CHINMAYA

Chinmaya Archana

Chinmaya Mission Columbus

CHINMAYA

Chinmaya Archana

Chinmaya Mission Columbus

Balavihar Classes and Curriculum

Introduction: Just as physics, biology, and other sciences are not the exclusive property of any one country, or of people in a particular era or age, but are universally applicable, irrespective of time and age; similarly the science of living, as pronounced by the Rishis in Vedanta, visualizes a plan of life to suit all people, at all times, everywhere. An innovative way to jumpstart a value based education program has been created for our children. It is a structured, age appropriate program which runs from KG to 12th grade. It provides twelve well developed teachers handbooks. All the books have 40 lessons (estimated one per week) and each lesson runs for 60 minutes. The multidimensional approach of looking at scriptures as they apply to our daily lives makes spirituality more relevant for children. We want our children to lead a truly happy, peaceful, and successful life.

Session 1 Classes are from 10:00am to 11:30am.
Session 2 Classes are from 12:30 to 2:00pm.
Gita Chanting and Language classes TBD

Class Name Grade Topic Description Texts to be Purchased
BalaKrishna PreK Intro to Hindu Gods/Slokas/Stories The curriculum for the Pre-Kindergarten comprises of intro to Hindu gods, stories, slokams, coloring, and hands-on activities. My Prayers w/ CD
BalaRama K & 1 Bala Ramayana Narrates the story of Rama, inspire children to be like Rama by imbibing the qualities that they learn from Rama and other characters. Chant and learn, Verses from Nama Ramayan Bala Ramayana
Luv Kush 2 & 3 Sri Hanuman, The Super Superman Learn from Hanumanji the value like courage, strength, fearlessness, alertness, eloquence, etc., as they are the vitamins that make our mental backbone straight and strong.
Hanuman Chalisa
Prahalad 4 & 5 Krishna Krishna Everywhere 24 Teachers Krishna Krishna Everywhere: Encourage children to learn about sharing and self-discipline through the stories of Lord Krishna. They learn to introspect and record their observations regularly.
24 Teachers: “To succeed, one needs a coach,” and once the value of the coach is established, we automatically learn from everyone and everywhere. Thus, children will learn to recognize and develop reverence for teachers throughout nature.
Dhruva 6 & 7 PO Box Mr God Key to Success PO Box Mr God: Invite children to find the Omnipresent God and His address. Then they learn that each one of us in His address and we can find Him within us, if we learn to live a life of noble virtues.
Key to Success: Challenge children to learn to achieve success in the world by living a life rich in values. Emphasize how a disciplined mind enjoys happiness and peace.
Key to Success
Ekalavya 8 & 9 Yato Dharma Tato Jayah “Be victorious in life by following Dharma,” is the main theme. The text dives deep into what is Dharma, how to live by Dharma, along with the story of Mahabharata. The goal of life and how we are the architect of our own future is explained through the Law of Karma. Mahabharat by Raja Gopalachari Yato Dharma Tato Jayah
Markendaya 10 & 12 Teen Ideas and Ideals Fun filled forum for like-minded teens to meet and learn from each other, grow spiritually, build strong friendships, to explore, discuss and help better prepare them for the pressure-filled college life of today. Planned activities include innovative workshops on stress management, facing fears, and teamwork Guidance through Bhagavad Gita

Balavihar Classes Description

BalaKrishna: Pre-K / KG (The Alphabet Safari) The curriculum for the Kindergarten comprises of two sections: The Alphabet Safari, The Pledge Simple values and discipline through the English alphabet. The fun of living by these values and discipline. Instill values like aspiration, brotherhood, cleanliness etc., through animal stories, coloring, and hands-on activities.

BalaRama: Gr 1 & 2 (Bala Ramayan) Narrates the story of Rama, Inspire children to be like Rama by imbibing the qualities that thay learn from Rama and other characters.

LuvKush: Grade 3 - 4 (Bala Bhagavatam) Develop devotion in children, Create faith and a sense of security within: ?If I am good, God will protect me?, Teach morals of Bhagavatam stories.

Prahalad: Grade 5 - 6 (India, The Sacred Land) Who we are and what we know is because of our teachers and we are indebted to them. We learn only when our attitude is proper; attitude makes us a good disciple. Anyone or anything can be our teacher, if we have humility and right attitude to recognize them, and Nature is one of our greatest teachers.

Dhruva: Grade 7 - 8 (PO Box Mr God & Key to Success)
PO Box Mr God: God is Omnipresent and He is within and without us. We all can become an address of God, if we assimilate the values described in the verses of Ramacaritamanasa. The meaning and chanting of the chaupais, the verses of Manasa Puja

Key To Success: Challenge children to learn to achieve success in the world by living a life rich in values. Emphasize how a disciplined mind enjoys happiness and peace.

Ekalavya: Grade 9 - 10 (Hindu Culture) Accomplish the goal of life by following the Hindu Sanskriti. Learn to live a stress free life by applying the message of Upanishads.

Markendeya: Grade 11- 12 (Art of Man Making) This book is a transcript of radio talks on the Bhagavad Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda addressed to youth. In this book Swami Chinmayanandaji brings forth the Geeta as not just a doctrine to be read but as a source of light and inspiration that can steer today's youth to action.

For more information regarding the classes Contact Sevaks below:

Bala ViharBindu Menta(614) 767-5782  Email: Menta.bindu@gmail.com
Adult StudyVenkat Menta (614) 767-5782  Email: menta.venkat@gmail.com

Also visit 'All Classes' Page for details on various adult classes you can take - weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

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