Capsule Wardrobe Challenge WEEK ONE #BindiFashion #Moms30For30

Here are my outfits for the first week of my Capsule Wardrobe challenge! I'll be collecting these once a week for the month of May. I apologize now that there isn't spiritual content in these posts! Just a little touch of "real life." My real life, anyway. I'm no ascetic!http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2017/04/capsule-wardrobe-challenge-moms30for30-may-2017/ These are the nine pieces that I am mixing and matching for the month of May.Day One:Day Two:Day Three:Day … [Read more...]


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Daily Puja Video Round Up (Hindu Worship)

I've been working on developing my Youtube channel lately and in the process I'm exploring lots of great Hinduism-related videos. I thought I would gather up for you a bunch of examples of people doing regular daily home pujas (Hindu worship). You'll be able to see how much variety there is in people's practices. I love how all these videos are real people just showing a glimpse into their Hindu lifestyle.First up, here is mine! I made this one a while ago. It might be time for an update at … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 4-7

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Bhagavad Gita... 4. Arjuna spoke: Your birth was later, The birth of Vivasvat earlier; How should I understand this, That You declared it in the beginning?5.The Blessed Lord spoke: Many of My births have passed away, And also yours, Arjuna. I … [Read more...]


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Capsule Wardrobe Challenge #Moms30For30 May 2017

My friend Raj of Pink Chai Living told me about this capsule wardrobe challenge taking place in May. Amazing coincidence since I just wrote about my principles for a capsule wardrobe that incorporates lots of color and pattern. I'm definitely going to participate! Here is Raj's post about it and links to the Instagram accounts for the women participating: http://www.pinkchailiving.com/seven-reasons-you-should-join-the-moms-30-for-30-wardrobe-challenge/ I have recently been getting into Lularoe … [Read more...]


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The Seven Stars of Hinduism: A Review

The Seven Stars of Hinduism Book I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Dileep Thatte at the Tapestory event I attended a few weeks ago. At the end of the event he told me that he had written a book called The Seven Stars of Hinduism and asked if I would like a copy! Of course I said yes. I love the concept. It is about distilling the core of Hinduism so that it can be explained and understood particularly for Hindu youth in the west.As the Background section states, it is easy to confuse the … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 1-3

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Bhagavad Gita... 1 The Blessed Lord spoke: I proclaimed this imperishable yoga to Vivasvat; Vivasvat communicated it to Manu, And Manu imparted it to Ikshvaku.2. Thus received by succession, The royal seers knew this; After a long time here on … [Read more...]


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What To Wear to an Indian Wedding

I thought it might be helpful to write a little bit about what you should wear to an Indian wedding. This is a question that I get from the people in my life on occasion. I can't say that I've been to that many Indian weddings, but perhaps more than most. I've been to, let's see, at least three including my own. That's not a whole lot, but here's what I've gleaned...Many of my tips are similar to my tips for what to wear to a Hindu temple. Be prepared to potentially need to take your … [Read more...]


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The White Hindu Tries…Freehand Rangoli

I've been doing some videos where I try things for the first time and record the results. I thought it would be fun to watch me attempt to do new things. If you have any ideas for other things I could put into a "The White Hindu Tries..." series, please let me know! (And see below for a list of videos that are already done).This time I am going to try freehand rangoli. Rangoli is a type of decoration, it is bright patterns made with a colored sand or rice flour sifted through one's hand. … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 36 – 38

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 36. Arjuna spoke: Then impelled, by what Does a man commit this evil, Unwillingly even, O Krishna, As if urged by force?37. The Blessed Lord spoke: This force is desire, this force is anger; Its source is the rajas guna. Voracious and … [Read more...]


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