Performing Arts

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      Ted Shawn's Cosmic Dance of Siva

      The January/February/March, 2009 issue of Hinduism Today will bring the fascinating story of Ruth St. Denis, the revolutionary modern dancer who introduced to the West India-inspired choreographies. We thought you ...

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      Dance Performance on Ganesha Chaturthi

      Kauai Aadheenam's 2013 celebration of Ganesha Chaturthi was supplemented by a guest dance performance. The dancer was trained in Odissi dance and was clearly very advanced. This short video was ...

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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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      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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      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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      Cultivating Bhakti, or Devotion

      The beginning of Bhakti is our understanding of the temple and Deities and the three worlds. The goal is to become good friends with the Gods. You open up to ...

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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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      A Solution to Emotional Problems

      Often devotees will write to Bodhinatha about emotional problems. To these he says he always gives the same advicespend extra time worshiping Lord Ganesha, especially in the temple. Bodhinatha elucidates ...

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      Malaysia-Singapore Visit Report Part 4

      Bodhinatha continues his report on his visit to Malaysia and Singapore (part 4). Bodhinatha enjoyed satsang in Klang, which experienced an overflow of devotees. Iraivan Day was a grand success, ...

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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 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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      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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      Detach Awareness From the Consious Mind

      Avoid creating ripples in life, being permanently emotionally disturbed. The English language is a conscious mind language structured to teach us that we are our emotions. Be observant of thought ...

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      Nine Ways to Merge With Siva

      On Mahasivaratri, February 27, 2014, Satguru Bodhinathaswami comments on Gurudeva's introduction to Merging with Siva, where he elucidates nine different ways that we can merge with God Siva. Everyone on ...

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      Why Should We Learn a Cultural Art?

      Become an accomplished human being; soar into the fourth dimension. Artists experience mountaintop consciousness. Having their source in humble devotion to the Lord, Saiva cultural arts: singing, drama, dance, playing ...

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      The Fine Art of Meditation: Meditation Is a Fine Art

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

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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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      Why Should We Learn a Cultural Art?

      Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads from Lesson 66 of the Himalayan Academy publication Path To Siva, discussing the importance of Hindu Art and Culture ...

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      The Rasas - Nine Human Emotions

      Rasas, human emotions, can affect and be affected by the four outer koshas. However, the self, is never affected by the rasas. The Sanskrit word rasa has many meanings, including ...

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      South India's Bhakti Saints

      Singing their heart and soul to the divine, dedicating every verse as an offering, visiting the most auspicious of temples, recounting their personal encounters with the Lord, and living a ...

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      Gurudeva Interviewed by Loni Petranek, Part 1

      This is a radio interview conducted by Loni Petranek with Gurudeva. The interview gives an overview of Gurudeva's worldwide mission. In the first part today Loni introduces Gurudeva to her ...