Panshula is a dikshasishya member of Saiva Siddhanta Church. He spent some time at the monastery in the late 90’s with Gurudeva. After some training, Gurudeva sent him on a mission to live with his parents and receive a higher education.
Panshula lived as a brahmachari, focusing on his studies.He went on to university and recently received his Masters degree in English. He begins teaching English at a community college this fall. Mission fulfilled.
Panshula and his fiance, Jill, met Bodhinatha in Chicago on August 3, 2011. Jill is a librarian. She wants to help place the Trilogy and Loving Ganesha into the library system. They were both quite interested in the two books Bodhinatha gifted them, Hindu Children’s Modern Stories.
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