Sunday, July 02, 2006

BELIEFNET looking for Great Teachers of Hinduism

1. Hindu Students Council Condemns Destruction of Hindu Temple in Pakistan

USA, June 27, 2006: The Hindu Students Council strongly denounces the destruction of the last surviving Hindu temple in Lahore, Pakistan. On May 27, 2006, the Pakistani government authorities worked in tandem with a local jeweler to fully demolish the ancient Krishna temple in the Rang Mahal area of Lahore city so a commercial plaza could be built in its place. With its destruction, there remains no trace of any Hindu temple in the ancient city of Lahore, which until 1947 boasted hundreds of Hindu temples and a Hindu-majority population. This calculated obliteration leaves the vulnerable Hindu population of Lahore stranded in a violent Punjab province full of hostile Islamic fundamentalists, without a single Hindu temple to fulfill their spiritual and religious needs.

When the neighboring Indian government protested the destruction of the only functional Hindu temple in Lahore, the Pakistani government exhibited brazen mendacity by denying that the demolition ever took place. Pakistan's Federal Religious Affairs Minister Ejazul Haq and the EPTB Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Zulfikar Ali Khan claimed that the temple was intact. However, the insidious role of the Pakistani government was exposed by the Karachi-based "Dawn" newspaper in its May 28 and June 13 editions, which included photographs of the demolished ruins of the Krishna temple and details of the government's desire to demolish the temple for the past 6 months.

For the rest of this informative press release, click URL above.


2. Beliefnet Looking for "Great Teachers" of Hinduism

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, May 30, 2006: Beliefnet web site posted the following request: "Have you heard a great teachers speak about Hinduism recently? Do you have a favorite spiritual leader you wish the rest of the world could learn from? Beliefnet is looking for the best Hindu teachers and preachers in America to take part in a new video initiative. If you would like to recommend a priest, community leader, teacher, or other spiritual leader, please let us know their name and where they are based." You can access the site for suggestions at the url above.


At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest Horst Rechelbacher; the founder of the Aveda Corp and now involvolved in his new effort in naturpathic/ayerveydic remedies =Intellegent Nutirents.

Horst has served with the United Nations Council of Private Enterprise involved in matters of preserving the Amazon rain forest and was one of the first to urge Americans to embrace the teachings of the shamans. He followed the teachings of Harvard ethnobiologist Richard Schultes, in this aspect of his work.

His baseline for all his achievements is the study of Yoga and Ayerveydic medicine, of which he has degress in from India. He has also done extensive work in allopathic medicine at the Univ. of MN. Medical school.

Horst, as he is known to his millions of followers in cosmetic business -- started here in America as a hairstylist who barely spoke English. However, he was also considered one of the very best stylists in the world.

He sold Aveda to Estee Lauder, after starting his first business in a small suburban beauty shop in St. Louis Park MN; for about $400,000,000.00. A very large sum in mid 90's and has made many times over that since!

He incorparates Hinduism and Eastern thought into all his "hair/cosmetic" shows. He also once owned a chain of Aveda beauty schools & incorporated eastern teachings into all aspects of his work. His Aveda lifestyle stores also sell yoga/Hindu books, herbs as well as offering classes on eastern thought incorporating stress controll.

He is the most amazing and achieved person I have had the honor of meeting. (I was just a student who got my done frequently; the wonderful days of glamour and Jackie O were my role models).


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