When to visit?

The front monastery area, including Kadavul temple, is open daily from 9am to noon. Please come early. No additional time frame is open except to Hindus on pilgrimage who have made advance arrangements as described further below.

Hindus may attend the daily 9am Siva puja in Kadavul temple. It lasts about 1.5 hours. After the puja, you may view part of the under-construction Iraivan Temple through a nearby telescope.

Members of the Hindu religion who wish for more than a one-day visit may contact us in advance to officially arrange their stay as pilgrims with special access to perform sadhanas at various times on the grounds on multiple days. Being on pilgrimage means visiting the monastery and temple for more than one morning, and grants access to occasional special pujas.

Monastic Retreat Days

Please note that our monastery follows the traditional lunar calendar, panchangam. The dates listed below are known as "monastic retreat days," or days off. Hindus on pre-arranged pilgrimages should expected less access to sadhana activities on these monastic retreat days. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and the monks are generally not available to meet with guests on these days.

These retreat days are good ones for pilgrims to use to schedule their Kauai outings -- Napali Coast boat tours, trips to Waimea Canyon, beach day with the family, etc.

February 2016
1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-23

March 2016
1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-24, 31

April 2016
1-14, 21-23

May 2016
5-6, 13-14, 20-22, 28-29

June 2016
4-5, 11-12, 19-21, 27-28

July 2016
3-4, 11-12, 18-20, 26-27

August 2016
1-15, 10-11, 17-19, 24-25, 31

September 2016
1, 8-9, 15-17, 22-23, 29-30

October 2016
7-9, 15-17, 22-23, 29-30

November 2016
6-8, 13-15, 20-21, 28-29

December 2016
1-15, 20-21, 28-29

January 2017
5-6, 11-13, 19-20, 26-27

February 2017
3-4, 10-12, 18-19, 25-26

March 2017
4-5, 11-13, 20-21, 27-28, 30-31

April 2017
1-12, 18-19, 25-26

May 2017
2-3, 9-11