Building Communities


Shakha karyakartas from Arjuna shakha (Centerville, Fremont) approached the City of Newark, CA mayor to present the SEWA activities they have been involved in the Alameda county. Mayor Al Nagy, was very courteous and responded to our email with an appointment on 09/09. Mayor Al Nagy was very courteous and presented us a brief history of the city. 

 

Highlights of our meeting with the mayor:

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HSS strives to facilitate Dharma practice in all aspects of life. By helping organize Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, we intend to engage, learn, cherish and preserve for future generations the ever present Dharma. Kids also see increases in creativity and engagement twith the whole family. These day there are only very few places where one can see grand parents, parents and kids together for a celebration.

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Aligned with the Hindu philosophy of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which translates to the whole world is one society, the shakhas of the Great Lakes Vibhag engaged with the larger community and presented Surya Namaskar workshops throughout the region during the month of January 2020. Sun Salutation workshops have become an annual feature throughout the USA for the past 10+ years with growing acceptance at public schools, community organizations and public offices .

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Performing Selfless service or Sewa is considered an essential devotional practice of indirectly serving God and living a religious life that is a benefit to others. The Bhagavad Gita also teaches these values by saying "Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service."

 

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