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.
The soul body plus the essence of the soul, Parashakti and Parasiva, together equals the totality of the soul. The essence of the soul is being Siva and the soul body is becoming Siva. The soul body is maturing, growing. We suffer until we learn to control our body, mind and emotions achieving imperturbability even if we find out the world is going to end tomorrow. Calmness is a platform for meditation.