January Newsletter

Dear Rahul,
Hindu University of America wishing you “Happy Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Saraswati on the fifth day of the spring season. It also marks the beginning of spring. She is also known as Goddess of learning or the symbol of supreme knowledge. The four arms of Goddess Saraswati represent intellect, mind, ego and agility. She is depicted sitting on a white Lotus, playing the Veena. Her mount Swan signifies the purity. Vasant Panchami is also popularly known as ‘Shri Panchami’ or ‘Saraswati Panchami’. Devotees worship Devi Saraswati, the Goddess of wisdom, knowledge, arts and music, with great devotion and fervor.
Past Events
» HUA Professor Dr. Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra participated in Dignity and Humiliation workshop held at Columbia University, New York, on December 7 and 8, 2017. His topic was ‘Nature, Dignity and Conflict: A Perspective from Indian Philosophy’
» HUA organized a Talk on Meditation in Secular World, by Monja Isshin on December 9.
Ongoing Programs
Ayurveda  ‘Introduction to Ayurveda’ course provides a basic understanding of the terms and concepts used in this ancient system and remind us that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our lifestyle, environment, body, mind, and spirit.
Divine Dancing The learning path of the student is designed to include several elements that go into the making of a professional classical dancer. These are: body conditioning exercises, physical technique of dance steps and movements, narrative technique of mime to tell a story, interpret poetry, portray dramatic roles and characters through the language of dance; teaching of dance repertoire-traditional and contemporary; music of dance including singing, complex rhythms and oral recitation of drum mnemonics.
Chaplaincy Learn How To Serve In Temples, Medical Centers, Military, Universities and other Chaplaincy Settings!
A Hindu chaplain is a skilled listener and a facilitator who works with an individual, and sometimes a whole family or a group, through the process of dealing with strife, making plans and moving forward. Chaplains are active listeners, with spiritual reflection, have case study techniques, record keeping and more.

Conflict, Peace and Hindu Philosophy

This innovative program offer Certificate, Diploma, Masters and PhD degrees. It aims to spread the message of peace as well as to enrich the discipline of Conflict and Peace Studies, through offering an alternative perspective. At a time when the claims of religions playing a critical role in conflicts are dominant, the courses offered through this program would help the learners to understand the inherent peaceful nature of Hinduism.


Priest Program  This is a unique online program designed for lay people and youth who wish to take up the vocation of Hindu Priest. For those who wish to pursue further studies in the field can transfer these credits into the Master’s program offered by HUA. Graduates of this certification program can serve the local community by performing pujas in home settings or assist temple priests in services.



New Program
Family, Gender and Hinduism
The Center for Gender and Family Studies, Hindu University of America, aims to address core gender and family issues, through weaving traditional and contemporary thoughts on Hinduism. We are launching Masters and Doctoral Programs in Family, Gender and Hinduism from spring 2018. The learners would study and research issues related to family and/or gender within the broad framework of Hinduism.
New Courses
Gandhian Conflict Resolution
Mahatma Gandhi Center, HUA is launching a new certificate course on Gandhian approach to conflict and peace, from January 2018. This highly innovative course will introduce the learners to Gandhian techniques, including Satyagraha and Ahimsa, to resolve individual, interpersonal and even interstate conflicts. The course will train the learners to emerge as practitioners of peace through appreciating the Gandhian way to make this world a better place to live. The carefully crafted course will be of interest to college students, community leaders, policy makers, researchers, and all those interested in understanding, practicing and disseminating peace.
Read Hindi, Write Hindi, Speak Hindi. We are happy to launch online programs to teach Hindi, beginner, intermediate and advanced, to enable interested people to understand and communicate effectively in this language. Our highly customized courses will cater to the specific needs of learners at all levels.
Sri Aurobindo studies
This course presents an introduction to Sri Aurobindo’s life, philosophy, and social thought. Sri Aurobindo described his philosophical perspective in his masterwork, The Life Divine. Portions of this profound work will be studied as the basis of the course, addressing primarily Sri Aurobindo’s conceptualization of the nature of reality and the implications that extend from this, including his world view of integral Advaitism.
Vastu and Interior Design course
Vastu is the ancient Sanskrit art of architecture in which buildings, residential and commercial, are designed to channel positive energy and establish a relationship between the dweller, dwelling, and cosmos. Using the science of Vastu via the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) combined with directionality (cardinal and intermediate), ensures that positive energy promises the occupants more positive thoughts, thereby allowing them greater fulfillment in life.
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