What Happened Today at the Monastery?
The big news today was the departure of the Innersearch team for Malaysia.
Bodhinatha is all smiles on the way out…
All the monks gather for the departure.
On this trip with Bodhinatha:
Our coordinator making last minute checks with the team.
Ready to Go!
Today’s Pilgrims and Visitors
Shankar was the trustee of the Hindu Temple in Chicago. He met Gurudeva in 1982-83 in Chicago when Gurudeva helped that community bring up their temple by giving them their first Hindu deity, Lord Ganesha, “Vara Siddhi Vinayaka.”
Gurudeva invited Shankar to visit the Kauai Aadheenam and now, 25 years later, he arrived on a pilgrimage.
After a tour of the Iraivan Temple, Shankar stated that he feels “very blessed to be here. We can feel the spiritual vibrations here very strongly. We are very happy! We want to return and spend more time at this sacred place.”
Also among our visitors today are (on the rght) Arvind and Dipa Phukan from Anchorage, Alaska who are only too happy to be here away from all that frigid weather. They are friends of longtime devotees, Shyama and Peshanidevi Dandapani. Gurudeva gave the Anchorage community their first Lord Ganesha deity many years ago to begin their temple there.
And from Johannesburg, S. Africa are a lovely group from the Bodhgayashanti Ashram where their Brahmacharis take lifetime vows. Here are Denicia Samuels, Virusha Kalideen, Jayendren Reddy, Kuvem Govender, Thevashen Naidu, Subash Samuels, and Balram Chetty.
Lovely Photos from Here and There
Here are Shankar Planjery and his wife Rajyalakshmi with Shankar’s friend of 30 years, Manikya Rao and his wife Radha in front of the east side lion pillars of the Iraivan Temple.