Bala Vihar Program
We are very pleased to offer our Shishu Vihar program during both our Sunday Bala Vihar sessions, starting from the 2020-21 school year. Shishu Vihar is an early introduction to spiritual education for 3-year olds and their parents! Classes follow a structure where children learn through song, stories, prayers, arts and crafts, appropriate to their age and development.
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.
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.
Check out this episode of our Open Dialogue Series to get additional background about our Bala Vihar program.
Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be lit