Recipe Corner – How to make Eggless Blue Berry Muffins

Berries are in season and fresh blue berries are always inviting ,so let us make something special for all day self-indulgence light and succulent Eggless Blue Berries Muffins. Six Serves  Ingredients  1 cup all-purpose flour (135 grams) 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 teaspoon cornflour 1/2 cup fresh blueberries […]

Talk: Preparation for Meditation

Talk by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, senior nun of Ramakrishnba Order Via Zoom Sunday 26 September – 11 am to 12.30 pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Recorded and uploaded later to the Vedanta Society of NSW’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/vedantasocietyofnsw Program: Talk by Pravrajika Gaytriprana Guided Meditation by Pravrajika Ajayaprana In this Talk: Any endeavour to be successful needs sufficient preparation before […]

Raja Yoga Monthly Talk: Sept

Sunday 19 September: 11 am to 12.30 pm via Zoom Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88634914266?pwd=c2l3OHcrbnUwS1FjQUVtRi9FOUNwdz09 Program: Talk and PowerPoint Presentation by Pravrajika Gayatriprana, senior nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order Question and Answer/ Discussion In this Talk: We continue study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Chapter 3: Yogic Powers. Through Raja Yoga, we develop great […]

Science of Happiness According to Yoga Vedanta – Discussion Series

Friday 10 September 7.30 – 8.45 pm Via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88434388900?pwd=UHI5cDRyZW9SZzdrRGN1bkdmV2h3Zz09 Discussion led by Pravrajika Gayatriprana – Senior Nun of Sri Sarada Math of the Ramakrishna Order THEMES: The demarcation between consciousness and thoughts. The value of ‘pure awareness,’ witnessing our thoughts and emotions. The joyful state of ‘flow,’ complete absorption in a task or experience. […]

Meditate in May – Australia’s largest Meditation Movement

A MONTH OF GUIDED MEDITATIONS WHERE WE WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO MEDITATE. Register for Meditate in May to participate in 31 Days of free live guided Meditations. You will meditate with expert meditation teachers, learn simple breathing techniques and receive Community Support to get you started on your meditation journey […]

Why Hindus don’t eat NON-VEG food?

There are three qualities in food; सत्व, रजस् & तमस्। In our body too there are these three qualities & powers. Lets see what does these qualities do, 1. सत्व ( the quality of goodness): The food which are good in quality comes under सत्व. It is stated in the Bhagavad Geeta that, आयु:सत्त्वबलारोग्यसुखप्रीतिविवर्धना: । […]

Most sinister part of Ramdev article in New York Times Magazine is author’s own biases

By: Mat McDermott. Misreporting, prejudice, and plain old laziness in reporting on India, Hinduism, and the relationship between the two is hardly new. It has a long tradition dating back to the British Raj, upheld since independence until today. Frankly, I’m a bit jaded to it at this point. But, then some new article is […]

Making Chanting Shlokas Relevant

These days most people question the reason why we perform various rituals, e.g., chanting various Shlokas. Asking them to “just do it” or not providing believable explanation will only result in them viewing these rituals with disdain. For example, explaining that one chants Shlokas to appease God so that one can get some immediate reward […]

Creating a Space for Meditation: Considerations for all Senses

Rather than make our lives more relaxed and more simple, technology seems to have complicated them. We seem to always be connected through texts, calls, emails and social media. There may be instant messages from our employers to respond to. In addition, many people get news and weather alerts directly sent to their smartphones. Today, […]

International Yoga Day 2020

Trials for 4 AYUSH formulations against Covid-19

Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik said he is hopeful that traditional medicines will show the way to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. This type of study never happened in our country. These four candidates are – Ashwagandha, Yashtimadhu (Mulethi), Guduchi + Pippali (Giloy) and AYUSH-64, which was invented for the treatment of malaria and […]

Guduchi The Ayurvedic immunity booster

By: Dr. Naveen Shukla, BSc, B. A. M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and Surgery), Founder Director of Nature care Ayurveda,Vice president of Australasian Association of Ayurveda(AAA), State representative of AAA for NSW. The scientific name: Tinospora Cardifolia, Is one of the most valued and important Ayurvedic herbs for its multiple medicinal properties. It is also […]

Yogic Science of Wellbeing during Pandemic

By: Vijai Singhal. In these times of complete lockdown due to Coronavirus we have to keep ourselves mentally and physically active for our own wellbeing. Yoga provides a complete science of physical, mental and spiritual practices that would help us to live a healthy, happy and meaningful life and in the end help to attain […]

Best Guided Meditations For Sleep

By: Alisa Paliano. Do you find it difficult to relax in the evening? Do you lie down in bed only to have your mind suddenly filled with to-do lists and ruminations over stressful events of the past? And, once you do manage to finally drift off, is the sleep you manage to get restless and […]

Research Survey on Mantra chanting by Macquarie University

By: Gemma Perry, Macquarie University’s PhD student and a yoga expert.   Name of Project: Online Survey about Chanting Chief Investigator: Professor Bill Thompson, Director of Music, Sound and Performance Lab, Department of Psychology  You are invited to participate in a study of chanting practices. We are conducting an online survey in order to find out […]

Spiritual retreat at Darama

Spiritual retreat at Darama. Please see details in the flyer attached.

A history of Yoga

The understanding of yoga has evolved in many directions since its origin, thousands of years ago, making the history of yoga fascinating to examine. Today, our collective understanding of yoga is based on the fact that we find a studio on nearly every block. It’s based on the love of yoga wear and gear, which […]

Meditation Retreat on 17 November

Meditation Retreat on 17 November at Vedanta Hall, 15 Liverpool Road, Croydon NSW 2132

FREE Evening of Wisdom, Music, Meditation with Swami Sadyojathah

This one-off evening is an opportunity for you to be in the divine presence of a world renowned yogi. The evening will provide a unique combination of deep spiritual knowledge, an opportunity to ask Swamiji any burning questions, music (Sanskrit chants) followed by an easy meditation that will leave you inspired, calm and connected. What […]

Yoga Day Festival – United Nations 5th Annual International Yoga Day 2019

By: Janina Stokes, Yoga Teacher at asmy.org.au Rapidly growing in size every year, the iconic Australia wide Yoga Day Festival was wildly successful, engaging and fun. Bringing the community together for the United Nations International Day of Yoga, Yoga Day Festival was bigger and better than ever! Hosted by the Australian School of Meditation & […]

Oral Hygiene and Ayurveda

Ensured Oral Hygiene with Triphala Mouth Wash As the saying goes, “Better teeth, better health”. It not only enlightens us about the importance of teeth but the entire oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is important as it has a direct link to- • Memory loss • Diabetes or conditions with uncontrolled blood sugar • Kidney disorders […]

International Yoga Day 2019 – Sydney

By: Ashwani Jain, Secretary NSW Chapter, Hindu Council of Australia. Hindu Council of Australia (HCA), in association with the Consulate General of India, Sydney, celebrated the fifth International Yoga Day with much fervour in Sydney. The event was held in Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (formerly Indian Cultural Centre) on the evening of 18th June. The […]

Benefits of Spiritual meditation

By: John Parrot, Relax Like a Boss. Spiritual meditation is one of the most rewarding and inspiring practices you can introduce into your daily routine.    

An Evening with Sadhguru in Sydney

Sadhguru is a contemporary mystic whose passion spills into everything that he encounters. He imparts yogic sciences in a format easily adaptable to modern lifestyles, empowering individuals to transform their lives and take their destiny into their hands. This is an opportunity to be with Sadhguru for the first time in Sydney. This event offers […]

Pan-Australia Happiness Program with Sri Sri

An Exclusive Happiness Program which features a live online session with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living and Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique The Happiness Course is … > A 4 session, in person, immersive course. > 15 hours spread over 4 consecutive days (Thurs & Fri night and Sat & Sun […]

A selection of sayings on Yoga

By: John Parrott, Founder of Relax Like A Boss. 15 favourite yoga sayings.

Yoga Day celebration in Victoria

By: Makrand Bhagwat. Yoga Day celebration in Victoria.

Hindu Council Joins Hands with Palliative Care Victoria

By: Makarand Bhagwat, Hindu Council Victoria. HCA Vic has joined hands with Palliative Care Victoria and will soon be providing voluntary spiritual care to the Hindus who are in palliative care and looking for spirtitual support. Palliative Care – Helping people with life-limiting illness live well What is palliative care? Palliative care helps people with […]

Articles by Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari – Life Is an Opportunity! Don’t Miss It!

Bodhi Shuddhaanandaa (Formerly Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari) It is one thing to be happy when our expectations are fulfilled. But how do we sustain it? Can we keep the externals in our control all the time? Can we overcome the internal loop of anxieties and worries as we wish? How do we sustain happiness? Only when we […]

Turmeric Latte (haldi doodh) cures arthritis

By: Madhu Arora. Turmeric has been proclaimed a superfood, a health booster and it is popping up on cafe menus recently as the “golden latte” or as “turmeric latte”. It is hot milk mixed with turmeric, coconut oil, maybe a bit of honey. An essential ingredient in Indian cooking turmeric is crowned “the queen of the kitchen”. […]

International Yoga Day

By: Sai Pravastu. Hindu Council of Australia, in association with The Consulate General of India Sydney, cordially invite you for a free yoga event, to mark the occasion of the 5th International Yoga Day. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day […]

Fasting in my religion

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia had organized an Interfaith Event “Fasting in My Religion” on 25th May at Merrylands. The event was attended and addressed by various community members Sathya Kishore Babu Koodala – South Indian Religious Community, Nicholas Cherniakoff – Russian School, Murtaza Poonawala – Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community, Imam Imtiaz Ahmed Naveed Sahib […]

Know Thy Potential

By: Jiten Damudre. Maruti thought it was a red fruit and leapt towards it, and realized He could fly great heights. Did little Maruti catch the fruit? As He reached closer, He realized it wasn’t any red fruit, it was the Sun. Although He did try eating it, which made the gods afraid, and the […]

Ayurveda treatment for Anorexia (Aruchi)

Anorexia (Aruchi) Does less appetite bother you? Have you lost your hunger? No more interest in food? Understanding Anorexia (loss of appetite) through Ayurveda. Anorexia is a common problem these days in young growing population and kids. It is as dangerous as obesity, only difference is that it is on the opposite side of the […]

Yoga in South Hobart

Free Yoga @ the Goods Shed, Mac Pt Farewell Jyoti, Hello Sangita Yoga Philosophy Book Club this Friday Intro to Meditation starts 30th May       We’re sad to say that Jyoti is leaving us. She’s going to live a new life on Tassie’s beautiful NW coast. You won’t be surprised to know she […]

Ayurveda – A whole body and mind science of cure

By: Dr Naveen Shukla, Dr Vishal Sharma, Dr Nikhila Venugopal. Nature Care Ayurveda. Ayurveda, the offspring of Atharvaveda and appreciated as the fifth Veda is the holistic system of medicine to promote health and to prevent diseases. This wonderful science has put up the Indian culture into great heights and is still a recollection of […]

Are you a vegetarian? Yes Yes No No May be Don’t Know

By: Surinder Jain. Many of us including some of the most powerful men of the world are either blind or skeptic to the impending doom known in popular folklore as Climate change. But the good news is that many of us are not only aware of a heating earth but are also willing to do […]

Transformative benefits of Meditation

By: Paramhansa Yogananda. Meditation is the science of God-realization. It is the most practical science in the world. Most people would want to meditate if they understood its value and experienced its beneficial effects.         The door to the kingdom of heaven is in the subtle center of transcendent consciousness at the […]

Dont teach Baa Baa Black Sheep. Teach : Vakrathunda mahaa kaaya….

Sanskrit Effect. The chanting of long texts does, in fact, have an amazing effect on the brain. Neuroscience shows how rigorous memorising can help the brain. The term the ‘Sanskrit Effect’ was coined by neuroscientist James Hartzell, who studied 21 professionally qualified Sanskrit pandits. He discovered that memorising Vedic mantras increases the size of brain regions […]

Plant-Based Eating In Canada: The Future Is Bright

A team of Canadian researchers recently set off to explore Canadian consumer attachment to meat consumption and their willingness to adopt a plant-based diet. The study consisted of an online survey which was filled out by over a thousand respondents. Such studies typically help to get a better understanding of how populations view protein consumption […]

It is not so cool – Being Shiva

Grief-stricken Shiva sat next to a funeral pyre, sobbing… crying his heart out; perhaps this was the only reminder of the warmth, which Sati provided Him. The haunting memories of carrying Sati’s body, set ablaze in His arms, roaming across the World, made Him restless. He was angry when Vishnu cut Sati’s body into 51 […]

Meditation industry in USA alone is worth more than a billion dollars

Meditation industry in USA alone is worth more than a billion dollars- shouldn’t India get some royalty for inventing this technique asks Vijai Singhal of Hindu Council of Australia?

Stealing Hindu IP is more than plagiarism

By: Shashi Holla (WA) and Surinder Jain. Colonial or a white supremacy mind set may be clever enough to adopt Hindu practices but denies giving credit where it is due. Stealing Hindu Intellectual Property, they do not hesitate to rename and repackage so that they can sell it back to India for immense profits. Off […]

Bioethics – a Hindu Perspective

By : Dr Raj Maheshwari. (The following is an abstract of the talk delivered by the author at the conference on “Core Ethical Teachings” at NSW Parliament House on 4 March 2011). Dr Raj MaheshwariForensic Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at St John of God Health CareSydney, Australia Bioethics addresses specific ethical issues relating to science and […]

Addressing Global Warming through reducing meat consumption

By : Vijai Singhal. An Open letter to MPs and Senators. 3rd December, 2018 Dear Senators and MPs, As you already know, addressing Climate Change is the most important issue for humanity.The recent results of the Victorian State elections have clearly proved that Australian people want positive action on climate change. It has already resulted […]

Giving Tuesday promoting vegetarian diet in New York schools

By : Kelley Wind, Giving Tuesday.   I didn’t think it could happen. I didn’t believe that a New York City public school would adopt a vegetarian menu… and then become one of the highest rated schools in the state. But I was wrong.    When the school leadership and staff is fully on board, […]

ARRCC members pledge for eating less Meat

By : Surinder Jain. ARRCC – Australian Religious Response to Climate Change is a multi faith network committed to action on Climate Change. Hindu Council of Australia has been a member for more than ten years and has recently celebrated 10th Anniversary of its Eat Less Meat campaign. Members of ARRCC in Sydney met on […]

Saudi Arabia accepts Yoga is not Un-Islamic

Saudi Arabia has embraced Yoga. Yoga is widely perceived as a Hindu practice and all non-islamic practices are banned in the country. However, with its push to become aan “open, moderate Islam”, the Kingdom has recognized Yoga as a sport. [Click here to read more…]    [more…]   [and more …]

Maharishi Sushruta, a surgeon famous in Melbourne

By:Surinder Jain. The Royal Australia College of Surgeons (RACS), trains surgeons and is responsible for maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand.  It aims to foster and promote the pursuit of excellence in surgical education and actively supports innovative surgical research, aid projects in underprivileged communities, skills transfer and education programs. A statue of Surgeon Sushruta […]

City2Surf Join Hindu team to run for fun

By:Bimal Joshi.   City2Surf is a popular road running event held annually in Sydney covering a 14-kilometre course. The event is a “fun run” as well as a race, attracting both competitive runners and community participants who can choose to run or to walk.   Did you know: City2Surf is the fifth-largest running event in the […]

PM of New Zealand and MPs stop those trying to help save the environment

Beef lobby of New Zealand, if it has its way, wants to deny people choice of their food including food free of beef and free of animal products. Hindus avoid eating beef. When you are in an airplane bound to your seat for 12 hours or more, with no near by restaurants, fully dependent on […]

Yoga day at Gold Coast By ASMY

By: Samantha Doyle, ASMY, Gold Coast. The Spirit of Yoga Shines at Yoga Day Festival YOGA DAY FESTIVAL | www.yogadayfestival.com.au | asmy.org.au The sun was rising over the crystal clear Gold Coast ocean as enthusiastic volunteers began setting up the first of a relay of festivals taking place across the nation. There were tepees, brightly […]

Hindu Council Perth celebrates Internatinal Yoga Day

Hindu Council of Australia’s Perth Chapter celebrated International Yoga Day jointly with Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh.     Celeberation of 🌟International Yoga Day 🌟 Yoga Activity for about 90 Minutes: 🥁Date: 24th June 2018, Sunday. 🎷 Time: 9.30 am to 11.00am. 🤸🏻‍♀ Venue: Wanaroo Recreation Centre, 275 Scenic Drive, Wanaroo, WA. Entry: Free 🤸🏻‍♀ Reservation Not Required🤸🏼‍♂ Organised by: Hindu Council of Australia. […]

What Does Yoga Have to Do with Hinduism?

By: Hindu Human Rights Yoga is a deep science revealed by Mahadeva Himself in the Agamas. It is not just moving your arms and legs! Yoga is deeply rooted in Hinduism, sourced in Hinduism, and includes all aspects of Hinduism. It is not a “spiritual” practice alone, but is a sacred Hindu RITUAL. Any yoga […]

International Yoga Day celebrated in Sydney

By: Jay Raman IYD 2018 event continues to be successful across Australia. The day started with a sunrise yoga session at Melbourne Cricket Ground, followed by a Yoga session in the noon at Royal Adelaide Hospital. In Sydney, the event was organised at Indian Cultural Centre. The event witnessed numerous speakers/presenters touching upon various aspects […]

Why sprinkle water around food before eating

Have you ever wondered why did your grand parents sprinkle water around their food before eating. Well, here is an explanation. Watch the video.   [Click here to read more ….]

Ayush ministry seeks ISRO’s help for satellite imagery of events on Yoga Day

NEW DELHI: The Ayush Ministry has approached the country’s premier space agency ISRO for satellite imagery of the countrywide events between 7 am and 8 am on International Day of Yoga (IDY), to be observed on June 21. The ministry has sought ISRO’s assistance to get an estimate of Yoga enthusiasts who would perform at […]

Famous Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh reopens

Fifty years ago, the Beatles arrived at an unlikely location in Rishikesh at the invitation of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The visit has passed into rock’n’roll legend even as the ashram has fallen into ruin. Much of the fabled White Album was composed in these now-derelict halls and bungalows. Beatles Ashram, also known as Chaurasi Kutia, is […]

Inflight yoga launched by Cathay Pacific Airways

Hindus have welcomed the reported launch of “Travel Well with Yoga” program in all the routes of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon airlines, thus bringing yoga to the sky. In partnership with Pure Yoga, this inflight well-being program; in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese; includes series of videos on inflight entertainment screens “to help passengers […]

Fasting Can Improve the Regenerating Ability of Intestinal Cells

Fasting is an integral part of Hinduism spiritual as well as many Yoga practices. Various types of fasts for periods varying from a few hours to several days are prescribed. Now US biologists  have found that a 24-hour fast can reverse the age-related loss of intestinal stem cell function that can regenerate new intestinal cells. An […]

Study: Meditation Improves Anxiety and Cardiovascular Health

ONE HOUR OF MEDITATION can ease anxiety and improve cardiovascular health, a study from Michigan Technological University found.  After meditating for 60 minutes, researchers observed the participants had lowered heart rates and a reduction in aortic pulsatile load. Additionally, participants reported their anxiety levels were still lower a week later.     [Click here to read more ….] […]

Australian city Mayor promotes Yoga for mental health

CITY of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst has urged kids to take up yoga as a way to help maintain mental health. Mayor Dewhurst joined children at Leisure World in Thornlie to promote the centre’s junior yoga program and encouraged youths to take up yoga to help manage stress. Gosnells is a suburb of Perth, located within the City of Gosnells. Gosnells […]

Let’s Take Yoga To Work

Fret not, you can always bring yoga to your desk – here’s how! The Indian telegraph explains. [Click here to read more ….]

How Americans came to embrace meditation

In the 1960s many Americans may have only known Hinduism through meditation, but the story of this country’s relationship with Hinduism is much longer and more complex. [Read more …]