At the Hindu Ashram and Temple, attendees were greeted by our colleagues with warm hospitality. Then the participants did an in-depth tour of the space revealing the blueprint of Hindu architectural design, followed by a conversation about their teachings, spiritual journeys, and dialogue over a delicious meal.
Chinmaya Mission follows the Vedic teacher-student tradition and makes available the ageless wisdom of Advaita Vedanta, the knowledge of universal oneness, providing the tools to realize the wisdom in one’s life. As a spiritual movement that aims for inner growth at individual and collective levels.
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About the event:
This will be an interfaith visit with representatives from at least 6 different religions present to explore the sacred space of this Hindu Ashram. This visit is run by Sharing Sacred Spaces and is part of the Interreligious Communities Project taking place in Northern Virginia. There will be 7 visits to different sacred spaces as part of this program. There will be 7 “experiences” in fact; not just visits. We go deep into the architectural design of each space which opens up new avenues for connecting the material and the spiritual. Members of each congregation will also share their worldview, spiritual journeys, and history. We then share a meal and dialogue. Join us for one visit or all of them!
About this community:
Chinmaya Somnath serves a growing community in Fairfax and Loudon counties of Northern Virginia. It is a Hindu organization that follows the Vedic teacher-student tradition and makes available the ageless wisdom of Advaita Vedanta, the knowledge of universal oneness, providing the tools to realize the wisdom in one’s life.
Vedanta, the essential core of Hinduism, is the universal science of life, relevant to all people of all backgrounds and faiths as a way to enhance one’s faith. As a spiritual movement that aims for inner growth at individual and collective levels, the mission offers a wide array of Vedanta study forums, promotes Indian classical art forms, and operates numerous social service projects. To date, millions worldwide have benefited directly or indirectly from Chinmaya Mission’s offerings.