A young girl dances at a Pow Wow at Standoff.
Tibetan Buddhist monks in religious ceremony.
Muslim women celebrate the end of Ramadan in Paramaribo, Java.
A Sikh woman lights an offering lamp on Baisakhi at the Golden
Meditation by the Ganga (Ganges) River, Varanasi, India.
Lighting candles during Santo Nino de Cebu celebration.
Hindu woman in Dhaka, Bangladesh, celebrates the final day of
Durga Puja, worship of Divine Mother.
woman praying the rosary, Bavarian Forest, Germany.
A monk meditates beside a temple pool at Chua Tu Pagoda, Vietnam.
A Jewish scribe studies an old Torah scroll.
Members of the Shembe faith, a Christian/Zulu tradition, sing
and dance during an annual pilgrimage north of Durban, South
December - A
global candlelight vigil for peace in Katonah, New York.
founded in 1974 by Prabhushri Swami Amar Jyoti, maintains
Ashrams and Spiritual Centers in the United States devoted
to the principles of Truth and Dharma (Righteousness) and
the freeing of human consciousness into Divine Consciousness.
Monastic disciples reside at the Ashrams in Colorado and
Arizona and, along with lay devotees, gather twice weekly
for Satsang and daily for aarati (Sanskrit mantras and worship),
meditation, chanting and karma yoga (selfless service). Every
facet of life is seen as part of spiritual practice.