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 BV Topic BV Sevaks
BalaKrishna Pre K & KG God and Godesses
Invocation Prayers
Alphabets Safari/Pledge
Smt Suganya Arunkumar
Smt Shalini Yama
BalaRama 1 & 2 Bala Ramayana Smt Manju Lahoti
Dr. Dimple Bachani
Luv Kush 3 & 4 Bala Bhagavatam Smt. Shanthi Rao
Smt. Sirisha Budavarthy
Prahalad 5 & 6 Symbolism in Hinduism Smt. Niranjani Venkataraman
Smt. Satya Sunderasan
Dhruva 7 & 8 Yato Dharmah Tato Jayah Smt. Neelam Mohanty
Shri. Madhu Venkatacalam
Ekalavya 9 & 10 Hindu Culture Chi. Arjun Venkataraman
Smt. Bindu Menta

BV Classes Description 2018-2019

God and Godesses
Invocation Prayers
Instill the love of God in children. Inculcate reverence for our ancient culture. Bring out dormant faculties in children which will improve their creative ability.
Alphabet Safari/The Pledge 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.
Bala Ramayana Narrates the story of Rama, Inspire children to be like Rama by imbibing the qualities that thay learn from Rama and other characters.
Bala Bagavatam 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.
Symbolism in Hinduism Explain the importance of symbols. The deities are symbols of the one Omnipresent Lord. These symbols teach us to live a life of harmony, fulfillment, and happiness.
Yato Dharmah 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.
Hindu Culture Addressess questions regarding WHY we do rituals, prayer and different celebrations. Forums for discussion on vegetarianism, caste system, idol worship, etc., Topics that are perfect for early teens.


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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