Innersearch Kauai 2010 is a unique opportunity to be close to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and receive personalized instruction from him and the swamis at Kauai's Hindu Monastery during a special 10-day program.
From June 12 to 21, 2010, we will form a little spiritual family and toggle between inner explorations (classes with Bodhinatha and the swamis, special pujas, sadhanas and meditations) and outer adventures (on the sea, in the mountains, high above the island).
You can be sure that Innersearch is not your typical vacation but a travel experience that combines the mystical path of Indian spirituality with a superlative retreat from your day-to-day routine. This program will be particularly special because many of the activities will take place at Kauai's Hindu Monastery, the home of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and his swamis, yogis and sadhakas. Kadavul Temple, operating at the monastery since 1973, the new Iraivan Temple, still under construction, and the many beautiful meandering paths and ponds will be the backdrop for some of the unique experiences of this travel-study program.
This voyage is a pilgrimage to the divine and spectacular inside of you. The all-pervading beauty, color and grandeur of the outer voyage is but a reflection of the bliss and richness of the inner voyage as we delve the within together. A typical day includes morning classes exploring the esoterics of meditation and discussing how to live a spiritually dynamic life in a modern world. There are hatha yoga and meditation classes, question-and-answer sessions, instruction in Shum, Gurudeva's language of meditation, and lots of time for informal sharing with Bodhinatha and the swamis.
Adventures all around the island will be a grand part of the experience, too!
We would love to bring everyone who wants to come to the island to participate in this highly anticipated program, but that is impossible. We recommend you send in your application as early as you can, as it is certain that the seats will be quickly filled. There are only 51 seats total! An early application does not guarantee acceptance, of course, but it helps! The deadline for all applications is October 15, 2009. Download the application here.
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