The Shivir is intended to allow our children to spend time in the company of Pujya Bhaishri and their peers to discuss everyday issues and how Sanatan Dharma and our scriptures can guide them in their daily lives.
During the Shivirs, several topics are discussed including positive thinking, diversity and integrating spirituality into their everyday lives. Various activities also take place such as Yoga, games, dramas, garbas, and singing.
Youth Shivir, North Yorkshire, UK, 2008
In the 2008 UK Youth Shivir, Pujya Bhaishri said, “When we are children, we are in harmony because we behave according to our emotions. As we grow up, we cease to listen and act according to our emotions and lose that peace. There was a time we knew only laughter and love all around. As we grow up and experience more of the material life, we discover hate and bitterness. As a result, we lose harmony.”
“Dharma (Religion) shows us how to live life with melody and harmony. We can learn to enjoy life while maintaining our Dharma, traditions, principles and values – our true identity. If we lose these, then we cannot find true happiness, true peace.”