It’s official. Diwali at the Chapel 2022 is on, in-person, and free and open to all.

Saturday, November 5, 2022. 7pm. No tickets or registration required.

As in previous years, we are delighted to share the devotional offerings of our students, including presentations by PU Swara (the university’s celebrated classical music group) and NAACHO (the university’s premier South Asian dance company). In addition, we are thrilled to welcome back to our sacred space very special guest artists Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits, Bengali folk and classical vocalist Srivani Bardhan, and acclaimed violinist Nistha Raj.

Stay tuned (and check in at our sister site, for more information.

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Overcoming Obstacles with Swamini Radhikananda

Last week we were honored to host Swamini Radhikananda of the Chinmaya Mission for a dharma wisdom talk. Swamini Ji spoke on how we can approach adversity and obstacles, learning to see them as opportunities for reflection and catalysts for spiritual growth. She reminded us that, while we often have little control over the external situation, we can always address the inner sources of our suffering by learning to manage our emotions.

Although the event was an in-person gathering, we also recorded the talk. Please do check it out on our YouTube channel.

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Shanti in Place is back…and in-person?

This week we resume our popular (at least among a handful of diehard meditators) weekly meditation series, Shanti in Place. Originally conceived of as a response to anxiety around the Covid pandemic and unexpected quarantine, Shanti has since grown into a precious opportunity each week to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy working day and cultivate some inner peace. It’s about relaxing, but it is also about replenishing and re-centering.

This year, Shanti is evolving yet again. First things first, we’re switching from Tuesdays to Thursdays. We’re also experimenting with the format; we’re presenting this program as a hybrid, so that folks can choose to either Zoom in as usual or join us in person.

If joining in person, please come to Murray Dodge Hall, rm. 104. Please make sure that you are following all the Covid protocol and keep everyone safe. (And if you are feeling under the weather, consider Zooming in instead.)

If joining on Zoom, please try to log in a few minutes early and make sure you stay muted.

We’re excited to meditate with you again, and hope to see you at Shanti in Place this week.

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From Folklore to Fantasy: two authors share their process, spill tea, and take us deeper into the world of YA fiction

The Hindu Life Program was delighted to partner with the Princeton Public Library, the Cotsens Children Library at Princeton University, the Plainsboro Public Library, Labyrinth Books, and JaZams to host this amazing conversation between two beloved authors.

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The Journey to Joy

On January 22-24, 2021, the Princeton University Hindu Life Program had the honor of hosting a historic gathering of four renowned speakers of Dharma wisdom. Swami Sarvapriyananda, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Radhanath Swami, and Sister BK Shivani joined us to explore how we might discover purpose and serve others.

Recordings of the 3-session webinar are available on our YouTube channel.

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This Week: The Journey to Joy


Discover Your Purpose / Serving the World

a Zoom Webinar featuring Dharma Wisdom Talks by four renowned spiritual teachers:

  • Friday, January 22 at 6pm EST 
    • Swami Sarvapriyananda 
    • Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati
  • Saturday, January 23 at 10am EST
    • Radhanath Swami
    • Sister BK Shivani
  • Sunday, January 24 at 10am EST
    • Special Q+A Session With All 4 Speakers

Why does true happiness or contentment so often seem to elude us? How can we discern purpose or meaning? How might we best respond to the suffering of the world around us? 

Join us for this historic gathering of four of the most renowned, beloved, and inspiring wisdom teachers living today. Representing different lineages and perspectives, our guest teachers will lead us in an exploration of these topics and inspire us to reflect deeply on the journey to inner joy.    Open to all and free of cost, but registration is required. 

Register at:

Sponsored by the Princeton University Hindu Life Program; Co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Dharmic Life Program, Hindu Life at Yale University, and Tufts University Hindu Chaplaincy. 

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