Radha-Krishna Lotus Temple
International Society for Krishna Consciousness
ISKCON PHOENIX

Founder Acarya His Divine Grace

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Sunday School

Our Goal

* To develop Krishna consciousness in a peaceful and respectful environment
* To help parents water the seeds of devotion and engage the children in
   Krishna's service
* To help kids apply Krishna consciousness in their everyday life
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2017-2018 Sunday School Registration is now open! 
Our Groups:

Gopala:children ages  3 1/2 to 5 years old     
Giri-Govardhan: Children ages6 to 10 years old
Madhava: 11 and above
"...If we simply train them (children) properly they will come out just to the highest standard of Vaisnava devotee.  And what is that training? Simply they should be engaged in such a way that they are somehow or other remembering Krishna at every moment, that's all. It's not some mechanical process, if we force in such a way they will come out like this, no.  We are persons, and Krishna is a Person... Forcing will not make me agree, but if there is love, oh, I shall gladly do it. That is Bhakti, that is Krishna Consciosuness...

These children are the future hope of our society, so it is a very important matter how we are training them in Krishna Consciousness from the very childhood"...

Srila Prabhupada
Curriculum Includes:

* Radha-Krishna
*Srila Prabhupada & ISKCON
*Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Panca-Tattva
*Ramayana
*Mahabharata & Importance of Bhagavad-Gita
*Krishna's lilas
*Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladeva and Subhadra Devi
*Tulasi Devi
*Standard Prayers (and their meaning)
*Vaisnava Etiquette
*Devotional Service
*Importance of chanting
***Appropriate slokas will be discussed according to age and topic covered by each class.

Teachers will plan and prepare classes according to age and understanding of the topics.  If you have any questions about the curriculum or Sunday School program in general, please contact SyamaMohini devi dasi at smdd@radhakrishnaphoenix.org
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The Story of Madhavendra Puri- Puppet Show
Prahlada Maharaja said: Hearing and chanting about the transcendental holy name, form, qualities, paraphernalia and pastimes of Lord Visnu, remembering them, serving the lotus feet of the Lord, offering the Lord respectful worship with sixteen types of paraphernalia, offering prayers to the Lord, becoming His servant, considering the Lord one's best friend, and surrendering everything unto Him (in other words, serving Him with body, mind and words) - these nine processes are accepted as pure devotional service.  One who has dedicated his life to the service of Krishna through these nine methods should be understood to be the most learned person, for he has acquired complete knowledge. (SB 7.5.23-24)
CORE VALUES

*Humility

*Tolerance

*Compassion

*Respect
TIPS:

*Engage the whole family in reading Bhagavad-Gita everyday.

*Choose slokas that are easy for your child to understand.

*Krishna's pastimes make wonderful bed time stories for small children.

*Engage the whole family in bhajan/kirtan.

*Always read and explain the meaning of bhajans and prayers so that kids come to understand and  appreciate them.

*Talk to the Sunday School teachers about the curriculum and ask your child what they are working on in class.