A local Master Course student was at the Kauai Seed and Plant Exchange a few days back and sent these photos.
The monastery tent was the most popular of them all, with its unusual variety of plant gifts for the community.
Palaniswami and Senthilnathaswami were asked to open the event with a blessing, chanting "Sahana vavatu…"
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.