Times are changing! The future of our society - our children - is more vulnerable than ever. Spiritual and moral values and a true understanding of our identity and the goal of life, the substance that makes us who we are, is not taught as part of mainstream education in our schools. And what to speak of all the fallible role models we see in society today. There is a growing need for education that fosters a strong character in the children so that as youth they can make prudent life choices based on this strong spiritual foundation. The Gita camp is one such spiritual foundation!
"Every child, if given an impression of the Lord from his very childhood, certainly becomes a great devotee of the Lord like Maharaja Pariksit. Maharaja Pariksit also advised that such impressions of a Godly relation must be impregnated from the very beginning of childhood; otherwise one may miss the opportunity of the human form of life..."
-- Srila Prabhupada in the purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 1.12.30
With an inspiration to make today's children tomorrow's leaders with not just superior academic qualifications but also spiritual enrichment and an all round development of character, the Gita camp is held every summer under the supervision of HH Srila Romapada Swami.
The Gita camp strives to instill in children a deep sense of their true spiritual identity as part and parcel of God and to produce spiritually grounded and well balanced, well educated adults with divine qualities and inner connectedness. It is a holistic approach to character and personality building based on the teachings of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is. The goals of the camp revolve around providing children with a practical and theoretical understanding of leading a life of "Simple Living and High Thinking" . This is achieved through their strong curriculum that includes systematic study of Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, dovetailing these teachings in their modern lives, enacting dramas that illustrate the same teachings, learning Vaishnava Bhajans, Sanskrit verses, musical instruments, deity worship, arts, crafts, cooking, and lots of stories that further elucidate the understanding of Bhagvad-Gita.
This year the Gita Camp is being held from June 16-20 and June 23-27. For more information on Gita Camp, please contact: HG Jagadananda dasa