Sada Sivam Gurukkal with his wife Priti and sons Vikrant and Lokesh. Gurukkal came to the island to perform a wedding. He’s the founding priest of the Subramaniya Swamy Temple Of British Columbia in Richmond, BC. He’s been a dear friend of the monastery for over 20 years. Bodhinatha visited their temple in 2006.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.