The challenge of teaching - and learning - about history is that no textbook or even the best teachers can fully capture its nuances, complexities, and contradictions.
Though yoga has gained recognition as a tool for spiritual well-being, its commercialization has largely reduced it to system of exercises of the mind and body. Here, we briefly examine a few spiritual and philosophical aspects of
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?
You’d think that in the second decade of the twenty-first century colonial-era misconceptions about Hindu beliefs, practices, and history would have been eliminated from our educational materials. Sadly that’s not the case.
Working at two different offices are two completely different experiences - or so I thought. I quickly realized that working in two contrasting environments with similar missions provided me with a chance to make a bigger impact
It is said to be the first sound in the universe, the place where the entire cosmos begins. It is also said to be the last sound heart by Yogis before they enter into the most transcendental
Hindu practice should constantly strive to most authentically express the essence of its teachings. Dairy does hold a cherished, sacred role in traditional Hindu culture, but can we ignore the cycle of oppression and violence it produces
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
“Diamond cannot be polished without friction. Gold cannot be polished without fire. Good people go through trials, but don’t suffer. With that experience their life becomes better, not bitter.” — Ramakrishna Paramahamsa