Chicago Satsang

Here are some more photos from Satguru's recent trip. Satguru, Shanmuganathaswami and Siddhanathaswami attend a satsang at Jeyendran's home in Chicago, IL. Aum Namah Sivaya.

San Francisco Bay Area Hindu Bhajanai Group

On May 15 while traveling, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami was inivited to give an upadesha to the Bay Area Hindu Bhajani Group. The Group meets monthly in different homes around the San Francisco Bay Area, CA and their mission is, "To educate and inculcate Hindu values, principles, traditions, and teachings to the children in the community. Provide a spiritual forum for the elders and families to gather regularly.  Encourage children and adults to do service in the community."

This month's gathering drew about 100 devotees, including many children and youth. It was held within the home of Mr. and Mrs. Siva and Sugi Swaminathan of Fremont, CA. Sannayasins Shanmuganathaswami and Siddhanathaswami accompanied Satguru. We present a slideshow of images from the day's event.

Victoria Welcomes You

Aloha again, some shots here of Satguru and swamis being greeted as they arrived in Victoria, BC. Also a splendid garden tour was enjoyed by all.

Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Sadhaka Jayanatha on Mission in California

monks on mission Departing yesterday for a long day of travel from Kauai to Sacremento, California. Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Sadhaka Jayanatha, got up today and joined over 200 people to be present for another very important Instructional Quality Commission Meeting. The commission is entering the final phase of review of edits to the California text book content standards. Key statements about India and Hinduism are the focus for our team and 100 plus more Hindus who joined to make their presence felt and give testimony. Hard work done by Acharya in collaboration with Professor Shiva Bajpai and other scholars were submitted under the auspices of the Uberoi Foundation. These were well received and quite a few were adopted. Several years ago most Hindus were not even aware of these very important and significant proceedings. Through Acharya's work the flame of awareness has been lit across the entire Hindu community, who will no doubt continue working for the cause of proper representation of our faith in the education of our children in the decades to come.

Monks on Mission: Canada, California and New York

The current trip Satguru and monks are on is going well. We get an insight into the details from Satguru himself:


On Saturday morning we held a satsang at Easvan and Devi Param's home. I gave a version of the tyemmûîf talk from a few weeks ago at the Sun One homa, staying within throughout the day starting at 66.66%. Dinner with Easan and Sundari Katir at Walnut Creek with a productive conversation on their various outreach activities.

Sunday morning we had four, half-hour individual darshan sessions in a quiet outdoor area at the hotel in Pleasant Hill. That evening was a satang with the Sri Lankan bhajanai group in Fremont, California. Somehow they managed to pack about one hundred devotees into the home! Singing for an hour followed by my talk on dharma. The talk was well-received. 

We departed the hotel in the wee hours of the morning, 4:30 AM to be exact. 8:30 Am flight SFO to Vancouver. Cleared immigration and customs with a bit of effort and then we were met by Jai and Ganga Murugan and Nagarajan Pillay. Dinner at an Indian restaurant with a group of 31, more than we expected. Excellent conversations during dinner. Aum Namah Sivaya

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