A new phase began today. Our retreat was a dynamic two days. Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Sadhaka Satyanatha left for India via San Francisco, via Frankfurt where they took one night to rest before heading to a very intense schedule in the Holy Land. The trip is being sponored by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of the JSS mission in Karnataka. Shivarathri Mahaswamiji visit Kauai Aadheenam in 2010 and invited the monks to attend a big function there in January 2012. See the report below.
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.