After several months of trial and error, the monks have learned a system to successfully grow Shitake mushrooms. Shitake mushrooms have many great health benefits as well as being quite tasty!
Enjoy some of the newest delights coming from the new greenhouse
The monastery is trained and equipped to do most work ourselves. As a cloistered community we are always managing to learn more and increase the monastery's capacity, efficiency and effectiveness. Lord Ganesha has asked for our penuriousness and we joyfully oblige. Recently the Siddhidata Kulam has done just that with old tanks and equipment lying around.
The photos show an old 330 gallon tank that often transports many different liquids to and from the mainland--oils, gasolines and even syrups--to large companies. The monks have taken one for recycle and turned it into our largest watering vessel yet.
The trailor underneath the tank has also been refurbished and strengthened to handle the load, and fitted with a small pump to automate the work.
Satguru Bodhinatha, Shanmuganathaswami and Natyam Mayuranatha just returned from a two week visit to the East coast. The day they arrived, July 20, 2017, our new calf, Kali, was born.
Each month the mathavasi of Kauai Aadheenam get together and perform a group outreach sadhana called Iraivan Day. The other 3 weekends of the month is Siddhidata day where we all work outside together. However on Iraivan day we work inside on everything Iraivan Temple related. Here is a quick look at what we have been doing for decades.
Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.