Sunday School for Hindus

Sunday school is religious education for kids. The vast majority of churches have these programs during Sunday morning services so that's where the name comes from. As Brad and I await the birth of our son, we are thinking about religious education for his future. There are various Hindu programs in America to choose from. Chinmaya Mission Balvihar  Using fun activities to teach Hindu values. Chinmaya Mission's founder says children are not empty vessels to be filled but lamps to be lit. … [Read more...]

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Meet a Guru: Swami Chinmayananda

The followers of Swami Chinmayananda founded the Chinmaya Mission.BackgroundThe Swami was a Vedantic teacher who, like Easwaran, got a degree in English literature. He met Ramana Maharshi (there will be a post on him later) in college and was inspired to begin thinking about the meaning of life.Chinmayananda was involved in the movement to liberate India  and spent several months in jail, coming very close to death. Eventually he studied Vedanta in a school in the Himalayas and after … [Read more...]

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