Innersearch Staff on Their Way Home

The seven monks are flying back to Kauai today and tomorrow, with many more stories to tell of the Innersearch in Mauritius. Innersearchers made this card for Bodhinatha, signed by all

Daily Worship on Innersearch – Puja for Shanmuga Deity

Home base for Innersearch in mauritius our Saiva Dharmasala property has many lovely shrines. A perfect spot for the worship and meditation. Here is Saravananathaswami performing the puja for the beautiful giant murthi of Shanmugam, Six-Face Murugan.

Mootoosamy Pareatumbee’s Masterful Innersearch Catering

Our Mauritius members were instrumental in making this Innersearch so special. Moogam Peratumbee is one of our oldest members in Mauritius. Here he is his wonderful wife Saranamutha and Sadhaka Rajanatha. Through the last three decades "Mougam" as he is known advanced himself in the hotel catering industry to become a master chef, a trainer and finally to open his own restaurant with other chefs under his supervision. Note that this career was built inside some of the top Five Star hotels in the world. He put in 100's of hours making all the arrangements for feeding the Innersearch, this is usually one of the biggest jobs our innersearch staff must do.

These meals have been a world-class adventure, with the staff making extraordinary efforts not only to provide foods that are healthy and savory, but also to bring beauty to the table each day.

Here you an see how the chefs have carved a Mauritian pumpkin into a peacock and styled other edibles for display. Five of them sat down for two hours and with golden pens wrote out the lunch menu on a large leaf, one at each Innersearchers plate that day.

Guru Purnima Celebrations During Mauritius Innersearch

We are at the end of a sweet day, a rare Guru Purnima full of
Sivaness, full of Sivanbu, full of Sivasambhandam. The Gurupuja for
Bodhinatha was unspeakably joyous, preceded by a parade through the
Spiritual Park with Bodhinatha carried on palanquin by twelve
shishyas. Two large groups were in front, men singing loud and
melodically of the guru's greatness and four dozen women dancing
Bhangra with grace and gusto. Kids all carrying colorful flags

Our Innersearcher Swami Parameshananda later noted in all his travels
in India and the West he has never seen the Satguru so beautifully and
traditionally honored.

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)

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