Sadhaka Dayanatha Becomes a Natyam

On the auspicious day of Guru Purnima, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami invited Sadhaka Dayanatha to take the next step in his monastic life by becoming a Natyam. Sadhakas who have completed two years in the monastery, four years of brahmacharya and who otherwise qualify may apply to be a natyam, and be recognized as a candidate to potentially become a yogi tapasvin, which would be then be the training period to eventually qualify to receive sannyas diksha from his Satguru.

July 2016 News Video

Our July 2016 news video covers events in June 2016, including Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's recent travels to the UK, our visiting guests Swami Ramana Swaroopananda and Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan, and classes with our younger monks on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

Satguru Gives Mantra Diksha

For the last few days, female sishya and students of Saiva Siddhanta Church have been attending what is simply called their "Ladies' Retreat." Some years ago, a few of our women sishya asked Satguru if they could, amongst themselves, organize such an annual event. Upon approval, they began their yearly visit to the Aadheenam, at which they receive various classes from Satguru and our swamis on subjects such as self inquiry, meditation, jyotisha, devotional singing, hatha yoga, etc.

During the midst of this year's Ladies' Retreat, Suselah Periasamy and Toshadevi Nataraj received Mantra Diksha from Satguru today. Initiated into the daily sadhana of chanting Panchakshara, they move from this day on inward and upward to further reveal their innate divinity for themselves by themselves. Panchakshara means "five letters" in Sanskrit, and is used as a name for Namah Sivaya. Na, Ma, Si, Va, Ya.

Monks Move Mountain

Well, we didn't move a mountain. But today at the monastery we gathered a crowd and moved our new greenhouse into position! In the future the monks will grow food from the power of water and hopefully reduce the population of bugs that get into garden produce.

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