New Thought Center of Hawai`i

A Sanctuary of Aloha for the nourishment, development, and evolution of each individual's unique spiritual path.
Weaving a Lei of Love 
FREE child care during Sunday Services.
New Thought Center of Hawai'i
81-6587 Mamalahoa Highway, C302
Pualani Terrace
Kealakekua, HI 96750

mail to: PO Box 333, Kealakekua, HI 96750
Sunday, October 26, 2014
10 am
Diwali Celebration
with Manuel Roberto
music by Bernice & Manuel Roberto
Gourmet Potluck Luncheon follows service
​Childcare is available for the service
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Stories from the Hindu Classics: Lord Rama and the celebration of Diwali.
Manuel Roberto will tell stories from the sacred epic " the Ramayana". He will also elucidate the connection between the story of Lord Rama and the Hindu holiday Diwali, celebrated in India in late October. Manuel and his wife Bernice will play and sing music related to this event. Manuel plays flute and tabla drums, Bernice plays harp, keyboard and harmonium. Musical selections will include the main theme song played at the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. The program will include references to Gandhi and his peace movement.
Diwali is the Festival of Lights to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. The main theme is the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after defeating the demon Ravana. It is also celebrated by Jains and other groups in different contexts. It is also a celebration about Goddess Laxmi representing prosperity.
Manuel is a long time member of New Thought and a past president of the Board of trustees. Born in Spain, he has traveled extensively throughout the world, studying the musical and spiritual traditions of diverse cultures. He has a deep knowledge of Hinduism which he has practiced for several decades. In creating the program for New Thought, he draws on his experience as Artistic Director of the Vedic Cultural center in Berkeley, and later, Artistic Director of The Sanctuary, an Interfaith cultural center in New York City. While there, he performed the theatrical production of The Mahabharata, an off- Broadway production, he collaborated with many poets, dancers, actors, and musicians to create theatrical events with spiritual themes.
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