Hinduism In America
Join Dr. Jagdish Dave on this fun filled and interactive session on Hinduism on America. Dr Dave will explore how Hinduism has evolved over the decades and what it means to be a Hindu in America. This is a free event, suitable for all age groups and youth is encouraged to attend.
This class is spread over ten sessions held every Saturday from 4:00-5:00PM, starting Feb 01, 2020.
Kindly Note: Attendees to are requested to dress appropriately to respect the sanctity of the Temple.
During each session select verses from the Bhagwad Gita will be discussed.
The topics disscussed will be:
Week 1. Basics of Hinduism
Week 2. Essential Hindu Texts and Recent Indian-American Additions
Week 3. Americanization of Hinduism
Week 4. Social Norms for Indian-Americans
Week 5. Indian Music and Arts on US Shores
Week 6. Hinduism and Major World Religions
Week 7. Hinduism and Medicine & Health
Week 8. Hindu Festivals Taking Root in the US
Week 9. Intergenerational Perspectives
Week 10. Potpourri
About Dr. Dave:
Jagdish (JP) Dave’
JP was a community leader in the Chicago south suburbs for many years before retiring to Phoenix, Arizona. He has had an enriching educational, experiential and professional background in Eastern and Western cultures. He was a Sanskrit scholar in India and came to the US on a Fulbright scholarship to earn his PhD at the University of Chicago. He also completed a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. He taught for many years as a professor at Governors State University and currently splits his time staying with his daughter in Phoenix, Arizona during the fall/winter months and his son in Naperville, Illinois, during the spring/summer months. He continues his private practice blending eastern and western approaches to counseling and officiates Hindu and interfaith marriages as a practicing Hindu priest.