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.

Ladies Retreat Morning Class

The Ladies Retreat 2016 is well underway with daily classes and puja. Some of the events weren't photoed so you have to just come and see for yourself!

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.

Off to Sacramento, CA

Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Natyam Jayanatha are headed to Sacramento, California to the Department of Education to go before the State Board of Education who are about to pass final approval of the newly revised narrative for history and social science, which introduces world religions. This is the last step of the process we've been working through to make edits to improve the Hinduism section.

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