When: Start date TBC
Reception –Year 2: Krishna
Year 3-5: Bhagavatam
Plus Bhagavad Gita chanting, bhajans, and much more!
What is e-Bala Vihar?
e-Bala Vihar is a fun and interactive weekly program of a world-renowned age-wise curriculum based on Hindu scriptures under the auspices of Chinmaya Mission. It takes place virtually conducted by Sevaks, and Youth of Chinmaya Mission. This program is designed for all children and youth (Reception to Year 13). It is designed to benefit those without easy access to a physical Bala Vihar location i.e., those living 10 miles or more away from their nearest Chinmaya Mission.
Why should you join e-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. They also face many different situations in life and need strong values and noble ideals to inspire and guide them. Often, we don’t know how to answer their questions in a way that is true and speaks to their hearts. As adults, we have been distanced from our very own scriptures and have failed to unlock and uncover their gems.
e-Bala Vihar by Chinmaya Mission is a place where children and teens can learn about spirituality through the systematic study of Hindu Scriptures from kindergarten until high school. Learning doesn’t only happen through a live discourse or lecture but through stories, activities, interactive discussions, and even imaginative games!
The best thing about Chinmaya Mission is that it’s not only for children or teens but for the whole family! While the children and youth are engaged in their classes, the adults are encouraged to have satsang. This gives parents also the ability to reflect deeply on the wisdom of the scriptures, improve their lives spiritually and emotionally, and connect to their children as they also study and progress (click here to know more about classes for adults).
e-Bala Vihar begins with a live common assembly with prayer, bhajans, and the chanting of the Bhagavad Gita. Through this, we connect to our rich cultural heritage passed on for thousands of years, as well as abiding peace, and heightened powers of concentration.
Bala Vihar encourages children and youth to develop, mature, and instil morals through engaging in enjoyable activities. Complete personality development is improved by Bala Vihar on all fronts—physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.
Which grade will my child be enrolled in for e-Bala Vihar?
Students must register for the grade that they are in during the current 2023-2024 academic year at their respective schools.
My child is under 5 years old. Can they still register for e-Bala Vihar?
Classes at this time are offered only for children 5 years (reception year) and above. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org as there is a different class organised for this age group.
My child has special needs. Will they be able to partake in camp?
Yes. We welcome all children to e-Bala Vihar. Please fill out the details in the registration form and we will assist as best as we can.
I live outside the UK. Can I register for e-Bala Vihar?
Yes, we welcome those outside the UK to register.
I live near a Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar, but an online program is not offered. Can I join e-Bala Vihar?
This e-Bala Vihar is specifically geared towards participants who do not have an in-person Bala Vihar offering near them. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to join the local in-person Bala Vihar.
Are non-Chinmaya Mission families allowed to attend this e-Bala Vihar?
Yes, and they are encouraged to join all the fun!
How will e-Bala Vihar be conducted?
e-Bala Vihar will be conducted via the Zoom platform and is fully virtual.
Is there a registration deadline?
We strongly encourage families to register before classes begin. We will allow late registrations as well, but children will miss out key topics.
How much is the program fee?
The annual registration fee is £180 per child. The registration fee is non-refundable.
May I attend the program partially?
The curriculum is based on an instructional plan, so students are encouraged to attend the entire program.
Will the sessions be recorded in case I can’t make it to a session?
The sessions will not be available to the students for any reason. Students may inform their teachers before the planned absence to receive any missed class materials.
Can I pay for only some parts of the program?
The fee is for the entire program and cannot be divided by day or week. We do not pro-rate the program.
I have registered but we are unable to join this year. Can I get a refund ?
The program fee is non-refundable.
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