on Aug. 7, 2010
Relevance of Bhagavad-Gita in contemporary world was discussed when Radhanath Swami, an International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) guru; and Rajan Zed, Hindu statesman; met at Reno (USA) on August three.
Other topics discussed were spirituality, harmonious co-existence, salvation, bhakti-yoga, vegetarianism, Hinduism in Europe, charity, world peace and unity, Vedanta, service, rituals and their meaning, etc.
Radhanath Swami, 59, a senior monk who has recently published a memoir “The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami", is headquartered in Mumbai (India) where he has reportedly initiated various social action and community development programs, missionary hospitals, eco-friendly farms-schools-ashrams, etc. He is spiritual advisor to actor-comedian Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and travels around the globe.
Rajan Zed is president of Universal Society of Hinduism and one of the panelists for “On Faith”, a prestigious interactive conversation on religion produced jointly by Newsweek and washingtonpost.com. He has been awarded “World Interfaith Leader Award” by National Association of Interchurch and Interfaith Families.