CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

Our Children’s Education programs are a fun and interactive way to instill foundational spiritual and moral values in children from a young age. We recognize that today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders. We aim to facilitate children’s overall growth to become responsible, resourceful, and spiritually strong adults through a variety of activities that they will enjoy.

 

Veda Vyasa Sunday School – Every Sunday, through a blend of art, stories, dramas, games, and music, children are trained in spiritual wisdom, based on ancient Vedic knowledge. Classes are divided by age groups to cater to the needs of young children and adolescents alike. We foster the quality of children’s faith and character in a loving environment aided by highly experienced and qualified teachers. Classes begin at 4 PM each Sunday at the temple.

Please contact us for more information, or if you have special needs that we can help you with, including scheduling a time to speak to one of our Veda Vyasa School teachers.

 

Gita Camp Summer Program – For the past 20 years, we have offered a 2-week long Gita Camp meant for spiritual enrichment of children between 5 to 14 years of age. This year’s (2017) registration is open. Please click HERE to register your child.

Despite the advancement of Science and Technology man has not solved the problems of birth, disease, old age and death. As we all know, technological advancements are simply creating more mental distress, depression and complexities in our lives. Our children are also victims of this environment. Study of Bhagavad-gita can address the solutions to all the problems of life as confirmed by world renowned personalities like Einstein, Thoreau and Gandhi. It is most relevant in the modern era. Our goal has been to teach the message of Gita to the children to help them to get in touch with the Divine instructions of Lord Krishna that can benefit the soul eternally. Bhagavad-gita is a science and, as the Lord explains in BG 9.2, this knowledge can be practically experienced and is verifiable.

During Gita Camp, children learn the message of Bhagavad-gita through interactive power point presentations, reciprocal chanting, kirtans, bhajans, dramas, musical instruments, hearing stories, cooking classes, etc. in the association of children of their own age group. Our Gita Camp keeps growing every year. Registration details will be posted on the website as they become available each year or contact us.

 

SoulConnection Youth Program – This is an active group of youth in their teens who have graduated from our Veda Vyasa School and have consistently participated in Gita Camp. Because of the training they have received throughout their formative years, these young adults have great enthusiasm and a deep desire to enhance their own spiritual life and extend the same to others. Their goal is to inspire, train and empower youth in Krishna consciousness based on the spiritual values taught by ISKCON’s Founder Acharya A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Their aim is to create a network of exemplary youth who have found their identity in today’s competitive society. They meet weekly for scriptural studies and to brainstorm ideas on how to utilize their talents in serving the community and applying the principles of service in their own lives while enriching those of others. The SoulConnection group sessions are open to youth up to 18 years of age. To learn more please visit soulconnectionchicago.com.