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From: Ved Chaudhary <email@example.com>
Date: Jun 15, 2005 3:25 PM
Subject: Fwd: Dharma Summit Aug 13,14,15 Rutgers Univ, NJ
Dharma Summit 2005
Date: May 15, 2005
Dharma Summit 2005 is being organized on August 13, 14, 15
at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The purpose of this conference is to bring together
all Sampradayas, Devalayas, spiritual institutions, and organizations to exchange thoughts and ideas, and share experiences on
how to impart spiritual and cultural education to our future generations, and remove bias and misperceptions about our faith traditions from the society, in order to maintain the Dharmic traditions
of our community, with dignity, in North America.
The conference is being planned with the collaborative efforts of
many organizations, with the inspiration and spiritual guidance of
Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukul, PA.
The purpose and motivation of the conference, tentative agenda,
directions, lodging information and the Registration form can be accessed
at the following website: http://www.hicad.us/
Click on the Dharma_Summit button .
We cordially invite you to attend this event.
Pl fill out the attached registration and send it back to me.
I will appreciate hearing from you
and look forward to seeing you at this conference.
Please feel free to call me at 732-972-1489.
With love and peace,
Ved Prakash Chaudhary, Ph.D.
General Secretary, Dharma Summit 2005
22 Jackie Drive, Morganville, NJ 07751
Tel: 732-972-1489 FAX 309-417-5503
Dharma Summit 2005
Under the Guidance of and Inspiration from Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Sponsored by: Co-Sponsors:
Arsha Vidya Gurukul Greater Baltimore Temple
Arya Pratinidhi Sabha America Hindu Student Council
Hindu Council Against Defamation Hindu Society of NE Florida
Hindu University of America Sri Meenakshi Temple , TX
Jain Associations in North America Dr. Sudhir Prabhu, FL
Sadhu Vaswani Center Dr. T. Ramakrishnan, PA
Sri Venkateshwar Temple
Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America
Purpose : To bring together Heads of all Smapradayas, Devalayas, spiritual institutions, and intellectuals
to exchange thoughts, ideas and share experiences on
how to impart spiritual and cultural education to our future generations, and
remove bias, misperceptions about our faith traditions from the society, in order to
maintain the Dharmic traditions of our community with dignity in North America.
Dates: August 13, 14, 15, 2005
Venue: Rutgers University, Student Center, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Tentative AGENDA Saturday Aug 13
9:00 AM Conf Inauguration –Swami Dayananda Saraswati and others
10:30-12:30 Session 1 -- Panel discussion: Future of Dharmic Traditions in North America
Theme: Transmission of our traditions to next generation is in jeopardy unless we protect its image in schools and media, and evolve our temples to involve our youth.
1:30 – 4:30 Session 2 -- Panel Discussion: How to evolve Temples/ institutions to teach Dharma Sunday classes and involve our young generation to participate in temple activities.
5:00 – 6:00 Non-Violent Communication (Workshop)
6:00 - 6:30 Meditation session
6:30 - 7:30 Samuhik Yagna – involving spiritual HEADS of all Sampradayas
8:30 – 9:15 Key Note speaker – Swami Satguru Bodhinath of Kauai Monastery
Tentative AGENDA Sunday Aug 14
9:00 –9:45 keynote speaker: Swami Chidananda (Muni ji) of Parmarth Niketan
9:45-12:00 Session 3 – Panel Discussion: Reaching Out to the larger community with Seva and Education, and removing misperceptions about our Faith Traditions
1:00 – 4:00 Session 4 – Panel Discussion: How to Protect Dharma from Distortion:
Biased and distorted views of Dharma in schools, colleges, and in the media.
5:00 - 7:30 Session 5 – Panel Discussion – Path Forward: Recommendations for follow up
8:30 – 9:15 Key Note speaker (Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - invited, not confirmed)
Tentative AGENDA Monday Aug 15
9:00 – 12:00 Session 6: Workshop on Temple Management and Administration
Organized by the Hindu University of America: Priest Training, Priest immigration issues, Board elections, By-Laws, Zoning ordinances, etc.
1:00 – 4:00 Session 7 Workshop on Temple Management / Paurohitya program
4:00 PM Adjourn
Panelists: David Frawley, Rajiv Malhotra, Ved Nanda, Bhudev Sharma, Piyush Agrawal, …
For Information and registration, see website www.HICAD.us
or Contact one of the following:
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Your First Name: _______________________________________
Your title/function in the Institution: ________________________________
Your Street Address: _______________________________________________
City _______________________________ State_________ Zip code _________
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Dr. Ved P. Chaudhary, 22 Jackie Drive, Morganville, NJ, 07751or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: 732 972 1489