September 18th Homa

Enjoy these belated photos from our recent homa. The monks perform a homa on the first day of each of their lunar weeks. This week is only a four day week for them and includes Ashram Sadhana Day. On the following two day retreat we observe Iraivan Day, when we prepare the monthly Newsletter and news video, as well as our monthly Ardra Abhishekam to Lord Nataraja in Kadavul Temple. Aum Namah Sivaya.

Sunset Over the Aadheenam

One of our monks recently captured this image, as the sun was setting behind Mount Waileale.
The monks our now heading into a 3-day retreat. See you soon!
Om Namah Sivaya

Ending the Phase

After a 6 day week the monastery is heading into a two day retreat. So we'll see you in a few days. Until then, enjoy this talk from Gurudeva discussing Chakras, Energies, Death and Reincarnation:

Chapter One: The Great Story of Awareness

Om Namah Sivaya

For Those Who Love Sushi

What do you get when you combine 7 cups of brown rice, 40 sheets of Nori, a slew of fresh vegetables and a group of hungry monks? Lots and lots of Sushi, that's what. Recently one of our monks has been rolling a festive variety of vegetarian sushi, a delicious, fresh and healthy meal thoroughly enjoyed by all. If you're in the Sushi making spirit, it's a pretty simple but beautiful way to eat. All you need is a big pack of Nori (seaweed) some cooked, short grain, brown rice (with rice vinegar added) and as many fresh veggies as you can muster. These rolls include home-made tofu, ripe Kauai avocados, carrot, green onions, tomato, bell peppers, sprouts, celery, cucumber and sesame seeds, and of course, wasabi!

Bronze Photography

Photographer Lakshmi Grace Phoenix has been spending the last few months gradually photographing the Aadheenam grounds for an upcoming Virtual Tour. As part of that work, she recently took these lovely photographs of the Bronze Statues that will be part of the Iraivan Temple Carver's Memorial. These are some timely images, as Sadasivanathaswami will be headed to Loveland, CO in September to meet with all the craftsmen who were part of this incredible creative process. While there he'll be able to give them an idea of how the bronze pieces look in their new lush, tropical home. Aum Namah Sivaya.

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