Sun Two – Saivite Soul Finds Homeland

Here is Bodhinatha on Innersearch in India.

At home today we were happy to greet Yoginathaswami and Sadhaka Rajanatha who returned from a dynamic nine day journey to India. This was Sadhaka Rajanatha’s first trip to India and he is shining with the darshan of having touched base with the roots of his faith. He was completely overwhelmed and fell immediately in love with the culture and temples of Tamil Nadu. “The darshan in some of the temples was so thick it was like smoke. If it were smoke you would not be able to see. Thanks to Nellaiappan and Yoginathaswami being able to communicate with the priests were able to see the Deities up close. We spend an entire day at Chidambaram. It was incredible!”

It is always a wonderful thing to see what happens when a Saivite soul, born in America, puts his feet on the sacred ground of our Mata Bhumi, Mother India and meets the Gods face-to-face in our holy temples. He says: “I am back, but a piece of me is still in India. It is like I left something there and am still connected.”

Tour Day March 3rd, 2010

The weekly tour continues to draw local guests as well as visitors to the beautiful Garden Island. All feel the serenity and remark about the healing of their spirit after visiting the gardens.

Guests gather to learn about the beliefs of Hinduism. Guests questions are always welcomed as they offer the host an opportunity to share insights that are of interest to entire group.

One guest remarked that everything is blooming, everywhere she looked there were flowers. Here is an unusually flowering plant over looking Nani Kaua falls

This tree is in full bloom.

The Green Jade vine is in full bloom with many blossoms covering it's host tree.

Guests listen attentively as Kulapati Deva Seyon shares the concepts of karma, dharma ahimsa, reincarnation and no intrinsic evil.

Guest enjoy the view of Rishi Valley with Iraivan Temple in the distance. Many guests ask when will the temple be completed. The answer is that the Iraivan Temple is built by the love offerings that visitors are inspired to give. The projected completion date is the year 2017.

Monastery Twitter Updates for 2010-03-03

Excellent meeting today with the manager of Gaylord’s Restaurant, the caterer for our Innersearch Kauai program in June. #

Monthly pada puja for Gurudeva begins in a few minutes. Jai! #

We had a beautiful chitra pada puja for Gurudeva, and now there is a subtle rainbow over Iraivan Temple. #

Our editorial team is having its quarterly planning meeting today, discussing new online initiatives. (via @HinduismToday) #

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