You're Invited: HAF's Sacramento Gala, Saturday, September 29, 2018

Celebrating 15 Years of Advocacy

Join us on September 29th for a gourmet dinner and stimulating conversations about HAF... and Star Wars!

Yes, you read that correctly. Our guest speaker, Dr. Jeffery D. Long, will discuss the Hindu themes that are interwoven in the iconic Star Wars movie series. George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, drew much of the inspiration for this major cultural phenomenon from the teachings of his mentor, Joseph Campbell, a lifelong student of Hinduism/Vedanta.

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 5:00-9:00 pm
Location: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento CA 95816

Tickets: Purchase Tickets Here

  • General Admission: $50
  • Child (age 5-17): $25
  • Child (under 4): Free
  • Exclusive Table of 10: $450

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffery D. Long

Dr. Jeffery D. Longis Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, where he has taught since receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in the year 2000. He is the author of A Vision for HinduismJainism: An Introduction, and The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism, as well as the forthcoming Indian Philosophy: An IntroductionHinduism in America: A Convergence of Worlds, and Arise! Awake! Swami Vivekananda Speaks to the Twenty-first Century.  Dr. Long is also the editor of the series Explorations in Indic Traditions: Theological, Ethical, and Philosophical, published by Lexington Books. He has spoken in many venues in America, India, and Europe.


Special Performances: Aks & Lakshmi

Aks & Lakshmi are a composer and vocalist duo who specialize in Electronic Bhakti Music. Trained by Oscar winner AR Rahman, Aks is best known for creating multi-layered electronic orchestrations and soulful melodies. With an M.A. in Religious Studies from Stanford University, Lakshmi is a vocalist-scholar who brings singing, scholarship, and storytelling onto one platform. Together, they are pioneers in blending Raga influences with electronic and pop genres to create powerful spiritual experiences. They sing bhajans and stotras of bhakti poets such as Adi Shankara, Surdas, Mirabai, and Narsi Mehta to spread the saints’ love, peace, and pluralistic vision.



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