The weekly public tour always brings a sense of triumph of the human spirit. From every possible walk of life and religious background they come so open and willing to listen and understand the ways of others. Not only listen but empathize and reach for a oneness of spirit and common ground.
Today we also had a special class called “Akamai Learning Center” taught by Felicia Cowden. These fortunate children are “taught by doing” and experience a field trip every week. They are currently studying India and are reading Hinduism Today’s publication for this age group. They are learning about yoga, ayurveda, Indian cooking, Indian history, Ghandi, and have a student whose grandparents were born and raised in India.
Kandan was gracious enough to give two demonstrations today.
They couldn’t wait to touch everything.
Future carvers . . .
Artists . . .
And leaders . . .
Learn by doing is the theme of their school.
Small home study learning groups on Kauai will certainly produce some remarkable leaders for our future.
After hearing about the radiant soul within they all sat down in Kadavul after the tour and went on an innersearch.
Thank you so much for the wonderful tour, and this loving acknowledgement of our school. (Our computer has been down until today.) We sent a card we made in the mail. We have continued to apply the healthy guidance we learned from the Hindu teachings since our visit. Deva Seyon was a very caring guide. We thank the Kauai Hindu Monastery for all the loving energy they extend to the people of Kauai.
With Maximum Respect and Aloha,
Felicia and the students of Akamai Learning
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.