Monday, July 14, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
On our hearts are full of gratitude for America's diverse men and women who made this country strong, and for the many who have died in its service and for those who are healing. Today, we salute the many men and women who serve and those who also nurture their spiritual needs.
During , our theme for the month of May, we pay tribute to the great gurus and teachers who promoted service through education and knowledge. They all taught us to serve; to serve with devotion and honor. This year as we pay tribute to the many men and women who serve through teach, we are inspired by those who are also healing through yoga and other therapies.
Today we honor one such unsung hero who supports our soldiers - Dr. Dilip Sirkar.
Dr. Dilip Sirkar, Executive Advisory Council member to , has begun teaching Yoga Therapy at the Pentagon. One of the foremost experts in Yoga Therapy he combines his 45-year experience in Conventional Medicine with his extensive knowledge of Integrative Medicine, including Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. A recipient of the medal for spiritual fitness, below is his story of VidyaSeva through Yoga.
It is wonderful to see our Dharmic traditional tools and resources augmenting the spiritual well being. HASC honors Dr. Sirkar for his Dharmic seva/service to our brave men and women and pray for everyone's well being.
"May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Holi is just around the corner on March 17th. It is not only a fun festival filled with colors, but is also a celebration of equality. The colors equalize all and serve as a reminder that no one should be perceived as higher or lower. Let us celebrate Holi by serving all in need equally.
HASC is partnering with Colors in Motion 5k run in Washington DC on April 19th to celebrate HoliFest. The Color in Motion 5k run is inspired by the festival of Holi. We invite you to participate. Use the promo-code to get a discount; a portion of the proceeds will be donated for seva and social justice causes. UtsavSeva (Festivals of Seva) invokes the underlying value, the spirit of equality of the Holi festival - HoliFest - to serve all.
All donations collected for this event will be used for the following Dharmic causes: Feed the Homeless; Promote Wellness and Nutrition; Empower Women and Youth; Promote energy conservation and environment protection. Please donate generously.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Today polls are open in many states. Get your seva voice heard. Go out and vote. If you are not registered to vote, click here to register to vote in your state.
Transform your seva values into action at the polls.
You can apply your seva values of ethics, spirituality and pluralism to the political process and bring a positive social, political, economic, health, education, geo-political change. But only if you get involved and vote.
Voting is our right to influence the direction of our country and the way political seva is conducted. We must get our vote counted and voice heard! In our tradition, seva (service as awareness of self transformation) is a key expression of our spiritual practice (sadhana). Our actions prepare us for our salvation, moksha, through inner transformation.
Our seva, for decades, has influenced the many communities we live in, work and raise our families. We have been feeding the homeless, conducting blood drives, teaching the inner city children, hosting langars, healthcamps….. positively impacting our communities in seva centers in temples, gurudwaras, satsangs, yoga studios, meditation centers, many seva organizations (not-for-profits) and interfaith destinations .
But we have not fully engaged in the civic and political process. We have not brought our transformative seva awareness, the voice of social justice to the forefront. Pledge to Vote today.
Many of us who do seva (service as a self realization process), find we are applying the principles of our spiritual practice (sadhana) in many spheres of our lives and are transforming. Our namaste honors Divinity within each of us. We serve understanding the whole world is one single family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam). We find our seva affecting our inner self, and see its experience of ethics in the way we work and play, what we buy, the way we treat people, and how we engage in relationships. Let’s extend that transformative awareness to the decisions we make for our schools, communities and our country.
We urge you to go and vote. Your Dharma and Values Based voting matters. Read more at SevaVotes.org