What Happened Today at the Monastery?
Another very quiet day at home.
Today the Ganapati Kulam reported on their work. They announced the release of the Hinduism Today April Digital Edition. If you are a subscriber, but start our PDF Content Manager and you will be prompted to download the latest issue PDF’s. We have also done a major upgrade to the Multi-Media Viewer, and you can enjoy all paste movies, sound files and live interviews in neatly organized in the archives without have to go dig into web pages.
We continue with the retrospective from innersearch below.
And another reminder about Bodhinatha’s trip to Malaysia on March 12. Click here to go to the travel page and download PDF’s of the programs there.
END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Saturday, March 8th.
Innersearch Asian Odyssey 2008 Retrospective
18 January 2008: We depart Cambodia in the morning and head to Kuala Lumpur for a few hours before our flight to Langkawi island.
Devotees in Kuala Lumpur planned a sweet picnic lunch for the group and greet us with the warmest of welcomes.
They hand out packed lunches that are absolutely delicious.
Thank you all so much for your support and for making us feel so welcome in KL!
Innersearchers all sit along this walkway in this garden and partake of their wonderful Malaysian meal.
We head to the aiport a few hours later to catch our flight to Langkawi and discover that our flight is a couple of hours late. Our bags all neatly lined up in front the check in counter
A very patient group to say the least.
We all find spots to sit around and get to know one another.
And some take time to study or go within in a noisy crowded airport.
Finally we arrive in Langkawi island.
Rhonda and Trevor McPhee are there to greet us. This Australian couple have been living in Langkawi for many years and helped us to organise our excursions and meals on this island. Many thanks to them for making it all possible.
January 19, Langkawi: We begin our first series of classes on Shum with Bodhinatha.
Langkawi is lush and green.
In the evening we head down to Pantai Cenang to watch the sunset and have dinner by the beach.
Arumugaswami dips his feet in the ocean to test the temperature of the water. It’s warm!
Nilufer Clubwala (middle) with Bijamati from Mauritius (left) and Ruby from Thailand.
Ganga Sivanathan, Devi Tandavan, Devi Marks and Carole Kahn were all on the 2004 Indian Odyssey and are happy to see one another.
Aubrey Burke (left) and Oisin Thompson.
Kantha Reddy (left) from Georgia and Jayshree Patel from Canada.
Arumugaswami enjoys a conversation with Harish and Kirti Thakrar from UK
Palaniswami poses with our Tamil contingent from Australia.
Ravi and Sheela Rahavendran from southern California.
Saraswathi Gowda from Tennessee, USA.
Saravananathaswami with Shivani Rajan and Shailesh Trivedi.
Dinner at the La Playa restaurant right on the beach.