinable, imaginary but real energy that caused life and sustained it, as we witness it every moment of the day.