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Dr. Ramdas Lamb Engages with the Question: What Was Your Path to Hinduism?
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  • Ramdas Lamb, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Alfred Benney, Fairfield University
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What was your path to Hinduism? Dr. Ramdas Lamb discusses his upbringing as an Italian Catholic, and his interest in Buddhism as a young adult. After hitchhiking through Japan, Europe and the Middle East, Dr. Lamb was attracted to a spiritual teacher and became a Hindu monk for eight years. He attributes his diverse and tolerant spirituality to his Italian Catholic mother and his Hindu teacher.

Playing Time: 5:40 minutes

About the Interviewee:

Dr. Ramdas Lamb is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii. He specializes in comparative religion and the religious traditions of India. From 1969 to 1978 he lived in India as a Hindu monk and he has also studied the traditions and practices of the Ramnami community. Dr. Lamb is President and co-founder of the Sahayog Foundation.

About the Interviewer:

Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.

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Ramdas Lamb and Alfred Benney. "Dr. Ramdas Lamb Engages with the Question: What Was Your Path to Hinduism?" (1999)
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