A New Phase Begins

Our new phase begins with a homa conducted by Yogi Jivanandanatha.

Bodhinatha read from Gurudeva teachings about getting up out of the world of the emotions and entanglements of the 3rd dimension, by moving awareness within to the fourth dimension of the mind where we can look out and down over the world and situations calmly.

By the way, if you have not been watching, last phase we posted a new talk by Bodhinatha. This is from his commentary on the January meditation of the month.

Mahasivaratri Night

Maha Sivaratri was observed at the end of last phase. It was a profound and amazing holy night. It always feels like a fresh new start to inner life, as we immerse ourselves in the presence of God Siva. Here Bodhinatha is taking the Kumbha that was blessed during the Maha Sivaratri homa for pradakshina around Nandi.

The holy night began about 7 PM with devotees gathering for bhajan.

The temple was beautifully decorated with lamps everywhere.

Singing to the Gods…

It was a particularly auspicious day for four of our young monks to receive their Samaya Diksha. Here Sadhaka Rajanatha receives the Holy Panchakshara mantra from the lips of the living Satguru along with instructions for the practice of japa.

Sadhaka Satyanatha as well.

Sadhaka Tandavanatha is initiated.

And Sadhaka Nandinatha. The instructions include directions for what to visualize while doing japa. It is the beginning of a lifelong practice and the first formal step on the path of Rajayoga.

Preparing to take the Kumbha

Outside, going around Nandi

The Mahasphatika Linga.

More from Bodhinatha's visit to Adelaide

We bring some more photos from Bodhinatha's visit to the Ganesha Hindu Temple in Adelaide, Australia, from Prema and Ramani Iyer who were part of the 2008 Innersearch to Cambodia and India. You can also see other photos of Bodhinatha's visit to Adelaide on Taka on 19th Feb: http://himalayanacademy.com/blog/taka/2009/2/19/ .

Bodinatha sits at the haven as the local Vedic Chanting Group chant throughout the havan and puja.

Bodhinatha carries the khumba pot, circumambulating the temple, to the Ganesha shrine. Ganga leads the way with the lamp.

After the puja, Bodhinatha is welcomed by the temple President Siva Selvakulalingam. One thing that a lot of us did not know is that Gurudeva gave Siva and the committee guidance as our temple was being planned and build. Siva visited him with the plans to seek guidance and communicated with him several times during the building of the temple.

He presents a wonderful talk to a diverse audience on Hinduism and Temples, also talking about Gurudeva's visions of Siva and experiences in the akasha.

Dr. Ravidran thanks Bodhinata for his visit, his talk and his blessings.

The next morning, after an early breakfast, Bodhinatha and Sadhaka Haranandinatha leave for Melbourne. Thank you Bodhinatha for visiting Adelaide and bestowing your blessings on us. Come again soon!

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