Welcome To The Shloka Learning Center
Welcome To Gurukulam
Bangalore is not short of Music Schools, Dance Schools, Art Schools and Yoga Schools so why not a Shloka School?
Thats when GURUKULAM was born - the primary aim to keep traditional roots in place and also tap an area left untapped.
How it makes a difference
What do you mean by Shloka?
A shloka is a “verse” taken from a religious text like Ramayana or Gita.
Regular chanting helps one come out of different challenges that you face on a day to day basis. It takes away mental pressure, thereby improving consciousness and bringing about steadiness in the mind. Eventually, as the mind becomes calm, the body relaxes and the breath becomes slower, negative thoughts are driven away, releasing more energy, strength, and focus. Regular chanting of mantras acts as a brain stabilizer, which is, in turn, energy medicine for stress. Regular chanting helps you heal from high blood pressure, anxiety and depressive disorders, including epilepsy, as has been proven through clinical practice.
Apart from this, my own experience of chanting, both from doing it myself and teaching children, have taught me much about it. Especially in kids, I have found that it:
1). Improves concentration: Regular chanting will cause profound changes in the mind-body physiology and psychology, thereby bringing out more focus on a particular task and increasing concentration.
2). Reduces violence and anger: Letting go is a very powerful technique, but it’s very difficult to expect kids to let go of anger and frustration, so there are a few shlokas that help children them. Regular practice of these shlokas will bring the desired change in kids. You’ll see the difference once they start.
3). Creates values among children:Prayer for peace and healing for all beings. Prayer time should be a period of joy, devotion and piety and never of boredom or force. This they will develop over time.
How It All Started
I started off Gurukulam somewhere in October 2014 and worked with a few children in my apartment and found out that a lot of parents were keen in sending their children for such classes. These classes are for kids between 3-16 years.
Shlokas are taught only in SANSKRIT (though Sanskrit is a language which children at that age ..i.e 4-9 years is not something they have been exposed to earlier)….but I read that when kids as little as 3 are exposed to a variety of information…their grasping capacity is something spectacular….So push all that you can in their little brains and see them gain as much as knowledge as possible is what I belive in)
I also do One-on-One classes for kids at their residence. These classes are actually called the Mother-Baby Duo class where kids as little as 2 and 3 are exposed to learning shlokas but here the mother does more learning than the kids actually do and during the week the mother does repetition of these shlokas with the kids….So here the mother is more the teacher -Mothers are the best teachers!
Gurukulam during 2017 is planning to expand its services to many more Pre-schools, Dance-Schools and Blind Schools (For Blind Schools I plan to do this more as a Service activity than as something that gives me Income)
Gurukulam today is the first of its kind ONLINE SHLOKA SCHOOL which caters to kids across the globe. All our classes are only through SKYPE/Whatsapp Videos ( Today kids from India, US, UK, Canada, Nerds and Germany and are a part of GURUKULAM)
At present Gurukulam has close to 50 kids.