A two-day Saivite Summer Camp was held in Chicago on June 14th and
15th. Thirty-four children of all ages attended this year’s event
which was conducted by Rishi Thondunathan. Children were instructed
about the Nine Beliefs of Hinduism, karma, Dharma, Yamas and Niyamas,
and more from Gurudeva’s book, Dancing with Siva.
Every day classes began with the morning worship.
Last day at a public event where the children gave their
A message from Satguru Bodhinatha was read at the event.
Children who participated at the camp received trophies
Parents and well-wishers at the event.
For the field trip, the group visited the Hindu Temple of Aurora.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."