The monastery was invigted by the organizers of a plan for the future development of land and infrastructure between Wailua and Puhi. We took about 120 collectors' quality plants for those attending, a small gift to the community. To our surprise, we were asked to "Offer the puli (Hawaiian for blessing, usually a chant). The threat of heavy rains kept many away, but it was a success.
Dr. Vladimir Paulon, concrete engineer originally from Brazil, assisted Professor Mehta in creating the formula for the first-ever fly-ash concrete foundation for Iraivan Temple. His last visit here was five years ago, and today he brought a friend from the days at University of Berkeley and was proud to show how there are no cracks.
Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.