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    The Guru's Job - Love

    This is an excerpt from Gurudeva's 1987 Jayanthi Talk to his devotees at the California Concord Saiva Dharmasala (mission center). At that time the devotees were running a temple and ...

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    November 2011 News Video

    Our November 2011 news video covers events in October, including: two swamis' attendance at the Uberoi Foundation's 2011 Experts Meeting at Loyola Marymount University where they released our book "The History of Hindu India;" ...

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    Gurudeva Pada Puja 9-1-11

    We bring you a short iPhone video with highlights of our monthly puja to Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's sandals at his shrine in Kadavul Temple at Kauai's Hindu Monastery on the ...

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    The Primary Goals and Practices of Hinduism

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami of Kauai's Hindu Monastery answers the second of five questions posed to a panel of diverse religious leaders at the Permian Basin's first interfaith gathering held at ...

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    Mahasamadhi 2010 Testimonies 3

    Our third group of testimonies from pilgrims who came for the Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Observances ...

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    Mahasamadhi 2010 Testimonies 1

    A few of our pilgrims who came for the Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Observances tell us how things are going ...

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    Mahasamadhi 2010 Testimonies 2

    More of our pilgrims who came for the Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Observances tell us how things are going ...

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    Mahasamadhi 2010 Satsang with Palaniswami

    A short clip of Paramacharya Palaniswami giving satsang with the pilgrims gathered for Gurudeva's 2010 mahasamadhi observances. ...

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    Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Abhishekam, 2008

    Kumar Kurukkal performs the abhishekam to the sacred Paduka of His Holiness Satguru Subramuniyaswami on the occasion of the annual observance of his Mahasamadhi at Kauai's Hindu Monastery, Kauai, Hawaii ...

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    Chicago satsang May 2008-part 1

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami met with a small group of Hindus to share activities of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, mainly the publication of Hinduism Today magazine. He also answered their questions about ...

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    Chicago satsang May 2008-part 3

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami met with a small group of Hindus to share activities of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, mainly the publication of Hinduism Today magazine. In part 3, Bodhinatha explains that ...

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    Chicago satsang May 2008-part 4

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami met with a small group of Hindus to share activities of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, mainly the publication of Hinduism Today magazine. He also answered their questions about ...

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    Murugan Temple of North America Nallur Festival 2008

    10 hours of pujas, homas, parades, kavadi, talks and celebration compressed to 10 minutes. Bodhinatha is present at this Festival. ...

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    Iraivan Temple Status - September 2008

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, Guru Mahasannidhanam of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, describes the current construction progress of San Marga Iraivan Temple. ...

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    Chicago satsang May 2008-part 2

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami met with a small group of Hindus to share activities of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, mainly the publication of Hinduism Today magazine. He also answered their questions about ...

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    State of the Church Address 2008 Part 2

    Bodhinatha gives the traditional State of Saiva Siddhanta address, describing the major activities for the current year, mission's progress and plans for the future. Part 1. These include but are ...

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    State of the Church Address 2008 Part 1

    Bodhinatha gives the traditional State of Saiva Siddhanta address, describing the activities for the current year, mission's progress and plans for the future. Part 1. In particular, Bodhinatha talks about ...

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    Bodhinatha Gives Mantra Diksha at Tiruvannamalai

    In one of Saivism's greatest temples, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami leads his 90 students traveling on the Innersearch program to a sacred homa. Priests chant sanskrit slokas. Bodhinatha initiates Karttikeya Katir ...

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    Mauritius Spiritual Park by Vidya Jusrut - Part 3

    A interview with Paramacharya Palaniswami made at the Spiritual Park of the island of Mauritius. He explains how to find pure happiness; this entails practising our religion, meditation, yoga, sadhana, ...

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    Mauritius Spiritual Park by Vidya Jusrut - Part 1

    A interview with Paramacharya Palaniswami made at the Spiritual Park of the island of Mauritius. In Part 1, Paramacharya talks about the nature of Panchamukta Ganapati, the five Shaktis of ...

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    Shum Class by Gurudeva on Innersearch

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami gives a class in the mystical meditation language called Shum during the 2000 Caribbean Innersearch travel-study program. ...

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    Claiming Your Spiritual Identity Exercise 2

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami teaches the second practical exercise in claiming our spiritual identity: The three types of control we should practise: animal instinct; ramifications of the intellect and pride of ...

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    Palaniswami Speaks at Nimbark Jayanti

    Hinduism Today editor-in-chief Paramacharya Palaniswami speaks at the ceremony honoring Nimbark Jayanti at Shri Golok Dham Ashram in New Delhi, November 18, 2010. Includes the ceremonial presentation of the plaque ...

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    Bodhinatha's 2003 Mahasivaratri Talk Part 1

    Part 1 of an inspired talk about God Siva, worship of Siva, how ceremonies in the temple and the devotion of those present open a hole to the inner world ...

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    Improving Our Character - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jan/Feb/Mar 2012 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Spiritual life is no different from real life. The key to progressing along the life ...

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    Be a Spiritual Leader! - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2011 edition of HInduism Today magazine. in order to achieve world peace we need to stop the war in the home; ...

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    Bodhinatha Speaks at Nimbark Jayanti

    Hinduism Today publisher Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami speaks at the ceremony honoring Nimbark Jayanti at Shri Golok Dham Ashram in New Delhi, November 19, 2010. Recorded from Aastha TV. Bodhinatha draws ...

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    Practice Makes Perfect - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the January/February/March 2011 edition of HInduism Today magazine. Five core disciplines for bringing our inner perfection into our intellectual, emotional and instinctive nature. ...

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    July/August/September 2010 Issue Summary

    The Editor-in-Chief of Hinduism Today magazine highlights the features of the July/August/September 2010 issue. In his Publisher's Desk, Bodhinatha explains how to let go of the past and future and ...

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    Publisher's Desk: Giving's Secret Gifts

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, reads his Publisher's Desk article from the Jan/Feb/Mar 2010 issue on camera. He speaks about how consistently contributing to your religion has ...

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    Bodhinatha Speaks at Houston Janmashtami

    20th Grand Annual Janmashtami organized by Hindus of Greater Houston at the George R Brown Convention Center. Bodhinatha speaks to Houston crowd. ...

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    Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Apr/May/Jun 2012 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Bodhinatha uses the analogy of a bud blossoming into a beautiful lotus flower in order ...

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    On the founding of the Maha Ganapati Temple in Alberta Canada

    Aran Veylan tells the story of the founding of the Maha Ganapati Temple in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, focusing on the influence of Gurudeva, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, in the process. ...

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    Which Yoga Should I Follow

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on a topic which festured in the July/August/September 2012 Hinduism Today edition entitled "Which Yoga Should I Folow?" In this presentation, Bodhinatha outlines the nature and purpose of ...

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    My Friend Lord Ganesha

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's presentation entitled "My Friend Lord Ganesha" is based on an article which was published in Mauritius. Bodhinatha reminds us how Lord Ganesha is easily approachable, contacted and introduces us to ...

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    Practice Makes Perfect

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on a topic entitled "Practice Makes Perfect" which featured in the Jan/Feb/Mar 2011 Hinduism Today. In this Presentation Bodhinatha explains that deep inside we are perfect ...

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    January 2013 News Video

    Our January 2013 news video covers events in December 2012, including: BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir inauguration in Chino Hills, CA; Ardra Darshanam and Pancha Ganapati festivals at the monastery; launch of ...

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    The World is an Ashram

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on a topic entitled "The World is an Ashram" which featured in the Apr/May/Jun 2006 Hinduism Today edition. Our Gurus proclaim that from a Hindu perspective the world ...

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    Advancing Through Life's Four Stages

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation entitled "Advancing Through Life's Four Stages" which featured in the Jan/Feb/Mar 2013 Hinduism Today edition. In this presentation Bodhinatha explains how life is measured in four progressive stages, ...

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    Karma Yoga

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation entitled "Karma Yoga". In this presentation, Bodhinatha delves into the spiritualizatio of action, outlines how the orderly fulfilment of duties to the best of ...

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    March 2013 News Video

    Our March 2013 new video covers event in February and March 2013 including: The Guru Chronicles audio book and Raj Narayan's visit, Martin Mosko and the Iraivan temple landscaping progress, ...

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    May 2013 News Video

    Our May 2013 new video covers event in April 2013 including: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's participation in a Hindu Students Association retreat in Austin and an interfaith panel in Midland, Texas; ...

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    Bodhinatha Gives Opening Prayer in US Congress

    On June 4, 2013, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, the leader of Kauai's Hindu Monastery in Hawaii, gave the opening prayer for the session of the US House of Representatives as guest ...

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    Bodhinatha's June 2013 Mid-West Trip Part 1

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami was invited to Minneapolis for a first visit to the Hindu Temple of Minnesota. For the occasion, the temple created a special event on June 14th and ...

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    Bodhinatha's June 2013 Mid-West Trip Part 2

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami was invited to Minneapolis for a first visit to the Hindu Temple of Minnesota. For the occasion, the temple created a special event on June 14th and ...

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    Bodhinatha's June 2013 Mid-West Trip Part 3

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami was invited to Minneapolis for a first visit to the Hindu Temple of Minnesota. For the occasion, the temple created a special event on June 14th and ...

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    Bodhinatha's June 2013 Mid-West Trip Part 5

    After Minnesota, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami traveled to Ontario, Canada, to visit the Hindu Temple of Windsor and the home of one of his formal sishyas. Windsor is just across the ...

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    Bodhinatha's June 2013 Mid-West Trip Part 6

    After Minnesota, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami traveled to Ontario, Canada, to visit the Hindu Temple of Windsor and the home of one of his formal sishyas. Windsor is just across the ...

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    July 2013 News Video

    Our July 2013 news video covers events in June 2013 including: Satguru Bodhinatha'a trip to Washington DC and his opening prayer to the US House of Representatives, the arrival of ...

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    October 2014 News Video

    Our October 2014 news video covers events in August and September 2014, including: Iraivan Temple construction progress, Bodhinatha's webinars, swamis' travels and publications ...

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    How We Describe Our Deities - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the April/May/June 2015 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Hindu views of God can seem complex and confounding on first encounter. In this edition Bodhinatha explores four different ways of describing God. The most common perception is to identify God as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (God of creation, preservation and destruction). Bodhinatha refers to the Scriptures, namely the Puranas and Agamas and highlights that ultimately all practices refer to only one Supreme God and this is echoed in the texts as "Truth is one and Sages use several names to describe the ultimate Truth. ...

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    August 2015 News Video

    Our August 2015 News Video covers events in July 2015, including: the arrival of Rajendra, our new CAT excavator; the arrival of another silpi memorial bronze piece showing two silpis ...

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    November 2015 News Video

    Our November 2015 News Video covers events in September and October, 2015, including: progress on the Iraivan perimeter wall work in India; landscaping around the temple, Satguru's travels, monks on ...

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    Drawing Close to Ganesha

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the January/February/March 2016 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "How sincerely approaching Him as a real being can deepen your relationship with the Lord of Obstacles." Lord Ganesha is the most accessible, easily contacted Deity whose blessings and shakti elevate ...

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    February 2016 News Video

    The February 2016 news video from Kauai's Hindu Monastery features Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's travel to Australia, Iraivan Temple landscaping and the monastics full moon celebration of Thai Pusam. ...

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    Growing Up Without Prejudice - Publisher Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the April/May/June 2016 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Conflict and violence have their roots in hatred learned during youth. By teaching children tolerance, we create a more peaceful future." In order to build a peaceful world and society, we must refine our character ...

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    March 2016 News Video

    Our March 2016 video covers events in February 2016, including Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's travels to Texas, Acharya Arumuganathaswami's travels to the Bay Area, the progress on the Iraivan Temple stones ...

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    May 2016 Pubdesk Video

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the July/August/September 2016 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "It is easy to talk high philosophy in Hinduism, 'man is God,' 'we are divine,' it is easy to say profound things...however to put these principles into practice to the extent that we really are a more spiritual person, that is the challenge. And that, is what we will explore here." Bodhinatha considers 5 ways the attitude of a dancer is similar to an individual ...

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    Letting Go of Past & Future - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the July/August/September 2010 edition of HInduism Today magazine. "A peaceful and effective life is waiting for those who undertake the not-so-easy work required to live in the eternal now." Bodhinatha highlights the benefits of living in the eternal now and shares a few ...

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    Hinduism: the Original Humanism - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Apr/May/Jun 2014 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "A critical examination of secular humanism and Hindu humanism for youth immersed in the academic atheism of college" In this editiion Bodhinatha raises concern as to how modern universities and colleges are ...

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    Path to Higher Consciousness - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. In this edition Bodhinatha outlines how virtuous living which consists of performance of dharma, selfless ...

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    Satguru Speaks on Managing Your Subconscious Mind

    An Upadesha by Bodhinatha on May 6 2008 Bodhinatha read out a lesson on Managing Your Subconscious Mind from Merging with Siva. The subconscious mind is likened to a basement ...

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    Can Everyone Benefit from Yoga? Part 2

    Our publisher, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, reads his Publisher's Desk editorial from the April/May/June 2010 edition of Hinduism Today Magazine. Part 2 of 2. In part 2 Bodhinatha discusses the benefits ...

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    Grace in the Guru's Presence

    An Upadesha by Bodhinatha: Personal experience of God is a focus point of the Hindu Religion. Being within the Guru's presence is great help to experience the divine within. Chellapa ...

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    2011 Mahasamadhi Havana

    Day 3 of the celebrations honoring the 10th anniversary of Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi. Footage of the parade around Iraivan temple; conches blowing and procession into innersanctum. ...

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    Gurudeva Talks about the Magic of Iraivan

    A short talk from Gurudeva about His mystical vision in 1975 of Lord Shiva walking down the valley and giving Him permission to build Iraivan temple which would be a ...

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    Chicago satsang May 2008-part 6

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami met with a small group of Hindus to share activities of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, mainly the publication of Hinduism Today magazine. He also answered their questions about ...

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    Chicago satsang May 2008-part 5

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami met with a small group of Hindus to share activities of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, mainly the publication of Hinduism Today magazine. Bodhinatha emphasises the need for spiritual ...

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    Mauritius Spiritual Park by Vidya Jusrut - Part 2

    A interview with Paramacharya Palaniswami made at the Spiritual Park of the island of Mauritius. In Part 2 of His interview Paramacharya explains how beneficial it is to write to ...

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    Claiming Your Spiritual Identity Exercise 5

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami refers to Merging wih Siva Chapter 6. He teaches the fifth practical exercise in claiming our spiritual identity: awareness traveling through the mind. He explains that Gurudeva ...

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    Claiming Your Spiritual Identity Exercise 4

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami teaches the fourth practical exercise in claiming our spiritual identity: we are the experiencer, not the experience. Bodhinatha outlines the concept of being the witness of the ...

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    Claiming Your Spiritual Identity Exercise 3

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami teaches the third practical exercise in claiming our spiritual identity: we are not our body, mind or emotions. In this third exercise we learn to be a ...

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    Claiming Your Spiritual Identity Exercise 1

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami teaches the first practical exercise in claiming our spiritual identity: We are not our mind,body or emotions. We are a divine soul on a wondrous journey, evolving ...

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    Bodhinatha's 2003 Mahasivaratri Talk Part 2

    An inspired talk by Bodhinatha on the night of Siva. Bodhinatha explains how to live Saiva Siddhanta: cultivation of devotion and practising profound meditation. Bodhinatha reminds us of the four ...

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    We Are Whom We Meet - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the October/November/December 2010 edition of HInduism Today magazine. "The company we keep affects our attitudes, speech and actions as profoundly as the foods we eat." Bodhinatha explains how we can strive to keep good companionship and not be influenced ...

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    Introduction to Hinduism (Part 3/5)

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, reads his Publisher's Desk article from the April/May/June 2009 issue. In Part 3, Bodhinatha explains the importance and significance of the main ...

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    Introduction to Hinduism (Part 4/5)

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, reads his Publisher's Desk article from the April/May/June 2009 issue. Part 4 focuses on the nature of the soul and the world. ...

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    Introduction to Hinduism (Part 5/5)

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, reads his Publisher's Desk article from the April/May/June 2009 issue. Part 5 is entitled Hinduism in Practice. Bodhinatha outlines the three main ...

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    Gurudeva Mahasamadhi, 2012

    Clip of Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi observances held in October 2012 featuring Sri Rudram intonations by the monks, abhishegam of Gurudeva's Thiruvadi with holy water from the Kumbam and final arati. ...

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    Bodhinatha Veylanswami Speaks at BAPS Chino Hills Pratishtha Assembly

    On December 23, 2012, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, publisher of Hinduism Today, was an honored guest at the inauguration of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Chino Hills, California. He gave ...

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    Be a Spiritual Leader

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on a topic which featured in the June/July/August 2011 edition of the Hinduism Today's Publisher Desk article entirled "Be a Spiritual Leader". In this presentation Bodhinatha ...

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    Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation on topic which featured in the April/May/June 2012 Hinduism Today edition entitled "Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower". In this presentation, Bodhinatha reminds us that the seed of ...

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    Using The Power of Affirmations

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives a presentation entitled "Using The Power of Affirmations" which featured in the Apr/May/Jun 2004 Hinduism Today edition. In this presentation Bodhinatha highlights that we can achieve spiritual progress through the ...

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    2013 Midland Interfaith Event Video

    On April 17, 2013, one Hindu (our own Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami), one Jew, three Christians and one Muslim sat together to answer questions submitted by the panelists themselves before an ...

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    God of Fear/God of Love - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2013 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Love is the basis of worship in all Hindu denominations, expressed through bhakti yoga toward one's chosen Deity." Bodhinatha clarifies that Hinduism is a joyous religion characterised by an outpouring of love ...

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    Bodhinatha's June 2013 Mid-West Trip Part 4

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami engages in Q&A at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota in Part 4 of His Mid-West Trip> The following topics were discussed: How to measure purification? Monistic theism; ...

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    A 10-Minute Spiritual Workout - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jan/Feb/Mar 2014 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "An abbreviated daily regimen designed for those who find that today's busy life allows little or no time for introspection". This consists of four main activities namely worship (repeating mantra to chosen deity), ...

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    2014 Midland Interfaith Event Video

    On February 19, 2014, one Hindu, one Jew and three Christians sat together to answer questions submitted by the moderator and the local community before an audience of mixed faiths ...

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    Noninjury: the Foremost Virtue - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2014 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Nonviolence or ahimsa is the first and foremost ethical principle of Hinduism and the highest ...

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    February 2015 News Video

    Our February 2015 News Video covers events in January 2015, including: Satguru Bodhinatha's trip to Sri Lanka, filming of the Ellora Caves for The History of Hindu India movie series, ...

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    July 2015 News Video

    Our July 2015 News Video covers events in June 2015, including: Satguru Bodhinatha's recent travels to Singapore and Malaysia for the Kumbamela festival, the placement of the 8 Satguru lineages' ...

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    June 2016 Monthly News Video

    Our June 2016 news video covers events in May 2016, including the progress on Iraivan Temple's perimeter wall and the recent shipment of stones, the month's travels of Satguru Bodhinatha ...

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    July 2016 Monthly News Video

    Our July 2016 news video covers events in June 2016, including Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's recent travels to the UK, our visiting guests Swami Ramana Swaroopananda and Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan, and ...

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    August 2016 Monthly News Video

    Our August 2016 news video covers events in July 2016, including our recent shipment of stones for Iraivan Temple, an update to the progress in California's History-Social Science framework, the ...

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    The Eight Great Shaktis of His Majesty Lord Siva

    Bodhinatha's presentation is based on Gurudeva's 1977 Master Course and is entitled "The Eight Great Shaktis of his Majesty Lord Shiva". Bodhinatha outlines the nature and significance of each of the eight shaktis of Lord Shiva, characterised ...

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    September 2016 News Video

    Our September 2016 news video covers events in August 2016, including Satguru's recent travels around the world (including Mauritius, Mainland, US, India and Sri Lanka), our recent guests and the ...

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    October 2016 News Video

    Our 2016 October News Video covers events in September 2016 including travels by two of our monks to the Mainland US and Canada, the return of Satguru from his recent ...

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    November 2016 News Video

    Our November 2016 news video covers events from October, 2016, including five brother monks from the BAPS Swaminarayan fellowship visiting the monastery; our satguru's 74th jayanthi celebrations and satguru Sivaya ...

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    February 2017 News Video

    Kauai's Hindu Monastery brings you news from January, 2017, including: the monastery's Ardra Darshana celebrations. This grand yearly festival goes beyond our monthly Nataraja abhishekam to include several hundred more ...

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    March 2017 Monastery News Video

    Kauai's Hindu Monastery brings you news from February, 2017, including: Two monks don the yellow robes of tapas and take their next step in monastic life-that of the Yogi Tapasvin; ...

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    May 2017 Monastery News Video

    May news video reporting on events in April, 2017, including: Bronze statue foundation pour; the ground breaking of the noni building; Sri Chinmoy's devotees visit; the seasonal ritau change from ...

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    Surrender is Central to All Yogas

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jul/Aug/Sep 2017 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. "Individuals who are not religious make progress toward achieving their goals in life by self-effort. Whatever they accomplish is, from their perspective, solely the result of what they do to achieve it." In order to unfold spiritually, one must relinquish his free instinctive nature and surrender ...

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    June 2017 Monthly News Video

    Kauai's Hindu Monastery brings you news from May, 2017, including: The monastery's new greenhouse; a new painting of Kadavul Nataraja by artist Peiter Weltevrede; Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's London travel mission. ...

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    August 2017 Monthly News Video

    Kauai's Hindu Monastery brings you news from July, 2017, including: Our annual celebration of Satguru Purnima. In addition to Kauai island residents, devotees flew in from Turkey, Malaysia, California, Canada ...

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    The Path's Four Stages

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 30 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining the four stages of our spiritual path, namely, charya, kriya, yoga and jnana. The four paths ...

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    What Is Karma?

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 31 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining the law of Karma which is considered as the automatic system of divine justice. The three ...

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    What Is Dharma?

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 32 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining dharma. Dharma is defined as the orderly fulfilment of an inherent nature or destiny (which encompasses ...

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    What is Reincarnation?

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 33 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining Reincarnation. In essence, it is the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. In each life, we ...

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    How Do We Prepare for Death?

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 34 of the Himalayan Academy publication "Path To Siva," explaining how Hindus prepare themselves for death. Bodhinatha explains that the soul never dies; only the physical ...

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    November 2017 News Video

    Our November 2017 News video covers recent events in October 2017 including: our annual Gurudeva Mahasamadhi celebrations, Satguru Jayanti, Skanda Shasti and our upcoming Innersearch Travel study program to Sri ...

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    Five Suggestions to SBNRs - Publisher's Desk

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the January/February/March 2018 edition of Hinduism Today magazine: "The challenge for the SBNR is to make significant spiritual progress without traditional guidelines. The key is to craft your own systematic approach based on a proven spiritual path. And remember, enjoy the journey!" ...

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    Jayanthi Address

    Gurudeva's Shakti is so strong here at Kauai Aadheenam, stronger than any other place. Initiations are an important part of Saivism. It starts an inner process. The Paramachaya initiations of ...

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    Becoming Centered

    We welcome Swami Pragyanand from New Delhi, India. Merging with Siva talks about being thrown off center. Being off center is not a negative thing. It is a spiritual opportunity ...

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    Why Is the Satguru So Important?

    The satguru helps his devotees mover closer to God, deeper into themselves, into the sat, the real,the truth. Turn away from the world/asat--that which is not the truth, to find ...

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    Yoga Swamigal

    S. Ambikaipakam, born 1908 in Chunnakam, Sri Lanka, was a life-long close disciple of the great sage and yoga siddha of Sri Lanka, Siva Yogaswami. He was close to Swami ...

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    Nine Beliefs of Hinduism in Ukrainian

    Our beliefs determine our thoughts and attitudes about life, which in turn direct our actions. By our actions, we create our destiny. Beliefs about sacred matters--God, soul and cosmos--are essential ...

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    Hinduism's Nine Beliefs

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    Yogaswami

    He strode powerfully along the roads and fields of his island each day, and those who saw him coming would move warily to the other side, avoiding the man whose ...

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    Gurudeva's Werkzeugkasten

    Gurudevas Werkzeugkasten fr ein spirituelles Leben wurde von den Mnchen des Kauai Hindu Klosters anlsslich Gurudevas Todestages 2005 als Andenken und zu Ehren seines Vermchtnisses und seiner Lehren zusammengestellt. Bei ...

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    Hail Hindu Heroes!

    Beginning two centuries ago, there arose throughout India a retinue of talented, highsouled and dedicated men and women who were great by any standard in the history of humankind. They ...

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    Guru Purnima (Portuguese)

    Guru Purnima in Portuguese ...

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    Difference is Real

    The Life and Teachings of Sri Madhva, One of Indias Greatest Spiritual Masters By Jeffrey Armstrong (Kavindra Rishi) ...

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    The Satguru

    Everyone needs a teacher, a model to look up to and follow, a master of his art, a champion in his field, one who sets the standards of aspiration. These ...

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    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami Ashtottara

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    gurudeva-ashtottara

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    The Guru Chronicles

    Anyone on the spiritual path knows it's rare that the illumined lives of yogis and gurus are laid before us. We have but a handful: Autobiography of a Yogi; Milarepa: ...

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    Gurudeva's 1993 Address to the Tamils in Europe

    Gurudeva's 1993 Address to the Tamils in Europe ...

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    Trip to Northern California

    Bodhinatha gives us some wonderful details about his very full visit to Northern California in October 2004. He traveled from the East Bay for Satsang, to the South Bay to ...

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    The Importance of Obeying One's Guru

    Bodhinatha talks about the Swami Narayan Fellowship, their new center in Delhi and his preparation of a talk he will be giving at the opening, there on the subject of ...

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    The Importance of Obeying One's Guru, part two

    Bodhinatha continues with part two of his talk on obeying the guru. He describes the meaning of obedience and how it involves acceptance and intelligent cooperation. He reads sections from ...

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    Why Bodhinatha became a Hindu

    Bodhinatha talks about the recent symposium on Hinduism at the Pittsburgh temple. Some asked Bodhinatha why he became a Hindu. In addition to a routine response, he came up with ...

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    Revealed Scriptures

    Bodhinatha speaks about Hinduism's revealed scriptures, the Vedas and Agamas. These are called sruti, "that which is heard." This ties into the 6th niyama, siddhanta sravana, which is literally scriptural "listening." The transferrence ...

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    Welcome to the Jivana Ritau

    Welcome to the Jivana Ritau! Why did Gurudeva give us the three ritau system? Because he liked variety, change, for everything not to just remain the same all the time. ...

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    Responsiveness

    Responsiveness is important on the spiritual path, both in the monastery and in the family home. Bodhinatha talks about feelings of rebellion when approached with a suggestion and the importance ...

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    Mauritius Talk on Siva--Part 1

    Bodhinatha is preparing a talk for his trip to Mauritius on the topic of parents as the first guru of their children. He is also preparing a talk on God ...

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    Mauritius Trip Talks

    Bodhinatha tells us of the theme for his trip to Asia coming up, focusing on the parents as the first guru, positive discipline, and that magically the sutra of the ...

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    Gurudeva Mahasamadhi Observance Sneak Peak

    We're beginning to think about the upcoming first anniversary observance of Gurudeva's mahasamadhi. Bodhinatha tells us of the phase full of activities we'll be having for the many pilgrims who ...

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    Be Firm but Kind with Children

    Cybertalk: Bodhinatha gives a wonderful upadesha based on the Living with Siva lesson of the day (178) called "Be Firm but Kind." This is one of the Positive Discipline principles. Children today must ...

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    Bodhinatha's Travels to Mauritius part 2

    Bodhinatha continues his narrative of his visit to Mauritius (part 2). At a Siva temple Bodhinatha gave a talk on God Siva as the perfect parent. At the Mardemootoo family ...

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    Honoring Gurudeva at Lydgate Park

    At the Lydgate Park event honoring Gurudeva, Bodhinatha addressed the public regarding the monastery's intention to continue all the wonderful community contributions that Gurudeva set in motion when he was ...

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    The Future of Our Monastery (November 2011)

    Bodhinatha gives a general overview of his travels and the progress of the mission of Kauai Aadheenam in publicaitons and in our missions overseas ...

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    Malaysia Conference Part 2

    Bodhinatha continues his talk about unethical and ethical religious conversion and cites a number of very useful quotes from Gurudeva's recent book, How to Become a Hindu. Gurudeva encourages religious ...

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    Malaysia Conference

    Bodhinatha speaks about an event he has been invited to by the Malaysia Hindu Sangam called "Hindu Renaissance Event," scheduled for January 26, 2003 in Kuala Lumpur. Hindus in Malaysia are faced ...

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    Hindu Culture and the Temple

    Bodhinatha speaks on Hindu culture, the theme of the Jivana Ritau, and begins with Gurudeva's central thoughts on culture which are captured in the five Living with Siva sutras on ...

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    Darshan Goes Both Ways

    Reading from Gurudeva's upadesha on darshan, Bodhinatha delves into Gurudeva's special insights on the spiritual darshan of the guru. The concept of darshan goes beyond the devotee's seeing of the ...

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    Don't Get Stuck in the Mud

    One reaction many face in life is the feeling of being unworthy and wanting to give up in our spiritual efforts. This feeling of despair can make a person feel ...

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    Niyama 6 - Siddhanta Shravana

    The niyama of siddhanta shravana involves studying and listening to learned people, our primary scriptures, the Vedas, and other holy texts. This guides us to become more spiritual people. But ...

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    The Role of the Guru

    Choose a sect of Hinduism and a guru and dedicate yourself to him. The need for a guru is preeminent in Saiva Siddhanta. A guru focuses on our weakest areas, ...

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    Improving Our Behavior with the Help of the Guru - Part 1

    Part 1 of 7 - Bodhinatha gives a class during Guru Purnima on the role of the guru. The guru has five major tasks, to provide encouragement to keep striving, ...

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    Improving Our Behavior with the Help of the Guru - Part 2

    Part 2 of 7 - Continuing Bodhinatha's first Guru Purnima class on the role of the guru, focusing on the guru's major task of helping us improve our behavior by ...

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    Improving Our Behavior with the Help of the Guru - Part 3

    Part 3 of 7 - Continuing Bodhinatha's first Guru Purnima class on the role of the guru, Bodhinatha says that worship and meditation are important in spiritual life, but a ...

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    Improving Our Behavior with the Help of the Guru Part 4

    Part 4 of 7 - Continuing Bodhinatha's first Guru Purnima class on the role of the guru and his task of helping us improve our behavior, we look at rung ...

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    Improving Our Behavior with the Help of the Guru Part 5

    Part 5 of 7 - Continuing Bodhinatha's first Guru Purnima class on the role of the guru and his task of helping us improve our behavior, Bodhinatha tells us that ...

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    Improving Our Behavior with the Help of the Guru Part 6

    Part 6 of 7 - Continuing Bodhinatha's first Guru Purnima class on the role of the guru and his task of helping us improve our behavior, Bodhinatha talks about the ...

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    Improving Our Behavior with the Help of the Guru Part 7

    Part 7 of 7 - Continuing Bodhinatha's first Guru Purnima class on the role of the guru and his task of helping us improve our behavior, Bodhinatha explains that part ...

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    Becoming a More Spiritual Person Part 1

    Part 1 of 3 - Bodhinatha gives a second class during Guru Purnima on the role of the guru. Beginning with a glorious quote from Gurudeva about the spirit of ...

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    Niyama 7 - Mati, Cognition

    Bodhinatha speaks about the niyama mati, cognition. He urges seekers to develop a spiritual will and intellect with their guru's guidance. Part of mati involves cultivating and awakening our intuition, ...

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    Niyama 8 - Vrata, Vows

    Bodhinatha speaks on the eighth niyama, vrata, the practice of taking vows to ourselves, to the inner worlds and to family and community. Vows are a sacred trust. There are ...

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    Putting Gurudeva's Teachings to the Best Use, Part 1

    Bodhinatha holds a class during Gurudeva's mahasamadhi observances about Gurudeva continues to live on in all of our lives since his mahasamadhi. Part 1 is about how Gurudeva influences us ...

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    Putting Gurudeva's Teachings to the Best Use, Part 2

    Bodhinatha continues his Gurudeva mahasamadhi observances class with this part on how Gurudeva continues to influence us by his teachings. All who continue to put into practice the teachings he ...

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    Putting Gurudeva's Teachings to the Best Use, Part 3

    Bodhinatha continues his Gurudeva mahasamadhi observances class with this part on ashtanga yoga, which is the teaching of our Nandinatha Sampradaya's Kailasa Parampara. When you go to study yoga somewhere ...

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    Putting Gurudeva's Teachings to the Best Use, Part 5

    Bodhinatha continues his Gurudeva mahasamadhi observances class with this part on how to explain the purpose of Hinduism to non-HindusHinduism teaches us how to become a better person, improve our ...

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    Harnessing Reaction; Live in the Box of Dharma

    Responding and handling karma when feeling mistreated. The goal: insight into our self, get into a more refined cycle of life. Harness instinctive and intellectual reaction and forgive, karma's totally ...

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    Nine Ways to Merge with Siva; the Nature of Liberation

    The celebration of Mahasivaratri is to have a deeper experience of God. Realization, liberation and merger. Nine progressive ways to merge with Siva. Parasiva, the eighth: becoming and being timeless, ...

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    Sadhana Path of Change

    Follow Gurudeva's teachings in a serious way; take up a daily vigil, sandhya vandana, worshiping at the change of days (sunrise and sunset). It takes time to change and master ...

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    August 2018 News Video

    August 2018 Video on Activities in July 2018, including: Iraivan Carving Work continues in Iraivan Temples Nandi Mandapam, with ever higher levels being fit into place. At the same time ...

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    Initiation from the Guru

    Gurudeva tells how one may become a member of Saiva Siddhanta Church and tells about Coconut Money Tree and Hindu Heritage Endowment. Gurudeva tells a story about the value of ...

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    The Fourth Day of Pancha Ganapati

    Gurudeva answers a question concerning harmony with the Guru. Gurudeva tells us that harmony with the Guru is harmony with our own soul. The Guru is like a barometer. Our ...

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    Sadhana of Creating Positive Plans

    Gurudeva announces the start of Guru Jayanthi, going on to better and best. He gives the sadhana of creating positive plans for every month, and how not to block them ...

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    Gurudeva Jayanthi

    Gurudeva talks about his birthday parties worldwide, and his campaign to stop corporal punishment of children. He explains how the orphanage he sponsors in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, is supported only ...

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    Four Places In Which to See God

    Where and how to look for Divinity. Four places to see God: In great teachers, in other people, in the temple, inside yourself. The seed of divinity is in all ...

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    Sadasivanatha Innersearch Class - Love on the Path

    A class given by Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the power and importance of love on the path. ...

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    Guru Parampara and Responsiveness

    A class given by Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the importance of this particular innersearch as well as the power of the Guru Parampara. He talks ...

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    Sadasivanathaswami Innersearch - guru bhakti

    A class given by Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami during the 2014 Mauritius Innersearch. He discusses the power of the Guru and guru bhakti, and invites a guest swami, Swami Parameshananda, to give ...

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    The Astral Body: Harnessing Instinctiveness

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    The Astral Body: The Intuitive Nature

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    Sleep and Dreams: The Continuity Of Consciousness

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    Karma, the Natural Law: The Role of The Satguru

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    Having the Same Religion as Your Guru

    Today Gurudeva talks about the visit of a group of devotees of Amritanandamayi, Ammachi, to Kauai Aadheenam yesterday. He recounts his answer to one of their questions, "Do you have to be a Hindu to have a Hindu guru?" Gurudeva explains ...

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    The Fine Art of Meditation: Finding Your Guru

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami reads this chapter from his book Merging with Siva ...

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    Caution and Commitment to One Path

    Today Gurudeva talks about the dangers of rushing into meditation as the result of reading a few New Age books, how without the guidance of a trained teacher, memories and ...

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    The Three Gurus

    Today Gurudeva talks about blaming others for what happens to us, and how we do this only when we don't recognize the law of karma and that what happens to ...

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    Spirit of the Kailasa Parampara

    Gurudeva talks on the spirit of the Parampara covering various topics: Spirit of the Guru passed on; Purpose of guru, spirit of sampradaya handed down; Nandinatha Sutras, knowledge of parampara; ...

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    The Great Story of Awareness

    Master Course recording. Chapter 1. Gurudeva defines who is a mystic and what awareness is. Gurudeva elaborates on 5 states of mind, Self Realization, darshan. Dedication: This course is dedicated ...

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    The Making of a Master

    Master Course Recording. Chapter 2, Gurudeva describes his catalysts and the systematic process of unfoldment. Yogaswami. Initiation. Study Guide: Cultivate the great art of doing nothing. Before listening to Master, ...

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    Chakras, Energies, Death and Reincarnation

    Master Course Recording. Chapter 10. Defines chakras and moving awareness through them. Kashumlinga, sushumna, simshumbisi. Cycles of man's life every seven years. Defining Aum. Body as temple. Muladhara and memory ...

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    The Two Paths

    Master Course Recording. Chapter 11. Odic and actinic forces. Move awareness into simshumbisi, sushumna. Difference and similarities between man and woman. Ida and pingala. Sannyasin ideals. Attitude toward family life. ...

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    The River of Life

    Master Course Recording. Chapter 4. Light of spine like Christmas tree. Kundalini shakti. Life as a sacred river. Lean on own spine. Move and detach awareness. Areas of mind. Become ...

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    2019 Innersearch Sri Lanka

    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 ...

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    A Chance to Meet Gurudeva

    Today Gurudeva briefly answers a question from Singapore and one from Johor Bahru, Malayasia. The questions are on how to get a grip on ones life and where to direct ...

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    Meaning of Initiation

    A provocative question comes in to Gurudeva today about taking initiation from a Guru. What happens if that Guru passes? Do we need to take another initiation from a living ...

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    Qualities and duties of a guru; Mental illness

    A cyberspace devotee in Texas wonders what are the duties and qualities of a guru. Gurudeva says that by looking at those around the guru one can discern the qualities ...

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    Praying to Pictures

    An e-devotee from Memphis asks about the efficacy of praying to a picture of a Guru who has passed on into the inner worlds, specifically, Sage Yogaswami. Does the deceased ...

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    Finding a Guru

    A Texas e-devotee would like to find just the right guru to guide him on the path to God realization. He asks Gurudeva how he will know if he has ...

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    How Gurudeva Became a Hindu

    Timed perfectly with the finishing of Gurudeva's new book, "How I Became A Hindu," Gurudeva tells tellingly of how he became a Hindu, of his early training in the US, of his travel to ...

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    Native American Gurus

    A young cyber devotee asks Gurudeva's perspective on whether a Hindu could be guided by a Native American spiritual guide. ...

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    Meet the Guru

    Gurudeva divulges his own personal computer use in response to a cyber-devotee's question, "Gurudeva, do you yourself use a computer?" ...

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    The State of the Church

    The State of the Church 2009-2010: Seminars, Positive Discipline, Parenting with Love, Church Memberships and Vratas, You Tube and Web sites, Digital Innovations, Publications, Travel, Iraivan Temple Construction Update, Himalayan ...

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    The Three Gurus

    Today Gurudeva talks about blaming others for what happens to us, and how we do this only when we don't recognize the law of karma and that what happens to ...

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    2001, 75th Jayanthi Talk, Part 4

    A guru, a Satguru is like a knife. He is like a pen. He is like a pencil. ...

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    2001, 75th Jayanthi Talk, Part 4

    A guru, a Satguru is like a knife. He is like a pen. He is like a pencil. ...

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    Genetic Engineering, Can one have two Gurus?, How do we get to the astral plane?

    The first question comes from Holland where a cyber devotee wishes to know Hinduism Today's view on genetic engineering. Gurudeva says that a lot of in depth study and research ...

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    Sacred leaves for pada puja; Should one have a Guru who is alive?

    A cyber cadet in Malaysia wonders if it is ok to use sacred leaves for a pada puja. Gurudeva says that it is fine and that he is creating a ...

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    Sacred leaves for pada puja , Should one have a Guru who is alive?, Is everything that happens good?

    A cyber cadet in Malaysia wonders if it is ok to use sacred leaves for a pada puja. Gurudeva says that it is fine and that he is creating a ...

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    Temple Protocol. Mantra Revealed.

    A cyberspace devotee from Malaysia wonders which side should the men and women stand in the temple. Gurudeva says that the men should stand on the right and the women ...

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    Qualities of a Guru; Heaven and Hell

    A cyber devotee asks how does one tell the qualities of a guru. Gurudeva says that those who surround the guru are a reflection of his inner qualitites. The duty ...

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    Disciple's best gift to a Guru

    A cyberspace devotee asks what is the best gift a disciple can give his guru. Gurudeva says intelligent corporation is the best way to serve one's guru and by being ...

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    Talk by Swami Bua

    During this year's Guru Purnima celebrations Gurudeva invited Swami Bua to talk for the internet. Swami Bua was a guest of honor for the festival. Here, Swamiji actually defers to ...

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    God and Guru Among Religions

    A cyberspace devotee from Michigan, USA asks about the difference in Guru as God between Islam and Hinduism. Gurudeva explains how it is a different view of God. ...

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    Wisdom from Gurudeva on His 1994 Jayanti

    As part of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's 1994 Jayanti celebration he gave this upadesha in Kadavul Temple, sitting in the same space where his guru shrine resides today. ...

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    Darshan: Seeing and Being Seen

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from chapter 303 of Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's book, Merging with Siva, discussing the mystical mechanics of darshan, meaning "vision, seeing or perception." ...

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    Mystic Power of Darshan, Vision of Oneness

    This is Advaita Ishvaravada: When you really take darshan to its depth, you are looking at the Deity or the guru, the Deity or the guru is looking at you, ...

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    Engal Gurunathan - French

    Ce Natchintanaii fait l'loge de la grandeur et de la puissance mystique dun Satguru. Chaque phrase voque un attribut du Guru qui inspire le disciple se rapprocher davantage du Matre. ...

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    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyswami Ashtottara

    Click here to get the PDF and all other links to our Sanskrit chants. ...

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    Gurudeva's First Meeting With Yogaswami - Part 1

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads the story of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's first meeting with his guru, Siva Yogaswami in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. ...

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    Gurudeva's First Meeting With Yogaswami - Part 2

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami continues the story of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's first meeting with his guru, Siva Yogaswami in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. ...

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    The Guru Chronicles - Tamil

    Translated by Ram Prasad Lakshmana Rao, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Anyone on the spiritual path knows it's rare that the illumined lives of yogis and gurus are laid before us. ...