Though we hold no tours the temple is open daily from 9-12 and we are getting a steady stream of visitors and the monks may find themselves bumping into guests on the path.
This is group of students of the oriental energy healing areas under the teacher Kazue Otsu. They are graduates from different prefectures of Japan come here under the guidance of Haru Natsume and Masaka Uematsu from Japan and Louise Mita from Oahu. If you know Japanese you can go to find out more at www.superlifegallery.com and see www.taoenergy.com
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness