Aum Namah Sivaya
We've recently received these pictures from Russia, of a delightful gift that Dinanatha and his team presented to Satguru during his stay in Russia (more photos to come). It is a set of Russian Dolls, also known as Matryoshka or Babushka dolls. For those that don't know, they are a set of wooden dolls that all stack inside one another. Traditionally each doll is hand painted, though that's not always the case today. This set has quite the mystical meaning, because within Bodhinatha resides every guru that has come before him. Aum Namah Sivaya
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami have been making their way across the United States. Here they visit Syracuse, Chicago and Boston areas to meet with members and devotees.
While in Jahor, Malaysia, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami attended the kumbhabhishekam for the Sithivinayagar Temple in Johor Malayasia. That evening, Satguru gave a keynote at the temple along with vibhuti blessings.
Next, Satguru returned to London and has been enjoying temple visits, satsangs and morning walks along the River Thames.
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami continue their adventure through Malaysia. Several evenings ago they attended the book launch for Guru's Wisdom. An unusually large number of VIPs from other Hindu groups attended and the Kalmandapam auditorium was filled with maybe 600 people, with some guests standing in the back and sides.
The program began around 7:00pm with Devaram singing by a children's group and an adult group who were both trained by a professional oodhuvar. There was short introductory speeches by the previous president of Malaysia Hindu Sangam and the current one, a dance, and then a 35-minute keynote about the book by Satguru. Next was a ceremonial book release and each VIP came forward and received a complimentary copy. To finish the evening Satguru give vibhuti blessing and signed books late into the night.
The two also enjoyed a morning visit to the headquarters of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam and an afternoon satsang with members, students and devotees at Iraivan Illam in Klang. The satsang included one samaya diksha, one vidya sishya pledge and two brahmacharya vratas.
This week, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami have been traveling, first to London and then to Malaysia.
Yesterday they enjoyed a morning visit to the Siddhar Jeganatha Temple in Tapah which is a two-hour drive from Petaling Jaya. The Malaysia Hindu Sangam president, Dato Mohan Shan, and some of his local leaders greeted them there to show them around the temple construction site, which includes a full five acre property.
While in Austin, our traveling monks went for a nice walk and dinner with Ravi, Devi and Bhuma. After leaving Austin they transited through Denver and have just today arrived back at the Aadheenam.
A compilation video of our Innersearch 2019 Sri Lanka travel-study program. Fifty participants traveled with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and four of his monks to Negombo, Jaffna and Trincomalee. They had classes with Satguru, went on adventuresome outings, worshiped at powerful temples and visited holy shrines related to the Kailasa lineage.
Our traveling trio made their way through Southern California where they had an opportunity to visit with devotees. They've since then made their way to Austin. They visited a Chinmaya Mission center and also had a satsang with devotees. While in Austin they have been attending the 4D conference. Aum Namah Sivaya
Today Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami and Sannyasin Siddhanathaswami all departed for Los Angeles and Austin, where they will be attending a conference on 4D (our extensively-used database software).
On March 26th, with a little time available before the morning class session, the Innersearch pilgrims set out to the deep ocean during the sunrise. Satguru and the pilgrims embarked on speed boats to watch dolphins and whales. On the way, their first stop was below the Koneswaram Temple. Several fishing boats stopped here too before going out for the catch of the day. The Ravana's cleft view is seen from bottom to top and also the huge Siva statue is visible.
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