Week Of Events Focuses On Hinduism In 21st Century America

March 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: News at Princeton


A weeklong celebration of Hindu culture and religion featuring lectures, performances and yoga demonstrations will be held Saturday to Sunday, March 28-April 5, at various campus locations. The celebration is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required to attend some of the events.

"Hinduism in the 21st Century" week will explore the intersection of India's ancient spiritual traditions with the modernity of American life. The event is sponsored by the Office of Hindu Life in the Office of Religious Life and the student group Hindu Satsangam.

A full schedule of events is available by visiting the Hindu Satsangam website.

Organizers said they hope the week's theme will not only resonate with members of Princeton's Hindu community, but also serve as an impetus for those from the broader community to learn more about the faith.

"In presenting such a variety of programming, we wish to convey the diversity within Hinduism itself," said Vineet Chander, Princeton's coordinator for Hindu life and principal organizer of the event. "At the same time, we hope that each event will allow us to go deeper in exploring our theme, and gain insight into the faith as a fluid, living tradition faced with both challenges and opportunities in the modern world."