Bala Vihar Curriculum

Chinmaya Balavihar Program

Bala Vihar
From birth to 12th Grade,  we offer classes & activities based on the universal philosophy of Advaita Vedanta to achieve cultural sensitivity & awareness.
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Serving the community

From mentoring for English learners to neighborhood cleanup, we take up a leadership role in assisting those in need, in the community that we live in.
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Chinmaya Youth Program

CHYK Program
Our youth program aka Chinmaya Yuva Kendra (CHYK) dedicated to unleashing the potential of young individuals through vibrant spirituality & service.
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Adult Study Groups

Adult Study Groups
The study group syllabus was designed by Gurudev so that anyone could follow the curriculum systematically & advance their understanding.
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Chinmaya Swaranjali Group

Chinmaya Swaranjali (Choir) is the musical wing of Chinmaya Mission, we have a very active group, coming from all age groups and musical abilities.
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Chinmaya Hindi Program

Hindi Curriculum
The Chinmaya Mission Hindi classes are the best sought out classes for the Hindi language in Greater Portland area, offering to all levels of students!
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Money comes and goes, a value comes and grows.
Give your children values, instead of valuables.
– Swami Chinmayananda

Meeting Place Chinmaya Haridwar
Meeting Time Sundays 9:20 AM during Academic Year
Academic year Labor Day through Father’s Day (Sept- June)
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 MP3 and PDF.
PLEASE NOTE: all classes are meeting in person

Grade Level Basic Curriculum Teachers
Infant – Rm C3 Sights and Sounds of a Hindu
Alfredo P & Shubhashree V
Pre-K – Rm SA1
(South Annexe)
One Lord so many forms
Action songs, Moral stories, coloring book
Rekha J, Abhay K & Vivek K
KG – Rm SA2
(South Annexe)
The Alphabet Safari
The Chinmaya Mission Pledge
Sushma A, Divya A & Shukolpa D
1st – SA3
(South Annexe)
Bala Ramayana
Supplement Reader: Bala Ramayanam
Mallika H &
Ambili R
2nd – Rm B2 Sri Hanuman, the Super Man
Supplement Reader: Hanuman Chalisa
Meera N & Ravisankar S
3rd – Rm SA4
(South Annexe)
Bala Bhagavatam
Supplement Reader: Bala Bhagavatam
Seema M &
Shashi K
4th – Rm A1 Krishna Krishna everywhere
My 24 Teachers
Supplement Reader: Chinmaya Bala Katha books
Usha C, Sunitha  N & Sagarika M
5th – Rm B3 Symbolism in Hinduism
Supplement Reader: Symbolism in Hinduism
Kavitha V, Bhaskar R & Deepthi P
6th – Rm E2 India, the Sacred Land
Supplement Reader: Awakening Indians to India
Rajashree K &
Aru M
7th – Rm D3 PO Box MR. God Preeti K,
Suma K & Tanya A
 8th – Rm C2 Yato Dharma Tato Jaya
Supplement Reader: Mahabharatha Characters Workbook
Shyam V,
Ravi AB & Amrit M
9th – Rm A2 Bhagawad Gita 1-9
Supplement Reader: Holy Gita
Naveen G & Aparna E
10th – Rm D2 Bhagawad Gita 10-18
Supplement Reader: Holy Gita
Krishna K, TK R & Usha R
11th – Rm F2 Self Unfoldment (Part 1)
Supplement Reader: Self Unfoldment
Krishnan K &
Avinash K
12th – Rm E3 Self Unfoldment (Part 2)
Supplement Reader: Self Unfoldment
Easwar S &
Kalpana K
Vedic Chanting Class
(After Bala Vihar)
Rm A1
Learn Vedic Chanting
Supplement Reader: Chinmaya book of Vedic Chants
Ramkumar V
Swaranjali Class
(Before Bala Vihar)
Rm F1
Chinmaya Choir Shubhashree V, Suma K & Pratibha N
Bala Vihar Substitute Teachers Ganesh K & Praveen G (HS)
Arunima M (MS)
Raji C, Lalita P & Asha P (ES)
Bala Vihar Coordinators Veena D & Shyam V

We are an all-volunteer organization.  If you are interested in teaching Bala Vihar, please fill out the sponsorship form and let us know of your interest.  Curriculum material will be provided to you and you will receive training from experienced teachers.

Our activity calendar is listed here. Please make sure to check often to see what is coming up next, and please let us know how you can help.