January 23rd Bala Kendra Class Update
Feb 01, 2011 by varsha
Class today marked the beginning of Spring Semester was as follows.
Shruthi Class (voice training for bhajans) took place from 2:30 to 3 pm.
Mantra Practice took place from 3 to 3:30 pm.
We then did regular the opening prayers and group concentration and
japa, starting at 3:30 pm.
Bansi did a nice job leading the Pledge. Madhu Pandey will lead the pledge for the next class.
Then the small groups met individually.
1) Younger Group began its study of various deities and their
symbolism and studied Lord Ganesha and did some related art work.
2) Middle and Older Groups continued the Mahavakyas and Ramayan
stories -- For questions, kindly contact either Lalitha (for Older
Subject for this class was: Yuddha Kanda Continued.
satya dharma anuraktaanaam
na asti mR^ityu kR^itam bhayam
Vibhishana says to Sugriva “For those who are devoted to truth and righteousness, there
is no fear of death.”
(Younger Group is K to 2nd Grade. Middle is 3rd to 5th. and Older is
3) About 10 parents continued their study of Amma's speech at the U.N.
The main topic for today was the great power and strength of Universal Motherhood, whether present in a woman or in a man.
(Kindly bring a copy of the speech to the next class if you will be
participating in the Study Group--link was sent earlier.)
4) We practiced aga "Dinom Ke Dukh Harta" (on the website).
This bhajan will be sung by the kids for Amma in June.
5) Please be on the look out for the Questions of the Week that Cyber
Auntie, Varsha Govindani, has been and will be circulating. Varsha
Events. Environmental movie Dirt will be shown on Friday Feb 4 at 7 pm. Krish Sivakumar will be sending details.
Please do have your child do daily practices and fill out the
Practices Sheet which is under Curriculum on the website. We can then
recognize your child in class.
Also please make sure your child signs the attendance sheet for each
class so we can recognize them with a trophy for high participation at
the end of the year (80% or more class attendance earns a trophy.)
If any child would like to lead the pledge and has learned it by
heart, kindly let me know.
Welcome to Prakash Bhaskaran who will be helping us conduct the adult study group and also teach the kids bhajans.
Next class is on February 13.