Meditation Room at East Tennessee State University, Hindus welcome idea

Hindus have welcomed the reports of including a Meditation Room in the $40.5 million expansion and renovation plan of Culp Center at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) campus in Johnson City (Tennessee), whose completion is projected in December 2019. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that a Meditation Room […]

Catholic Loyola Marymount University hosting Project “Om” yoga worldwide event

Top-ranked Roman Catholic “Loyola Marymount University” (LMU), rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, is hosting Project “Om” yoga worldwide event on May 13, said to be “a mindful movement”. In Hinduism, “Om”, considered a mystical syllable containing the universe, is used to introduce and conclude religious work. Project “Om” is billed as the world’s […]

Hindus welcome Wisconsin Catholic Franciscan center hosting various yoga programs

Hindus have welcomed Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse (Wisconsin), sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration—Catholic sisters “engaged in furthering the work of the Catholic Church and the Gospel”, for hosting various yoga programs. This Center is hosting a yoga retreat, “designed to nourish the divine woman within”, from June 8-11. It also […]

Hindus seek chaplain & designated prayer room at Cornell University

Hindus are urging Ivy League Cornell University in Ithaca (New York) for a chaplain and permanent-designated prayer room for Hindu students. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Cornell should respond to the requirements of Hindu students by providing a Hindu chaplain for their spiritual care and designated prayer-meditation […]

Brandeis University has Hindu altar with images of Ganesh-Krishna-Shiva-Saraswati-Ram

The Hindu altar in the Dharmic Prayer Space in Brandeis University (BU) in Waltham (Massachusetts) has images of deities Ganesh, Krishna, Shiva, Lakshmi, Ram parivar and Saraswati. Welcoming the existence of Hindu altar in a shared space on the third floor of Shapiro Campus Center, Hindus are still insisting on a permanent designated Hindu Prayer […]

City of San Antonio sponsors Om Festival, where “yogis unite to say om”

Hindus have commended America’s seventh largest city San Antonio (Texas) for sponsoring Om Festival, a free and open to the public event on April 22, regarding which the City announcement says: “come spread your Om with us!” “Om” is the mystical syllable containing the universe, which in Hinduism is used to introduce and conclude religious […]

Hindus world’s largest religious group – according to 6% Americans

Six percent of Americans say the world’s largest religious group is currently Hindus, according to a demographic study “The Changing Global Religious Landscape” posted by fact tank Pew Research Center on April five. Projected population of Hindus will grow from about 1.1 billion in 2015 to nearly 1.4 billion in 2060, with 2015-2060 growth of […]

Hindus urge Catholic Benedictine College in Kansas not to abolish yoga

Hindus are urging Benedictine College (BC), a Roman Catholic college in Atchison (Kansas) founded on the Benedictine tradition, not to discard yoga. According to a news item posted in “The Circuit” (Benedictine College Student News) on April five, titled “Benedictine College to do away with academic and recreational yoga”: “Benedictine College Administration just announced that […]

Hindus to seek Bhagavad-Gita monuments if Oklahoma House Bill 2177 becomes law

Hindus would seek erecting monuments with verses from ancient Sanskrit scripture Bhagavad-Gita ((Song of the Lord) in public buildings and on public grounds in Oklahoma, if House Bill 2177 becomes the law. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Bhagavad-Gita was a “historically significant document”, “recognized throughout the world” […]

Hindus welcome zestful Penn State Holi celebrations, which included elephant

Hindus have welcomed Pennsylvania State University (Penn State, PSU), a major public research-intensive university, for supporting the Hindu “festival of color” Holi, reportedly celebrated with gusto in University Park campus on March 25, with an elephant present. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, describing PSU celebrating Holi as a step […]