The real strength of Chinmaya Mission’s Bala Vihar program lies in the curriculum. The author of this exclusive curriculum is Acharya Darshana Nanavaty. She has developed a complete curriculum for Grades K-G through to the 12th grade based on Hindu scriptures. bala

The concept is simple: to provide a place for children to learn while having fun. There is no homework, weekly tests, semester exams, no stickers for every accomplishment nor certificate of merit because each child is the best. The children should come to the classes because they love to come and get inspired.

That is the concept which drives Chinmaya Bala Vihar. Naturally, it requires teachers who are as inspired to attract the children. The Bala Vihar teachers are trained volunteers. All that a potential Bala Vihar teacher requires is the willingness to teach.

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Youthfulness attracts the young and the old. The springboard of dynamism and cheerfulness in the form of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda attracted a large number of young adults from the early days of his discourses. But it was in the early sixties when he went to institutions of higher education that young adults started realizing the need to know more about Vedanta. After each of Swamiji's discourses they would come to meet him and ask so many questions on life and living that Swamiji felt something had to be done for these young adults.

It was in 1975 at Bangalore during a Jnana Yajna that he felt the chyktime was ripe to start the Chinmaya Youth forum. This was renamed as Chinmaya Yuva Kendra.

Our Young Adults follow a study group setting where they discuss ideas of Vedanta.  And since this demographic has boundless energy, service and socials are mixed into study. 

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The Study group movement was conceived as a means of ensuring continued interest in the study of the scriptures. A Study group meets each week for ninety minutes at a set place. The course of study is graded so as to make it easy for members to gradually imbibe the deeper suggestions made in the scriptures. A Study group follows three disciplines - first self-study, then enlightened discussion and, finally, reflection on the knowledge gained in class. Swami Chinmayananda said: "In the breeze of discussions, in the wind of arguments, the chaff gets blown off and the true teachings in the clear depth become evident. This is discriminative knowledge". He added that the ground for the Study group was the opportunity for reflection. This kind of inquiry which removes "error, vagueness and doubt" and through which we come to own the knowledge is called mananam or reflection; it is a process of purification through analysis. Study group activities have been the backbone of the Chinmaya Movement. gurudev

A well-conducted class contributes to the self-development of a member by enhancing his powers of analytical thinking and inculcates the art of listening, respect for others and patience. It also provides fellowship and strengthens a sense of belonging.

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