All is quiet at the Aadheenam today. No photos have come in from Bodhinatha stay in Toronto. He writes of his day yesterday:
“Morning Siva homa 9:30 -- 12:30 with some 200-300 in attendance, afternoon darshan session with devotees at the hotel, evening keynote presentation on some what is Hinduism topics, about 30 in attendance. A successful day.”
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, Wednesday, June 4th.
Today is Andre Garzia’s last full day on Kauai. He has been working closely with Sivakatirswami and other monks on a variety of IT projects: migrating our websites to a new web server, extracting 30 years of Hinduism Today HTML article archives into a consistent XML format for re-deployment into a new archives on a future Hinduism Today web site redesign, getting our ecommerce engines on the web server updated and a number of other important projects.
While here he’s had a good exposure to Hinduism and today he spent the whole day with the mission members, getting some cooking lessons and joining everyone for their monthly “Rudraksha Satsang” (pictures of which will come next phase.)
We would to thank Andre for his dedicated spirit, humble, cooperative presence and his intuitive code brain! Without him we would have been completely lost in the face of many challenges we faced in the past three weeks.
This TAKA is coming to you from a new web server, host name:
We bring you an new YouTube video today, testimony on the significance of Hindu Heritage Endownment in the mind of some dedicated donors.
We found these picture from Vaikasi Vishakam on our camera… the powerful and uplifting abhishekam to Lord Muruga on these highly auspicious days must be personally experience to be understood.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.