"Namaste" is a greeting in Sanskrit, the ancient holy language for Hindus. It means, "I salute the God within you." Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world and its adherents number one-sixth of the world's peoples. There is no single founder of this religion, and no creed that unites all believers. There are many gods and goddesses and a tradition of toleration of diversity. One of the chief distinguishing marks of Hinduism is the understanding that the Divine permeates every aspect of life — from the way you get up in the morning, to the clothes you wear, the food you eat, the way you treat your loved ones, the job you have, the prayers you make, and the exercises you do for your body. It offers us many ways to practice our spirituality.
"Practicing Spirituality with Hindus" is a 40-part e-course in which we draw upon the spiritual practices and rituals used by Hindus to enhance the meaning of their daily lives. This is not a course on the history of Hinduism or a summary of its basic teachings — but we do explain the meaning of such Hindu terms and practices as darshan, karma, yoga, gurus, reincarnation, meditation, mantra, puja, and much more. The e-course is designed to give access to the experiential heart of this venerable religion through the words of such writers as Ram Dass, Ramakrishna, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Diana Eck, Vivekananda, and many others.
The e-course consists of 40 emails, each containing a short quotation about some aspect of Hindu teaching and a suggestion of how you can practice that thought as you go about your activities.
(6 CEHs for Chaplains available.)
(choose your own start date and frequency)