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Gurukula — The Culture of the Soul

Gurukula — The Culture of the Soul

The gurukula students in Mayapur are preparing for their future roles in society by performing simple character-building austerities and cultivating qualities like honesty and compassion.…

Responsible Parenthood

Responsible Parenthood

A mother-to-be ponders karma, reincarnation, and devotional service to Krsna. by Visakha-devi dasi When, one crystal-clear morning in January of 1982, my husband Yadubara and I first learned that we…

Varied Talents Varied Training

Varied Talents Varied Training

The boys rise at 4 A.M., and at 4:30 they go to the temple to take part in chanting and dancing. First they sing prayers to the spiritual master, and…

Education in ISKCON: The Blossoming of Spiritual Awareness

Education in ISKCON: The Blossoming of Spiritual Awareness

"These Krsna conscious children are all wide-eyed and alert, and they concentrate on their studies. Most public school kids are busy dressing up to attract the opposite sex, passing notes,…

Gurukula: School for the Soul

if a student has a strong character and a good working understanding of Krishna consciousness, he can apply his Krishna consciousness to whatever he does in life and be an…

Gurukul: Everything Should Be Done on the Basis of Love

Gurukul: Everything Should Be Done on the Basis of Love

Everything should be done on the basis of love. Strictness is not very good. The students should act automatically, out of love. That is wanted. Superficially, strictness may be necessary—if…

Gurukul: Spiritual Education

Gurukul: Spiritual Education

Gurukul students will be the best educated children in society. Not only will they have knowledge of math and English and history, but they'll also know their relationship with God.…

Gurukula

Gurukula

Gurukula, a school for children ages five to fifteen, was founded by ISKCON in 1971. It is the only school teaching one how to be eternal, blissful and full of…

In the Gurukula School in Dallas, Texas and Around the World

In the Gurukula School in Dallas, Texas and Around the World

Gurukula, the children's school of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, has one hundred children, ages 3-13, and thirty well-trained teachers.…

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

We all know that education is for training tomorrow's leaders. But today's schools are little more than training grounds for criminals. So where are we going to get tomorrow's leaders?…

Gurukula: A Higher Education

Gurukula: A Higher Education

I've known for a long time that public schools are having serious problems. But my research revealed a situation far more criticial than I had imagined. Most of the information…

Love of God by the Children

Love of God by the Children

The fortunate children born of Krsna conscious parents can at once become attracted to transcendental loving service unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead.…

For the Young at Heart

For the Young at Heart

Haridasa leads his charges (armed with cymbals and drums) out into the bright sunshine of sankirtana—the dynamic praise of the holy names of God. Haridasa leads the boys on one of…

Gurukula: Teaching Only About Krsna Makes Sense

Observers of the Krsna Consciousness Society's educational system often admire the joyfulness of the Society's children, but they also sometimes criticize the devotees for teaching "only about Krsna."…

A Teacher for Krsna’s Children

A Teacher for Krsna’s Children

Character formation is one of the main goals of the gurukula system, and it requires that the students have continuous and intimate association with a teacher who instructs them by…

Higher Education — “What, No Television?”

Higher Education — “What, No Television?”

The prosecution listed some of the shocking facts about the life of children in Krsna schools: they ate no meat, rose early every morning for temple services. And then came…

Children’s Books with a Spiritual Theme

Children’s Books with a Spiritual Theme

By 1977 Bala Books (in Sanskrit bala means "child") was fully launched. The first book, Agha the Terrible Demon, had been prepared as carefully as possible to preserve the exact…

Learning to Live in a Cooperative Spirit

Learning to Live in a Cooperative Spirit

The main difference is that Krsna conscious children chant Hare Krsna and worship God throughout the day. As a result, they become relieved of all sorts of psychological problems and…