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The podcast that interviews entrepreneurs and activists, politicians and professors, journalists, entertainers, spiritual teachers, and more on how Hinduism shapes their work and lives. All American. So Hindu. Brought to you by the Hindu American Foundation.
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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 83 Ratings

The podcast that interviews entrepreneurs and activists, politicians and professors, journalists, entertainers, spiritual teachers, and more on how Hinduism shapes their work and lives. All American. So Hindu. Brought to you by the Hindu American Foundation.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    All about the Third Nature: An expansive millennia-old Hindu framework for discussing gender and sexuality

    All about the Third Nature: An expansive millennia-old Hindu framework for discussing gender and sexuality

    In this episode HAF’s Raj Rao, Suhag Shukla, Vijay Satnarine, and Mat McDermott delve into how Hindu dharma traditions have, for millennia, have recognized a Third Nature in gender and sexuality, how this framework both overlaps with contemporary LGBTQ categories and how it is distinct, as well as some guidance on how Third Nature individuals and their families can act compassionately rooted in dharma when addressing these issues. 
    Read: HAF Policy Brief - LGBTQ Rights

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    • 49 min
    Educating Hindus about our heritage and the science behind our temples, one video and workshop at a time | Prem KV

    Educating Hindus about our heritage and the science behind our temples, one video and workshop at a time | Prem KV

    In this episode Mat McDermott speaks with filmmaker Prem Kumar about his documentary series on the sage Agastyamuni, his work educating Hindus about their heritage via his YouTube channel and in-person workshops.
    PremKV on YouTube
    Tatvamasi USA workshops 
    Tatvamasi homestay

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    • 38 min
    Raja Choudhury tells us all about Swami Vivekananda, America's First Guru

    Raja Choudhury tells us all about Swami Vivekananda, America's First Guru

    In this episode Mat McDermott speaks with Raja Choudury, director of the film America’s First Guru, streaming now on PBS, which tells the story of Swami Vivekananda’s first trip to the United States and the effect it has continued to have more than a century later. 
    WATCH: America's First Guru on PBS

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    • 35 min
    Hindu at Heart: Sneha Rao, from aviation engineer to Hinduism scholar

    Hindu at Heart: Sneha Rao, from aviation engineer to Hinduism scholar

    In this episode in the Hindu At Heart series, Indu Viswanathan speaks with Sneha Rao about her journey from the aviation industry to studying Hinduism, yoga, and Hinduphobia, and starting the Hindu Decoloniality group on Facebook.


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    • 1 hr 32 min
    If you want to develop a deeper Hindu Lifestyle, Shawn Binda has something to say about that

    If you want to develop a deeper Hindu Lifestyle, Shawn Binda has something to say about that

    In this episode we speak with Shawn Binda, creator of the Hindu Lifestyle YouTube channel. We discuss his inspiration for starting the channel, his take on contemporary Hindu issues from his Indo-Caribbean Canadian perspective, and much more.
    Watch: Hindu Lifestyle

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    • 35 min
    What does the West get wrong about yoga? Far more than it gets right, say Shyam Ranganathan and Vijay Satnarine.

    What does the West get wrong about yoga? Far more than it gets right, say Shyam Ranganathan and Vijay Satnarine.

    In this episode we have a moderated discussion about yoga, colonialism, attitudes about yoga that are coming out of the DEI space. Taking part in this discussion are HAF’s Vijay Satnarine and scholar Shyam Ranganathan, with Mat McDermott moderating.
    Read more about Shyam Ranganathan https://www.yogaphilosophy.com/bio
    Shyam’s latest book: Yoga-Anticolonial Philosophy 

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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Hindu at Heart

The Hindu at Heart series is an invaluable resource for people to get to know — and learn from — authentic Sanātanis. It’s time for Hindu voices, stories, and lived experiences to be amplified.

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Great work

As a Hindu convert, this podcast opens the real world of modern Hinduism in the United States. This is a life saver. Keep up the great work!

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Diversified topics covered

Love that wide variety of topics that impact Hindus are covered here.

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