Balvikas is a system of spiritual education for children founded on the teachings of Bhagwan Sri Satya Sai Baba with emphasis on the five human values:
DHARMA (RIGHT CONDUCT)
AHIMSA (NON VIOLENCE)
Balvikas – Background:
Sai Spiritual Education known as Bal Vikas which means “Blossoming of Human Excellence”, was started in India some 32 years ago in response to Swami’s call for parents to fulfill the spiritual needs of their children, to assume the responsibility of molding their children’s character and expose them to the rich culture and spiritual heritage of India which recognizes the unity of mankind.
In response to Swami’s call, some mothers started teaching the “neighborhood children” simple bhajans, prayers, spiritual and moral stories. With Swami’s guidance, Bal Vikas has slowly formalized and shaped, with age, groups and course content being set up.
In 1975, Bal Vikas was introduced overseas. Today, it is an integral part of all Sai Centers with thousands of gurus and students all over the world.
Details about South Bend Balvikas classes:
There are three groups of classes based on the student’s age
Group I – 5 to 8 years
Group II – 9 to 12 years
Group III – 13 and up
Classes are held on Sundays with the following schedule
Group and Time
Group I – 10am-11am
Group II – 11am to noon
Group III – noon to 1pm
Seva for Group III
For more details please contact one of the teachers listed above.