What Happened Today at the Monastery?
At home all is well, the Ekadanta Kulam of two, Saravananathaswami and Sadhaka Dandapani are back on the job, working hard on post-innersearch follow up as well as planning for more trips coming along. Saravananathaswami is working on Keynote presentations for seminars in Malaysia and Mauritius and informs us that over 200 have already signed up for the program in Mauritius and the sishya there have arranged for a hall that will hold up to 500 people!
Innersearch Asian Odyssey 2008 Retrospective
The saga of Innersearch, 2008, continues, 16th January.
After our morning visit to the 1000 Lingam river and lunch we head off to Banteay Srei.
Mark Boyer from New York.
This Hindu temple is intricately carved and one of the most beautiful ones we visited.
Bodhinatha leads the group into the temple premises.
Our guide tells us about the history of the temple.
The temple is covered with an amazing amount of detailed carvings.
The Thompson family playfully pose for a photo.
Shaha from Toronto enjoys a conversation with Bodhinatha during the tour.
Shivani Rajan takes a close up of one of the intricate carvings.
Another long day ends with a lovely meal at the L’Escale des Arts et des Sens. Here’s Nangh and her daughter Ruby, our Innersearchers from Thailand.
Jeffrey Thomas and Kailas Rajan
Hiranya Gowda (left) from Tennessee and Manon Mardeemootoo from Mauritius.
From left, Kulagan (from Mauritius), Vighnarajah (from Australia) and Jai Khanna (from USA) all enjoy the opportunity to sit with Bodhinatha over a meal.
We also enjoyed traditional cultural performances. This is an apsara dance.
Our Spiritual Park and Monastery on the Island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean
The outdoor peedam and installation of the magnificent Narmada Lingam at our center in Mauritius was recently completed.
A drain for the abhishekam water
A beautifully polished setting.
Brahmachari Vel Mahalingam performs a puja.
The Lingam is officially “open” now to receive abhishekam from devotees. Next on the roster for construction will be steps down to the river.