Tuesday, March 31st 2020
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Learn the story of two worlds that converge: one of Hindu immigrants to America who want to preserve their traditions and pass them on to their children in a new and foreign land, and one of American spiritual seekers who find that the traditions of India fulfill their most deeply held aspirations. Dr. Jeffery D. Long, Professor of Religion & Asian Studies, Elizabethtown College will be discussing:
· how concepts like karma, rebirth, meditation and yoga have infiltrated and influenced the American consciousness, especially through American popular culture
· the emergence of Hindu temples in the United States and Canada
· how Hinduism has influenced vegetarianism
· the emergence of an increasingly assertive socially and politically active American Hinduism.