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Spiritual but not Religious people
By:Rajiv Malhotra, India
Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 1:24 am

The "Spiritual But Not Religious" Movement: A Hindu Conversation

Rajiv Malhotra discusses this rapidly expanding movement in the West with the head of the Himalayan Academy, a Hindu organization based in Hawaii.

They share perspectives on:

What this SBNR identity means
Why so many Westerners leave Judeo-Christian identities to classify themselves as SBNR.
How SBNR relates to Hindu dharma
Why these SNBR Westerners do not wish to call themselves Hindus.
What would be a better approach to secure Westerners who like many aspects of Hinduism but do not call themselves Hindus
The responsibility of Hindu teachers in this regard.
The opportunities and threats Hinduism faces from the SBNR movement.‚Äč