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Looking Up: The Congruence of Science and Spirituality

Samita Sarkar | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion
Samita Sarkar

By arguing whether modern scientific theory is superior to faith based on ancient scriptures, we find excuses to ignore the fact that there is something that goes far beyond both theory and faith: truth.

Stumbling Through Lent: God in the Cow Dung?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.16.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As Lent moves along, I'm keeping a special look-out for God. My favorite place to look for God, I've noticed, is in people -- in their human warmth, but also in the sometimes surprising, shocking even, ways that they encounter the Divine.

Yogi Blues: The Bhagavad Gita & The Yoga of Despair

Abeer Saha | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Abeer Saha

Popular wisdom, from doctors and moms alike, is that yoga and happiness go hand in hand. Photographs and renditions of enlightened yogis often wear be...

Spiritual Nonviolence: From the Center of the Battlefield to the Center of Bliss

Swami B.V. Tripurari | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Swami B.V. Tripurari

After all our worldly effort, we want to enjoy the fruits of our work. We are attached to enjoying the results of our activities, and this attachment motivates how we walk in the world. Unfortunately, action motivated by this attachment is not conducive to sitting in meditation.

How Studying Science Strengthened My Faith

Samita Sarkar | Posted 12.14.2015 | Religion
Samita Sarkar

When I started taking science courses a couple of years ago, I began with astronomy. We learned that our universe started with a bang, a sound vibration that expanded and continues to expand to this day.

Cloistered Hindu Sect Comes Alive In 'Gates Of The Lord' Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion

In the Indian temple town of Nathdwara, which translates as "The Gates of the Lord," followers of the Hindu Pushtimarg sect venerate an image of the g...

Avatars -- Are They God in Human Form?

Shammi Paranjape | Posted 10.26.2015 | Religion
Shammi Paranjape

Hindu belief incorporates the concept of 'avatar'- the descent of divinity into a form. Sri Krishna declares in the Bhagawad Gita that whenever there is an upheaval of unrighteousness and rampant decay of dharma, God Himself incarnates for restoring order.

Pakistani Artist Animates the Times Square

Raza Rumi | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts
Raza Rumi

This October, the electronic billboards at the maddening Times Square in New York City will display the creative prowess of Shahzia Sikander, an artist of Pakistani descent who lives and works in NYC.

Possibly India's Most Dangerous Festival: DAHI HANDI Like Never Seen Before

AN INDIAN VOICE | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
AN INDIAN VOICE

Popular in the state of Maharashtra, India, Dahi Handi is a ritual that takes place during the annual celebration of the festival of Gokulashtami. Known as Krishna Janmashtami throughout the rest of the country, the festival celebrates the birth of the Hindu God, Krishna.

About the Vaisnav Diet

Samita Sarkar | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion
Samita Sarkar

What is the best diet? You can ask a hundred nutritionists and get a hundred different answers. Companies with their own agenda try to market their...

"Oh, My God:" The Laments of Jesus Echo Throughout All Religions

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

I've always wondered what Jesus would have said about acts perpetrated in His name. On the one hand, Christians called Jesus the Lamb of God, the Prince of Peace, and the Embodiment of Love.

A Yoga Love Letter From New York to Paris

Susanna Harwood Rubin | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Harwood Rubin

This past Sunday morning I gave a workshop on the Bhagavad Gita for my friends' yoga teacher training in Paris. It had been planned since last fall, l...

Rob Mango Speaks Out

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Rob Mango, artist and denizen of Tribeca, NY and former medal winning track star has been running through the streets of New York City since the late '70s. To get the most out of the art of Rob Mango I thought it best to pose the following questions regarding the origins and inspirations behind the work.

Book Review -- NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

After reading a good oral history such as NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman, it should feel like you have just hung out with a bunch of people you just met and learned a whole lot from.

A Diwali Reflection: The Exchange of Lamps

Vineet Chander | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Vineet Chander

The heart is the place where we keep that which we treasure the most. What might it mean to make our hearts a temple?

A Spiritual Solution to Religious and Racial Violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

On a deep and genuine level, people of the various faiths have to accept that God has given multiple ways in which people can serve, worship, and reunite with him. We have to start to honestly feel this way and not just recite it.

Krishna: The Original Avatar

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Hundreds of millions of adherents of the Hindu faith will gather together, around the world, in temples and homes, to celebrate the advent of God on Earth. This festival of the birth of Krishna is known in Hinduism as Janmastami.

Revenge or Forgiveness: Which Road Do You Walk?

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

It's not possible to forget the incident or person that caused us pain. Hinduism suggests that the highest platform to exist on is the platform of compassion.

Essential Wisdom for Our Existential Crisis: Mahabharata, the Eternal Quest

Chris Fici | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Chris Fici

The Mahabharata is considered one of the oldest and of the greatest epics of antiquity. Composed more than 5,000 years ago by the great Vedic sage Vyasa, the Mahabharata tells the story of what is both a heart-rendingly personal and catastrophically collective battle that threatens the very structure and fabric of civilization.

The Yoga of Ecology: The Garden of Seven Gates

Chris Fici | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

I am more convinced than ever that to work and create earth-centered ecologically-sound communities and local food cultures, grounded in the timeless wisdom of ancient spiritual tradition, is the most vital justice work of our time and also the true spiritual revolution of our time.

The Yoga of Ecology: The Teaching Garden

Chris Fici | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

The Teaching Garden is an example of small-scale biodiversity, empowering the local community with local food culture.

The Yoga of Ecology at Bluestone Farm (PHOTOS)

Chris Fici | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

Having been a practitioner in the bhakti-yoga community for nearly a decade now, I have come to understand that the values of yoga, values that connect us, that yolk us, to the Divine are values that inherently create ecologically-sound lifestyles and communities.

The True American Gods: Comic Book Heroes

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

These fictional men and women, who wear inappropriately tight-fitting spandex costumes and only exist in our imaginations, bring hope to millions of real people on a daily basis, and have become an integral part of American cultural life and identity.

Dharma, Enlightenment And Hakuna Matata

Pratik Dattani | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Pratik Dattani

Our lives begin to end the day we fall silent on the things that matter. Like Mahatma Gandhi once said, we do not need to wait to see what others do, but we ourselves must to be the change we want to see in the world.

Shri Chaitanya: The Golden Avatar Of Love

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Shri Chaitanya is known as the golden avatar of love because he came to freely distribute love of God to anyone who was willing to accept it. He didn't consider a person's caste or creed and welcomed all to the spiritual practice.