The traveling monks spent two days at the feet of Dakshinamurti, housed at the famous Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. We wanted to visit and pay our respects to Dayananda Saraswati. The second day of our visit was his second mahasamadhi celebrations.
Arsha Vidya Gurukulam (Under the auspices of Arsha Vidya Pitham) is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit, yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, and other classical Indian disciplines--founded by Pujya Dayananda Saraswati. Home to several resident monks, the center's 14 acres has housing for retreat getaways, advanced seminars and long programs ranging from one to three years.
Please visit their website, linked above, for all their details.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.