A few of the swamis are taking new names. Eventually, all of the monastics will have the word "natha" in their name, denoting we are all of the Nandinatha Sampradaya. This is a similar tradition as in other orders, where "ananda" or "puri" is appended to a swami's name.
We can continue to use the simple titles: swami, acharya and paramacharya when speaking with the swamis. The full, formal names are in this style: Paramacharya Sadasivanatha Palaniswami, etc. Here are the four new names to get used to:
Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami (formerly Palaniswami)
Paramacharya Sivanathaswami (formerly Ceyonswami)
Acharya Kumaranathaswami (formerly Kumarswami, notice the added "a"
); Acharya Arumuganathaswami (formerly Arumugaswami)
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadesha: "Detachment from Experiences; Importance of Daily Vigil" (May 5, 2013)
All experiences are good experiences, necessary to get us here. Awareness of aspects of ourselves that are constantly changing is a liberating perception, breaking our chains to mundane areas, detaching from instinctive and intellectual to go into superconscious. The greatest challenge facing youth today is the lack of relating to the devotional side of Hinduism. Daily practice, daily vigil, moves us forward spiritually. Commentary on Merging with Siva, The Master Course, Lesson 21. Listen Now Click here for all recent talks