Book Club: How to Become a Hindu (Chapter Nine)

The well respected Himalayan Academy and their guru Subramuniyaswami put out a book several years ago called How To Become a Hindu. Over the next few weeks I'll be reading the chapters and discussing each one individually. Today we're looking at the ninth chapter: Embracing Hindu Culture(Book can also be downloaded free here: http://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/how-to-become-a-hindu)This guru has had a profound impact on my identity as a Hindu. Not through this book, but through his … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How to Become a Hindu (chapter eight)

The well respected Himalayan Academy and their guru Subramuniyaswami put out a book several years ago called How To Become a Hindu. Over the next few weeks I'll be reading the chapters and discussing each one individually. Today we're looking at the eighth chapter: Choosing a Hindu Name(Book can also be downloaded free here: http://www.himalayanacademy.com/view/how-to-become-a-hindu)A whole chapter is devoted to the subject of Hindu names and the author makes some very good arguments f … [Read more...]


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Book Club: How To Become a Hindu (Introduction)

This is a new feature on the blog, a discussion chapter by chapter of some books that relate to Hinduism...Other than this blog, the other really big resource for new Hindus is the Himalayan Academy and their books, magazine, and website. I have huge respect for them and I love their books. I've had How To Become a Hindu for many years. There are places where my approach differs from Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, but only a few. I think it will be very instructive for us to explore this … [Read more...]


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Meet a Guru: Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

Sivaya Subramuniyaswami is the guru of the Himalayan Academy, the organization that puts out the magazine Hinduism Today. He's written many books and established a Shivite monestary in Hawaii. From all I can tell, he was a very respected member of the Hindu community, even being given an award by New Delhi's World Religious Parliament naming Sivaya Subramuniyaswami one of five modern-day Jagadacharyas, world teachers, for his international efforts in promoting and chronicling a Hindu re … [Read more...]


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