This is an excellent temple to visit, epecially when the guru, "Swamiji," who is based in Mysore, India, visits. Unfortunately, he is generally there only about one day per year. He spends a few weeks per year in the Dallas, TX area (Frisco), in the summer, so interested persons have a better chance of catching him in Dallas. To be in the guru's presence is an extraordinary experience that shouldn't be missed by anyone with an interest in spiritual development. Being in his presence, however, must be distinguished from receiving spiritual guidance from him---I thought he did a poor job answering a question I put to him. I met him for the first time in August, 2015, at this temple in Baton Rouge, although many years earlier I had visited his headquarters in Mysore, India, at a time when, unfortunately, he was not there. The devotees who run the Baton Rouge temple do an adequate job, although they are not particularly interested in attracting new members. I was less pleased by the people running his temple in Dallas. I contacted them a few times by phone, and they always seemed to think that my inquiries were some sort of imposition. The people answering the phone at the Dallas temple didn't seem to know anything about anything, and I think they should be replaced by helpful, well-informed people. Part of the problem is that the devotees are about 95% Indian immigrants, and they seem to have some difficulty dealing with US native-born non-Indian Americans. The difficulty is partly command of English, but goes beyond that. Persons with a Jewish background, such as myself, will have a serious problem with the claim made by many devotees at the Baton Rouge Datta Temple that Swamiji is God. Persons with a Christian background will probably have less difficulty with that claim, for the idea that a human being can be God is a fundamental teaching of Christianity. I find that I can ignore odd doctrines that I object to at various religious centers and still get a great benefit from those centers despite the odd doctrines. The primary practice of the Baton Rouge Datta Temple is chanting and the performance of rituals involving physical objects regarded as deities. I found the devotees very weak in the area of theory. A devout Jew would know a lot about the Talmud and the Bible (minus the New Testament, of course), but the devotees at the temple, who are very devout, didn't seem at all interested in Hindu Scriptures. There may be some scholarly people around, but I didn't run into any. Those who are interested in Hindu scriptures should try some other organization, such as the Chinmaya Mission.
3232 Michelli DrBaton Rouge, LA 70805
8607 Scenic HwyBaton Rouge, LA 70807
I fill as though Pastor S. Blakes is an AWESOME Speaker. I First learned of Pastor Blakes about a year an a half ago, I was watching TV from my bed, caught the program toward the middle of his message, set up in bed, an asked myself the Question "WHO IS THIS PREACHER". At the end of the Message his Name an Location was announced........Doing that time I was in Dire need of a Church Home, I said to myself after finding out his Name & Location, On the Following Sunday, I will be there. Needless to say, it's now a year an a half Later, And I'm EXTREMELY PROUD to say that I'm A Member Of New Home Ministry @ 3000 Tecumseh St BTR, LA. Pastor Samuel Blakes, Is God's Voice for Today, No Matter what may be going on @ the time, God Speaks to & thru Pastor Sam to Bring the Uncompromising Word Of God, My Outlook on life has changed, I fill as though "The skies The Limit", an throug Christ ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE if only we Belive an Have Faith In God. "ON TOP, An Going HIGHER" Ruth Drake
This place is awesome if you are looking to get a wod from God or to fellowship wih some kind genuine Godly caring people this id the place to worship, Doors are always open as well as the people you will meet walking into the door, They love Jesus so believe me when I say check them out so special attire needed just bring yourself and you won't be disappointe. God loves you an you will kmow and feel his presence in love from the staff at this plae. Sunday school at 9am on Sundays and worship at 10 am on Sundays. If you cant make it to Sunday worship please join us for a great and open bible class on Tuesday at 630 pm, You wont be disappointed
I couldn't believe it. A Church that Actually Teaches The Resurrected Life of Christ as a present day reality. When I walked in I got this Welcome home feeling. The greeters were friendly and ready to help accommodate my family. They have an ensemble stage setup instead of a choir-loft setup. They sing mostly contemporary christian music as well as some old standard hymns. You will receive a blessing here.
service is very anointed and the move of god is in that place great anointing is in that place body of christ you need to come and fellowship you want regret it. we are having 1 HOUR PROPHESEY this coming TUESDAY NIGHT MAY 31, 2016 hope to see you there
I love the service here. Pastor Cowan is a good teacher and has much wisdom.
Great place and very glad they have places like this, nice people
Pastor Samuel Blakes is a Phenouminal teacher