Bellevue Hindu Temple and Cultural Center also runs several secular programs for Art and cultural education and a Food for Life program which are open all communities regardless of race, national origin or religion.
Secular Program Mission Statement: To establish a center for cultural activities; to conduct educational programs (Yoga, Music and Language) for children and adults; to promote friendship and goodwill among all people; to provide social services to needy families and individuals; and to provide counseling and medical services on a non-profit basis; helping people in changing their life by making regular donations to Hope-Link Bellevue.
As a part of secular program, we run a Food for Life program in which several volunteers prepare vegetarian meals. Volunteers use raw ingredients and serve to 100+ folks every Monday (Dinner), Tuesday (dinner) and Sunday (lunch) time. Food for Life program is open to everyone. Kitchen supplies are either food donations or cash donations and the volunteers buy only the missing food items to prepare the meals.
The Temple celebrates all Indian festival such as festival of Lights (Diwali), festivals of victory of good over evil (Dussehra), festival of color (Holi), Navaratri, and many more to promote Art and Cultural awareness among the local community. The Temple also organizes spiritual and meditational talk by inviting spiritual scholars from India from time to time.
We run cultural education programs (Yoga, Tabla, Hindi classes etc.) on evenings and weekends for members in the community.The temple is managed entirely by a group of volunteers. Our volunteers are working professional like you who donate their time, resources and money to help run the temple. If you can volunteer, please inquire at the front desk of the temple.