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BALA VIKAS CLASSES FOR KIDS  2017 CLASS SCHEDULE 
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Arjuna Krishna
Jan 8 Jan 15
Jan 22 Jan 29
Feb 5 Feb 12
Feb 19 Feb 26
Mar 5 Break Spring Break Mar 12, 19
Break Mar 26
April 9 April 9 Kumbhabhishekam April 2
April 16 April 23
April 30 May 7
May 14  May 21
May 28 Special Event for Bala Vikas Kids
TOPICS FOR FALL 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 (New Bala Vikas Students)
Nine  – Eleven Year Olds:  Stories of the Saints (Returning Bala Vikas Students)

 

Bal Vikas has two batches, which meet on alternate Sundays, starting on January 10 or January 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. 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 2015-2016, 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.

Sri Venkateswara Temple’s Rajagopuram and Dwajastambham Kumbhabhishekam is from March 3rd – 5th. –  KumbhabhishekamSlokas,

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Bala Vikas Lessons – See Saiaustin website at http://saiaustin.org/bala_vikas-html

TEEN CLASSES for ages 12 to 17

Class starts on 8th of January, and meets every Sunday at 10:30 pm in the Community Hall.

Please tell your friends about this class that we give reason based understanding of our Vedic rituals, scriptures and why it benefits us to do spiritual activites.

Gunvant Dahyabhai Mistry, Teacher

Register Here – Reason Based Hinduism

Art Class
Offered to Bala Vikas students on Sundays  9.30 am – 10.15 am. Swathi Balaji, Teacher for Art class.

Portfolio of Swathi Balaji

Art classes will be conducted for the respective batches for this whole semester.

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. REGISTER.

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. REGISTER

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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.  REGISTER

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)
 
TEACHERS NEEDED!  Please send your name and phone number to SASTRY if you would like to help teach one of these classes.  Mature teens are welcome to help.
HARI OM