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Dharma Summit Aug 13,14,15 Rutgers Univ, NJ

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        Dharma Summit 2005      


Date: May 15, 2005




Dharma Summit 2005 is being organized on August 13, 14, 15
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:

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 Chaudhary


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
9:009:45        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
or Contact one of the following:


North Jersey

Jyoti Gandhi



Jyotish Parikh


NY area

Ram Sachdeva


New England

Nachiketa Tiwari


South Jersey/PA

Veena Gandhi


North America

Ved Chaudhary




Registration Form


Your Last Name: _______________________________________


Your First Name: _______________________________________


Your Institution____________________________________________


Your title/function in the Institution: ________________________________


Your Street Address: _______________________________________________


City _______________________________ State_________ Zip code _________


Phone no.  _______________________    Cell phone:_____________________


Email :____________________________________________________________


Your Signature: ________________________________  Date: _____________


Please mail this completed form to:

              Dr. Ved P. Chaudhary, 22 Jackie Drive, Morganville, NJ, 07751            

                      or  Email:                          Contact: 732 972 1489

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