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Bodhinatha in Africa

Bodhinatha and Sadhaka Haranandinatha are in Africa with a busy schedule… we may not get news for a few days.

Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dvitya Tithi, Sun One, Tuesday, April 22nd

A Sri Lankan couple arrived today from Sydney, Australia. Here are Vanathy and Mani Yogathasan in front of a very beautiful handcarved wooden Murugan deity outside the Kadavul Siva Temple.

Both of their families lived in Jaffna and Vanathy attended Gurudeva’s Ashram in Alaveddy where she studied the veena in the early 1980’s. She first met Gurudeva there and received his blessings. Mani’s paternal grandfather was a devotee of St. Yogaswami and it was St. Yogaswami who named his son, “Yoga” thasan, – hence their last name is Yogathasan.

Today’s Pilgrims and Visitors

This is from a few days ago… An entire family originally from Jaffna Town, Sri Lanka, (now living in Washington, DC and New Jersey) arrived for a week-long pilgrimage. On the right are Niranjan and Subhedra, and their son Laxshman. Also Padmini Saravanapavan, long time supporter of Iraivan, and Chitranjan and Najervary Pathmamatnan. They were all very happy to be here and spent some valuable moments after the puja talking with Paramacharya Ceyonswami. They were then whisked away to the Iraivan Temple where they chatted with the silpis about the sacred art of stone-carving and temple building.


Iraivan’s West Side Story

And we bring you the same video we showed yesterday. This time via YouTube along with new Kauai Aadheenam video “bookends.” Check out our YouTube Channel with many more videos.

A Rock Garden Slideshow
A Rock Garden Slideshow

Innersearch Asian Odyssey 2008 Retrospective

Classes with Bodhinatha continue at our Kovalam hideaway.

In and in we go……exploring the depths of Shum.

Part of our monastic staff planning the big formal dinner for tonight.

Our group gathers in the hotel lobby in the evening dressed in their finest Indian outfits.

It’s our formal night and everyone is looking their finest.

We head off to the Uday Samudra where a dinner on the beach has been planned for us.

But first a group photograph. Thomas organises the group so that eveyone’s faces can be seen. Not an easy task.

But he always does it with a smile.

Here we go, 1, 2, 3!

A young elephant is onsight to welcome our group.

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