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Children and Teens

Balvihar classes provide spiritual and cultural orientation to children of the modern age. Swami Chinmayananda created the Balvihar system to enable parents to raise children with a reverence for Indian culture, to create self-confidence and inspire children to serve and act cheerfully. Balvihar provides children an atmosphere to grow with noble ideals and fulfill their potential.

Who conducts Balvihar classes?

Trained volunteers (sevaks) conduct interactive and fun value education classes drawing from timeless Indian Scripture (Mahabharata, Bhagavatam, Puranas and the Ramayana), Vedic philosophy and other facets of Hindu culture.

What is covered in Balvihar classes?

The stories, games, celebration of festivals and creative activities enable children to connect with Indian culture in an engaging way. The Sanskrit prayers, bhajans and chanting give them a solid grounding in Hindu culture and the eternal values presented in story form are drawn from the vast gamut of Indian Scripture.

Importance of Balvihar

Character-building begins in childhood, but given the fast pace of life, the absence of the ancient gurukula system and the decline of joint family-living, children of Indian heritage are rarely exposed to the beauty and greatness of Indian culture. Balvihar offers a modern day alternative in which loving sevaks and sevikas teach children what they ought to know in a fun way with the love of a parent, the doting of a grandparent and the discipline of a teacher.

JUNIOR CHYK (13-17 YEARS)

Junior CHYK weekly classes provide an opportunity for teenagers to explore issues that affect their everyday lives with experienced co-ordinators based on the timeless values contained within Indian philosophy. They also meet with other youth groups, enjoy cultural celebrations and participate in community work.

Topics such as peer pressure, relationships, higher education and choice of career are addressed through discussion, debate and interactive workshops and the principles enshrined within Hinduism are brought to life through their application to these very real problems and dilemmas.

Exposure to values from the Scriptures equip teenagers not only to face life, but to tap into their inner, infinite potential to become dynamic young men and women of integrity.

Chinmaya Kids website

Check out this wonderful site that contains stories, interactive games, activities, bhajans, slokas and much more for children and parents: http://www.chinmayakids.org 

Currently, classes are offered in two convenient locations. Please see below for more details. 


OUR WINGS

Children and Teens

Balvihar classes provide spiritual and cultural orientation to children of the modern age. Swami Chinmayananda created the Balvihar system to enable parents to raise children with a reverence for Indian culture, to create self-confidence and inspire children to serve and act cheerfully. Balvihar provides children an atmosphere to grow with noble ideals and fulfill their potential.

Who conducts Balvihar classes?

Trained volunteers (sevaks) conduct interactive and fun value education classes drawing from timeless Indian Scripture (Mahabharata, Bhagavatam, Puranas and the Ramayana), Vedic philosophy and other facets of Hindu culture.

What is covered in Balvihar classes?

The stories, games, celebration of festivals and creative activities enable children to connect with Indian culture in an engaging way. The Sanskrit prayers, bhajans and chanting give them a solid grounding in Hindu culture and the eternal values presented in story form are drawn from the vast gamut of Indian Scripture.

Importance of Balvihar

Character-building begins in childhood, but given the fast pace of life, the absence of the ancient gurukula system and the decline of joint family-living, children of Indian heritage are rarely exposed to the beauty and greatness of Indian culture. Balvihar offers a modern day alternative in which loving sevaks and sevikas teach children what they ought to know in a fun way with the love of a parent, the doting of a grandparent and the discipline of a teacher.

JUNIOR CHYK (13-17 YEARS)

Junior CHYK weekly classes provide an opportunity for teenagers to explore issues that affect their everyday lives with experienced co-ordinators based on the timeless values contained within Indian philosophy. They also meet with other youth groups, enjoy cultural celebrations and participate in community work.

Topics such as peer pressure, relationships, higher education and choice of career are addressed through discussion, debate and interactive workshops and the principles enshrined within Hinduism are brought to life through their application to these very real problems and dilemmas.

Exposure to values from the Scriptures equip teenagers not only to face life, but to tap into their inner, infinite potential to become dynamic young men and women of integrity.

Chinmaya Kids website

Check out this wonderful site that contains stories, interactive games, activities, bhajans, slokas and much more for children and parents: http://www.chinmayakids.org 

Currently, classes are offered in two convenient locations. Please see below for more details. 


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