A Bright New Sun 1

We begin a new and short phase, of only four days. But how dynamic these four days promise to be! Innersearch preparations, many guests, projects and the essential routine tasks… Bodhinatha, meanwhile, is happily poised at the center of himself and at the center of our lives.

An inspired photographer took this long-exposure shot of the Aadheenam sky, a privilege for monks only (except on Sivaratri night). Siva’s universe is so vast, yet so simple. On the right, you can see all the stars of Orion. The bright star on the upper left is Sirius, a binary system that looks like only one star from earth, but orbiting Sirius-A is no planet but actually… another star, Sirius-B.

Bodhinatha gave a talk this morning, after the homa.

The temple was full. Later, a wonderful group of Sri Lankans had darshan with Bodhinatha. Many photos tomorrow!

Aum Namah Sivaya.

Spiritual Park- February Social Gathering for Sishyas

Sishyas of Mauritius meet at the Spiritual Park of Mauritius for a social gathering on the 3rd Sunday every month. Last Sunday, it was a special event .

Welcoming the sishyas, senior Kulapati Manon said that Sunday was dedicated to Brahmachari Vel Mahalingum who had arrived to Mauritius after a six month task force stay at Kauai Aadheenam.

Bhahmachari Vel Mahalingum talked about all the salient aspects of his travel on board to Kauai and his six months stay at the Aadheenam. He described how he has been working on various projects as well as cakes and coconut buns he had the opportunity to bake for the monks of Kauai Aadheenam.

Everyone listened attentively to what Vel had to say on his visit to Kauai.

Vel then showed a few photographs he brought from the monastery's archives.

He concluded showing a Thank You note which Bodhinatha and all the monks had signed for him in appreciation for the all the good deeds he had been accomplishing at the Aadheenam.

A lunch was then served to all present.

Sishyas eating in the shady areas…

These are moments when sishyas are able to meet and have casual conversations.

The Spiritual Park is quiet too on that Sunday. Most visitors were there for worship early in the morning.

Here are the Martinez couple originally from Ireland and UK. They are enrolled Master Course students now staying in Mauritius. They have been visiting Kauai Aadheenam once and they say their wish is to one day settle in Kauai island.

Preparations are going on for Bodhinatha's visit to Mauritius next month and the Himalayan Academy is finalising details of the seminar on Saivism Bodhinatha is having on the 14th March 2010 at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre.

Devotees wishing to join Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami for the seminar on March 14 can contact the Himalayan Academy on (230)2838422 or email us at spark@hindu.org

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