The darshan bellowed into Kadavul Temple this morning as Ganesha Chaturthi comes closer. Chitra nakshatra means Chitra puja to our Gurudeva. Yogi Rajanatha and Natyam Dayanatha perform today's ceremony.
Slideshow quotes are from Gurudeva's Cognazantability in Merging with Siva, and ends with a few quotes from Merging with Siva's "Death of the Ego."
Our 3am vigili captured Ganesha's glory for the month of August, 2018. This should hold you over while the monks break from their intense work week and head into a two day retreat. Aum Namasivaya.
The most recent goings-on of the Siddhidata monks are in:
Aum Namah Sivaya!
Today is the final day of the monks' current phase. Now they head into a half-moon retreat for the next two days where they'll enjoy more personal sadhanas, outings, and other personal projects that they don't work on throughout their week. We wish you a wonderful two days, with many blessings from Kauai Aadheenam.
"Hinduism is ultimately about experiencing things yourself. Understanding another person's wisdom does not make one wise." Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Our monastery tour days continue to bring many smiling faces into our midsts. Here are the last two tour groups posed in front of Dakshinamurti, having explored the rare sight of an all-granite temple being carved, just moments before.
"Just as the rays of light share and diffuse the radiance of the sun, so you too share and reflect the golden glories of Indra, the cosmic soul. Let us meditate on the divine presence and for our share, enjoy the ecstasy of bliss vibrating in the world of past and future creations, by virtue of Indra's omnipresent majesty. -Rig Veda 8.99.3
Our August 2018 News Video covers events in July including Iraivan Temple carving progress, Guru Purnima and monastic rededications
On this special Subha Siva Loka Day, and a day Bodhinatha is flying off to the Very Big Island, Hanuman received a new concrete base. It will be His home for a thousand years, so we took time to make it just right. A team of eight worked on it today. Enjoy the slideshow that tells the tale...
This phase the monks are enjoying their final week of Sadhu Paksha, starting their day with the sunsire over Iraivan.
"Keep on analyzing yourself within. Work for the sake of work. You need not worry about profit and loss. You should not even think evil of other people. Don't give a chance for other people even to misunderstand you. The religious life is one in which you live in peace and happiness with everybody." - Yogaswami
The aadheenam is buzzing right now with friends and devotees from all over the world visiting to see Nataraja and the monks. The Ganapati Kulam was fortunate to have the Tanzi family at their morning editorial meeting yesterday.
Rudy Tanzi is to the left of Paramacharya, Lyla and Asha Tanzi on the right. The family has quite the list of accomplishments--too many to list here. For more reading on Rudy, see his Wikipedia page at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_E._Tanzi.
Asha, a neuroscientist by trade, and her daughter Lyla are currently working on transforming our most recent publication Path to Siva into a kid friendly version.
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