Since 2011, Sadhana has been working towards building a progressive Hindu movement in the New York City area, nationally, and beyond. We practice our sadhana, or faith in action, by advocating for those social justice principles we believe are at the heart of Hinduism.

Our Mission

Sadhana is a coalition of Hindus worldwide wanting to assert a progressive Hindu voice into the public discourse of our times. Sadhana is a mechanism and a platform for progressive Hindus to speak up and act for progressive social values and social justice.

Sadhana is seeking to strengthen the liberal voice in the Hindu population and become a flag-bearer for social justice and social action.
— Kirk Semple, New York Times


  • Open dialogues at local college campuses
  • Outreach to Hindu temples, organizations, and interfaith associations to promote progressive Hinduism
  • Grassroots advocacy for environmental justice via beach cleanups
  • Healthy Relationships workshops to address gender-based violence and issues of gender equity
  • Opinion pieces and statements on what it means to be a progressive Hindu in practice
  • Statements against acts of injustice locally, nationally, and internationally, particularly those in the name of religion
  • Speaking engagements and organized events of social, political, and economic relevance 

Our Partners and Donors

  • Fellowship in Prayer (For the Support for our Research Consultant)

  • Citizens Committee for NYC (for their support of Project Prithvi) 

  • Auburn Theological Seminary (For Incubating and providing in-Kind Support and Technical Assistance, and hosting our Sadhana Salons)

  • First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn (For hosting our Sadhana Satsanghs, and welcoming us into their community)