Seeing God Everywhere:

Exploring Hindu Spirituality

August 26, 2023
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
With Dr. Jeffery D. Long and Professor Randall Zachman

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Available in person and via livestream

The goal of this retreat is to come to a deeper understanding of Hindu spirituality in a way that is beneficial to members of all religious traditions and worldviews, without blurring the distinctions between our varied ways of believing and practicing. This day-long retreat, consisting of talks, discussions, and a meditation session, led by Hindu scholar and practitioner Jeffery Long, will explore the theme of seeing God everywhere, both in some of the classic Scriptures of the Hindu tradition, and in the spiritual practices that make such vision possible.


9:30 AM: Registration and light hospitality

10:00 AM:

Part 1: The Encounter: My journey to the Hindu tradition

Part 2: Hindu Philosophy and Theology: Reflections from the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Sutra

12:00 Noon: Lunch* At Norbu or bring your own and dine at Norbu

1:30 PM:

Part 1: The Yogas of Action and Devotion

Part 2: The Yogas of Wisdom and Meditation

*Lunch at Norbu includes choice of protein, lentil soup, 3 veggie sides, 2 chutneys and onion rings, rice and poppadum and drink: $23, including tax and gratuity.



Bundling discounts available

Mercy Seminar, Term 3

with Prof. Randall Zachman
Thursdays 7 - 8:30 PM; via Zoom

Beginning September 23rd
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About the Speakers

Jeffery Long, Professor of Religion & Asian Studies, Elizabethtown University

Dr. Jeffery D. Long, the Carl W. Zeigler Professor of Religion, Philosophy, and Asian Studies, specializes in the religions and philosophies of India. He is the author of several books and numerous articles, as well as the editor of the series Explorations in Indic Traditions for Lexington Books.

In 2020, he received Elizabethtown College’s Ranck Award for Excellence in Research, and in 2022, his book, Hinduism in America: A Convergence of Worlds, received the Rajinder and Jyoti Gandhi Book Award for Excellence in Theology, Philosophy, and Critical Reflection from the Dharma Academy of North America.

He has spoken in numerous venues, both national and international, including Princeton University, Yale University, the University of Chicago, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Delhi University, and has also given three talks at the United Nations.

Randall C. Zachman, Professor Emeritus of Reformation Studies University of Notre Dame

Randall Zachman is Professor Emeritus of Reformation Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in theology for twenty-six years, and is currently an adjunct instructor in theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is a lifelong Episcopalian. Randall received his undergraduate degree in religion at Colgate University, his Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School, and his PhD at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

He is the author and editor of several books on Martin Luther and John Calvin, and has also published articles and chapters on the theology of Søren Kierkegaard and Karl Barth. He has spent his career teaching the history of Christian theology, including seminars on the Old and New Testaments.

For the past fifteen years, he has been a member of the International Theology Conference at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem in which Jewish, Muslim and Christian scholars study and dialogue together. He lives in Lancaster with his wife, The Rev. Dr. Carrie Call, who is the Transitional Conference Minister of the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ. Their son Johnny lives in Austin, Texas.

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