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…"
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.