Performing Seva

A slightly belated post about a recent visit to the Aadheenam by Kanda Alahan who, along with his brother Adi, helped out our in the woodshop for a time.

Ashram Sadhana Day

The monks spent the morning cleaning here and there in the monastery. This is a morning for the entire group to get down and do some deep cleaning. We also focused the first part of the morning on Iraivan Temple.
Temple Cleaning

Iraivan's roof gets cleaned

Sadhu Paksha Continues

A week into Sadhu Paksha and the heavy rains we've been getting up on our hill have been slowing. This means an easier time for our monks who are wondering the sacred gardens in the early mornings. Here are a few photos captured this morning by one of our monastics. A nice view from Iraivan Temple as the sun rises, with Siva's crescent moon just above it, and Venus up and to the right. Om Namah Sivaya.

As body, life, and world,
As sea, cloud and cloud-laden sky,
Permeating all, indestructible and continuous
The Lord stands in Majesty
The True way that never closes.

Tirumantiram 413

Wailua Mission Iraivan Day

Each month the Wailua mission gathers together to create malas, pendants, earrings and bracelets, utilizing rudraksha beads. To date, this small but dedicated group of savaks has helped to bring in large amounts of money for the construction of Iraivan Temple. Here are a few photos of their work this morning. Aum Namah Sivaya

"Purity of heart is most important. The rest is all work. The whole universe is engaged in the work of God-Sivathondu." Siva Yogaswami

Sadhu Paksha Begins

Yesterday, the monastics of Kauai Aadheenam began their seasonal two-week retreat known as Sadhu Paksha. During this time the monks break their usual morning routine to walk about the sacred gardens and meditate to the rising sun. Apart from the aadheenam being more restrictive toward guests, daytime activites remain much the same. At the end of these two weeks we will observe the ritau change and welcome the new season with a flag raising. Aum Namah Sivaya.

"Space is an ashram. It is best for one to live as nature prompts." Siva Yogaswami

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