Iraivan morning is held each month by the Wailua Mission of Kauai in an effort to do something creative as a group to help with the building of Iraivan. Here Kulamata Amala Seyon shows Tandu and Uma’s granddaughter Leila how to string a necklace.
Academy Students Leanora Orr and Faith Collier (on the right) join the mission members during this time. It is an opportunity for students and mission members to get to know each other. The Academy students are actively studying the Master Course and progress through three levels of study and practice culminating in initiation into the Natha Sampradaya.
Justice Collier joins Aran Sendan and Brahmachari Rajadeva in stringing racks of Rudraksha beads for power washing.
Kulapati Durvasa Alahan who coordinates the Rudraksha Project is sitting with another Himalayan Academy student John Stern. Durvasa reported incredible sales of Rudraksha malas and jewelry over the $3,000.00 mark last month!
A variety of beautiful bracelets just complete and ready for the Mini Mela sales rack where Kulamata Isani Alahan is sitting right now waiting for them!
A new and very successful design of single bead necklace.
Leila shows us her beautiful creations. Gurudeva always told us that a harmonious mission is a creative mission!
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.