Bodhinatha in Sri Lanka, January visit to Sivapoomi School

On January 31st, Bodhinatha visited the Sivapoomi School which provides educational services for 212 children with special needs. They welcomed Bodhinatha with a parade with children playing traditional instruments, holding an umbrella over their honored guest and carrying banners. The event was well attended by students, teacher, parents and other devotees.

Satguru’s Recent Upadesha

Last Sun One (March 28th) Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanwami gave this wonderful upadesha following the weekly homa.

Activating Kundalini; Patanjali's Kriya Yoga
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usually refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, one's chosen Deity is a key.

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Satguru Bodhinatha Photos

There is a small project in the Ganapati Kulam of gathering more photos of Bodhinatha and Gurudeva for the website. Here is a small collection of photos for you.

Sadhana: The Path of Change

Above is Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Sun One talk from three days ago. He advises us to follow Gurudeva's teachings in a serious way; take up a daily vigil, sandhya vandana, worshiping at the change of days (sunrise and sunset). It takes time to change and master our character, soften the ego and purify the subconscious. Welcome correction from a living guru and take up the spiritual path, the path of change. The challenges of daily sadhana slowly lifts up the energy from the instinctive and intellectual mind into higher realms of experience.
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Recent Upadesha by Satguru Bodhinatha Velyanswami

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