14th Annual Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference in USA – Sustaining Temples and Institutions

The 14th annual Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC) is being led by the VHPA NJ chapter and it will be held from September 20 to 22, 2019 in East Hanover, New Jersey, USA. This year’s theme, “Sustaining Temples and Institutions: Building Security and Strength through Processes, Outreach and Seva,” will delve into the challenges facing Hindu temples and institutions as technology and social changes affect traditional beliefs and practices.

Around the globe we are seeing an increase in the number of disruptive and ignorant acts targeting religious institutions that threaten our safety within our places of worship. To protect ourselves and our Dharma, we must educate ourselves and the community while building awareness by connecting Hindus and non-Hindus alike through outreach and seva.

The 14th annual HMEC conference will give Hindu leaders the opportunity to understand how current events impact the safety of temples and institutions, and develop ways to strengthen temple management, religious programs, youth engagement, serving seniors and society.

HMEC was conceptualized by VHPA as a platform for Hindu temples and organizations to network, with the joint mission of strengthening and sustaining temples and building effective leadership, and facilitate new generation of Hindu leadership in North America.

To learn more about HMEC and to register for HMEC 2019, please visit

Bhagvad Gita Scholarship for Middle and High School Students

Coalition of Hindu Youth (CHY) / Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC) announces ‘The Bhagvad Gita Sanatan Dharma Scholarship’ which aims to promote independent research, focusing on the rational foundation and the teachings of the Bhagvad Gita.

The Bhagvad Gita is a well-known Hindu spiritual text that is universally accepted not just for its sanctity, but also as a guide for day-to-day life i.e. “a handbook of life.” Messages from Bhagvad Gita such as: “Inaction in action and action in inaction,” are within the reach of common seeker of all ages.

Eligibility for the scholarship is extended to any student who is currently enrolled in the United States education system at the middle school and high school levels.