Off to Texas!

Recently Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and Sannyasin Siddhanathaswami boarded their flight to San Antonio, Texas. They will be back in a week, and are in Texas to attend a 4D conference. For those unaware, 4D is the development platform which powers our database. Wishing them a safe and productive trip!

Continued Windbreak Planting

Trade winds come in off of the Pacific and are funneled up the valley of the South Fork of the Wailua River. At the end of the valley, our 200 acres of land receive strong winds throughout the winter and spring. This necessitates planting windbreaks to protect our future hardwood trees. On Friday an intrepid team went over to plant 600 eucalyptus trees as part of the future windbreak. Shown here are Nirvani Adinatha, Vel Mahalingam, Tandu Sivanathan, (who has just planted the last tree) Aran Veylan, Sivarathna Manick, Manickam Senthivel, Guarav Malhotra and Dasan Mahadevan. Not pictured were Mayuran  Muttulingam, his two sons Balu and Chandipati, Acharya Arumugaswami and Nirvani Tejadevanatha. Thank you all for your hard work!

Mahasamadhi Day Three

On our third Mahasamadhi day, devotees observed a special blessing of the newly renovated Media Studio. Following a morning of pujas and classes, everyone made their way to the Studio's redwood entryway, where Kumar Gurukkal performed an official opening puja. We then followed Bodhinatha inside for the final blessing, after which Gurukkal went through and purified each room. Snacks and some of the monk's homemade lime soda were served as Bodhinatha and each of the members of the Ganapati Kulam gave a short talk about the project and the new studio's implications. With this period of renovation closing, the future of our publications team's educational work is looking bright. Jai Gurudeva!

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

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