December 28, 2020
– yoga and art of war – guha – paki embassy – new members – registration as not for profit – re-design website – identify core goals – CAA and new westminister – Started visiting temples – support started to grow – Identified CBC issues – Identified issue with Global news – Released few educational videos – initiated talks with Hindu federation
2018 & 2019
December 30, 2019
These were quiet and formative period. Most of the time it was mailers to multiple orgs / people, getting website running, trying to build up public support and understanding the process & dynamics of activism.
July 7, 2016
Initiated a series of communication with him on the subject of Hindu-Catholic dialogue. To his credit and unlike Mr.Kripyananda, he had the civility to respond to dialogue, though he did not address any of the concerns raised by us.
November 15, 2015
Close to 10 emails + 1 team visit + 4 phone messages were sent to Vedanta Society, Toronto, inviting them for talks on this misuse of Hinduism, and they haven’t responded so far. Wonder what should be the next step?
Discovery of Vedanta Society
August 20, 2015
On a further probe, A Hindu chaplain with University of Toronto Mr.Kripayananda was identified. following his lead, it was discovered he has a Hindu attire & Identity but pursues Christian practices and beliefs. That raised the question, how can a person with Christian beliefs claim to represent Hindus? This gentleman is a regular invitee at Sringeri Temple and sounds like having close connections with Mr.Lakshmanan, current President of Sringeri Temple, Toronto.
July 15, 2015
When communication was opened with Sringeri Temple, we saw it as purely a local initiative and to cover up the lapse they implied we have “objectives” with the Temple. To counter that, the term Dwarapalakas was formed. Our role is strictly at the gates of Temples, and to protect Hindu space from encroachment.We consider it to have the blessings of Sankaracharya himself.
Probe & Discovery
May 1, 2015
On researching Mr.Reid Locklin, a intricate model of new kind of Evangelism was discovered. We named in Academic evangelism as it was connecting Toronto University & Hindu Temples of Toronto.It was operating under the title, “Hindu Catholic dialogue”. The dialogue was a christian initative!
Sringeri – The shock treatment
April 29, 2015
On Sankara Jayanthi day, a declared evangelical Mr.Reid Locklin was invited to make a speech to Hindus at Sringeri Temple Toronto. He concluded his extended speech by asking Hindus to show “vivekam” towards Christianity. This was a new kind of Evangelism!