Gadadhara Pandit Dasa – First Hindu Chaplain for Columbia University

December 2, 2013

This week’s Point of Inquiry features Gadadhara Pandit Dasa, first ever Hindu Chaplain for Columbia University and New York University, the interfaith chaplain at Union Theological Seminary, and author of Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine. Pandit, who teaches courses on Hindu scriptures, has spoken at a recent TEDx Conference and was featured in the NPR piece “Long Days and Short Nights of a Hindu Monk.” He appeared in a PBS documentary on the Bhagavad Gita, and is also a regular contributor for the Huffington Post.

Host Josh Zepps frames this episode’s interview as a conversation between an atheist and a believer. Pandit discusses his views on science and faith, inter-religious conflict, and the perspectives of a believer on atheism.