Monthly Archives: November 2010
Session 8C: Effectively Integrating Youth and Young Adults into Mandirs
Session 9: Summary of the Workshop Sessions
Session 5: It’s All About Collaboration
Session 4: Sharing Hindu Community Presence Through Festivals & Seva
Major festivals celebrations at Hindu Temples can become an opportunity to share with the local community. Temples are not only places of worship but centers of art, culture and Seva. Hindu festivals, in addition to being colorful and joyful, are imbued with deep spiritual and social significance. The art forms of India have their roots in the temples and serve as a tool for learning as well as teaching of the sublime. Seva offerings during festivals can include a mini health fair or a food drive for the mainstream community.
Session 3: HMEC Update and Report on Selected Projects
Lay the framework with update on HMEC and reports on selected on-going projects.
Session 2: Welcome Session
Session 12: Closure
Session 11: Community Involvement through Mandirs
Hindu mandirs need to be part of the community where they are located. The best way to be a good neighbor is through community outreach and service to the needy.
Session 10: Management and Administration of Mandirs
There are several common elements as to how the majority of temples in the US came into existence and flourished. However, only a small percentage has spent the time to develop strategic planning and tangible metrics to measure their attainment. This approach will necessitate assessment of their current status, re-evaluation of their practices and instituting appropriate changes for sustained growth. What are the best practices that have been used by successful mandirs, large and small? What are the constraints under which mandirs operate? What are the practical issues facing the mandirs and methods for their resolution?