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Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT


Embassy Suites Milpitas - Silicon Valley
901 East Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035
Tel: 1-408-942-0400


Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami
Himalayan Academy

Himalayan Academy Half-Day Seminar

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is presenting two sessions covering:

  • Hinduism's Gradational Approach to Mysticism: After sharing the meanings of mysticism and gradational, the presentation shows the ever more refined levels of consciousness we move up to and the practices that help us do so.
  • What's The Goal Of Our Various Hindu Practices? Often in explaining Hinduism's practices the actions themselves are described with nothing further added to explain the purpose of the actions. Hindus are to refrain from adharmic actions, do seva, attend puja and meditate. What is the reason the practices mentioned are important? The presentation shares key reasons for each.
  • Hindu Concepts of the Mind: Key concepts are presented for samskara, vasana, chitta, antahkarana, manas, buddhi, ahamkara.
  • Thirty-six Tattvas: Explanations are given for each of the thirty-six tattvas followed by meditations on the major groupings.

  • Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami is presenting one session covering:

  • Panchangam Introduction
  • The 27 Nakshatras
  • Sannyasin Siddhanathaswami is presenting one session covering:

  • Ganesha Home Puja
  • Secrets of Home Puja

Detailed Schedule

  • 9:15am to 10:00am Session One
  • 10:00am to 10:45am Session Two
  • 10:45am to 11:15am Break
  • 11:15pm to 12:00pm Session Three
  • 12:00pm to 12:45pm Session Four

Registration is by invitation only and closes on May 10, 2014.

Seminar tuition: There is no charge for the seminar. Participants, if so inspired, may leave a donation for the Iraivan Temple Fund.

Seminar attendees are invited to attend the Aloha Luncheon the day before on Saturday, May 10 at 11AM. Click here to register for the Aloha Luncheon. Members and students may come early between 9-11AM for darshan sessions with Satguru Bodhinatha. Attendees are encouraged to stay at the Embassy Suites Milpitas hotel during this weekend of activities.