Vidyalaya Vedic Camp
During the summer break, the Vedic camp is often held for two weeks. It was conducted in month of July. Children are dropped off at the temple for summer camp from 9am in the morning until approximately 5pm in the evening. The curriculum includes classes in yoga, chants, bhajans, dance, science, Vedic math, SAT, arts and crafts, clay modeling, and other topics. During camp, children are provided with breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Bhakti Yoga Classes
Bhakti Yoga is a devotional and heart opening practice. As a spiritual practice, we chant the many names of God, or creator. By chanting ancient, often Sanskrit mantras, one can attune to the various personalities of the one Godhead and experience/remember the Love that holds and guides us. The meaning of these mantras is conveyed through vibration. We can experience the power of a mantra simply through its repetition.
Chanting is sometimes accompanied with music and melody. This is known as kirtan. A kirtan leader will lead each chant. Often the practice will be, ‘call and response’. This is where the kirtan leader will chant a mantra, and then the participants in the room will respond back together, repeating what was said. A great Saint once said, “Wherever a few have gathered in My Name, there I will be also”. By chanting together, we can invoke and awaken powerful healing energies. A palpable field of love grows in the room as more individuals participate. The practice helps us shift from identification with the mind to identification with the Heart. As one’s heart opens during practice, sometimes tears of joy will fill the eyes. It is a feeling of being welcomed home, and that home is Love.
Bhakti Yoga class happens on every third Friday at 6:30 pm. Session 1 from October to March and Session 2 from April to September. If you wish to join the session please complete the Registration form using the details below.
Adult Samskritam Classes
In collaboration with Samskrita Bharati USA, we offer adult Samskritam classes. A brand-new Adult Beginners class for this year will start soon. The course is open to anyone who speaks an Indian language.
Registration Details :
To enroll in Vidyalaya (Sunday school) 2022–2023/Bhakti Yoga classes and pay the registration fee, please fill out the Registration Form. Separate registration required for each participant.