Bala Vihar Activities2019-08-21T12:53:39-04:00

Bala Vihar registration for the year 2019-2020 is now open!

Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be lit – Swami Chinmayananda


Children are the major focus at Chinmaya Mission Boston. The goal of the Bala Vihar program is to “wake up the sleeping giant” within and inspire them to reach their maximum potential. This is achieved by imparting a value-based education through a specially designed, age appropriate curriculum that has been carefully developed by expert Chinmaya Acharyas. Through inspiring stories, projects, role-playing, and songs, a child’s mind is awakened to the higher. “Why We Do What We Do” is a recurring theme throughout the curriculum.
The children are taught by a team of specially trained and dedicated volunteer teachers.

The curriculum designed for each grade level (from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12) covers a wide range of topics such as:

TopicGrade Level
One God, Many Forms; We Can, We Must!Pre-K
Alphabet Safari - a safari of values
Bala Ramayana
Grade 1
Sri Hanuman, the Super Superman!
Grade 2
Bala Bhagavatam -
Grade 3
Krishna Krishna Everywhere & My 24 Gurus
Grade 4
Symbolism in Hinduism
Grade 5
India, the Sacred LandGrade 6
P.O. Box Mr. God & Keys to Success Grade 7
Yato Dharmah Tato Jayah! (Where there is Dharma, there is Victory) Grade 8
Hindu CultureGrade 9
DROP – Dependency, Regret, Obsession, Pessimism;
Yuva Govindam
Grade 10
Youth: Keeping the Balance;
Selected excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita
Grade 11 & 12
Teenagers in high school transition to an introduction to Hindu Culture where the foundation is laid for studying the Bhagavad Gita and other texts. The classes provide a forum to discuss, debate and understand the wisdom in the Gita and designed to stimulate independent thinking and increase the awareness of the inherent potential within each individual.
High school students are encouraged to volunteer in community and social service activities with the goal of preparing today’s youth to be responsible and successful adults of tomorrow.

Bala Vihar Registration
Bala Vihar Calendar (2019-2020)
Language Curriculum


Andover, MA :
Where: Chinmaya Mission Boston, 1 Union Street, Andover, MA.
When: Sundays during school year.
AM Session9:00 - 10:25AMBalavihar PreK-Gr 12
Adult Satsang
Language Classes
10:40 - 11:40AMHindi, Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu
PM Session11:50AM - 1:15PMBalavihar PreK-Gr 12
Adult Satsang
Metrowest Chapter at Westborough, MA:
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Newton, MA Chapter:
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Exeter, NH Chapter:
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