Visit Vishnu Mandir and Sanatan Mandir Cultural Center


Today Bodhinatha made two short visits to two different mandirs. The first one was the Vishnu Mandir. It is a beautiful mandir with its wonderful museum. It is headed by Pundit Dr. Doobay. Bodhinatha gave a short talk to the congregation gathered there for their Monday Siva puja. Bodhinatha was here many years ago to preside the installation of Lord Murugan's deity.

Then we went to the Sanatan Mandir. Bodhinatha gave a talk on Siva and temple worship. Again the devotees are doing their Monday Siva worship. Most of the congregation are originally from Gujarat. They were so delighted that Bodhinatha honored their request. They extended an open invitation for Bodhinatha to visit the mandir anytime he is in Toronto. We also had the pleasure of meeting our Mauritius devotees Prabhakur Bakee and his wife who are living Toronto now.

Dynamic Task Forcers Helping the Ganapati Kulam


Our two young task forcers Brahamachari's Jaya and Girish are serving in the Ganapati Kulam this phase. They are pushing hard on migration of content for our new web site.

Thiru Satkunendran Home Visit

 
Since it is not clear who is Thiru Satkunendran in the other photos here is a photo of him with Yoginathaswami at another event.

 

 
A very long time supporter of the Aadheenam and its work. Staunch supporter of Hinduism Today. Thiru Satkunendran is our primary coordinator in Toronto. He generally helped by various other sivathondars such as Sivayogapathy, Siva Markandu depending on the events. Thiru was doing this seva since the day Gurudeva first visited Toronto. He helps us keeping track of each event that we need to attend, driving us there, make sure we return back to hotel on time, feeding us and coordinating various devotees who are eager to feed the monks with unbelievebly tasty Jaffna style cooking. He always stays on the background after doing un believeable amount of sevak. So this time we insisted to put forward his humble seva. Bodhinatha graciously agreed to visit his home. This is the first time this was done since Bodhinatha's visit to Toronto after Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi. Below--after the formal welcoming ceremony a Natchintanai song was sung to honor Bodhinatha. The clear white light shinning behind Bodhinatha--cameraman's excuse for chossing a wrong angle!

 
A small congregation gathered

 
Thiru Satkunendran and his extended family. Followed up a marvelous Jaffna lunch of course!

Meeting with Canada's Maintenance Assistant Company

 
Yoginathaswami adopted a new enterprise maintenance software system severals ago for his Siddhidata Kulam team. On this visit to Toronto he had the opportunity to meet the people behind this great tool.

"Monday morning we when to a Toronto based software firm--Maintenance Assistant. Our Siddhidata Kulam upgraded its Aadheenam computerized maintenance management to this Cloud based maintenance software about two years ago. The software is used to schedule maintenance and routines to keep up the entire facility properly maintained. It was Gurudeva wish and direction in 1998 that the Siddhidata Kulam maintain the Aadheenam facilities with scheduled routine and a preventive maintenance program. Since then we have tried several different software frameworks, including a homemade application. We found Maintenance Assistant couple years ago and now it has become an indespensable part of our aadheenam maintenance program.

Above is the team (CEO and software engineers) that is behind the software. We are very fortunate to pick this software as it is backed by very reliable support! We had a great discussion and an extremely productive meeting.

 

 
Screenshot of the software login page for the Siddhidata Kulam. All the monks are also capable of submitting requests if they have notice something broken or about to break.

 
The main graphic user interface after the login page. The database is accessible with any mobile device that has a web browser. We have couple iPads in the SK which we use for executing the tasks generated--hence we are pretty much paperless!

The company also enjoyed our visit and had a some interesting thing to say on their blog... click here to read their post about work with monks in Hawaii

Kitchen Renovation Progress


John Anderson has made great progress in our new kitchen. The wall are all up and the ceiling done and painted and the past few days the floor tile work was completed.

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

September 2012
October 2012
November 2012
December 2012
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
Subscribe to RSS Feed
Audio Video Slideshows Images Publications Web pages