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.
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.