Purna Vidya: Religious Culture Text Book

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Purna Vidya is a twelve year program designed to provide a structured and developmentally based teaching of Vedic tradition and culture to children. It consists of teaching materials, assignments, lesson plans, and fun filled exercises. It is very comprehensive and includes a wide range of subject matter. The subject matter selected is based on the developmental and chronological age of a child such that the concepts are well within their grasp. Purna Vidya curriculum is used in several schools and communities in many countries. Religious Culture Text Book, the eighth of twelve parts has as its subject matter many unique and essentials aspects of Vedic Culture which is reflected in the day to day lives of its people. Many daily practices pertaining to language, name, food, customs and manners, home and so on are examined in the light of ancient tradition, current society and Vedic philosophy. The understanding and acceptance of Divinity as an ongoing presence in one’s life is seen in the attitudes of people living this culture. This is also reflected in the field of fine and performing arts. Many other topics such as sacred Rivers, places of pilgrimage, Vedic teaching tradition and the special role of women in Vedic culture are also examined and explained. The book has age related fun filled exercises such as, multiple choice questions, fill in the blanks, true or false, puzzles and points to ponder and discuss that encourage free thinking, foster understanding and memory. The text book is accompanied by a separate book, ‘Guidelines for Teaching Religious Culture’ meant for adults to teach this text with a well defined syllabus plan which can be utilized in classroom, group or individual basis.

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Swamini Pramananda is a teacher of Vedanta and Sanskrit. She is an ordained Hindu monk. Additionally, she completed her graduate studies in biological science in the US. She has been involved in initiating and running empowerment programs for tribals in India. She travels, conducts seminars, spiritual retreats and shares her knowledge across the world. She has been a speaker at various international forums of spiritual leaders as a representative of Hindu tradition. Sri Dhira Chaitanya, aka Dr. Sundar Ramaswamy is a child psychiatrist by profession. He is an ordained teacher of Vedanta and also teaches Sanskrit language. His unique background as a professional and teacher of religious studies provides him with unique insights into both psychological issues and spiritual pursuit. He can address audiences of all ages and spends his time in travels, conducting seminars, religious retreats, and lectures all over the world. Swamini Pramananda and Sri Dhira Chaitanya have authored Purna Vidya, a twelve year program designed to provide teaching material and tools to adults for teach children and teens Vedic Heritage and Culture. Constituted of twelve parts, it covers religious and cultural topics, Vedic literature, fine art, religious disciplines, and psychological insights for teenagers. It is used as a school curriculum and in community classes for children in several countries and has been translated in Hindi, Tamil and Gujarati languages.

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