Our monastery has been watching the inner growth of our new monastics with pride. We, more than anyone else, know how challenging, intense and immensely rewarding this path is.
This is Sadhaka Tandavanatha.
Gurudeva said, in his inimitable way, that “The group helps the individual and the individual helps the group.” Their commitment to inner unfoldment, their humility and dedication, are a help to the monastery as a whole.
Sadhaka Nandinatha chanting the Annapurna blessings.
As anyone on the path knows, destinations are often a surprise to the destined. Sadhana takes us to an inner reality that has always been there, but amazes us all the same.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta