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  • Sri Daya Mata, Guiding Light for U.S. Hindus, Dies at 96

    12/05/2010 12:31:09 AM PST · by Cronos · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3-Dec-2010 | Dennis Hevesi
    Sri Daya Mata, who for more than five decades was the leader of one of the most influential Hindu groups in the United States and an ardent advocate of the healing power of meditation, died on Tuesday at the group’s retreat for nuns in Los Angeles. She was 96. The society, whose monks and nuns adopt Indian names, teaches that there is a unifying truth behind all religious experience, and the group encourages its members to honor their roots in other faiths. Most members follow a vegetarian diet, practice yoga, chant and meditate Sri Daya Mata, who was born Faye...