On Saturday, May 2nd an all-day Saivite Children’s Camp was held in Boca Raton, Florida for the community’s children.
Twelve children of all ages attended the camp which was conducted by Rishi Thondunathan. Children were instructed about the Nine Beliefs of Hinduism, A Hindu Primer, Ten Questions about Hinduism and more from Gurudeva’s book, Dancing with Siva.
The camp began with a Puja to Siva Yogaswami and Gurudeva. The parents of the children also attended the Camp.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.