CHINMAYA MISSION CLASSES
Chinmaya Mission follows the Vedic teacher-student tradition (guru-shishya parampara) and makes available the ageless wisdom of Advaita Vedanta, the knowledge of universal oneness, providing the tools to realize the wisdom in one’s life.
Vrindavan, is privileged to have Chinmaya Mission classes conducted in its premises. Chinmaya mission conducts two classes for the vrindavan children and the children of the community.
CHINMAYA MISSION CLASSES DURING WEEKEND
Bala Vihar(Free classes)
Every Sunday 10:30 am to 12:00 Noon
Bala Vihar is a weekly gathering of children, between the ages of five to fifteen years that takes place in Chinmaya Mission Centres or in private homes, under the supervision of trained teachers. The aim of Bala Vihar is to help children bloom, grow, and inculcate values through fun-filled activities. Bala Vihar enhances the overall development of the personality of a child at all levels — physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual.
Shishu Vihar (Paid)
Every Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
This is Chinmaya Mission’s newest creative device to ‘catch them young’; a forum for anyone aged below 4 years. Shishu Vihar is an assemblage of infants, toddlers and young and new mothers for early introduction to spiritual education.
Indian tradition being familiar with the significance of sowing ethical seeds early, even as early as the pre-natal stage – Shishu Vihar strives to provide opportunities for this, thereby enabling spiritual development through cultural education. Classes follow a modern structure of play groups where children learn through song, stories, arts and crafts, appropriate to their age and development. For effective learning outcomes, several props, music and an extensive use of colours, shapes and forms are utilised to relay information to the infant.
Swamini Supriyananda who conceptualised Shishu Vihar and first implemented it in Hong Kong, says ‘The little ones have strong retentive power and are quick to learn. The double benefit of mothers also learning is that the rhymes and stories get strongly embedded in the minds of the children. Even three-year-old children can chant the Hanuman Chalisa!’
Afterwards, from the ages of five years, Bala Vihar continues to nurture the seed of spirituality in the child.