Yogi Mayuranatha helps get the Ganapati Kulam’s wifi back online after the intense thunder and lightning damaged all of the monastery’s internet. With a new cable it seems everything is actually faster than before. Thanks to everyone who put in the extra hours to get everything up and running.
Following the Tamil New Year, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a short talk to welcome in the new year and the new season.
We want to assure our CyberCadets that all is well at the monastery this morning.
It's true that Kauai has just gone through a powerful rain storm that brought floods and landslides to the North Shore, which took the brunt of the storm. In 24 hours there were 27 inches of rain in the Hanalei area.
At the monastery there were strong rains, but not THAT strong. More like 5-7 inches. Still, the Wailua River rose to a level not seen in about 17 years, rising a full ten feet from normal! That brought a mountain of fallen trees down stream, which are now piled up on the banks of the Nani Kaua pond! In 50 years we have not seen such a massive amount of debris here.
Otherwise, the rain did not cause any real damage. A little erosion on the roads and a lot of mud on our vehicles. We are glad to report that the sun is meekly peeking through the clouds this morning and all is well in Siva's Perfect Universe.
Since the concept of the greenhouse has gone far beyond what the monastery ever imagined, the decision was made to order another one. A secondary greenhouse, as explained by Yoginathaswami, can help us move out of the labor-intense raised-bed garden and use less manpower to grow more food. Win-win.
More to come as this several thousand piece greenhouse gets built.
Archives are now available through 2001. Light colored days have no posts. 1998-2001 coming later.