Category: Children & Youth

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Hindu Spiritual Tools for Youth
Hindu Spiritual Tools for Youth

The core of our study over the last week has been to find ways to incorporate Hindu spiritual tools into our daily lives to help solve the challenges that we face. We did this by having the youth share problems and then suggest solutions based on spiritual tools that they have learned. And someti...

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Classes and Temples – Hindu Youth Camp
Classes and Temples – Hindu Youth Camp

Today was filled with classes and a visit to two temples in Pittsburgh. We’ll share the day with you in the photos below.

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Yoga, Meditation and Practical Philosophy for Youth
Yoga, Meditation and Practical Philosophy for Youth

Our 2nd day of camp and the youth are enjoying themselves. Our morning started with Hatha Yoga. It was Dandapani’s turn to teach the girls and Muni’s turn to teach the boys. Immediately after Hatha Yoga we did 20 minutes of guided meditation. The meditation that I (Dandapani) conducted was struct...

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Hindu Youth singing “Aum Namasivaya”!
Hindu Youth singing “Aum Namasivaya”!

Each evening after dinner we get together for bhajans/kirtan. The counselors lead the younger campers in some chants at the start then Muni concludes the evening of music by leading them through some bhajans. Here’s a video from last night showing Muni leading them in singing “Aum Nam...

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Hindu Youth Camp Begins!
Hindu Youth Camp Begins!

Good evening from Morgantown, West Virginia where 55 Hindu youth have gathered with Dandapani and Muni Natarajan (and camp coordinators) for a week long camp. The focus is the study of Hinduism and to have a joyous time with fellow Hindu youth. A typical day sees campers in an hour long hatha yog...

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Testimonials from Campers (Hindu youth camp)
Testimonials from Campers (Hindu youth camp)

Campers share some of what they learned at the SV Temple Hindu youth camp that took place in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. [youtube]M22ulMKf9Lk[/youtube]

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We had a great camp!
We had a great camp!

Campers and teachers gather for a group photo in front of the Sri Venkateswara temple in Pittsburgh. Friends, friends, friends! Raghava and his little sister, Nidhi Farewells on the last day. Question and answer session outdoors with the campers. Classes every morning from 9am to noon. We covered...

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Classes, Clay Ganeshas & Skits (youth camp)
Classes, Clay Ganeshas & Skits (youth camp)

Head stand during the morning hatha yoga session that begins at 6:45am. Those who come every year to camp can get into the poses very well. The group is divided into two – boys and girls. Easan and Dandapani take turns teaching each group, alternating every day. After hatha yoga is our morn...

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