Help from an Unexpected Source


For the past three days our Buddhist landscape architect has been exploring the sacred Siva Gardens with Sadasivanathaswami. The goal is to bring forth from within the most gracious, enchanting and meaningful landscape ideas for around Iraivan Temple.

Martin Mosco was sent here by Jim and Natalie Levin, at their expense, to spend 11 days creating a master plan. Martin is an amazing fellow and an intuitive maker of sacred space.

He stepped on the inner path when, at age 11, he was drowned in an infinite ocean of light. Nothing was ever the same. He studied for 20 years with a Tibetian master, and 12 more with a Japanese Zen master. At one point he took three years to do 108,000 full prostrations (he did that twice, as his master thought he had done the first set imperfectly!)

He is taking today off to visit the Limahuli garden on Kauai. And six of the monks are off to Kokee Park for three days. It will be Jaya's first such outing and all are excited for him.


3 Responses to “Help from an Unexpected Source”

  1. Rajen Manick says:

    Fantastic art! So simple but so alive… Thanks Aum.

  2. Toshadevi Nataraja says:

    Jai Ganesa!!These are my most favourite places on these sacred grounds. I love standing or sitting on these comfortable rocks. What a peaceful and uplifting place. I always make time to go to the River and enjoy God’s blessings whenever I am fortunate to visit.A visit does not feel complete without this special walk down to the river. Congratulations again Jaya!! Please enjoy your outing and be enriched by it all. Aum Shanti

  3. Jutikadevi Sivaraja says:

    Sacred blessings it is to have such a sacred soul blessing us, thank you for your visit Master Martin.

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