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Dharma & Yoga Fest 2013, RTP, NC


Several cultural organizations have teamed up to celebrate first ever grand festival of Dharma and Yoga Fest in the Triangle. Through day-long activities, learn about dharmic values, holistic approach to Yoga that leads to stress relief, personal growth and complete happiness to entire family. There will be something for everyone in the festival! Talks, panel discussions, yoga demonstration, yoga booths,  chanting, food stalls, fun games for children,  face painting and of course traditional dances and skits.  There is no pre requisite/knowledge about Yoga is required to attend the program.

The event will also commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, who brought Yoga to the United States in 1893. Swamiji’s uniquely advanced Dharma in the modern era. The ideas introduced by him to America, such as Yoga, Karma, and the spiritual oneness of humanity, continue to have a growing appeal. This has also led to the popularity of practices such as Hatha Yoga and meditation. The Dharmika concept of the plurality of spiritual paths invoked by Swami ji in his Chicago Address finds continuing relevance even today in resolving religious conflict.

Keynote speech is by well-known author and speaker Stephen Knapp (

Entry to festival is free so bring everyone with you. The festival is co-sponsored by "Hindu Society of North Carolina" and coordinated by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh with planning advice and support from the Town of Morrisville.