Vignettes from Mauritius Innersearch

Aside from the intensity of classes and pujas, Innersearch always includes a lot of cultural variety taken from the locale where we travel as well as site-seeing to get an overview of the country. (Some images are panoramas, try going left and right)

Innersearchers—Always Together

fellowship on innnersearch While Innersearch is about being with the Satguru and his monks, it is also profoundly about competent souls meeting and melding. There is a sharing that is daily, at meals, during breaks win the round of classes with the swamis, on the bus rides to and from the Spiritual Park. Our Innersearchers are from ten nations and almost as many linguistic backgrounds, and yet they seem so much a family here in Mauritius, with lists of sharing of their shared path, discussing the challenges life brings to them at work, at school and more. Making friends for life. It's a magical gathering and in part because of the intensity of the days forges new friendships for life.

Innersearch — The Power of International Satsang!

satsang in Mauritius This Innersearch is like no other. The scale of our Saiva Siddhanta Church membership here is unique in the world and Innersearchers have been greeted with a hospitality that has no measure. Not only that, the members here, hundreds of them, have turned out to clean the Spiritual Park, cook, drive and so much more. So the receptions are rich, the flower arrangements are amazing, the pujas are out of this world. To watch the international membership and Academy students meet and mingle with the Mauritius devotees has been such an experience. And it is reciprocal. Mauritian members are strengthening us and providing a model of mature spiritual family many Innersearchers have never experience. On the other side, Bodhinatha's presence with the Innersearchers is giving Mauritian members new enthusiasm for their sadhana, new friends for life.

Innersearch — A Time for Teaching

innersearch classes Lots of questions coming up in the Teaching Tent in Mauritius. Classes are wide-ranging, and more than one Innersearcher has said her brain feels like it is growing from all the new insights coming her way. Bodhinatha is in such a great form, guiding the group through the Microcosm, answering their sometimes challenging queries, bringing humor to every teaching moment, often staying long after a class as the Innersearchers draw near to hear a fellow student's question and to suddenly offer another, and another. Clearly a great yearning here for the Satguru's words that will guide their lives in the years ahead. Precious moments….

Innersearch Visits Grand Bassin in Mauritius

On the 5th, the Innersearch visited one of the most sacred places on the island of Mauritius. Ganga Talao or "Grand Bassin" as it is also known, draws many thousands of Hindus from all over the island for Mahasivaratri each year. Years ago, a temple priest, originally from India, was lamenting over his inability to use real Ganga water for his Siva puja. He had a dream where the Gods guided to him to a mystical lake and explained that the water here was the same as that of Mother Ganga. Upon awakening he set out with five others into the low mountains to find the crater-lake He succeeded. Soon temples were founded at the lake and roads were formed, birthing one of the nation’s most important pilgrimage sites. The Innersearch arrived to witness the installation of a Murugan murti at the Somnath Spiritual park, a newly constructed temple and goshala near the lake. Bodhinatha was asked to bless the installation.

Upon arrival the group took a walk around the lake which included a visit to the Hanuman temple atop a high hill, overlooking the mountainous vista. We then paraded from the giant Siva, down the road to the Somnath Spiritual Park. Upon arrival, three priests performed a homa and the installation, charging up multiple kumbhas with divine energies to be poured over the Deity.

Following the installation, the group moved into the goshala for a short dance prefromance. After which Bodhinatha gave a talk and Sadasivanathaswami presented malas to a few deserving parties, including the Sivacharyas who had done the puja.

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