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End of Phase – Thai Pusam is Here!

We have come to the end of another dynamic phase with one team back from India and another team off to India. Bodhinatha report he and Arumuganathaswami and Yoginathaswami have made it safely to Chennai. The swamis went off to Mahabalipuram to check on carving work for the Aadheenam.

We are headed into a powerful three-day retreat with a full moon in the the month of Thai. Tomorrow is the powerful day of worship of Lord Muruga. The day he received the Vel from Shakti. Join us on the inside as we ascend into Lord Murugan’s actinic akashic blue realm beyond this world! [While we may make posts during the retreat, TAKA officially resumes on the 9th]

Visitors from Fiji and Toronto

Vel Alahan hosted two familes today. On the right Mylvaganam Kathirgamanathan (he calls himself Kathirgamanathan) and his wife Sarathadevi are from Jaffna, Sri Lanka, now living in Toronto, Canada. Kathirgamanathan is a surgeon and attending a conference on Kauai. He has memories of the days when Siva Yogaswami was alive. In fact his whole family were devotees of St Yogaswami.

On the left The family from Queensland, Australia originally from Fiji: Priya Ayesha Sinh (daughter), Mrs. Sushila Sinh, Ravi Sinh (son), Vinod Sinh (father). They follow the Aadheenam closely on line and are donors of the gilding of Iraivan Temple.

Bodhinatha, Monks, Members, Students Singapore Seminar

Saturday was an all-day seminar for Singapore members and students. Bodhinatha covered a wide range of topics including character development, practical mysticism and applying Gurudeva's teachings to your life. For one session Yoginathaswami gave a in-depth explanation of the Siva puja while Arumuganathaswami introduced our next story book for youth.

Recent Wood Work

Large photo alert! Pan and Use the pop-out or full screen option to see some marvelous wood grain.

A few recent projects in from the woodshop. First, a redwood batton door, similar to the style on the original aadheenam building from 1929, but here we used tapered sliding dovetail crossmembers, inspired by work at the Russian Fort in California. Second, three photos of some window frames using drawbore pins; and third, a look at the lathe corner.

Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.

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