Date : 03-Mar-2012
HINDUISM AND SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT
HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL TEXAS
OMKARA MAHAGANAPATHY DEVASTHANAM
The GANESHA TEMPLE OF TEXAS
4309 Midway Drive, Temple, TX 76502
www.hindutemple.org /254 771 1270
HINDUISM & SPIRITUAL UNFOLDMENT
By Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
6:30 p.m., Sunday March 4, 2012.
On Sunday the 4th, we will have the rare opportunity to listen to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, the spiritual leader of Kauai Aadheenam, Hawaii. Internationally renowned and much sought after, Satguru Veylanswami is an eloquent speaker and authority on Hinduism. He will speak to us on Hinduism & spiritual unfoldment.
In 2011Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami was honored by the Sivacharyas of India for overseeing a three-year project that digitized over a million inscribed palm leaves to preserve and share with the world ten thousand deteriorating manuscripts, including Saiva Agamas and other important scriptures. He has been the monastery's head since the founder, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, attained mahasamadhi in 2001. Subramuniyaswami, known affectionately as Gurudeva, designated Bodhinatha, a disciple for 37 years, as his successor.
Most of the year finds him on the island of Kauai, where he oversees the varied publications of Himalayan Academy and serves as publisher of the international magazine Hinduism Today. At the 363-acre monastery-temple complex, he trains the younger monks in their service duties and spiritual practices, and guides the lives of hundreds of families around the globe.
Bodhinatha is immersed in a series of educational projects and international seminars that focus on bringing religious instruction to Hindu youth, and on pamphlets and books that present Gurudeva's teachings in thoughtful, step-by-step style. A recent project produced the first two books of the series Hindu Children's Modern Stories, based on the yamas and niyamas, Hinduism's ethical restraints and religious observances.
Bodhinatha travels intensely, teaching Hinduism and consecrating major Hindu temples around the world. He has personally blessed the openings of temples in North America, Australia and India. Communities across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, South Asia and elsewhere have brought him to speak to their devotees.
Additionally, he guides the financial and administrative staff of four major nonprofit organizations, including the ten-million-dollar Hindu Heritage Endowment, a non-profit trust serving Hindu institutions globally, for which he was the principal architect under Gurudeva's guidance.
While at the temple, please peruse the lastest publication of the Aadheenam, The Guru Chronicles. They will be available for sale.
The website is www.gurudeva.org.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the temple.