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“Gayatri Mantra” Concludes Religious Leadership Seminar at Hartford Seminary in USA 16 June , 2011

Nevada (US), June 16: Weeklong “Religious Leadership in an Interfaith World” seminar ended with “Gayatri Mantra”, the most sacred mantra of Hinduism, at Hartford Seminary (Connecticut, USA).

 Esteemed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who participated in the seminar, read the benediction in Sanskrit from Rig-Veda, Upanishads, and Bhagavad-Gita; all ancient Hindu scriptures; and then translated into English. Participants repeated the Gayatri Mantra after Zed.

Reading from Brahadaranyakopanishad, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said “Asato ma sad gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya”, which he then translated as “Lead me from the unreal to the Real, Lead me from darkness to Light, and Lead me from death to Immortality.”

 

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Hindu Statesman Zed Partakes in Hartford Seminary’s Religious Leadership Seminar 7 June , 2011

Nevada (US), June 7: More than 30 religious leaders in interfaith dialogue are participating in an innovative weeklong seminar titled ‘Religious Leadership in an Interfaith World’ offered by Hartford Seminary (Connecticut, USA) that began on June 6.

Thirty-three religious leaders from all over USA, including one from Switzerland, Christians (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Quaker, Unitarian, Wiccan, etc, are attending the seminar.

This maiden seminar of the Seminary will reportedly become its annual feature.

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Hindu statesman Zed to participate in Hartford Seminary’s Religious Leadership seminar 20 May , 2011

Nevada (US), May 20: Esteemed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will partake in the “Religious Leadership in an Interfaith World” seminar of prestigious Hartford Seminary from June six to 10.

About 30 religious leaders from all over USA, including one from Switzerland, will be attending this seminar, who include Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, etc. This maiden seminar of the Seminary will reportedly become its annual feature.

Well known ethicist Dr. Lucinda Allen Mosher will coordinate this seminar.

Other speakers include Dr. David A. Roozen, Director of Hartford Institute for Religious Resear h; Dr. Tmur R. Yuskaev, Director of Islamic Chaplaincy Program of Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations; and Dr. Yehezkel Landau, Director of the Building Abrahamic Partnerships. It will reportedly include field trips also.

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