Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Senthilnathaswami are on their way home as we write, arriving on Kauai in a few hours.
Bothinatha reports on yesterday’s events
“Sunday morning presentation at Meenakshi Temple to some 60-70 individuals. Afterwards they recalled fondly our participation in their 1999 youth retreat as well as Sadhaka Haranandinatha teaching young children there back in the 1980’s. They are opening a new building which is combination library and reception center. They want copies of our books for the library plus copies to sell in the reception center and will be contacting us with details.
“Our afternoon presentation at India House was also to a group of about sixty. It presented Hinduism Today, Hindu Unity and Media and Religion.”
Bodhinatha met with numerous devotees while in Houston.
Here are Gaurav, Ripla and little Arun Malhotra.
They flew down to Houston from Chicago just to see Bodhinatha and receive his blessings and give a special silver prasadam bowl for our temple.
Left to right: Pandit and Asha Sharma, and Asha Chaku. They have been connected with the monastery for many years and come to see Bodhinatha every time he visits Houston.
Here is Lakshmanan Panchacharam. His father lived in Nallur, Jaffna, just a short distance from the Kandaswamy Temple that is so important to our parampara. Lakshmanan was a tremendous help during our visit, driving us here, there and everywhere, all across the greater Houston area, which is quite spread out.
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