Tour day today… and so many people! The monks want to thank our local ladies for hosting everyone. Kulamata Isani Alahan writes:
“What a beautiful day for a tour! Mt. Waialeale was in full view the entire morning. Many local guests joined us today and about a fourth were returning to visit again.”
Group photo in two shots.
Himalayan Academy Student Leanora Orr in pastel blue, observes the stone carving demonstration. She offered her time today to help keep our guests on the path to and from the entrance to the temple and back.
Kulamata Amala Seyon offered her help by answering any questions our many guests may have.
Guests receive a souvenir sample of the red and white granite stone and fill out donation envelops. We explained that Iraivan is built by donations from around the world.
This is Kauai resident Mimi a retired MD and Healing Touch practitioner.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness