Pillar Installation at the Nandi Mandapam

On this auspicious day of the summer solstice, we held a short blessing for the installation of first of 12 pillars which will stand in Iraivan Temple's Nandi Mandapam. In the late morning, Satguru and the monks gathered at the temple for the event. Satguru placed gems and the first trowel of mortar for this initial pillar and Sannyasin Yoginathswami performed a short Ganesha puja. The pillar was then raised into place with great precision. For perspective, it takes one carver six months to create just one of these pillars. If one person were to have done all these pillars, it would have taken them six years. Even if one were to do this carving with a machine it would still take them one one and a half months to complete.

June 2018 News Video

Our June 2018 News Video covers events in May of 2018, including Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's recent travels; recent blessings and progress on Iraivan Temple construction; and the aadheenam's recent celebration of Vaikasi Vishakham.

Music: Kulagan Mooneswamy

So Ends Another Phase

Today is the end of the monks' phase. Before heading into a two day retreat, we asked Taskforcer Mayuresh to explore the Aadheenam with a camera. Here is the monastery through his lens. Enjoy!

Aum Namah Sivaya

Digital Path to Siva Now Available in Tamil

Our newest publication Path to Siva was recently translated into Tamil, and now that Tamil version is available for free at our website.

Here’s What’s Happening

Aloha and greetings from the monks' midweek. As usual work is going on in all areas of the monastery. Let's get you up to speed:

How Do We Meditate, Part 1

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How Do We Meditate, Part 1

"Meditation is a long journey, a pilgrimage into the mind itself." In Gurudeva's approach we start meditation with the physical body then get more and more subtle, withdrawing energy into the spine then not utilizing mental activity. Everything we meditate on is actual experience, not something the mind has created. We experience something that's always there, awareness aware of itself. Gurudeva's mystical Natha Language of Shum. Awareness is the witness consciousness of the soul, 'niif.' In the nature of our form of meditation there is a continuity (nalif) from one day to the next.

Path to Siva, Lesson 47.


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Another Russian Issue Roles Off the Press

Today our magazine editors received a box of the latest issue of Hinduism Today to be printed in the Russian language. Our sincere thanks to Dinanatha and his team in Russia for their sincere and successful efforts to bring Hinduism Today to the Russian people. Aum Namah Sivaya

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