Update on 14th Annual Hindu Mandir Executives’ ConferenceFRIDAY, SEPT 20, 6PM – SUNDAY, SEPT 22, 12PM Sustaining Temples and Institutions:
Building Security and Strength through Outreach and Seva
FAIRBRIDGE INN & SUITES, 130 ROUTE 10 WEST, EAST HANOVER, NJ 07936
Register for Conference Online at: http://www.hmec.info
For Room Reservation, contact hotel directly @ (973) 386-5622
Special rate under: “8694” Namaste
This year’s theme for the conference is “Sustaining Temples and Institutions: Building Security and Strength through Outreach and Seva“. Hindu temples and institutions are facing challenges around the globe as technology and social changes affect traditional beliefs and practices. Disruptive and ignorant acts targeting religious institutions threaten our safety within our places of worship. To protect ourselves and our dharma, we must educate ourselves and the community while building awareness by connecting Hindus and non-Hindus alike through our outreach efforts and seva programs. The 14th annual HMEC conference will give Hindu leaders the opportunity to understand how current events impact the safety of temples and institutions and develop ways to strengthen temple management, religious programs, youth engagement, serving seniors and society.
A request to all temples/ Institutions to send their representatives to this unique conference.HMEC Brochure.
Information on Mandir Vani: HMEC Souvenir Magazine – call for articles, sponsorship and ads.
We invite proposals for papers, panel discussions and workshops. This email update contains the following items:
1) Registration Options (Sponsor/Co-Host, Delegate, Youth Delegate, Booth)2) Post Conference Tour3) Bhagvad Gita Scholarship for Middle School and High School students4) Hosts/Co-Hosts/Sponsors
1. REGISTRATION OPTIONSThe conference is just around the corner and very little time is left. Preparations for the conference are in full swing and registration for the conference is gaining momentum. Temples all the way from Hawaii to Massachusetts and from Canada to the Caribbean are confirming their participation. If you have not already registered, please register soon so that we can best prepare to make this a memorable event.
Institution Sponsor/Co-host:US$1001 (includes 2 delegates and 1 youth; full page ad in HMEC souvenir)US$501 (Includes 1 delegate and 1 youth; ½ page ad in HMEC souvenir)
Conference Registration (Does not include hotel stay)Early Bird Registration until August 15, 2019Delegate: US $151Youth: (under the age of 35): US $51Late Registration from September 1, 2019 Delegate: US $175Youth: (under the age of 35): US $75
Please register:On-line: http://www.hmec.info
By mail: Download form for host/co-host/individual, fill it in and mail with check.
Check payable to HMEC:
Anit Gupta, 15 Bryden Road, Southborough MA 01772. Tel: (508) 624-9041
Special rate $79/night double occupancy
Room reservation, contact hotel directly (FAIRBRIDGE INN & SUITES) at : (973) 386-5622, special rate under: 8694
Room sharing assistance: Swati Patel 610.871.0559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Booths:Booths are available on first come first serve basis at a cost of $50 to Co-host participants and $ 150 for others. Organizations/Vendors may please contact: Tejalben Shah at 201-757-8491Top
2. HMEC 2019- Post Conference TourAfter the HMEC conference is over, we have planned a trip to see temples/gaushala in the vicinity. The tour will start at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday September 22nd from the hotel and will return to hotel at approximately 9:00 p.m. For those who wants to join the trip, there is a price of $40 and pre-registration is required. If there is not enough interest, we will reimburse you.
Please register on www.hmec.info or send email to email@example.com
First Stop: Siddhachalam Jain Tirtha (www.siddhachalam.org)Siddhachalam was founded in 1983 by Acharya Sushil Kumarji. it is located on a 108-acre (44ha) site in rural New Jersey. The ashram maintains the only Jain monastery outside India. Siddhachalam has become an important center of Jain conferences and an important Jain pilgrimage. The center houses idols from all Jain sects, given that American Jains have sought to not bring in sectarian differences from India. In 2012, Siddhachalam became the site for the world’s first full-scale, complete replication of Shikharji, the most important place of pilgrimage for the Jains.
Next Stop: Shringeri Sadhana Center (https://svbf.org)Shringeri Sadhana Center is established in a 35-acre property in the scenic lush green Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Stroudsburg. It is an international extension of the ancient Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Karnataka State, India. It functions under the direct guidance of the Jagadguru Shanakaracharya of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham.
Third Stop: Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary (https://www.lakshmicowsanctuary.org)Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary was founded by Dr. Sankar Sastriji, a retired mechanical engineering professor and Dean of NY Institute of Technology, in March 2000. He has spent the past 19 years dedicated to serving and protecting the animals on his farm. His goal is to provide not only a safe haven for cows who would otherwise have been destined for the slaughterhouse but also to provide them with a free and loving environment where they can live peacefully.
Last Stop: Arsha Vidhya Gurukulam (https://arshavidya.org)Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, Yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, and other classical Indian disciplines. Established in 1986 by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the Gurukulam is patterned after the ancient gurukulams of India. Located on 14 acres in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, a serene setting in the Pocono Mountains, the Gurukulam offers short- and long-term programs of study for guest and resident students of all ages.