Seminar at Swami Vivekananda International Conference Centre

We are posting the next series of photos of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami seminar on " Aspects of Hindu Mysticism" held on Saturday 11th April at the Swami Vivekananda International Conference Centre.

Here Bodhinatha is stressing on the importance of religious daily practices in our lives.

The participants are very attentive to Bodhinatha's Talk.

A souvenir photo of this event with the participants just before lunch.

No one could miss such a photo…

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanwami having lunch with some of the kulapaties

A nice time to be together as one family…

After answering numerous questions from participants, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanwami is lovingly offered a few gifts from the Himalayan Academy seminar organisers.

A last message from Bodhinatha before the end of the seminar

A painting done by a professional artist, offered showed the Ganesha Mandapam at the Spiritual Park of Mauritius

Devotees come forward for the Guru's Blessings.

Jai Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanwami!

Kulapati SK Moorghen face glowing with happiness about this event which allowed many new participants to be exposed to Hindu Mysticism presented in a very modern and structured way by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanwami.

Lambodara Kulam on-line cooking training

During a break from their kitchen duties the sadhaka of the Lambodara Kulam sometimes look for cooking tips.

Here's Sanjay Thumma at showing how to make dosai. Of course, Sanjay is using white rice. The monastery's kitchen turns out some pretty decent brown rice idli and dosai. For the batter to turn out right you'll need short grain brown rice, non-iodized salt, filtered water (not flourinated/chlorinated tap water) and a warm place (33C / 91F) to let the batter ferment. The ammas at also have some really helpful tips.

Guests at Kauai Aadheenam

In celebration of the Tamil New Year, Logash and Asha Pandi, and baby Neel, flew over from their home on Oahu to attend the morning puja in Kadavul Temple and then visit the Iraivan Temple. After attending the “flag-raising” ceremony, they stopped briefly to shop in the Mini Mela where this photo was taken.

Visiting for the first time are Prabhu Palani, his wife Nirupama Vaidyanathan, and their two sons, Anirudh (11) and Vishrant (6) pose for a photo in front of the Iraivan Temple. Originally from Chennai, they now live in Fremont, CA. Prabhu and Nirupama found the beauty and peace here “unbelievable.”

This is Prithi Sperling who has been on pilgrimage here from Vallejo, California. He mother and father are devotees of the late Sant Keshavadas and she grew up in an “American Hindu” environment. She went to school with Shivani Rajan.

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