From the Sunday school kids… look at what we've done this year!
This year we learnt important slokas from Bhagavad-Gita and Sri Sriksastakam. Although it is important to learn the Sanskrit and translation, we believe that it is even more important to understand the meaning of the slokas so that we can apply the teachings to our lives.
We also had a debate on the topic "Is God a Person?" wow, so many points, but the main one and conclusive one is that God is a Person, He IS EVERYTHING! HE is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. As stated by Lord Brahma in his Brahma-Samhita: "Ishwara Paramah Krsna sac-cid ananda vigrahah" (The Lord is eternal, blissful, full of knowledge and He is the origin of all)
From time to time we participated in chanting the Nrsimhadev's prayers and had a few performances for special occasions like Ratha-Yatra, Diwali, Gaura Poornima/Holi… they were great!
To close this year, we are putting a nice program for our mothers on mother's day on May 9. We want to specially dedicate this performance to our dearest teacher Anupama Mataji. She's taught us so many things with so much love and patience but because some medical issues, she had to take a medical leave 2 months ago and mother SyamaMohini dasi covered for her. We all pray for her full and soon recovery. Thank you to Haritha mataji, Sobha mataji and everybody else who came forward to help us in the class or during performances.
Priyanka Mataji, our Sunday school teacher for the youngest kids is the sweetest! The kids in her class did so many activities (songs, drawings, games). Thanks to all the moms who came, helped and participated. The little ones will also be participating in the mother's day celebration!
Well, that's all for now. You'll hear again from us after our summer vacation!
About Sunday Lecture Program
A few months ago, the Temple management decided to have a better Sunday lecture standard and, for this reason; a schedule was created to keep track of the topics/events spoken during our Sunday programs.
The speakers' team include: Rupanuga das, KanhaPridya das, Laxman das, Radhananda das, Dr. Narayan Misra and early summer, Raju prabhu and Radha-Madhava das will join the team.
We have so far covered summaries of Bhagavad-Gita until chapter 16 and once we finish with chapters 17 and 18, we will restart classes on Bhagavad-Gita, this time, text by text and topic. We believe that the best approach to these lectures is following our founder acarya's foot steps. Srila Prabhupada left wonderful books and classes for all to take advantage of and that's what we will plan to do.