Kauai's Hindu Monastery

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    Kauai's Hindu Monastery of America

    This is a brochure describing Kauai Aadheenam written in Tamil by Shanmugam Baskaran. It his dissertation submitted for the partial fulfillment of the requirements for his Degree of Bachelor of ...

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    State of the Church Address 2011

    Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami gives the traditional State of the Church Address on his first talk after the Tamil New Year. It is a summary of the multi-faceted activities of Kauai's ...

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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 Testimonies 1

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

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    Monastery Year in Review 2009-2010, Part 1 of 2

    Part 1 of 2: Important activities and events at Kauai's Hindu Monastery over the past year (August 2009 - September 2010) including festivals, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's travels across the globe, ...

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    Deva Seyon Testimony about Kauai Aadheenam

    Kulapati Deva Seyon, a long time local resident of Kauai and member of Saiva Siddhanta Church, expresses his point of view about the experience that thousands of visitors to Kauai's ...

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    Seiyonne Suriyakumar, Monastery Resident Guest

    Seiyonne Suriyakumar, 22, is from Diablo, California. While on a short resident guest "task force" program at Kauai's Hindu Monastery, he shares his thoughts about what his time here means to ...

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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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    Introduction to the Monastery

    Tropical rainforests, soaring cliffs, cerulean seas, cascading waterfalls. This remote island is home to Kauai's Hindu Monastery, a center of global outreach for Hinduism and intense spiritual practice leading to ...

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    Kauai Aadheenam Quad Copter Compilation

    A Video Compilation of Quad Copter footage, taken by the monks at Kauai Aadheenam. The video shows a broad view of our agricultural land, sacred gardens and flyovers of Iraivan ...

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    April 2015 News Video

    Our April 2015 News Video covers events in March 2015, including: Paramaguru Yogaswami's mahasamadhi celebration, our recent progress on the Path of the Saiva Saints as we get ready to ...

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    May 2016 Monthly News Video

    Our May 2016 news video covers events in April 2016, including the birth of the monastery's new calf named Teta; the progress on the bronze statues of Iraivan Temple stone ...

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    Hiking the Alakai Swamp Trail

    Three monks hiked the Alakai Swamp Trail in Kokee State Park at the top of Kauai island today. ...

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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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    Monastery Year in Review 2009-2010, Part 2 of 2

    Part 2 of 2: Important activities and events at Kauai's Hindu Monastery over the past year (August 2009 - September 2010) including festivals, update from the main architect and Sannyasin ...

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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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    How the Monks' 24-hour Vigil Affects the Gardens

    Landscape architect Martin Mosco, visiting from Boulder, Colorado, speaks about his impressions of the monks' 24-hour vigil in Kadavul Temple and its effect on the surrounding space. ...

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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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    December 2012 News Video

    Our December 2012 news video covers events in November 2012, including: the 11th annual observances of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's mahasamadhi, our Skanda Shashthi festival and Iraivan Temple construction progress. ...

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    February 2013 News Video

    The February 2013 news updates features the following: work on the nandi mandapam for Iraivan temple at the carving site in Bengaluru is almost completed; celebration of Thai Pusam cavadee ...

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    All About Kauai's Hindu Monastery

    All you need to know about Kauai's Hindu Monastery, lineage, history, temples, mission and how to get here in a small booklet that you can read in 20 minutes. ...

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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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    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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    January 2017 News Video

    This month's news video covers events from December, 2016, including: the monastery's Pancha Ganapati celebrations, along our many holidy vistors; Iraivan Temple's silver naga is getting closer to arrive on ...

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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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    What Is Our Heritage of Gurus?

    "Since the beginning of time, the power, or shakti, of God Siva has been carried forth by enlightened beings, satgurus." Spiritual progress is achieved through abhyasa, daily practice, and vairagya, dispassion. Dispassion is being detached enough to be getting happiness from inside ourself not outside from the world. Control ...

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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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    Saiva Dharma Shastras

    Saiva Dharma Sastras is a potent edict, an irrevocable commission to my Acharya successors, detailing their future duties and responsibilities. Further, it is a Dossier describing for Church members and ...

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    Sadhana Guide for Pilgrims

    This is a book of sadhanas or spiritual practices. It is designed for pilgrims to Kauai's Hindu Monastery, but the sadhanas could be done at any temple or ashram. The ...

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    State of Church January 2005

    Carrying forward the tradition that Gurudeva started of giving the 'State of the Church' talk, this is the fourth one given by Bodhinatha. Nursing a cold and sore throat, he ...

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    State of the Church

    Bodhinatha delivers the annual "State of the Church" message to begin 2006 including information on the future of Hinduism Today and digital enhancements, upcoming travel and Iraivan Temple. Bodhinatha also gives a synopsis ...

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    The Mission of Our Mission

    Bodhinatha pulls from Gurudeva's writings in his Trilogy extracts in explaining the nature of our order and its mission. Much of this publicly defines our order and outlines the duties ...

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    State of the Church 2007

    Planning for the future. Shum Mamsani booklet in progress includes: Story of Shum language, states of awareness, meditations, alphabet, colors. 12 related classes during Innersearch 2008. "Saivite Hindu Religion" Book 4 published ...

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    State of the Church 2008

    The Annual State of the Church talk is given and includes progress and updates on the following topics: What is Hinduism seminars, Premonastics, You Tube and Websites, Digital Innovations, Publications, ...

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    May 2018 News Video

    Kauai's Hindu Monastery reports on events that happened in April, 2018, including: Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's travels to Arizona, Selvanathan Sthapati's arrival to Kauai and progress on Iraivan's carving and our ...

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    State of the Church 2011

    Digital Dharma Drive. Ebooks. Websites: Church Members, Digital Resource Library, HHE. Printed Publications: Guru Parampara Biography, Children's Books, India History Lessons, Hinduism Today. French Institute Pondicherry: Saiva Agamas. Innersearch and ...

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    How Mathavasis Spend this Time

    Gurudeva explains retreat days and how the 25-30 residents of Kauai Aadenam spend this time. ...

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    Karma, No Escape

    The first part of the talk provides an overview of the four schools or "kulams" of the Ashram as it serves young men of the Church community who come to ...

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    State of the Church 2004

    This morning Bodhinatha spoke following the guru puja held for Gurudeva's 77th jayanti. Bodhinatha shared with us the traditional annual "State of the Church" talk in which he called for 2004 to be ...

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    Kauai Aadheenam Supports Temples Worldwide

    Gurudeva explains that cyberspace is a wonderful experience, merging our mind with his. He tells us about the temples that he has fostered and is supporting, including training of priests, ...

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    January 2019 News Video

    Our January 2019 news video covers events in December 2018, including: recent progress on Iraivan Temple; our change of seasons; and the aadheenam's celebration of Ardra Darshanam. ...

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    Twelve Beliefs of Saivism

    Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami defines the purpose of Saiva Siddhanta Church which is dedicated , working hand-in-hand with the Gods and Devas, to disseminate Saivism to the world. He guides us ...

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    2019 Thai Pusam Abhishekam

    Kauai Aadheenam's 2019 Thai Pusam abhishekam held in Kadavul Temple. ...

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    The Technological Religion

    What role can modern technology play in the promotion of religion? We've heard that Gurudeva's monks each have a computer? Is this true? Is there any conflict? Before you listen ...

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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 Kauai Kadavul Temple

    When Chennai artist A. Manivelu was visiting Kauai Aadheenam, he was impressed with the disciplines of worship and sadhana at the monastery's Kadavul Temple. He asked Gurudeva to tell the ...

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    September 2019 News Video

    Our September 2019 video covers events in September and early October including monks' recent travels, our resident taskforcers, our progress on our new greenhouse, and an Iraivan Temple construction update. ...

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    November 2019 News Video

    Our November 2019 covers recent event at Kauai Aadheenam including: Our 2019 celebration of Skanda Shashti; recent projects in our digital publications; and progress on Iraivan Temple construction. ...

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    December 2019 News Video

    Our December 2019 news video covers events at Kauai Aadheenam such as our observance of Krittika Dipam and Pancha Ganapati; the recent progress on the construction of Iraivan Temple; and ...

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    February 2020 News Video

    Our February 2020 news video covers recent events at Kauai Aadheenam including our observance of Thai Pusam and Mahasivaratri, as well as the recent progress on the construction of Iraivan ...

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    April 2020 News Video

    Our April 2020 News Video covers events of this month at Kauai Aadheenam, including the installation of the Yali handrails at the front of Iraivan Temple as well as the ...

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    May 2020 News Video

    Our May 2020 News Video covers events of the month at Kauai Aadheenam, including the installation of the steps of Iraivan Temple's main entrance; the lavarock work being done around ...