Friday, January 11, 2013

Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birthday

Tomorrow, Saturday, is Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birthday. So what? If you meditate or practice yoga, you might want to thank Swami Vivekananda who introduced Hinduism to the western world at the Parliament of Religions in 1893. He was born on Jan. 12, 1863 in India. Here's a NY Times story from 2010 about Vivekananda called "How Yoga Won the West. And here is a link to his speech at the Chicago Parliament in 1893.

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