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.
|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|
For more information regarding the classes Contact Sevaks below:
|Bala Vihar||Bindu Menta||(614) 767-5782 Email: Menta.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Adult Study||Venkat Menta||(614) 767-5782 Email: email@example.com|
Also visit 'All Classes' Page for details on various adult classes you can take - weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.