Hinduism Today is a magazine reporting Hindu
Dharma in the broadest sense from social to spiritual issues.
Surprisingly, it is run by western swamis. Hinduism Today had a
similar approach as the groups I was working with in India. I began
a dialogue with them, mainly on historical issues but also on
Ayurveda and Vedic astrology and eventually on conversion issues.
Hinduism Today was influenced by Ram Swarup and
Sitaram Goel. They called Ram Swarup, "Perhaps Hinduisms
most cogent analyst." Subrahmanya Swami, the head and sadguru
of the ashram, though born in the West, has come to embody the
wisdom, virtues and ideals of Hinduism. He is an articulate writer
and speaker on Hindu causes as his many books like Dancing with
Shiva, Merging with Shiva, and Loving Ganesha so beautifully reveal.
His western swami disciples are of a similar caliber, combining
discipline, insight and dedication. They are particularly alert on
the issues of the missionaries and the mischief they are causing
within Hindu society.
A few years later I visited
their ashram in Hawaii, which is like a paradise, the astral plane
on earth or swarga loka. It is a Shangri-La like setting on Kauai,
the oldest and most verdant of the lush Hawaiian Islands, with
wonderful gardens, waterfalls and pools.