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