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.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.