The literal translation of guru is someone who is a “dispeller of darkness.” The darkness here is ignorance.
Hindu Americans make up 1 percent of the US population. We’re a small minority community, without a doubt. And while Hindus have seen much success in the United States, there are nevertheless policies that adversely affect us
Even if people know little about Hinduism as a religion, they well may be convinced that Hindus don’t eat meat as a rule. The reality is more complicated.
For the past decade plus, HAF has been intimately and actively involved in the process to update California's history and social science content standards and frameworks, as well as new drafts of its textbooks. Here is a
When it comes to describing Hindu scripture and iconography why is it at all acceptable that the standard practice is to emphasize the most salacious interpretation rather than the more spiritual and symbolic?
Regardless of where you live if you are Hindu, Jain, a vegetarian, vegan or simply someone who cares about the environmental impact of the goods contemporary society produces, this is a perfect example of being given two
On Saturday, April 29th, thousands of people will be taking to the streets of Washington, DC to march for continued, deepened engagement and action to prevent further dangerous climate change and to create an ecologically sustainable society.
We must send a clear message to the Nazis, the anti-Semites, the white supremacists, fascists, and other spreaders of hate, that we Hindus, we Buddhists, we Jains, we pagans, we Native Americans and others, all of us
Hindu philosophy traditionally observes four stages of life. These stages are known as ashramas. The idea is to provide structure and guidance for daily life, though most Hindus today only follow the first three stages.
Hinduism is one of the few ancient religions to survive into modern times. The collection of traditions that compose it today have developed over at least the past 5000 years, beginning in the Indus Valley region, in