Everyone at the Aadheenam is very focused. Bodhinatha leaves for Asia soon. Very early each morning he rises and works on his presentations. The Ganapati Kulam fills in with graphics. The current one in progress comprises 500 plus slides in a Keynote presentation on the Tirukkural!
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.