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Expanding EcoDharmic Seva and Social Justice

Anju Bhargava | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

For centuries the material offered in Pujas, Hindu mode of worship, was biodegradable (made from natural ingredients), but now, often, these offerings (made of non-biogradeable material like plastic) cause pollution when immersed in the water.

Thanksgiving Utsav Seva

Anju Bhargava | Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

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...

Happy Diwali: Let's Transform Ourselves, Our Communities and Our Country Through UtsavSeva

Anju Bhargava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Together we've come a long way, sevaks! In April 2009, when I joined the President's Inaugural Advisory Council, the words Dharma and Seva were new terms for the White House officials.

Anyone Can Do Seva! A Hindu American High Schooler's Serendipity Moment

Anju Bhargava | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Neil Davey, a junior at Montgomery Blair High School, eloquently describes his struggles as he contemplated seva, his motives to serve and the resulting fruits of his action.

Mainstreaming Hindu And Dharmic Americans And Values: Reflections On The Obama Impact

Anju Bhargava | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

A path to inclusion has been created. Now it is up to the community to take it forward; to continue addressing priority issues facing our nation and make more visible our evolving needs and strengths as we the New Americans weave our professional skills, traditions and culture in the pluralistic tapestry of America.

Invoking Ganesh Principles And Pluralistic Dharmic Seva To Positively Impact American Politics

Anju Bhargava | Posted 11.19.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

For Hindus, it is a day to take fresh spiritual resolve and pray for inner spiritual strength to attain success in all undertakings. This observance and prayer for the removal of obstacles is especially relevant as the country faces a polarized political environment.

Faith Inspires: Hindu Americans Redefine Selfless Service

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

Makar Sankranti: An Opportunity To Serve Mother Earth

Anju Bhargava | Posted 03.15.2012 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Today, more than ever, we need to come together to understand the interconnectedness of people, faith and nature in our lives. It is only by recognizing the sacredness of all creation that we can honor and protect it.

Hindu Americans Come Of Age

Philip Goldberg | Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

While in many ways the advent of Hindu Americans recapitulates the familiar immigrant story, it is also uniquely significant.

Hindu White House Conference A Springboard To Action

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Given that budget cuts have reduced many social service programs, the conference highlighted the needs of pluralistic communities to step in and offer their services as a way to help the middle class and poor in America.

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Hindu American Seva Charities Spurs New Generation Of Hindu Volunteers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion

PASSAIC, N.J. -- In a cluttered fifth grade classroom in this New York suburb, Niki Shah has spent the summer attempting an almost impossible task: te...

Dharmic Seva And Vivekananda: The Catalyst To Building Pluralistic Communities

Anju Bhargava | Posted 09.19.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

We asked our community to tell us: What role does your dharma (religion/faith/spirituality) play in civic engagement, social justice and development issues?

Memorial Day Reflections: Honor And Seva

Anju Bhargava | Posted 07.29.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Today, I honor those who died serving the nation. Let me, with folded hands, say Namaste to all those who have served.

Seva: Celebrating The Sacredness Of Service

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

What we seek from religion is a sense of meaning, purpose, belonging; a stronger connection to each other. This is what seva is and this is what seva does.

The Importance Of Seva And Social Justice For Inner Transformation

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Do Hindus serve the needy? Where is community service through their faith based institutions? What theology guides the Hindus to serve?

Makar Sankranti: A Hindu Celebration Of Science And Spirituality

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

The festival reminds us to thank all who have contributed to our well being and of the world around us. An exuberant celebration of peace and harmony!

The forbidden face

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

You glance at the mirror one last time before leaving for work, making sure you groomed yourself properly for your day. As you drive i...

Can Yoga Save The World?

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Instead of just obsessing about what we need for ourselves, we can take the yoga teachings that have helped us and use them to alleviate the suffering of others.