Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

March on Washington: Poor People's Campaign

SADHANA BOARD MEMBER UDIT THAKUR WILL BE REPRESENTING US AT THIS NATIONAL RALLY AND MARCH IN WASHINGTON, DC. SADHANA IS THE FIRST HINDU ORGANIZATION TO JOIN THE POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN, CONTINUING THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PLEASE JOIN US. CONTACT INFO@SADHANA.ORG FOR INFORMATION ABOUT BUSES FROM YOUR CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC.

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi June Cleanup

Take Belt Pkwy to Exit 17S (Crossbay Blvd). Meeting Point: Western parking lot near red brick gazebo structure. Free parking in lot!

Volunteer hour verification will be provided to students upon request. Gloves, garbage bags, pickers will be provided. Light lunch will be served. To register, contact Aminta Kilawan-Narine at ackilawan@gmail.com

Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/166991393969809/

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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Beach Cleanup

Take Belt Pkwy to Exit 17S (Crossbay Blvd). Meeting Point: Western parking lot near red brick gazebo structure. Free parking in lot!

Volunteer hour verification will be provided to students upon request. Gloves, garbage bags, pickers will be provided. Light lunch will be served. To register, contact Aminta Kilawan-Narine at ackilawan@gmail.com

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Beach Cleanups

Take Belt Pkwy to Exit 17S (Crossbay Blvd). Meeting Point: Western parking lot near red brick gazebo structure. Free parking in lot!

Volunteer hour verification will be provided to students upon request. Gloves, garbage bags, pickers will be provided. Light lunch will be served. To register, contact Aminta Kilawan-Narine at ackilawan@gmail.com

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Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Beach Cleanups

  • Joseph Addabbo Memorial Bridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take Belt Pkwy to Exit 17S (Crossbay Blvd). Meeting Point: Western parking lot near red brick gazebo structure. Free parking in lot!

Volunteer hour verification will be provided to students upon request. Gloves, garbage bags, pickers will be provided. Light lunch will be served. To register, contact Aminta Kilawan-Narine at ackilawan@gmail.com

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Beach Cleanup

Take Belt Pkwy to Exit 17S (Crossbay Blvd). Meeting Point: Western parking lot near red brick gazebo structure. Free parking in lot!

Volunteer hour verification will be provided to students upon request. Gloves, garbage bags, pickers will be provided. Light lunch will be served. To register, contact Aminta Kilawan-Narine at ackilawan@gmail.com

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Beach Cleanup

  • Joseph Addabbo Memorial Bridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take Belt Pkwy to Exit 17S (Crossbay Blvd). Meeting Point: Western parking lot near red brick gazebo structure. Free parking in lot!

Volunteer hour verification will be provided to students upon request. Gloves, garbage bags, pickers will be provided. Light lunch will be served. To register, contact Aminta Kilawan-Narine at ackilawan@gmail.com

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Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Sadhana Satsangh

  • First Unitarian Congregational Society, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our Satsanghs are monthly Hindu religious services where all rituals and activities are egalitarian and environmentally friendly. Our prayers, meditations, bhajans, pujas and discourses may be led by individuals of any race, caste, gender, sexual orientation, and age.

Our Satsanghs at FUUB will take place from 7-8:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning  February 13th and running through June. To RSVP, or if you would like to host a Satsangh in your own city, please contact Sadhana board member Sunita Viswanath at sunita@sunitav.net.

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Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Sadhana Salon: "Our Spiritual Sadhana"

What are the spiritual foundations/practices which root our practice of Hinduism? How can we deepen our spiritual sadhana together to reinforce our work together in Sadhana?

Sadhana Salons are our new community gatherings, in which we will collectively explore the substance of progressive Hinduism. Each month you are invited to an intimate, open-minded, open-hearted discussion in which we will dig into the issues, challenges, and opportunities of Sadhana's work, with suggested readings assigned beforehand. Our salons will allow us to cultivate a deeper understanding of Sadhana's mission, as we co-create an active, compassionate space of contemplation-in-action.

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Beach Cleanup

Take Belt Pkwy to Exit 17S (Crossbay Blvd). Meeting Point: Western parking lot near red brick gazebo structure. Free parking in lot!

Volunteer hour verification will be provided to students upon request. Gloves, garbage bags, pickers will be provided. Light lunch will be served. To register, contact Aminta Kilawan-Narine at ackilawan@gmail.com

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May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sadhana Salon: "Caste as Reality and State of Mind"

A discussion of our understanding of caste in the debate between Gandhi and Ambedkar. How can we deepen our anti-caste work today?

Sadhana Salons are our new community gatherings, in which we will collectively explore the substance of progressive Hinduism. Each month you are invited to an intimate, open-minded, open-hearted discussion in which we will dig into the issues, challenges, and opportunities of Sadhana's work, with suggested readings assigned beforehand. Our salons will allow us to cultivate a deeper understanding of Sadhana's mission, as we co-create an active, compassionate space of contemplation-in-action.

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May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Sadhana Satsangh

  • First Unitarian Congregational Society, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our Satsanghs are monthly Hindu religious services where all rituals and activities are egalitarian and environmentally friendly. Our prayers, meditations, bhajans, pujas and discourses may be led by individuals of any race, caste, gender, sexual orientation, and age.

Our Satsanghs at FUUB will take place from 7-8:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning  February 13th and running through June. To RSVP, or if you would like to host a Satsangh in your own city, please contact Sadhana board member Sunita Viswanath at sunita@sunitav.net.

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May
6
3:00 PM15:00

Spring Chai and Snacks

Sadhana's Chicago chapter is having its spring social event! Priya and her partner Rebecca invite you to enjoy chai and snacks at their home in Wicker Park on Sunday, May 6th. We'll also have the opportunity to meet Priya's mother, Hersh Khetarpal Ji, one of the first and only Hindu female pandits in the US. Hersh Ji runs an ashram named Yog Sadhan Ashram in west Chicago. She will have a conversation with us about what her faith has meant for her and the promise of progressive Hinduism.

Everyone is invited! Feel free to bring friends, partners, etc. Snacks to share are always appreciated.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Beach Cleanups

Take Belt Pkwy to Exit 17S (Crossbay Blvd). Meeting Point: Western parking lot near red brick gazebo structure. Free parking in lot!

Volunteer hour verification will be provided to students upon request. Gloves, garbage bags, pickers will be provided. Light lunch will be served. To register, contact Aminta Kilawan-Narine at ackilawan@gmail.com

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#UnitedforJustice Rally to Protest #Kathua, #Unnao and #Surat Rapes
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

#UnitedforJustice Rally to Protest #Kathua, #Unnao and #Surat Rapes

Please come out and stand in solidarity with the girls who were brutalized and their families. Some actions are so vile that it becomes necessary for people to come forth and condemn them. The recent rapes in Unnao and Kathua, India that have come into light are nothing short of absolute monstrosities! Eight year old Asifa is dead, and the Unnao survivor lost her father in her battle to get justice. We need them to know that they are not alone in their fight! Come and show solidarity with the victims of these horrendous crimes. Let us grieve together and let us rage together. We have set up a GoFundMe page for the victims:https://www.gofundme.com/united-for-justice. All donations go towards the legal funds of the victim and to their families. Please consider donating, your contribution can help them bring these criminals to justice!

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Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Sadhana Satsangh

  • First Unitarian Congregational Society, (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our Satsanghs are monthly Hindu religious services where all rituals and activities are egalitarian and environmentally friendly. Our prayers, meditations, bhajans, pujas and discourses may be led by individuals of any race, caste, gender, sexual orientation, and age.

Our Satsanghs at FUUB will take place from 7-8:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning  February 13th and running through June. To RSVP, or if you would like to host a Satsangh in your own city, please contact Sadhana board member Sunita Viswanath at sunita@sunitav.net.

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Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Sadhana Salon: "Our Dharma and the Political World"

A discussion on the political intersections and challenges of our work together in the realms of American and Indian politics.

Sadhana Salons are our new community gatherings, in which we will collectively explore the substance of progressive Hinduism. Each month you are invited to an intimate, open-minded, open-hearted discussion in which we will dig into the issues, challenges, and opportunities of Sadhana's work. Our salons will allow us to cultivate a deeper understanding of Sadhana's mission, as we co-create an active, compassionate space of contemplation-in-action.

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Beach Cleanup

Take Belt Pkwy to Exit 17S (Crossbay Blvd). Meeting Point: Western parking lot near red brick gazebo structure. Free parking in lot!

Volunteer hour verification will be provided to students upon request. Gloves, garbage bags, pickers will be provided. Light lunch will be served. To register, contact Aminta Kilawan-Narine at ackilawan@gmail.com

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Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Sadhana of Building a Progressive Hinduism

Citizens for Peace invites you to a discussion on The Sadhana of Building a Progressive Hinduism. 

On 17th January from 6 pm to 8 pm at Centre for Education and Documentation, 3 Suleman Chambers, Battery Street, Colaba (behind Regal Cinema).

CfP is proud to welcome Sunita Viswanath, a veteran feminist activist and co-founder of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus, a New York based organization. http://www.sadhana.org/

Sunita will be speaking about the endeavor to celebrate the deep insights of Hindu spirituality and building on its strengths to work for justice and dignity for all -- and why this effort is, in her view, imperative. And why it is bitterly criticised from varied vantage points. 

Sunita Viswanath has worked for over two decades in women’s rights and human rights organizations.  She is co-founder and board chair of the international women’s human rights organization, Women for Afghan Women.  Sunita was raised in an Andhra Hindu family, and always felt that it was her Hindu values and beliefs that motivated her insistence on justice and human rights.  However, she did not find that there was a Hindu voice or presence in the movements for justice of which she was a part.  Sunita co-founded Sadhana in order to bring together these two parts of her journey: her activism for human rights and her identity as a Hindu.

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Jan
11
9:00 AM09:00

Vigil to Support Ravi Ragbir

Thank you to all of you who have signed Ravi’s petition and who have shown your support for Ravi’s continued presence in the United States in so many ways! Ravi’s next check in with ICE is on Thursday, January 11th. Below are additional ways that you can support Ravi and receive updates on his case.

In the run-up to Ravi's check in, we'd love to gather more signatures for this petition. Please share it with your communities and encourage them to sign, so that we can continue to communicate Ravi's deep support in communities across the country.

On January 11th at 9am in Manhattan, there will be an interfaith vigil in solidarity with all immigrants who must check in with ICE. Will you join us? You can find details and RSVP here.  

To receive real time updates about Ravi's check-in, please subscribe to our text alert system, by texting ISTANDWITHRAVI to 41411.

To join the e-mail list where we send more regular updates and invitations to events, please sign up here.

Thanks again to all of you.

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Sadhana (Chicago) December Meeting
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Sadhana (Chicago) December Meeting

  • University of Chicago Spritual Life Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Chicago chapter of Sadhana for our final meeting of 2017! We'll get to know each other and discuss possible topics and actions for us to focus on in 2018. We'll have an informal reading of some social justice-focused bhakti poetry followed by a discussion on equality as a Hindu value, especially in relation to caste.

The meeting will take place in the Hyde Park neighborhood, in UChicago’s Spiritual Life Office: room 034 in the basement of Ida Noyes Hall (1212 E 59th St). It is open to all community members, not just students. Snacks included!

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Dialogue in a Time of Polarization
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Dialogue in a Time of Polarization

Join SAS for an evening with author and journalist Rajni Bakshi. Ms. Baskshi will be speaking about her own experience with activism and the insights activists have gained in the past few years on issues such as maintaining dialogue in a state of great polarization, expanding their organizations, as well as the moral, philosophical, and psychological challenges organizations are now learning how to confront. Ms. Baskshi will first give her prepared remarks, and then the conversation will be opened up for a Q&A session. We promise it will be an engaging event. 

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Diwali Celebration & Reflection
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Diwali Celebration & Reflection

Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya -- Lead me from darkness to light

Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus and ISKCON

invite one and all to our
Diwali Celebration and Reflection

Brooklyn First Unitarian Congregational Society
119-121 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Friday Oct 27, 6 - 8 pm

The program will include Diwali prayers and blessings, messages from elected officials (Councilman Brad Lander and representatives of the Mayor's Office and NYC Commission on Human Rights confirmed), dance and musical performances, and a diya (lamp) lighting ceremony in the ISKCON tradition. 

We are deeply grateful to our Co-Sponsors:
Brooklyn First Unitarian Congregational Society
Broome Street Temple
Flushing Interfaith Council
Interfaith Center of NY
Shaanti Bhavan Mandir

Appetizers, chai and festive Indian sweets will be served, courtesy of:
Indian Table restaurant, Brooklyn
ISKCON volunteers
Shaanti Bhavan Mandir volunteers

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Free Mental Health First Aid Training
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Free Mental Health First Aid Training

Taking care of your mind is equally as important as taking care of your body.

As part of Thrive NYC, NYC’s mental health initiative, Mayor Bill de Blasio's office is offering free Mental Health First Aid trainings to all New Yorkers. Mental Health First Aid is a 9-5 PM course conducted to accommodate community members and their schedules. The course teaches 25-35 people at a time how to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness. Participants will also learn how to eliminate stigma around mental illness and help their friends and family members in need.

Together we can reach NYC's goal of training 250,000 New Yorkers in Mental Health First Aid so that they can better help friends, family members or co-workers to stay healthy.

This event is co-sponsored by Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus

To register for this event, contact Aminta at 718-300-4888 or ackilawan@gmail.com.


 

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Project Samaanata - Domestic Violence Outreach Day
Oct
8
12:00 PM12:00

Project Samaanata - Domestic Violence Outreach Day

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us in October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help us to raise awareness about domestic violence in the heart of Little Guyana by volunteering with us! We will disemminate materials about free services available for victims of domestic violence provided by NYC's Family Justice Centers in collaboration with the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

If you are interested in volunteering contact Aminta Kilawan Narine!

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