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…"
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.