In recognition of International Women’s Day

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O Mother! Let all my speech be your prayer; let all my crafts and technology be your worship and be the mystic gestures of my hand, adorning you. May all my movements become your devotional circumambulations. May everything I eat or drink be oblations to you. Let my lying down in rest and sleep be prostrations to you. Mother! Whatever I do, may all that become a sacramental service and worship for you.
— Adi Sankaracharya’s ‘Hymn to the Divine ...

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Vice President of HFE hosts a Multifaith Event in the Netherlands

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“On the 28th of January members of the five main religions in the Netherlands (Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and Christians) held a
interreligious meeting to share their common values about freedom and democracy.
This is a tradition that began with the silver jubilee of the Queen Beatrix in 2005.
This tradition is still going and Princess Beatrix supports these interreligious celebrations with her attendance.
The meeting was held at the academy building of the University of Utrecht and the host was Bikram Lalbahadoersing,
Vice president of the committee ...
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Thought for the Day, as Broadcasted on BBC Radio 4, 30 December 2013 by our President Bharti Tailor

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Good morning and Namaste

With the excitement of Christmas cleared away, we are now entering that time of year when the western world starts reflecting on the past twelve months. Evaluating and determining the resolutions to make in order to improve the coming year.  It’s the opportunity to leave behind a failed strategy or policy and start afresh, a new beginning – emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually.

As Michael Palin will have seen on his travels not all cultures ...

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World Yoga Day Participation – Yogic Traditions Unite for World Peace

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Vedic tradition says that to gain prosperity, austerities or yajna must be done; often it is in the form of a sacrifice of some kind. For such a cause as world peace, the magnitude of the sacrifice is difficult to imagine. However, the Portuguese Yoga Confederation has formulated a plan.

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On June 21st, the summer solstice or longest day of the year; considered an auspicious ...

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Hindu Forum of Europe at the Hindu World Summit Bali, Indonesia

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With the release of the popular film “Eat. Pray. Love.” Bali has become a household name, known for its exotic culture and beautiful environment. It is also, maybe not so well-known, as one of the largest Hindu populations in the world per capita having a culture of Hinduism for thousands of years deep within its roots. Hindu traditions are practiced in everyday life, with their own Balinese flavor.
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High-Level Religious Leaders Meeting EU Commission

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Roundtable discussions at the EU Commission - Brussels with Religious Leaders
Roundtable discussions at the EU Commission – Brussels with Religious Leaders

“Some faiths are more equal than others [… ] creating an unequal society and citizen,” Bharti Tailor of the Hindu Forum of Europe said last week at the EU Commission’s High-Level Religious Leaders meeting, including “indigenous people who adopt Hinduism [who are] treated as 2nd class.”

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President of the Hindu Forum of Europe visits University of Bedfordshire, UK

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Failing all her A Levels aged 18 did not deter Bharti Tailor from pursuing a degree and successful career.

The mum-of-two was in her thirties when she decided to do study for a degree.

This week Bharti returned to her alma mater at the invitation of the Alumni Relations Office – 16 years after graduating, as a woman who runs her own consultancy firm and represents two million Hindus as President of the Hindu Forum of Europe.

Last summer her key engagements included ...

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Welcome

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The Hindu Forum of Europe extends condolences to the Namdhari Community on the loss of Satguru Jagjit Singhji. May Satguruji’s Atma rest in peace and may the community find solace in prayer.

Om Shanti! Shanti! Shanti

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Hindus launch pan-European forum in Brussels – Religions for Peace – European Council for Religious Leaders

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cropped-DSC_01602.jpgThe Hindu Forum of Europe was launched on Wednesday 13 June in the European Parliament building in Brussels. The ceremony was hosted by British member of the European Parliament Robert Evans who underlined the importance of Hindus in Europe interacting with EU institutions. The newly elected president of the forum, Sudharshan Bhatia, said “Now European legislators and policy makers will have a forum to communicate effectively with a community that has made ...

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