What Happened Today at the Monastery?
The Siddhidata Kulam gave their news today. Yoginathaswami is ever busy at the temple site. For the past month the team had set aside most of their projects to focus on Iraivan Temple and the four stone lifts. Now they are free a bit more to work on other tasks. His team has started on a renovation of our outdoor laundry drying area. In an effort to save on energy costs we are expanding the number of clothes lines for hanging out monks clothes to dry in the fresh air. Because of our frequent showers we have to put these underneath tents.
Of course work in the Anna Purna gardens is a regular program. All the plants are doing really well with our warm weather.
It was tour day today. Both the 9 am and 11 am tours were busy.
Saivite Summer Camp in Chicago
A three-day Saivite Summer Camp was held in Chicago on June 13th, 14th and 15th. Twenty-eight children of all ages attended this year’s event which was conducted by Rishi Thondunathan. Children were instructed about the Nine Beliefs of Hinduism, karma, Dharma, Yamas and Niyamas, and more from Gurudeva’s book, Dancing with Siva.
Children performing the morning worship.
Children are introduced to the Himalayan Academy web
site where they can download Hindu teachings or purchase books.
Older children at the camp.
Younger children of the camp.
Last day at a public event where the children gave their presentations.
Parents and well-wishers at the event.