Aum Namah Sivaya
Here are all the smiling faces from our most recent public tour. Guests really love the time they have out at Iraivan, seeing the hand chipping of temple stones.
Click here for a recent talk from Satguru about how the HIndu recieves their guests:
"How Do We Receive Guests"
Our monastic media team recently got an upgrade to their older Sony A7R, the monastery's main (non-iPhone) photo and video taking device. Just a few days ago we received a new Fuji X-T3 with a 18-55mm lens. This little camera is a joy to use and even with this standard kit lens it takes surprisingly nice photographs. Our resident Takagrapher takes it for a spin. Here are some test shots.
Our October 2018 News Video covers events in September of 2018 including: recent progress on Iraivan temple; the cladding for Kadavul Temple's Nandi Peedam; activities of our task forcers; and some recent guests.
Today Ramesh Sivanathan joins us from Malaysia to offer his services to the Aadheenam. He's retired now and is excited to spend the next several months, possibly the next six months, at the monastery living like a monk and helping where needed. He's starting his journey in the Ganapati Kulam helping with Tamil script and translations. Aum Namah Sivaya
This week the monastery has had the pleasure of hosting Karolina and Anurag Goswami along with their young son Ladoo. These two have been traveling the US and this will be one of their last stops before returning home to India. Their work has become quite popular on Youtube. Just search for India in Details. Here is one of there videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV_9fd-XZCs.
While here they are enjoying the beauty of the monastery as well as getting to know some of the monks through interviews and attending the Ganapati Kulam's morning meetings.
Our September 2018 video covers events in August of 2018 including: progress on the construction of Iraivan Temple; the creation of a foundation for our bronze Hanuman; the release of HAMSA, our newest web app; and our change of seasons
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
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