Level 8

(Age 15-17)

Curriculum:

  • Prayers: Beginning of Class
  • Purana Vidya (Part 10-12)
  • Prayers: End of Class

Activities in the Class:

Important topics for discussion and debate: Identity, Peer Pressure, Conflicting Values, Diet-  Veg vs Non Veg, Vegan, Expectations vs Reality, How to talk to parents so they understand, Dating, Karma and Dharma, Power of choices, Religion vs Spirituality, Salvation vs Moksha.

Syllabus:

  1. Overview of PV Part 9
  2. Follow the books (10-12) on Sanatana Dharma, Religious culture, Vedic Knowledge and Introduction to Gita
    • Could either highlight Vedangas and Upangas first from book 11 or highlight the unique aspects of Vedic Dharma from book 9 and then move back to these topics from book 11.
    • Start Gita Dhyanam and its meaning
    • How to “understand” (not “believe”) Isvara as material and the maker and then, appreciate that Isvara without a feeling of alienation as the Order.
    • Introduce the Context of the Gita/Review of pertinent Mahabharata.
    • Discussion on the important topics of Gita.

 

Resources:

Core Reference Books:

  • Purna Vidya (Part 10-12).