Author Archives: Vineet Chander

Gratitude

In Sanskrit, the word for “grateful” is kritajna, which literally means “one who remembers the past deeds of another.” My spiritual teacher once shared with me a wisdom lesson he had received, decades earlier, from a wandering monk in India. … Continue reading

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Divya Jyoti

Since the Hindu Life Program started in 2008, we have had the privilege and honor of hosting a grand Dipavali celebration on campus– our beloved Diwali at the Chapel event. This year, of course, because of the Covid pandemic and … Continue reading

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Hindu-Americans and the U.S. Presidential Elections

What does it mean to be both an engaged U.S. citizen and a practicing Hindu? Where do Hindu-Americans see themselves in the 2020 U.S. presidential elections? Do our voices matter? How do the candidates and their positions align or resonate … Continue reading

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A Labor Day Reflection

Since the late 19th Century, the first Monday of September each year has been set aside as a way of honoring American workers. While its history is tied to labor unions and workers’ rights, in more recent years the holiday has taken on a … Continue reading

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Auspicious Invocation

oṁ saha nāv-avatu, saha nau bhunaktu saha vīryam karavāvahai tejasvi nāv-adhītam-ashtu, ma vidvishāvahai oṁ shanti, oṁ shanti, om shantih   May the Divine protect us together. May the Divine nourish us together. May we work together with energy and vigor. … Continue reading

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