Youth Programs

Pupils of Practical Vedanta

“Pupils of Prac­ti­cal Vedan­ta” is a valu­able edu­ca­tion pro­gram offered by the Rama­kri­shna Vedan­ta Soci­ety of North Car­oli­na and is aimed at chil­dren and young adults (5-18 years) to help them devel­op into eth­i­cal­ly ground­ed and moral­ly respon­si­ble cit­i­zens and bet­ter lead­ers of the future. Built on the phi­los­o­phy of Prac­ti­cal Vedan­ta expound­ed by Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda, the pro­gram offers class­es in Music, Yoga, and Knowl­edge, in 30-minute seg­ments, all under one roof. Class­es meet on alter­nate Sun­days through the school year.

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The Rama­kri­shna Vedan­ta Soci­ety of North Car­oli­na (RKVSNC) is pleased to announce the open­ing of the Pupils of Prac­ti­cal Vedan­ta Sun­day School pro­gram for the year 2021-2022. A val­ue-edu­ca­tion pro­gram for chil­dren aged 5-18 years; the pro­gram will meet twice a month on Sun­days at the Rama­kri­shna Vedan­ta Ashram on 3109 Globe Road, Mor­risville, NC 27560. Due to wors­en­ing Covid sit­u­a­tion, the ses­sions would be vir­tu­al for the first half of the year.
This is the tenth year of the school. We had a great last year, with the chil­dren learn­ing Yoga, Music and Char­ac­ter build­ing Knowl­edge. The stu­dents also per­formed at dif­fer­ent forums of the Vedan­ta Cen­ter of NC.
Please find below some key infor­ma­tion about the school.
Devo­tion­al Music
Spir­i­tu­al and Char­ac­ter Build­ing Knowledge
Age Groups
5 Years-8 Years
9 Years-12 Years
12 Years-18 Years
Enroll­ment starts imme­di­ate­ly and please let us know by fill­ing out the enroll­ment form or email ASAP if your child will be joining/ con­tin­u­ing from the pre­vi­ous years. Space is lim­it­ed and is restrict­ed to first come first serve.
Please enroll using this form
Please con­sid­er donat­ing $100 (one child ) and $125 (two or more chil­dren) to


Ashish Fad­navis ( Ph: 913 687 2474)
·  One of the key objec­tives of RKVSNC is to dis­sem­i­nate the teach­ings of the Vedan­ta to  the younger gen­er­a­tion to help devel­op a future brand of ser­vice ori­ent­ed com­mu­ni­ty and nation­al lead­ers guid­ed by broad val­ues of eth­i­cal liv­ing, har­mo­ny and inclusion.
·  ‘Pupils of Prac­ti­cal Vedan­ta’ is a val­ue edu­ca­tion pro­gram offered by RKVSNC and aimed at chil­dren and young adults (5-18 years) to help them become bet­ter cit­i­zens and bet­ter lead­ers of the future.
·  Pro­gram offers class­es in MusicYoga and Knowl­edge, all under one roof in 30 minute seg­ments each.
·  Instruc­tions are pro­vid­ed by ded­i­cat­ed and high­ly qual­i­fied vol­un­teers with a long-stand­ing asso­ci­a­tion with the teach­ings of Sri Rama­kri­shna, Sri Sara­da Devi and Swa­mi Vivekananda.
·  Stu­dents will ben­e­fit from a rich and var­ied cur­ricu­lum, high­light­ing var­i­ous aspects of Prac­ti­cal Vedan­ta, to sup­ple­ment their reg­u­lar education.
·  They will devel­op simul­ta­ne­ous­ly in body, mind and spir­it to become well-round­ed per­son­al­i­ties with Self-reliance, Self-con­fi­dence, Self-moti­va­tion, Self-restraint and Self-sacrifice.
·  By learn­ing togeth­er with fel­low-stu­dents, they will devel­op mutu­al tol­er­ance and respect, appre­ci­ate har­mo­ny and devel­op into shar­ing and car­ing individuals.
·   Many of the rela­tion­ships devel­oped in the class­es will mature into life­long friendships.
·  Through a non-dog­mat­ic, affir­ma­tive and uplift­ing cur­ricu­lum, the Pupils of Prac­ti­cal Vedan­ta will pos­i­tive­ly impact the local com­mu­ni­ty and help deter juve­nile delinquency.
·  The pro­gram will meet two times a month on Sun­days from 10am-12 pm vir­tu­al­ly for the first half of 2021. Once Covid sit­u­a­tion improves, we would meet in the premis­es of the Rama­kri­shna Vedan­ta Ashram at 3109 Globe Road, Mor­risville, NC 27560.
·   A sug­gest­ed annu­al dona­tion ($100 for first child, $125 for two or more chil­dren) is request­ed to cov­er the costs asso­ci­at­ed with the program.


Edu­ca­tion Coun­cil, RKVSNC

First Day of Class

The first day of class for the Vedan­ta Society’s val­ue edu­ca­tion pro­gram for chil­dren was offered on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 26, 2010. The class was attend­ed by 14 stu­dents. The first day of class began with the chil­dren stand­ing in front of the shrine and recit­ing a cou­ple of Upan­ishadic chants. There­after, each child offered a flower to Thakur, Maa, and Swami­ji and received a tilak on their fore­head from Mrs. San­ti Dut­ta who is the moth­er of one of the teach­ers and a for­mer prin­ci­pal of a school in India. At the con­clu­sion of this cer­e­mo­ny, the chil­dren went to their respec­tive class­es and had 30 min­utes each of instruc­tions in Music, Yoga, and Knowledge.

While the chil­dren were in their class­es, their par­ents assem­bled in the Library and watched a video enti­tled “Sci­ence and Con­scious­ness – Swa­mi Vivek­a­nanda” pub­lished by the Mysore cen­ter. A brief dis­cus­sion fol­lowed the video.

At the end of class­es, the chil­dren recit­ed “Brah­marpanam” and received a snack (Oreo cook­ies and juice) mark­ing the end of their first day. Dr. Uppal came all the way from Golds­boro and met with some of the chil­dren, their par­ents, and the teachers.

Click here to open a PDF about the open­ing day.