Recently the monastery observed Guruthond Day. It is a unique day every three months, when the whole monastery joins together on a single
project determined by Bodhinatha.
This time the focus was on Iraivan Temple. The wooden railing which goes around the temple's foundation has been in need of replacement. The entire monastery formed up into 4 teams, each taking a section. In an amazing whirlwind of forty hands and forty legs and 20 brains all working in concert, in about 6 hours the old railing was dismantled and a new one built in its place.
As a small side project, another group of monks worked to clear the path down to the river, whcih we call "Bali Hai" which had become blocked with debris after some recent clearing in the area. Now monks and pilgrims can once again make their way down to the sacred Wailua for meditation or Ganga sadhana. Aum Namah Sivaya.
Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.