Bala Vikas Classes

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BALA VIKAS CLASSES FOR KIDS  2017 – 2018 CLASS SCHEDULE 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 Sep 17
Sep 24 Oct 1
Oct 8 Oct 15
Oct 22 Oct 29
Nov 5 Nov 12 Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 19 to Nov 26
Dec 3 Dec 10
Dec 17 Special Event for kids
Spring 2018
Jan 8 Jan 15
Jan 22 Jan 29
Feb 5 Feb 12
Feb 19 Feb 26
Mar 5 Break Spring Break Mar 12 to Mar 19
Break Mar 26
Apr 2 April 9
April 16 April 23
April 30 May 7
May 14  May 21
May 28 Special Event for kids

 

TOPICS FOR  BAL VIKAS BY AGE GROUP

Four Year olds:  Stories of Gods/Festivals, Panchatantra
Five Year olds:  Bhagavatam (Sree Krishna Leelas)
Six Year olds: Dasa Avataras
Seven and Eight Year olds:  Ramayana
Nine  – Eleven Year Olds:  Hindu Principles of Life, Human Values, Stories of the Saints

 

Bal Vikas has two batches, which meet on alternate Sundays, starting on Sep 10 or Sep 17.
10:15 am – 11:45 am, followed by snack and lunch prasad.  The purpose of the classes is to BUILD CHARACTER, learn Human Values, and basic Hindu Principles.  
Please submit child information first (step 1),  and payment (step 2).

 

Steps for registration (2 steps):

1. If you have already registered for Fall 2016, skip this step otherwise Fill in and submit the registration form – (step #1 – Child Information-Google Doc) – REGISTRATION LINK.
2. Make payment after submitting registration form-  PAYMENT LINK
Both steps are required for completing the registration.
Thank you for your interest in Bala Vikas for your child.  The goal is to teach moral and cultural values to our kids.

If questions on Bala Vikas registration, please contact KISHOR.

Bal Vikas classes are designed to give the child the moral values to face life.  The most important quality to build in a child is CHARACTER.  Through the telling of stories and group discussions, the child learns the subtle differences between right and wrong, and good and bad.  The lessons learned and the habits developed through Bal Vikas help a child navigate the treacherous waters of life not just as a  youth, but for their whole lifetime.

Bal Vikas starts precisely at 10:15 AM with group practice of Surya Namaskar taught by a qualified yoga instructor.  At 10:30, children break into groups by age.  Children can start at four years of age, and usually graduate out of Bal Vikas by age 11 or 12.  The class begins with a short Aum Meditation, then a story is ready.  In 2017-2018, students will study stories from the gem of Veda Vyasa, the Mahabharata.  After reading the story, students discuss the story and its relevance to their life.  Then a Sanskrit sloka is learned.  (Many grandparents in India listen with great delight as young children repeat slokas over the phone!)  Then, depending on age group, a word puzzle or crayon drawing is done by each student.  This concludes the class by age group; finally all age groups meet together to answer questions about the lesson, and then to perform Aarati together.  Finally, a snack is distributed and class ends by 12:00 Noon.

 

 

Summer 2016 Education Classes 
HANUMAN CHALISA

Saint Tulsidas testified that Bhagwan Shankar Himself said that chanting the forty verses of the Hanuman Chalisa would bring liberation.  Chanting the Chalisa is known to bring strength, fortitude and courage.  It can be chanted at any speed and rhythm one wants.  Come learn the Hanuman Chalisa on seven Sundays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, at the Sai Temple.  June 12, 19, 26, and July 10, 17, 24, and 31.  Class followed by aarati.

VISHNU SAHASRANAMA STOTRA

Many Hindus make it a practice to chant and listen to Vishnu Sahasranama (1000 names of Vishnu) daily. Chanting the name of the Lord purifies the mind and brings every blessing and good thing in life.  Come learn the Vishnu Sahasranama on ten Sundays, 10:30 – 11:30 am, at the Sai Temple.  June 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, and August 7, 14, and 21.  Class followed by aarati.

MP3 Week 1 Priest Version (June 12, 2016)
MP3 Week 2 Priest Version (June 19, 2016)
MP3 Week 3 Priest Version (June 26, 2016)
MP3 Week 4 Priest Version (July 10, 2016)
MP3 Week 5 Priest Version (July 17, 2016)
MP3 Week 6 Priest Version (July 24, 2016)
MP3 Week 7 Priest Version (July 31, 2016)
MP3 Week 8 Priest Version (August 7, 2016)
MP3 Week 9 Priest Version (August 14, 2016)
MP3 Week 10 Priest Version (August 20, 2016)
ADITYA HRUDAYAM

Solar power is the source of all life in our world. Therefore, it is appropriate that we worship the unseen intelligence behind the solar power – The Sun God, Aditya.  Before doing battle with the demon Ravana, Rishi Agastya advised Sri Rama to chant this hymn to gain the strength.  It is said that those who chant this hymn daily gain shining good health.  Come learn the Aditya Hrudayam on seven Sundays, 10:30 – 11:30 am, at the Sai Temple. June 12, 19, 26, and July 10, 17, 24, and 31.  Class followed by aarati.

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Bala Vikas Lessons – SPRING 2016

4 YEAR OLD 5 YEAR OLD 6 YEAR OLD 7 & 8 YEAR OLD 9+ YEAR OLD
Panchatantra Stories – 2 Bhagavatam 6  Dashavatara Rama Part 1   Ramanyana Part 7  Human Values Lesson 7
Panchatantra Stories – 3 Bhagavatam 7  Dashavatara Rama Part 2   Ramanyana Part 8  Human Values Lesson 8
Panchatantra Stories – 4 Bhagavatam 8  Dashavatara Rama Part 3   Ramanyana Part 9  Human Values Lesson 9
Panchatantra Stories – 5 Bhagavatam 9  Dashavatara Krishna Part 1   Ramanyana Part 10  Human Values Lesson 10
Panchatantra Stories – 6 Bhagavatam 10  Dashavatara Krishna Part 2   Ramanyana Part 11  A Hindu Temple Lesson
Panchatantra Stories – 7 Bhagavatam 11  Dashavatara Krishna Part 3   Ramanyana Part 12  Benefits of Visiting A Hindu Temple
Panchatantra Stories – 8 Bhagavatam 12  Dashavatara – Buddha – Part1   Ramanyana Part 13  Lord Venkateswara Part1
Panchatantra Stories – 9 Bhagavatam 13  Dashavatara – Buddha – Part2   Ramanyana Part 14  Lord Venkateswara Part2

Bala Vikas Lessons – FALL 2016

4 YEAR OLD 5 YEAR OLD 6 YEAR OLD 7 & 8 YEAR OLD 9+ YEAR OLD
Lord Ganesh Bhagavatam  Dasavatara Matsya   Ramanyana Part 1  Human Values Truth
Goddess Saraswathi Bhagavatam – Krishna Leela 1  Dasavatara Kurma   Ramanyana Part 2  Human Values Love
Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Bhagavatam Leela 2  Dasavatara Varaha   Ramanyana Part 3  Human Values Peace
Mother Bhagavatam Leela 3  Dasavatara Narasimha   Ramanyana Part 4  Human Values 4
Deepavali Bhagavatam Leelas 4  Dasavatara Vamana   Ramanyana Part 5  Human Values 5
Panchatantra 1 Bhagavatam Leela 5  Dasavatara Parasurama   Ramanyana Part 6  Human Values 6

 Bala Vikas Lessons – SPRING 2015

Mahabharata Part 21  5 Year/Lesson 1 – Human Values 7  4 Year/Lesson 1 – Panchatantra Pt 1

Mahabharata Part 22    5 Year/Lesson 2 – Human Values 8   4 Year/Lesson 2 – Panchatantra Pt 2

Mahabharata Part 23    5 Year/Lesson 3 – Hanuman Part 1    4 Year/Lesson 3 – Panchatantra Pt3 

Mahabharata Part  24    5 Year/Lesson 4 – Hanuman Part 2    4 Year/Lesson 4 – Panchatantra Pt4 

Mahabharata Part  25    5 Year/Lesson 4 – Hanuman Part  3    4 Year/Lesson 2 – Panchatantra Pt5 

Mahabharata Part  26    5 Year/Lesson 4 – Hanuman Part  4    4 Year/Lesson 6 – Panchatantra Pt6

Mahabharata Part  27    5 Year/Lesson 4 – Hanuman Part  5   4 Year/Lesson 7 – Panchatantra Pt7

Mahabharata Part  28    5 Year/Lesson 4 – Hanuman Part  6  4 Year/Lesson 8 – Panchantantra Pt 8

 Bala Vikas Lessons – FALL 2014

Lesson 1 – Mahabharata Pt 15     5 Year/Lesson 1 – Human Values 1     4 Year/Lesson  1 – Lord Ganesha

Lesson 2 – Mahabharata Pt 16     5 Year/Lesson 2 – Human Values 2     4 Year/Lesson  2 – Goddess Saraswathi

Lesson 3 – Mahabharata Pt 17     5 Year/Lesson 3 – Human Values 3     4 Year/Lesson 3 – Lord Shirdi Sai Baba

Lesson 4 – Mahabharata Pt 18     5 Year/Lesson 4 – Human Values 4     4 Year/Lesson 4 – Deepavali

Lesson 5 – Mahabharata Pt 19     5 Year/Lesson 5 – Human Values 5     4 Year/Lesson 5 – Mother

Lesson 6 – Mahabharata Pt 20     5 Year/Lesson 6 – Human Values 6     4 Year/Lesson 6 – Hanuman Lesson 1

 

Bala Vikas Lessons – Spring 2014

Lesson 1 – Mahabharata Pt 7     4 Year/Lesson 1 – Panchatantra Pt 1

Lesson 2 – Mahabharata Pt 8     4 Year/Lesson 2 – Panchatantra Pt 2

Lesson 3 – Mahabharata Pt 9     4 Year/ Lesson 3 – Panchatantra Pt 3

Lesson 4 – Mahabharata Pt 10   4 Year/Lesson 4 – Panchatantra Pt 4

Lesson 5 – Mahabharata Pt 11   4 Year/Lesson 5 – Panchatantra Pt 5

Lesson 6 – Mahabharata Pt 12   4 Year/Lesson 6 – Panchatantra Pt 6

Lesson 7 – Mahabharata Pt 13   4 Year/Lesson 7 – Panchatantra Pt 7

Lesson 8 – Mahabharata Pt 14  4 Year/Lesson 8 – Panchantantra Pt 8

Bala Vikas Lessons – Fall 2013

Lesson 1 -Mahabharata Pt 1     4 Year/Lesson 1 – Lord Ganesha

Lesson 2 – Mahabharata Pt 2     4 Year/Lesson 2 – Sri Shirdi Sai Baba

Lesson 3 – Mahabharata Pt 3     4 Year/Lesson 3 – Human Values Pt 1

Lesson 4 – Mahabharata Pt 4     4 Year/Lesson 4 – Mother

Lesson 5 – Mahabharata Pt 5     4 Year/Lesson 5 – Goddess Saraswati

Lesson 6 – Mahabharata Pt 6     4 Year/Lesson 6 – Deepavali

Bala Vikas Songs

Brahmaarpanam

Gangecha

Guru Brahma

Jai Jagadisha Hare

Karacharana_Kritam

Karagrae

Lingashtakam

Mahalakshmi_Ashtakam

Matru Devo Bhava

Saraswati Stotram

Sarva Mangala Mangalye

 Suklam Baradaram

Sri Rama Rameti

Manojavam Maruta

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