Queens District Attorney Candidate Forum on April 30
Apr
30
6:45 PM18:45

Queens District Attorney Candidate Forum on April 30

After almost thirty years in office, Queens District Attorney (DA) Richard Brown in New York City will be stepping down. Since Brown’s announcement a few months ago, many Democrats have thrown their names in the ring to replace him, all pushing for progressive reforms to the criminal justice system. The election for Queens DA will be held on Tuesday, June 25.

Asian Pacific Americans Voting & Organizing to Increase Civic Engagement (APA VOICE) with 21 other community organizations, are hosting a candidate forum on April 30th at Bellozino Party Hall in Jackson Heights, Queens. Sadhana is among the partnering organizations. All seven candidates have confirmed they will be there.

Hear from the candidates themselves! Attend the candidate forum on April 30th from 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm at Bellozino Party Hall located at 72-11 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens. The event is free. Simultaneous translation will be provided in Hindi and Urdu. To go via public transportation, take the E/F/M/R train to Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights or the 7 Train to 74th Street.

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Sadhana Youth Salon #1: Female Heroines in Epic Texts
Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Sadhana Youth Salon #1: Female Heroines in Epic Texts

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Sadhana Youth Salons are intimate gatherings where we explore a topic relevant to Sadhana's mission and foster leadership among youth aged 15-25.

Our inaugural salon will address the topic of Female Heroines in Epic Texts and focus specifically on Mother Sita in the Ramayana and Draupadi in the Mahabharata. We will encourage debate and dialogue among attendees - we know there are many perspectives on this topic!

We are limiting attendees only to youth age 15-25. For those who are outside of this age range and wish to participate in similar discussions, we encourage you to attend our general salons.

Participants must RSVP to attend. To RSVP and to receive the readings, e-mail Aminta at ackilawan@gmail.com.

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South West Queens Day of Service
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

South West Queens Day of Service

In partnership with:

Caribbean Equality Project
Chhaya Community Development Corporation
Interfaith Council for Community Development
Jahajee Sisters: Empowering Indo-Caribbean Women
Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus

The NYC Commission on Human Rights will be hosting the South West Queens Day of Service, a day full of on-site services including legal assistance for housing, domestic violence, immigration, and discrimination as well as information on workforce development, English classes, senior services, and more on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 11am-3pm at P.S. 55.

This would be a Commission-led informational + on-site service fair where several City and non-City agencies to bring in services to the South West Queens communities (Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Woodhaven). There will also be a Community Speakout session where members can express needs or concerns for their communities.

This will be a very important opportunity for the City to bring support directly to the incredibly diverse yet underserved communities of South West Queens. We are hopeful that you can join us!

If you or your organization is interested in tabling or being a service provider, please contact Sania N. Ahmed at sahmed@cchr.nyc.gov

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February Sadhana Salon
Feb
28
5:00 PM17:00

February Sadhana Salon

#SadhanaInIndia is the theme of the first Sadhana Salon of 2019. Please join us and hear about the experiences of Sadhana leaders in India in January. Suggested readings are

RSVP: info@sadhana.org for more details.
Dinner will be served.
Potluck contributions welcome but not required. (let us know)

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Sadhana Satsangh for Valentines Day
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

Sadhana Satsangh for Valentines Day

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Something different for Valentines Day!

Sadhana Satsanghs are our monthly inclusive, egalitarian and earth-honoring worship gatherings. This month's Satsangh is cosponsored by Caribbean Equality Project and Jahajee Sisters.

We will come together to address themes including love, equality and relationships. Relationships are sacred. There can be no peace and justice in the world if we don’t build peace and justice in all our relationships.

Please come in pairs with your Valentine (whether that's your partner, your best friend, your sibling, whomever)! After our kirtan, meditation and puja, we will be doing a fun and interactive exercise on how to have a "safe conversation" with those you love!

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Queerness and Hinduism: A Panel Discussion
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Queerness and Hinduism: A Panel Discussion

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What does a queer Hindu wedding look like? How do Hinduism's diverse scriptures, beliefs, and mythology address questions of gender and sexuality? How can we make religious spaces more inclusive for queer and trans members of our communities?

Join Sadhana's Chicago chapter for a panel discussion on Hinduism and queerness, which will address these questions and more! Speakers will share about their personal journeys reconciling their faith with their queer/trans identities. Refreshments will be provided!

Location: UChicago's Center for Identity + Inclusion (5710 S. Woodlawn Ave)
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Our panelists:
- Raja Bhattar (Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion)
- Shruthi Kannan (Preschool teacher at Reavis Elementary, President of Trikone Chicago)
- Neeral Sheth (Professor of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center)
- Lakshmi Sundaresan (Secretary of Trikone Chicago, alumna of the College, and medical student at Rush University)

This event is being organized with support from Office of LGBTQ Student Life - The University of Chicago and Spiritual Life UChicago.

If you need accommodations please call 773.384.1005 or email lgbtq@uchicago.edu

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Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

Interfaith Dialogue with Kerala Sanskrita Sangham

A meeting with Sadhana co-founder Sunita Viswanath, under the auspices of Kerala Sanskrita Sangham.

Wednesday 23 January 2019 at K. P. Kesava Menon Hall, Calicut

Sunita Viswanath, the founder of Sadhana and co-founder and active board member of the international women’s human rights organization Women for Afghan Women, is visiting India for a few days. Kerala Sanskrita Sangham invites you and your friends to be part of an interaction with her, and inter-faith dialogue. Please be present at KP Kesava Menon Hall, Calicut, at 5 pm on Wednesday 23 January.

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Sadhana December Salon
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Sadhana December Salon


Please join Sadhana's New York City chapter at at our last Sadhana Salon of 2018 on Saturday, December 15th.

Sadhana Salons are gatherings where we discuss Sadhana's work and explore a topic relevant to our mission. 

We have a new location for our December Salon, and a very special guest speaker. 

Location: Ma Yogashakti Ashram, South Ozone Park, Queens
Guest Speaker: Mokshapriya, Spiritual Advisor at Ma Yogashakti Ashram
Topic: World Peace and the Empowerment of Youth

Please RSVP to info@sadhana.org. 

A vegetarian lunch will be served; potluck contributions are welcome but not required! 
Please tell us in your RSVP if you will be contributing the potluck.

We hope you will join us!

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Sadhana Holiday Satsangh
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sadhana Holiday Satsangh


Please join us and our magnificent Co-Sponsors for Sadhana's Interfaith Holiday Satsangh:

Interfaith Center of NY
MICAH Faith Institute
Muslims for Progressive Values
The Clergy Campaign for Social & Economic Justice
Jewish Voice for Peace - NYC
Caribbean Equality Project
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST)
The John Mercer Langston Institute

Sadhana Satsangs are Hindu worship gatherings which are egalitarian and earth-honoring. For this special interfaith Satsangh, we will have a small puja (Hindu worship ritual) and prayers and songs from all our diverse traditions. We will share reflections about the true meanings of the holy days of the season -- including Christmas, Hannukah and Kwaanza. We will also have kirtan, meditation, discussion and light prasad (food which has been blessed by the divine).

Our prayers, meditations, bhajans and discourses may be led by individuals of any race, caste, gender, sexual orientation, and age. Each Satsangh focuses theme related to our mission.

This Satsangh is a chance for us to come together and reflect on what the holiday season means to all of us, and to pray for peace in 2019.

All are welcome!

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Brooklyn Celebrates Diwali!
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Brooklyn Celebrates Diwali!

Sadhana and ISKCON NY, in partnership Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, the NYC Commission on Human Rights and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs invite one and all to a Diwali celebration and reflection. Sunny Jain, founder and dhol player of of the Brooklyn band Red Baraat, will share a Jain prayer and perform.

This event is free of charge, but we ask you to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diwali-celebration-at-brooklyn-borough-hall-tickets-51341728492

The theme of the gathering is a mantra from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad:

Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya
(Lead me from darkness to light)

Diwali is a time when Hindus around the world celebrate the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness.

Our Brooklyn Diwali gathering will be a beautiful interfaith celebration and reflection on the battle between good and evil that is taking place all around us in our city, and within each of us. We will celebrate our unity and abundance, and we will pray for the wisdom for good judgement and discernment, and the courage to stay on the righteous path of dharma, truth and justice.

Hindu and interfaith leaders, and local elected officials will share prayers and Diwali messages of unity. We will also have cultural performances and delicious Indian snacks and refreshments.

To request an assistive listening device, interpretation, or another accommodation, please email Widad Hassan at whassan@cchr.nyc.gov by November 7th, 2018.

**Wheelchair accessible entrance on Adams Street

The gathering is co-sponsored by:
- Brooklyn Ganesh Temple
- Bhavaanee Maa Mandir Inc.
- Shri Maha Kali Devi Mandir
- The Office of Borough President Eric L. Adams
- NYC Commission on Human Rights
- NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
- Caribbean Equality Project

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Project Prithvi Final Beach Cleanup of 2018
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Final Beach Cleanup of 2018

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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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Sadhana NYC Salon
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Sadhana NYC Salon

Please join Sadhana's New York City chapter at at our first Sadhana Salon of the fall season on Friday, September 21st! Sadhana Salons are gatherings where we discuss Sadhana's work and explore a topic relevant to our mission. Short readings are assigned before each Salon.

The topic of this upcoming Salon is Pitru Paksha, an auspicious and reflective time when Hindus remember their ancestors and all who shape and guide their lives.

Please RSVP to info@sadhana.org to receive the readings assigned and other details. Exact location TBD.

Dinner will be served; potluck contributions are welcome, but not required. We hope you will join us!

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Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Project Prithvi Beach Cleanups

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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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