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.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.