Temple of Light: Highlights from the Dedication for All World Religions and Interfaith Unity
July 6, 2019
On Saturday, July 6, 2019, of the 50th Anniversary of Ananda celebration, there was a panel of eight spiritual leaders representing the various world religions. We have built niches into the outer walls of Temple of Light and placed there sacred religious symbols, making the temple truly a temple of all religions, as Paramhansa Yogananda did with his temples, which he called “Churches of all Religions.”
During this special occasion, a panel of eight teachers spoke about how light shines from each of their faiths. A dear friend made a comment afterwards that was shared by many: “I have read, heard about, and longed for interfaith unity. Today I experienced it. Now that we know what it is, we must go forward and share it with others.”
Special thanks to Brahmachari Aditya Gait from Pune (India) representing Hinduism, Daljit Singh from Delhi (India) representing Sikhism, Tom Trabin from California (El Cerrito) representing Buddhism, Dr. Lo Sprague from Los Angeles (CA) representing Christianity; Imam Jamal Rahman from Seattle (WA) representing Islam, Rabbi Ted Falcon from Seattle (WA), representing Judasim, Nayaswami Devi from Ananda representing Self-Realization, and Nayaswami Jyotish from Ananda representing The Light of all Religions.