Bala Vihar – Starts on Sept 12 2021

Chinmaya Calgary Bala Vihar 2021-2022 Classes starts on Sunday September 12, 2021

Due to ongoing COVID-19 challenges, classes will be held virtually via Zoom this semester; we will continue to evaluate the situation for restarting the in-person classes.  We sincerely appreciate your understanding and patience while we work through this challenge.

Registration is open now. 

Registration $250 per family with Bala Vihar children

Registration $125 Single

Fee for Hindi Classes:

$50 per student for Registered Families

$100 per student for Non Registered Families

 

Registration process:

Step 1 – Fill out the Registration form online in its entirety

Step 2 – Make PayPal/Credit Card payment per instructions in the registration form and record the confirmation # to complete the registration.

One Registration per family is required.

Your Bala Vihar registration also offers you the option to Register for Hindi Class

About Bala Vihar: 
Our children ask us many questions about our scriptures, the different forms of God and Goddess, the lives of saints and sages and even about death. Many times we don’t know how to answer them in a way that is true and also speaks to their hearts. As adults, we have been distanced from our very own scriptures and have failed to unlock and uncover their gems. 

Bala Vihar by Chinmaya Mission is a place where children and teens can learn about spirituality through the systematic study of Hindu Scriptures from ages 2 (Shishu Vihar) until high school. Learning doesn’t only happen through a discourse or lecture but through stories, activities, interactive discussions and even cultural programs and family retreats. Some of our Bala Vihars also offer Bhagavad Gita Chanting Classes and Language Classes. The best thing about Bala Vihar is that it’s not only for the children or teens but it’s for the whole family! While the children and youth are engaged in their classes, the adults also have satsanga with a trained Vedanta Teacher. They explore various texts of Advaita Vedanta that help them live fuller and more purposeful lives. Therefore not only do the children and teens grow, but the entire family grows. When the entire family grows, the nation grows. This was the Vision of Swami Chinmayananda – the key inspiration behind the Chinmaya Mission Movement. 

Chinmaya Mission runs Bala Vihar all over the world and trains their teachers to conduct classes in-person or on virtual platforms. In North America alone, around 18,000 children and youth have registered in this program. We invite your family to share this wonderful experience with us. 

Why Bala Vihar? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA9cmljF6tk
Why Bala Vihar for teens? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg9EhxGQvD0
Swamini Supriyananda: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eHwN4ReMevxB1IkNIBoWi-989WRSxUGn?usp=sharing 
 

We encourage you to pass this information on to your extended family and friends.

Please contact us with any questions: 

Vinita Uppal:  403-971-0751; bv@chinmayacalgary.org