On the occasion of Makara Sankranti (Tai Pongal), San-Francisco-based Hindu astrologer Sam Sadasiva Geppi interviewed Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami about the monastery and his perspectives on astrology and timing, including the monastery’s bold but minority opinion on the calculation of the beginning of uttarayana (the period of the year when the sun is on its northern course), breaking from the inherent inaccuracy held on to by the jyotisha tradition.
For sincere devotees who could not be here yesterday, this video covers nearly an hour of the Aadheenam’s early-morning celebration and padapuja honoring our beloved Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. A perfect way to spend a Sunday full-moon morning or evening! (Available all the way up to 1080p HD, if you have the bandwidth)
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2013 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. “Love is the basis of worship in all Hindu denominations, expressed through bhakti yoga toward one’s chosen Deity.”
On June 4, 2013, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, the leader of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery in Hawaii, gave the opening prayer for the session of the US House of Representatives as guest chaplain. At the request of the Hindu American Foundation, he was invited by Rep. Ed Royce of California, who gives introductory remarks following the prayer and pledge of allegiance. Satguru was the third Hindu to give the opening prayer at a session of US Congress, and the first swami. Watch the clip from C-SPAN below.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Apr/May/Jun 2013 edition of Hinduism Today magazine, confronting a long-stanging misapprehension about our faith, showing us why Hinduism is more than a way of life.