Understanding the essence of Hinduism
When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Where: The Church of Scientology National Affairs Office,
Address: 1701 20th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009
RSVP at – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hinduism-understanding-hinduism-seminar-tickets-32047632331
Understanding the essence of religions, all religions is our III series of 13 religions in 13 monthly workshops. They are all in alphabetical order – All workshops are listed at: https://centerforpluralism.com/workshops/
Hinduism, why should you learn about it?
When we live as neighbors, work as fellow workers, study as students, players, activists and inhabitants in the same city and in the same community, it behooves us to learn about each other’s beliefs, motivations, moments of celebrations, devotions or commemorations. The more we know about the other, the less mythical they would become forging a friendly environment for all of us to function effectively in whatever we do.
Misunderstanding leads to judgments, and judgments to prejudices and prejudices cause a loss of trust between individuals and members of the society – it is not easy to live a life without trust. It is not good for the individual, society or America.
You will be one of the few Americans who will have the working knowledge of different faiths to talk from a strong foundation of knowledge. We are committed to one America, and together we will learn about as many faiths as we can.
Hinduism is one of the most misunderstood religions of the world, and if you are biased about idol worship, and your mis-understanding prevents you from contributing to the idea of one nation, this seminar is for you.
All faiths contribute towards the wellbeing of the societies. One of the most powerful life changing statements for me came from Bhagvad Gita, “Finding the truth is one’s own responsibility.” Each one of us has a responsibility to have some knowledge about fellow Americans and their faiths, directly from the practitioners rather than misinformed.
Giri Govardhana is a priest at International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Washington D.C., where he teaches classes, he will be joined by Jay Kansara, Director of Government Relations based in Washington, DC. Mike Ghouse will moderate the event.
Program format designed and produced by Dr. Mike Ghouse