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.
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 2019-2020

Class BV Topics Description
Bala Krishna 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.
Bala Rama 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.
Luv Kush 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. Inspire children to adopt the virtuous qualities that made Hanumanji great, teach them to chant the Dhyana Sloka and Hanuman Chalisa, Explain the meaning of the Dhyana Sloka and Hanuman Chalisa.
Prahalad Krishna, Krishna Everywhere My Twenty four Teachers Encourage children to learn about sharing and self-discipline through the stories of Lord Krishna. They learn to introspect and record their observations regularly. children are inspired to be virtuous and happy through Krishna's stories and through a project, "Road Map to Krishna" about values that bring them closer to Krishna. "To succeed, one needs a coach," and once the value of the coach is established, we automatically learn from everyone and everywhere. 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 India, the Sacred Land Energize children about the rich heritage of India. Saints and sages, our treasure, made this land sacred and contributed to its success.
Ekalavya 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.
Nachiketa Bhagavad Gita Absorb the message of Gita through flowcharts and other unique techniques, in a logical sequence. The text used in this class is "Holy Gita" by Swami Chinmayananda.


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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