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Tag: United States of America

Swami Vivekananda at Parliament of Religions. Parliament of Religion, 1893

How Americans came to embrace meditation, and with it, Hinduism

The first time the American public formally learned about Hinduism was through the World’s Parliament of Religions, a gathering of practitioners of different faith traditions, which took place in Chicago in 1893. It was at that time when the American public first saw and heard people from “Eastern” religions, including Hindus and Buddhists, on their own soil.