Watch the architect and builders share their experiences in building this beautiful temple. Saturday afternoon program during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration, recorded in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village.
Enjoy this recording from the amazing streamathon / fundraiser for the beautiful new Temple of Light at Ananda Village, on February 9th, 2019. For more information please visit our webpage https://www.ananda.org/temple
We are making the final preparations for the Dedication next week. A major step was the completion of the lotus finial which sits atop the small octagon roof over the entry. The lotus bud was wonderfully crafted by Kent White and sits on the roof in pure splendor! We dry fit it this week, so now it is off to … Read More
We are getting down to the final details of the Mandir. This week was thrilling as the Eternal Flame Altar was created in sculptured glass and acrylic. Tejendra in Assisi had an inspiration-vision of Swamiji about a flame like altar piece. The concept has been evolving over the past month, and last week it came to fruition. The creation of … Read More
Spring has sprung at Crystal Hermitage and the Mandir is surrounded in Divine Mother’s awesome beauty! The sidewalks have been completed and all the landscaping beds are being filled and planted. It’s amazing to see everything come together just in time for Springtime at Ananda, and the dedication of the Mandir on May 16th. There is still stucco work required … Read More
That past few weeks have been beautiful at the Mandir site and this has allowed us to make great strides in the landscaping. The stone work has been completed for all the walls and major planting beds, and a large variety of plants are being placed in the landscape. The walls are stunning and provide a gorgeous backdrop for the … Read More
This was a monumental week as the stucco was completed! The craftsmanship of the stucco crew, Trevor and Casey, was exceptional. All the details of the exterior pulled together with their final coats of stucco. Of course, the precise work of the carpenters before them was also crucial. Kudos to all – it’s just plain gorgeous! Jai Guru! Jai Swamiji! … Read More
Another week of beautiful weather (but still pray for rain on the weekends) The stucco finish coat has started and will be completed next week. The final white color is appearing before oureyes! The stones walls are moving ever forward and the interior finishes and benches are progressing according to plan. Stay tuned as the beauty level keeps ratcheting up!
We have have had sunny and warm weather all week, and this has allowed the stone landscape walls to continue, along with some stucco work. Swami’s wall by his apartment received the base coat of stucco and the exterior of the Mandir was prepared for color coat of stucco – hopefully going on next week – if the weather holds! … Read More
After taking a breath over the Christmas holidays, work on the Mandir is back in full swing. All the interior lighting is installed and the final touches to the wall finish is being completed. The benches and cabinets with go in over the next weeks. On the exterior, we have a opening of nice weather – 50’s and sunshine – … Read More