When to visit?

The front monastery area, including Kadavul temple, is open daily from 9am to noon. Please come early. No other area of the monastery is open past noon except to pilgrims who have made advance arrangements with our swamis.

Hindus may attend the daily 9am Siva puja in Kadavul temple. It lasts about 1.5 hours. After the puja, you may view part of the under-construction Iraivan Temple through a nearby telescope.

Members of the Hindu religion may contact us in advance, for special access to perform sadhanas on the grounds, by officially arranging their stay as pilgrims. Please be sure to identify yourself on arrival to our volunteer hosts, saying, "I have come on a pilgrimage, my name is... Can you please inform the temple staff?"

Monastic Retreat Days

Please note that our monastery follows the traditional lunar calendar, panchangam. The highlighted dates are known as "monastic retreat days," or days off. Hindus on pre-arranged pilgrimages should expected less access to sadhana activities on these monastic retreat days. Satguru Bodhinatha and the monks are generally not available to meet with guests on these days.

These retreat days are good ones for pilgrims to use to schedule their Kauai outings -- Napali Coast boat tours, trips to Waimea Canyon, beach day with the family, etc.

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