Bal Sanskar Shala
Gayatri Consciousness Center,
20914 Park Row, Katy TX 77494
4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Bal Sanskar Shala is a unique school for children ages 3 to 15, where teachers work together towards unleashing the immense potential of young children. We are committed to providing a cultural and spiritual environment with a curriculum that emphasizes the development of the child, giving them an immensely strong foundation to face challenges with faith, courage, confidence and spirituality. This class encourages children to understand and live by the teachings of Hinduism by providing them the knowledge of Hindu rituals, festivals and spiritual practice.
Our teachers focus on:
Moral Values and Sanskar – Character building and life lessons where students develop the ability to determine right from wrong, emphasize good habits, and multiply their merits for themselves, their family, and society.
Health – Focus on physical health through healthy eating habits, yoga, and games and on mental health through meditation and spiritual growth.
Cultural and Spiritual Growth – Through Vedic mantras, shlokas, and prayers to teach the essentials of the Hindu religion with knowledge of Hindu gods and goddesses, celebration of festivals, cultural programs and performances, and teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.
Arts and Crafts – Projects and team-building activities to show and reinforce all lesson plans and curriculum.
Summer only Zoom Classes: $50
Summer & Fall Zoom/In-person Classes: $250
** The symbol above is the "Gyan Yagya ki Lal Mashal" or "the thought transformation movement through pure knowledge" and is the basis of All World Gayatri Pariwar. It represents the refinement of people's thinking and emphasizes the collective work of prudent men and women. By harnessing the divine power whilst taking a pledge of reformation we can bring about a new generation of our children for a bright 21st Century.
About the Founder of All World Gayatri Pariwar ( AWGP)
Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya : A Seer-sage and a visionary of the New Golden Era.
His personality was a harmonious blend of a saint, spiritual scientist, yogi, philosopher, psychologist, writer, reformer, freedom fighter, researcher, eminent scholar and visionary. He pioneered the revival of spirituality and creative integration of the modern and ancient sciences and religion relevant in the challenging circumstances of the present times. In 1979, he founded the Brahmavarchas Research Institute, the research center in Haridwar (India) dedicated to the integration of the modern and ancient sciences in a practical way motivated by the noble goal of health and happiness for all. This center houses well equipped laboratories of Hematology, Biochemistry, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Phytochemistry, Psychometry, Yagyopathy etc.
At the age of 15, (Jan 18th, 1926) a great Himalayan yogi, Swami Sarveshvaranandji appeared before him in astral body from the flame of the Dipaka (lamp) and guided him throughout his entire life. The next 24 years of his life were devoted to 24 Mahapurashcharanas - each consisting of the rhythmic recitation (japa) of 2.4 million Gayatri Mantra with strictest of disciplines. In 1943, he married Bhagwati Devi, and ever since, the saintly couple dedicatedly pursued the noble mission of spiritual upliftment of humankind.
Realizing the potential of inspiring literature and its relevance in the present era of intellectual evolution, he had chosen writing as the principal mode towards uprooting the evil tendencies and blind faith from people's minds and arousing the indwelling wisdom, strength and spiritual bliss. He wrote about 3,000 enlightening books in Hindi on almost all topics concerning human life. He translated the entire Vedic Vangmaya (4 Vedas, 108 Upanishads, 18 Puranas etc.) in Hindi elucidating the tradition, style, universality and history of Vedic literature. He also practiced higher-level Sadhana on the arduous heights of the Himalayas and established enliven contact with the Rishis of the Himalayas. During 1984-1986, he carried out the unique spiritual experiment of Sukshmikarana, meaning sublimation of vital force and physical, mental and spiritual energies. He authored a special set of 20 books highlighting the future of the world and conveying the message of the dawn of the New Era of Truth during the 21st Century. On June 2, 1990, he voluntarily shed his physical sheath.
Different classes for specific age groups:
4 classes for 4 age groups: Each child will be placed in a specific age group on basis of age, grade level, and knowledge of material and level of maturity.
Yoga and Games, Group 2 and 3: Emphasis will be given to physical exercise through weekly Yoga classes and games will be conducted to instill qualities of team building, character building, leadership, cooperation and more.
Meditation: research proves how meditation helps a child to calm the mind, focus and deal with day to day stress. All kids will be given an opportunity to learn and practice meditation. Duration will be 5 minutes to begin with and increased as needed.
Bhagvad Gita: Teachings and lessons learnt from the Bhagvad Gita are immense and invaluable. Group 3 will have weekly lessons in Bhagvad Gita along with open discussions on its applications on their lives.
Kids’ presentations: Kids of all ages will present a topic of their choice in the main hall on a monthly basis.
Cultural programs: kids will participate in cultural programs periodically to celebrate important festivals.
Volunteer activities and community service projects: Opportunities to involve the kids in community service projects will be available to all where kids will learn the value of “making a difference” in the society.
Values and lessons taught: Kids will take home a lot when they leave from here. The parents can help retain those lessons learnt by staying involved, by volunteering, asking questions, checking on their homework, and being a role model by setting the priorities right.
Bal Sanskar Shala Policy (Parent must share and discuss with the child)
Arrival Time: “Punctuality is the sheet anchor of success” - Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your class.
Dress code: No shorts and skirts are allowed.
3. Discipline: No cell phone usage allowed in class. No running on temple premises.
4. Moral Code: Treat others with respect and the way you want others to treat you.
5. Absence: Please inform our teachers if your child is unable to attend class. If a child stays absent for more than 3 consecutive weeks without informing the teacher, the child will be removed automatically and the space will become available for a new student on the waiting list.
6. Policy and rules: The policy and rules of Bal Sanskar Shala are subject to change and decisions made by Bal Sanskar Shala representatives will be considered final and we ask for parents and students alike to comply.