The last events of Bodhinatha’s retreat program in California were conducted today.
Everyone was very inspired by his presentations.
Yoginathaswami’s gave several classes on Sadasiva/Pancha Brahman, which is a core way of envisioning and communing with Lord Siva in Saiva Siddhanta, especially important for the understanding of the Siva Puja
The Land of the Medicine Buddha Retreat Center is a lovely place for these programs.
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