While this does not relate to events at Kauai Aadheenam it feels like a sort of fulfillment of our mission, because it marks such a huge recognition of Hinduism on the map of mainstream America and we wanted to share it with you.
In an historic first, President Obama invited Hindus to the White House and celebrated with them Diwali. In this YouTube video you can hear him speak of Diwali, its importance and meaning and then light a ghee lamp while a Hindu priest chants a Sanskrit sloka.
- Rishi Valley on a cloudy day. http://twitpic.com/ooy22 #
- More Rainbow Eucalyptus logs given to the monastery today, future lumber for construction. http://twitpic.com/op61m #
- Six second video of Rishi Valley today. http://tweetreel.com/?pz932 #
- Enjoy a larger version of Ravi Vinayak’s video of our Donor Appreciation Reception in Palo Alto 10/31/09 http://bit.ly/2UuhX1 #
- Today is the last day of the phase. We’ll have a two-day retreat and then our four-day annual Gurudeva Mahasamadhi observances. #
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