Last February when Bodhinatha was in Bangalore Sivasri Sundramoorthy Sivachariyar told him his brother-in-law had just opened a temple in Canada. He thought it would be great blessing if Bodhinatha could visit the temple. Here Bodhinatha with Sivasri Chandrashekara Sivachariyar (far left) and other priesst from the Bangalore Padasala. He also started a padasala right in this temple to train priesst and teach religion. He invited Bodhinatha to come on a weekend so that he can organize an event for the temple devotees.
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.