Classes & Worship Services

 

THIS IS OUR 15th YEAR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES TO NURTURE OUR RICH VEDIC HERITAGE.

I salute the lineage of teachers, beginning with the ever auspicious Lord Shiva, linked by Adi ShankarAchArya in the middle, and extending up to my own teachers (Pujya Swamiji DayAnanda Saraswati and Swami ParamArthAnanda-ji).

Om shri gurubhyo namaH !  Jayatu samskritam !!  Jayatu manukulam !!!

सदाशिवसमारम्भां शङ्कराचार्यमध्यमाम् ।
अस्मदाचार्यपर्यन्तां वन्दे गुरुपरम्पराम् ॥

Venue: 2918 Renoir, Sugar Land, TX-77479 (Click for Map to the venue).

(1) All services by ARSHA VIDYA BHARATI are for people of all ages, unless otherwise indicated in the table below. Also, the same person can avail as many services in parallel as he/she is interested in, subject only to restrictions below for some of the groups.

(2) To enroll in any of our services, please contact  AVB.Houston@gmail.com   or   call +1 281-606-5607 (USA).

(3) Please donate generously to sustain these community services.  It is only donations from well-wishers like you that help further the mission of AVB.  Please see our FAQ page for more details.  (Note: Special accelerated summer courses will have a per session donation.)

(4) The schedule below may change occasionally on a week-to-week basis.  Participants will be informed via email every Wednesday.

(5) Course materials may cost a few dollars from time-to-time depending on the curriculum. A sample set of books for our samskritam classes and Bhagavad GeetA sessions can be seen here.

(6) Punctuality, "shraddhA", and ongoing time commitment are required for all services.  Also, it will be necessary to allocate time for home-work to maximize the learning / spiritual experience (at least an hour per week outside of AVB classes).

(7) To enable remote attendance, all week-end classes are available via Skype. Please check with us on details @  AVB.Houston@gmail.com.  (Our Skype ID is AVB.HOUSTON.)

AVB CLOSED FOR SUMMER BREAK from 16-Jun-2017 to 31-Jul-2017.

 REGULAR SCHEDULE 

Day & TimeWho can enroll?Description of serviceGroup Name
WEEK-DAYS All times below are USA Central Times
AVB CLOSED FOR SUMMER BREAK from 16-Jun-2017 to 31-Jul-2017.
 
Mondays - 10:00 AM to 12 NoonWomen only (incl. the teacher)Tattva bodhaH Traditionally, this text is studied prior to beginning a systematic study of Vedanta.TATTVAM
Tuesdays - 10:00 AM to 12 NoonWomen only (incl. the teacher)VivekachooDAmaNi - A Sanskrit poem ascribed to Adi ShankarAchArya in the eighth century. It expounds the Advaita philosophy, in the form of 580 verses in the Shardula Vikridita meter. It describes developing Viveka, the human faculty of discrimination or discernment between real (unchanging, eternal) and unreal (changing, temporal), as the central task in the spiritual life, and calls it the crown jewel among the essentials for Moksha.VIVEKA
Thursdays - 10:00 AM to 12 NoonOpen to allBhagavad GeetA Home Study Course by Pujya Swamiji Dayananda Saraswati (Worship, Chanting, Commentary, and Group Discussions)SHAKTI
SATURDAYS ALL SATURDAY CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE.
All times below are USA Central Times
AVB CLOSED FOR SUMMER BREAK from 16-Jun-2017 to 31-Jul-2017.
 
9:00 to 10:00 AMOpen to allSamskritam classes for Intermediate Level (L2) - mAdhyamika-vargaH - Satwalekar seriesKAALIDAASA
10:15 to 11:15 AMOpen to allSamskritam class for Beginner Level (L1) - prAthamika-vargaH
- abhyAsa-pustakam, laharI every day conversations
VEDAANTA
11:45 AM to 12:45 PMRestricted to those who have completed the PRAVESHA courseCoaching for PARICHAYA examination (E2) conducted by Samskrita Bharati in May / November each year. Whether you decide to take this intermediate level examination or not, this is a great course to accelerate your samskritam studies, starting from the E1 (PRAVESHA) Level.PARICHAYA
1:30 to 2:30 PMOpen to all  - NEWSamskritam classes for Intermediate Level (pre-E1 / E1) - mAdhyamika-vargaH, leading up to Samskrita Bharati's PRAVESHA exam held in May / November each year - saralA, sugamA, sarasA, sukhadA, and pravesha;  Whether you decide to take the PRAVESHA examination or not, this is a great course to accelerate your samskritam studies, starting from some basics.DAYAANANDA
3:00 to 4:00 PMOpen to allSamskritam class for Beginner Level (L1) - prAthamika-vargaH
- latikA series
pancha-tantra-kathA
BAALA JYOTI
4:30 to 5:30 PMRestricted to those who have completed the PARICHAYA courseCoaching for SHIKSHAA examination (E3) conducted by Samskrita Bharati in May / November each year.  Whether you want to take this teacher level examination or not, this is a great course to accelerate your samskritam studies, starting from the E2 level (PARICHAYA).AVINAASH
SUNDAYS ALL SUNDAY CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE VIA SKYPE.
All times below are USA Central Times
AVB CLOSED FOR SUMMER BREAK from 16-Jun-2017 to 31-Jul-2017.
 
9:00 to 10:30 AMOpen to allSamskritam class for Beginner Level (L1) - prAthamika-vargaH - Catch-up class held only during summer break (June 25th to July 30th, 2017)MADHUKARA
10:30 to 11:45 AMOpen to allSamskritam class for Beginner Level (L1) - prAthamika-vargaH
- latikA series
BHAASKARA
12:30 to 2:30 PMTeens and aboveBhagavad GeetA & Kaivalya Upanishad Home Study Course - Worship, Group chanting, and Commentary based on Adi SankarAchArya's bhAShyam; Group discussions on how we can resolve day-to-day inadequacies by adhering to the wisdom of the Bhagavad GeetAPURNODAYA
3:00 to 4:00 PMOpen to allSamskritam class for Beginner Level (L1) - Stories & everyday conversations in samskritam, no previous knowledge of samskritam required.  A great entry point. - pancha-tantra-kathA, abhyAsa-pustakam, hitopadesha, laharIANANYAA
5:00 to 6:00 PMOpen to allSamskritam class for Beginner Level (L1) - prAthamika-vargaH
- latikA series
PRANAVA
6:30 to 7:30 PMRestricted to those who have completed the SHIKSHAA courseCoaching for KOVIDA examination (E4) conducted by Samskrita Bharati in May / November each year.  Whether you want to take this expert level examination or not, this is a great course to accelerate your samskritam studies, , starting from the E3 level (SHIKSHAA).KOVIDA