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The monks of Kauai's Hindu Monastery

Final Peethams Installed and Publication Spotlight: Guru Chronicles

We welcome the final installation of our Saiva Saint Path peethams and we reflect on our guru lineage. The Guru Chronicles is filled with the history of the siddhars that guide Kauai's Hindu Monastery and continue to develop the powers it contains. We quote from the book in this slideshow and try to give a glimpse of its miraculous tales.


These are the stories of remarkable souls who knew the
Unknowable and held Truth in the palm of their hand.
They confounded their contemporaries, revealed life’s
purpose and path, and became inexplicably aware of the
future. They worshiped God as Siva, knowing Him as All
and in all, as the God— by other names—of every faith and
path. Many are the gurus; but these knowers of God—those
who have achieved the ultimate goal of yoga, transcending
the mind itself—are called satgurus. Their successors still
live, their powers transmitted and maturing from one to
the next, now flourishing in the 21st century. But their stories
have remained largely untold, a kind of universal spiritual
secret. Here, for the first time, what moved and motivated
them is revealed, to the extent they let it be known.
Here, for the first time, what they said and did is shared
outside the circle of initiates.

Sadhu Paksha

This phase we've begun Sadhu Paksha. These two weeks are a time when the monks change their usual morning routine and instead enjoy their sadhana unstructured, walking and meditating among nature. These two weeks are also a time when there are no tours and the monks can withdraw from the public a little and instead focus on the within. Following Sadhu Paksha we will observe the changing ritau and transition into the cooler, winter season. With our focus being on the beauty and silence found nature's simplicity, we present some photos from our sacred gardens today.

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

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