Many visitors take note of the tiny trees here and there on the grounds, bonsais cultivated in the traditional way by master Tandu Sivanathan. His Ichiban Apprentice, Sadhaka Rajanatha, is working on a banyan, cutting the roots back and repotting it to discourage growth.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.