Tejadevanatha’s Family Visit

Our family of Baumann's visit from California for several weeks. They are taking full advantage of this whole family trip, spending every day at the monastery.

Some Recent Visitors

The monastery is never short of devotees from all over the world. Some wonderful souls have been captured visiting recently.

Moksha Ritau Begins at Kauai Aadheenam with Chitra Puja

It was a most auspicious day as the monks completed their Sadhu Paksha retreat by honoring Gurudeva with a Chitra puja in the morning followed by our flag raising.

Swami Aksharananda Visits Kauai

swami visits With great enthusiasm, the monastery welcomed the two-day visit of Swami Aksharananda of Guyana. Swami has mixed with us at the annual HMEC meetings in the US and recently at the World Hindu Congress in New Delhi. Swami came with a mission, to help the  500 students in his school. He is eager to engage them more in Hindu studies and finds the Himalayan Academy books and resources the best out there for this work. Swami also has formally invited Bodhinatha to come to Guyana, meet his teachers and students, give talks and uplift the 300,000 Hindus in the nation. Swami told the monks during lunch that they probably do not know how deeply their work and life here affects the wider world. He said Gurudeva's ashram is unique in all the world, both for keeping the H-word in its vocabulary and for genuinely embracing and supporting all of the sampradayas in a truly universal spirit. We could add that Swami's own heart is of that same spirit. Swami Aksharananda is a key figure in the Hindu community of Guyana. As a Hindu scholar and Prinicipal of the Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) High School, he was honored by Vishwa Adhyayan Kendra and Keshav-Srishti on Friday January 4, 2008 during a ceremony at the Alkesh Mody Auditorium, Kalina Campus, Mumbai. Swami was honored for his work in the areas of education and social service in Guyana. He has an MA in Sanskrit from Banaras Hindu University and PhD in Hindu Studies from the University of Madison, Wisconsin.

Ganapati Kulam Helpers

Today the Ganapati Kulam's morning meeting was joined by two extra helpers. Haran Kandadas is here for about a month making progress on some of the few remaining projects for the Media Studio's interior. Sivarathna, here for six months, just finished a month working in the Pillayar Kulam and has now joined the Ganapati Kulam for a month, thus giving him a unique understanding of the inner-workings of the monastery's many areas of service.

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