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  1. Hindu Students Council Welcome! http://hindu.stanford.edu/presentations/Hindu Students Council Report - Welcome New Board.ppt

  2. HSC in the Past • Guiding spirit • Special Events • Festivals • Satsang • Classes • Website

  3. Guiding Spirit

  4. Universalism • We accept all – right, left, middle, center, etc.. • We focus on spiritual events that bring people closer

  5. Science and Spirituality • Our responsibility to incorporate science and to question • Create opportunities for scientific exploration of spirituality and religion

  6. Interfaith We have a leadership role to play in bringing all faiths together • We participated in the Baha'i Interfaith Event on Jan 28, 2006, presenting on Hinduism and Charity. Our music group, Dhwani, performed a beautiful song. The event was wonderful - please check the other performances and readings as well. • Participated in Multi-Faith welcome every year

  7. Special Events

  8. GANDHI JAYANTI Oct 2, 2005 Interfaith event. We presented a montage on Gandhi’s life and times, followed by songs, dances, talks on Gandhi and Social Reform, Gandhi and Buddhism, Gandhi and Baha’i, Gandhi and Christianity, Gandhi and Non-Coercive Societies (Prof Ron Howard) and Gandhi’s Legacy. Program Slides: http://www.stanford.edu/group/hsc/gandhi/Gandhi%20Jayanti%20-%20Sunday%20-%20final.ppt Stanford Daily covered the event http://daily.stanford.org/tempo?page=content&id=17937&repository=0001_article

  9. Gandhi Jayanti 2006

  10. VIVEKANANDA JAYANTI Apr 15, 2006

  11. Interfaith event to celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s contribution at the World Parliament of Religions, Chicago, 1893 Speakers from most major traditions – Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Baha’i and Buddhism – on the theme “How does spirituality translate into action in our tradition?” Song and Dance performance Swami Vedananda from the Vedanta society gave the keynote address Coverage in the Stanford Daily http://daily.stanford.edu/tempo?page=content&id=20065&repository=0001_article Vivekananda Jayanti

  12. Coverage by Stanford Daily Swami from SF’s Vendanta Society speaks on forging unity among faiths April 17, 2006 By Amna Aziz “Mankind ought to be taught that religions are but the varied expressions of The Religion, which is Oneness, so that each may choose the path that suits him best.” These words, thundered by Swami Vivekananda at the 1893 World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, paralleled the atmosphere of a multi-faith event at Stanford on Saturday celebrating his life. Swami Vivekananda is universally regarded as a patriot saint of modern India.

  13. Coverage by Stanford Daily Swami from SF’s Vendanta Society speaks on forging unity among faiths April 17, 2006 By Amna Aziz Saturday’s event featured music, dancing and lectures to promote awareness about Swami Vivekananda’s life. The speakers, including Swami Vedananda from the Vedanta Society of San Francisco, focused mainly on the concepts of detachment and unity within faith. Religions represented include the Baha’i faith, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Hinduism.

  14. Tagore Jayanti http://www.stanford.edu/group/hsc/tagore/tagoreJayanti2005.html Saturday May 14, 2005

  15. http://www.stanford.edu/group/hsc/tagore/tagoreJayanti2005.htmlhttp://www.stanford.edu/group/hsc/tagore/tagoreJayanti2005.html Stanford students and members of the community completely immersed themselves in Tagore’s prolific poetry, prose, music, and dance this past Saturday (May 14, 2005). The Hindu Students Council organized a night to celebrate Tagore’s contribution in the History Corner. Rabindranath Tagore is a towering figure in the millennium-old history of Bengal who wrote on a vast variety of topics, ranging from Education, Feminism, Social Reform to voicing his controversial opinions against the popularized notions of Patriotism and duty towards one’s own Nation. … Sumeet Kaur Bhatti


  17. Lessons from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata Chinna Jeeyar Swami, head of the Vishishtadvaita tradition of Hinduism, gave us a talk. Format provided for an hour of Q&A.

  18. Dialogue on Kashmir Kashmiri youth activist Dhiraj Bakaya gave a talk on "Historical Violations in Kashmir." Prof. Ron Howard from the Dept. of Management Science & Engg. spoke on "Resolving Historical Violations."Thereafter, a student panel of Kashmiri Muslims, Kashmiri Hindus, Indians and Pakistanis discussed the issue, moderated by Prof. Ron Howard. http://www.stanford.edu/group/hsc/oldsite2005/kashmirDialogue.html

  19. Festivals

  20. Holi On Saturday afternoon, Wilbur Field glistened with brightly-colored powder strewn across clothes, faces and even hair. The rainbow-hued powder-fight celebrated Holi, the Hindu holiday that marks the beginning of spring — known to many as “the festival of colors.” http://www.stanforddaily.com/article/2005/4/11/hinduFestivalCelebratesSpring

  21. Diwali Puja Oct 7, 2005 Prabha Durneja, a scholar in Hinduism, led the community through Diwali Puja. The worship was inclusive with the audience participating, and the scholar explained each step in English. A Bharatnatyam dance specially choreographed for the festival was performed.

  22. SHIVRATRI PUJA Mar 05, 2006

  23. Shivratri Puja, 2005, El Chicano Centro Lounge

  24. Shivratri Puja, 2005, El Chicano Centro Lounge

  25. Shivratri Puja, 2005, El Chicano Centro Lounge

  26. Satsang

  27. Satsang • Meets every Saturday, 1-2 PM, Bldg 60, 61E (Puja Room) • Agenda: • Vedic Chanting • Meditation • Reading of the Ramayana • Aarti

  28. OLEMA RETREAT @ Vedanta Society Organized by the Stanford Hindu Students Council Apr 28-Apr 30, 2006

  29. Our Classes The HSC now offers two classes regularly each quarter. Practical Spirituality focuses on one yoga each quarter – Karma, Gyana and Raja. Swami Vedananda of the Vedanta Society leads us in a group study and discussion. Ashtanga Yoga used to be a part of Practical Spirituality and has been extracted into it’s own class due to popular demand. We now have two experienced instructors and a growing community of practitioners, and are indebted to the Jewish community for giving us a space.

  30. http://hindu.stanford.edu