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.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta