Culture and Vedic Tradition Education
Age 18 Years & Over
Age 6 to 17 Years
Spiritual Insights on Hinduism: A Way to Success and Happiness
Online classes for adults: Every Sunday 11:00 - 12:00 PM (EST)
This series of talks will help us understand Hinduism. Registration is required to attend.
WHY STUDY THE GITA?
The source books of the spiritual wisdom [of India] are the four Vedas: rig-veda, yajur-veda, sama-veda, and atharva-veda. The Vedas are fulfilled in the last portion called Vedanta or Upanishads. Another famous Sanskrit verse likens these Upanishads to a cow and the Gita becomes the cow’s milk: sarvopanisadogavah, dogdha gopala-nandanah partho vatsah sudhibhokta dughdham gitamrtam mahat. The Gita, the milk, is milked by Lord Krishna himself, who is presented as an avatar of the Lord in the Mahabharata and in the Bhagavata. He is the one who is teaching the Gita to Arjuna. Arjuna serves as the calf to whom the milk, the message of the Gita, is given.
Wisdom of Indian Heritage
Arsha Vidya Ontario was established to give residents of Greater Toronto Area access to the wisdom (Bodha) of the sages/rishis (Arsha) of ancient India. Every week, classes and programs are conducted and open to all.
What They Said…
Baal Vidya helps my kids to understand and appreciate Indian culture and Hindu religion. The weekly classes provide them an age specific environment where they learn about the Hindu epics like Ramayan, Mahabharat and scriptures like Bhagvad Gita, Upanishads and Vedas in a modern and practical context.
Nirav Raval, Parent of Baal Vidya Student
It is just as important for young kids to be culturally smart as it is to be academically smart and that’s why Baal Vidya is really beneficial.
Rakesh, Parent of Baal Vidya Student
For just one hour a week, Baal Vidya is really useful for people to be more open minded about others and your own religion as Canada is a very multicultural country.
Om, Student of Baal Vidya