This afternoon, shanmuganathaswami gave several classes for pilgrims. The first was an explaination of the Panchangam Calender and the second was on writing the tyeif script. He then taught a color meditation and a meditation on prana.
"Sadhana is practiced...wherever a pure, serene atmosphere can be found." Achieve steadiness, control of emotions through abhyasa-regular consistent practice with devotion, yoga-the restraint of mental activities and vairaghya-dispassion. Like the growth of a kauri tree, it's a slow process; check it every few years, see the progress.