Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and the whole innersearch staff arrived back just after noon today. They have been traveling for 29 hours with a stop over for an event in Singapore. They had to get up at 2 am in Mauritius, fly to Singapore, have events there, then get up again at 2 am to fly to Narita, Japan for a 4 hour layover and then another seven hours to Hawaii. Needless to say everyone went straight to their guhas for a nap!
It's great to have all the Mathavasi together again at the Mother Ship... Kauai Aadheenam.
Summer brings 1000's to Kauai and many have their sights set on visiting Kauai's Hindu monastery. With school vacation, it is a time when families can travel together so we are seeing many moms and dads with their children.
This morning as we were having our final events with the Aloha breakfast Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo brought the Minister of Education to us. Back in 1989 this is the man who helped Gurudeva to get a special government recognition for Saiva Siddhanta Church as a nonprofit institution in Mauritius.
We thanked him for helping the spiritual park in recent years and then gave him a mala and also a thumb drive with the Hindu history movie on it.
He said this is just the kind of educational tool that they need in the schools here and he can have it shown in every school room every year for kids five years old to 18 years old.
This is just one of the many positive ripples that have been created by the Innersearch ship and will be reporting on others in the future.
As if the photos taken by our monastic staff weren't enough, we are happy to share photoblogs prepared by sishyas in Mauritius.
Click here for photos of visit to Goodlands Temple<
Click here for photos of visit to Grand Bassin, Part One
Click here for photos of Guru Purnima<
Click here for visit to Grand Bassin, Part Two
Click here for July Ganesha Homa at Spiritual Park, Part One
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