Various faiths come together to bless high school graduates in Sparks

SUBMITTED BY RAJAN ZED In a remarkable interfaith gesture, an interfaith baccalaureate service was held for graduating students of Sparks area high schools on June one evening, whose theme was “Faith-Hope-Love”. Besides Presbyterian and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) religious leaders, Hindu leader Rajan Zed also participated in this interfaith blessing […]

Rajan Zed receives Interfaith Leadership Award

Debbie McCarthy, Rajan Zed, Beth Williams, Dave Asher and Sandy Bountis

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Reno-based religious leader Rajan Zed has been awarded the “Northern Nevada Interfaith Leadership Award.” The wording of the award, presented on May 31 in Reno by Dave Asher, executive director of Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-Op and Green Chamber of Commerce, says, “to Inter-Religious Statesman Rajan Zed for his leadership efforts to create […]

Reno Hindu leader to participate in Hartford Seminary religious leadership seminar

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Reno-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will partake in the “Religious Leadership in an Interfaith World” seminar of the prestigious Hartford Seminary in Connecticut June 6-10. About 30 religious leaders from all over USA, including one from Switzerland, will be attending this seminar. They include Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish and more. […]

Hindus reject ‘end of the world’ theories

Rajan Zed. Photo by Debbie McCarthy.

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Hindus have rejected “end of the world” proclamations, saying that time is considered cyclical in Hinduism and not linear. One such declaration said that “God will destroy the world” on May 21, 2011. Hindu leader Rajan Zed said this week that ancient Hindu scriptures Upanishads point to the cyclical/non-ending nature of time […]

Area Baha’is celebrate “12th day of Ridvan”

A group photo taken on the occasion. Rajan Zed (in saffron attire) can be seen standing in the middle. Picture by Debbie McCarthy

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Area Baha’is celebrated “12th day of Ridvan” festival in Reno on May two evening. Festivities included reciting prayers, listening to devotional music, reading from scripture, and ending with sharing food. In a remarkable interfaith gesture, area Hindu leader Rajan Zed concluded the prayer part of the festival by reciting prayer from ancient […]

Interfaith-panel of Nevada Episcopal Convention to be presided over by Hindu leader Zed

Hindu leader Rajan Zed (left) with Episcopal Bishop Dan T. Edwards (right).

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Hindu leader Rajan Zed will preside over the interfaith-panel at Episcopal Diocese of Nevada Convention to be held in Reno on October 14-16. According to Right Reverend Dan T. Edwards, Episcopal Bishop of Nevada, theme of the Convention will be—“Who is my neighbor?” The interfaith-panel, consisting of […]

Nevada Assembly opened with ancient Hindu prayers

Rajan Zed (right) with Nevada Assembly Speaker John Oceguera just before the Hindu opening prayer. Statue of Lord Ganesh can be seen in the front.

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE The Nevada Assembly reverberated with Sanskrit mantras from ancient Hindu scriptures in Carson City yesterday. Hindu leader Rajan Zed delivered an invocation from Sanskrit scriptures before the Assembly. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of […]

Hindu monk welcomed in Reno

From left to right—Nicholas Frey of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Swami Vedananda, Hindu leader Rajan Zed, yoga exponent Rachelle Lanning.

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE Audience belonging to different religions and denominations listened intently to well-known Hindu monk Swami Vedananda from California in Reno on April 18 evening in an event organized by Universal Society of Hinduism (USH). Welcoming Swami, Nicholas Frey, one of the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in the […]

Unique Hindu baccalaureate service enters 4th year at UNR

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE A Hindu baccalaureate service (Dikshant Utsav), held for the first time in the western United States at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008, entered its fourth year last evening. Organized by the Indian Student Organization at UNR and Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, it blessed the graduating class in the traditional Hindu […]

Reno Hindu leader Zed honored at Golden Temple of Sikhs

Zed in temple

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Reno-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was honored with a siropa on March 19 in Amritsar (India) in the Golden Temple complex, which contains the holiest shrine and highest seat of Sikhism. A siropa (robe of honor) was presented by Punjab Education and Language Minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan […]