Mauritius organized its first Youth Retreat for the youth of Saiva Siddhanta Church on the 10th to 11th December 2011 at the Blue House at Trou D'eau Douce, on the east coast of the island. The weather was splendid. The main theme of the retreat was on Bodhinatha's newly released Character Building Workbook. Youth participants came forward to present and explain the Character Qualities therein. They also had much fun activities and learned a lot of good things from this retreat. The photos in this slide gives a good picture of all the wonderful things that took place during this youth event. Aum.
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.