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6-25-1999

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What path did you follow that led to your teaching at a University?

Dr. Ramdas Lamb discusses his life in the West as a believer in an Eastern religion. He was instructed by his superior to return to America to care for his parents after months of silence and discernment in India as a Hindu monk. After his sojourn he expected to return to India, but was told to remain in the West where his superior felt he would be more useful. He married and settled in Hawaii.

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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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