Hindus and Charity

Editors' Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on Charitable Giving. Read other perspectives here. For December Patheos has asked us bloggers to write about charitable giving and why we do it. They say this is the time of year for gifts and giving. There aren't really gift-giving holidays in December for Hindus but charity is something for all year round and it's always a good time to talk about giving.Just as some people in America see Christmas as becoming too … [Read more...]

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India 1979

Over the weekend Brad and I were visiting his mother and we ended up spending a good part of the day looking at old picture albums. It was really nice. And I discovered this picture...That would be Brad's mom in Agra in 1979, three years before I was born. It was such a special find and she let me take the picture to show you guys! *** On Saturday Brad and I were able to go together to the Sai Baba group. We had a great time again. This time there was a discussion/study group before the … [Read more...]

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Bhajan Singing

I went back to the Sathya Sai Baba group on Saturday for their more regular service.It's always challenging to be in a new place with unfamiliar people, but I know if I keep at it, I'll make friends and become part of the fabric of the group.The first part was practice for the bhajans, which are hymns. I didn't know what to expect from that, but it turned out to be quite difficult for me. I thought there would be lyric books to look at, but there turned out to be only one. I was given … [Read more...]

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My Experience with Sathya Sai Baba Group

Brad and I went to check out the Sathya Sai Baba group at the interfaith center on Saturday.There was a special event going on for Mother's day with the teenage groups doing a presentation. We were a little late getting there (it was quite a busy weekend!), so we slipped in and got the second half of the boy's presentation about recycling, reusing, and the protection of the environment. Definitely a cause near and dear to my heart!Then the girls sang some gorgeous music to slides of … [Read more...]

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