Bala Vihar


Bala Vihar

(Structured Classes in Hinduism for Children)

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. 

Each week a specific value such as caring, sharing, forgiveness is taught and discussed. In the class the children share with their friends whether and to what extent they practiced that value. Shravanam and mananam start in childhood itself. Later, in the teenage years, focus is on understanding spirituality and fundamental Vedantic principles. This is a unique and remarkable feature of the Curriculum. 

The intensive syllabus covers stories, topics and texts from Hinduism – the Vedas, Puranas, and Itihasas. 

The syllabus is child-friendly and taught in age-appropriate levels.

 

Please click on link below to access the registration form

for the upcoming year 2016- 2017 year.

Bala Vihar Registration Form

Teachers Application (Voluntary services):

BalaVihar Teacher's Application

Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be LIT. The seed of spiritual values should be sown in young hearts, and the conditions made favourable for sprouting and steady growth through proper control and discipline. It must be cared for with the warmth of love and affection, and such a tree shall blossom forth flowers of brotherhood, universal love, peace, bliss, beauty, and perfection.
— Swami Chinmayananda
To help children learn values with fun,
to delight like the moon
and shine like the sun!
— Swami Tejomayananda
In the programme, the scriptures are used to teach the eternal values to the children. It is designed to bring them closer to themselves and so make strong, enlightened beings who can make a positive contribution to humanity. Parenting only comes to fulfillment when this task is done.

We hope parents will rise to the occasion and assist in this momentous task of nation building by ensuring that their children enroll for the Bala Vihar Course
— Swami Prakashananda

Curriculum

 Examples of some of the text/activities done in the classrooms

Alphabet Safari

Bala Ramayana

Bala Bhagavatam

Mahabharata

Symbolism in Hinduism

Values from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita

Hindu Culture

Gita Chanting Competition

My 24 Teachers

P.O.Box Mr. God

Locations


Couva Campus- Sundays 8:00  - 9:30 AM

 

Gasparillo Campus-  Sundays 8:00 - 9:30 AM

 

Barrackpore Campus- Sundays 8:30 A.M to 9:30 A.M