USA Temples

Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest Illinois Timings

Summer Darshan Timings March 11th to November 3rd:

Mangala Darshan 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Shrungar Darshan 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Raajbhog Darshan 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Utthapan Darshan 4:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Sandhya Aarti 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Shayan Darshan 7:15 PM to 7:45 PM

Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest

Winter Darshan Timings November 4th to March 9th:

Mangala Darshan 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Shrungar Darshan 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Raajbhog Darshan 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Utthapan Darshan 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Sandhya Aarti 4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Shayan Darshan 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
During Special Utsav timings can vary.

VYO Education

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Your child’s future is in your hand. VYO-e nurtures your child and brings awareness about the religion through courses.

Mission & Vision:

To offer a unique weekend learning program to develop an appreciation for India’s rich cultural heritage, a sound value system and a variety of life skills to the children for a more productive and well rounded life.

To prepare well-balanced, competent and compassionate citizens of tomorrow who are proud of their roots, heritage, culture, history and religion and are ready to build a brighter tomorrow

Overview
Importance
Curriculum
VYOE Training

Goals and Objectives:

Facilitate children to appreciate, learn and practice Hindu and Pushtimargiya way of life.
Instill pride and confidence in Hindu children about their identity.
Raise Hindu awareness in the society around.
Develop social awareness and leadership skills among children.
Prepare and develop standardized, well researched curriculum.

Program Overview:

Consistent Pre-Designed class modules.
Well researched curriculum and continuous improvements.
Teachers training and presentations.
Teaching by using activities.
Understand children’s development of spirituality.
New interactive learning methodology that will motivate children to become curious about Spirituality.

VYO Education Concept:

Detailed research performed
Education program
Curriculum development methodology
Other Hindu education programs
Curriculum based on mental / psychological development stages
Society and technology evolved and religious principal evolves with them
Teach kids on applying religious principals in daily life

Importance of Educational Programs:

It’s for LIFE.
It provides a basic systematic study of the scriptures.
Introduction of Shri Mahaprabhuji’s teachings at a level of understanding for that age group.
It allows a time for its members to dialogue and share about their needs with others in similar life situations.
It provides an opportunity for personal application of the scriptures based on the age level of the class.
It provides for fellowship and a sense of belonging for each member of the class.
It provides a platform for people to serve Shri Nathji through teaching and participation.
It is to protect the Temple’s future.
It is a training ground for young vaishnavas.
It is INVESTMENT for the future.

Various Aspects:

Understand Children’s Development of Spirituality
Understand methodology that will motivate children to become curious about Spirituality
High level learning curriculum
Understand role of Teacher
Understand role of organization and Structure

How is curriculum organized?

Curriculum is divided in to four age groups.
– Age 6 to 8 (Level 1 to Level 3)
– Age 9 to 11 (Level 4 to Level 6)
– Age 12 to 14 (Level 7 to Level 9)
– Age 15 and over (Level 10 to Level 12)
Curriculum for each group will have content for three years.
Three bridge programs.
– Bridge Level 4
– Bridge Level 7
– Bridge Level 10
It allows a time for its members to dialogue and share about their needs with others in similar life situations.
It provides an opportunity for personal application of the scriptures based on the age level of the class.
Total 15 classes.

Course organization:

Class for each age group will be for one hour and 15 minutes.
– Prayer – 10 minutes
– Recap from last week and plan for the day – 5 minutes
– Topics for the day ~ 30 minutes
– Activity time ~ 3o minutes
– Chanting, reciting and ‘Ashray nu pad’
Class will be held once a week

Curriculum – Age 6 to 8:

Introduction to Religion.
– Introduce different Hindu Gods, Goddess and Hindu symbols
– Stories from Ramayana, Mahabharata, Krishna Lila, Shiv puran and other Hindu scriptures
– Introduction to Shriji bawa, Shri Yamunaji and Shri Vallabh
Develop cultural awareness.
– Introduction to Hindu calendar
– Introductions to Hindu festivals
Life and religion.
– Panchatantra, Hitopdesha and other moral stories to teach kids about Truth, trust, friendships, faith, unity etc
– Importance of these values in life and how they can apply
– Easy stories from 84-252 varta’s like Pare, chakada etc.

Curriculum – Age 9 to 11:

Introduction to Hindu Scriptures.
– Ramayan
– Mahabharat and Gita
– Bhagwatam
– Shrinath Charitrakatha
Develop cultural awareness.
– Colors used in Hindu culture, why are these colors?
– Linkage of Hindu festivals to western world e.g. Kite flying with new year, Vasant Panchami with Valentine’s day
Life and religion.
– Panchatantra, Hitopdesha and other moral stories to teach kids about Truth, trust, friendships, faith, unity etc
– Importance of these values in life and how they can apply
– Easy stories from 84-252 varta’s like Pare, chakada etc.

Curriculum – Age 12 to 14:

Science and Religion.
– Science and vedic knowledge (Sanatan dharma)
– Cosmos and Hindu scriptures
– Physics, meta physics linkages to Atma and paramatma
– Shri Yamunaji – Shri Yamunastakam
Develop cultural awareness.
– Hindu Rishis and their inventions (concept of zero, first surgery etc.)
– Hindu heritage and linkages with western world (pushpak viman to airplane, concept of television used in mahabharat)
Life and religion.
– Meditation to concentrate
– Vedic maths
– 84-252 vartas – intermediate level

Curriculum – Age 15 and over:

Science and Religion.
– Human psychology and Pushtimarg
– How does Shri Vallabh’s principle of Seva helps with concentration
– Shri Vallabh, Shri Gusaiji, Shri Gokulnathji, Shri Hariraiji
Develop cultural awareness.
– Aapras – Cleanliness
– Dusang – right company and remaining focused
– Annayshray – Trust
Life and religion.
– Navaratnam – worry free and stress free schooling
– Vivek Dhairayashraya – Trust and give your 100%
– 84-252 vartas – High level

Vaishnav Samaj of Midwest Contact:

440 W. Fullerton Ave,
Addison,
IL 60101, USA.
Tel: 630-568-8600
Email: Contact@Shreejidwar.org

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