How important are family values and cultural heritage to us? That important is our family to us. In this busy life we don't' always get enough time and opportunities to understand ourselves, our family and our culture. And sometimes we are worried that we are not able to impart values to our children, who will surely have to take responsibilities in future. The Chinmaya Sunday Family School provides a platform where all the members of the family can learn about life, values and family.
If you can spare 3 Sundays in a month from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon for your family development, then the Chinmaya Sunday Family School (CSFS) is for you. It will help you unfold your spiritual personality for the proper understanding of our purpose in life and increase family harmony.
For the children from the age of 3 to 13 there are Balavihar sessions, for youth in the age group of 14 to 30 there is Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK), for the adults there are study groups, and for the senior citizens there is Vanaprastha sessions, all of which are conducted under the guidance of trained sevaks.
10:00 – 10:15 : Common assembly for all where prayers and shlokas are chanted and the cultural heritage of Bharat is discussed.
10:15 – 11:25 : Balavihar for children
10:15 – 11:25 : Study group and Chyk discussion on value systems and study of spiritual texts.
11:25 – 12:00 : Common session for learning and singing of bhajans, shanti path, aarti and pledge.
Chinmaya Bala Vihar (BV):
This program offers weekly spiritual Vedanta classes for children in their formidable and moulding years (5-12 years). The classes are categorised by varying age groups, start and end with Sanskrit prayers, and include shloka chanting, bhajans, stories of devotion and morals, interactive discussions, outings and creative games. The 90-minute classes are based on specially designed syllabi and conducted by trained sevaks.
Bala Vihar Motto: Keep smiling
Bala Vihar Mission Statement: "To help children Learn Values with fun, to delight like the moon And shine like the sun".
Chinmaya Yuva Kendra:
Chyk strives to unite youth and young adults by providing a forum to explore, discuss and practice Vedanta while strengthening their lives in every endeavour. Chyk provides a platform for future leaders through it activities that include weekly discussion group, camps, cultural, patriotic, adventurous and experiential learning activities.
CHYK Motto: Harnessing Youth Potential through Dynamic Spirituality
CHYK Mission Statement: To empower youth with the vision, values, and dynamism for success in all fields.
Chinmaya Study Groups are for those members of society who long to benefit from the perennial wisdom of India's rishis through the scriptural study of Advaita Vedanta. The Study Groups allow like-minded seekers to come together every week to read, and discuss spiritual texts and topics-based on the set curriculum-thereby providing each other with in-depth study, clear and logical thinking, and inspiration for personal practice. An experienced sevak acts as a lead moderator.
Chinmaya Vanaprastha is organised with the purpose of assisting and training householders and near-retirees (vanaprasthis) to make a smoother and easier transition from life in grihastha ashram to life in vanaprastha ashram. In accordance with the four stages taught in the Vedas, when a householder enters his later years or nears retirement, it is most beneficial for him to withdraw from the stresses and pressures of a materialistic lifestyle to spend more time seeking and finding inner peace. To live with a more holistic vision of harmony and serenity is to slowly withdraw from the world and dive deeper into one's inner spiritual bliss.
CVS strives to improve the quality and style of life for senior citizens so that their energies are best utilized in self-unfoldment and selfless service through its weekly classes and courses.
Aim : To give a comprehensive vision to senior citizens and to make their life purposeful and happy.