What is Gurukul Education ?
It is the original Indian Education System of Sanatana Hindu Dharma where students lived with enlightened Masters from a tender age, learning the 64 vidyas – types of knowledge.Knowledge was transmitted through the very biomemory of the Master. The children emerged as spiritually anchored geniuses who radiated siddhis (mystical powers) and were high-achievers and world leaders. Nithyananda Gurukul(SM) is fast reviving the gurukul education in its entirety not only in India but around the world, spiritual headed by living incarnation
–H.H. Paramahamsa Nithyananda.
Gurukul is a Sanskrit term that implies membership in the extended family of the ‘Guru’ or master. It is a type of school where the students reside on site as equals, irrespective of their social standing and learn with direct influence from an enlightened master. Gurukul has a long tradition dating back to the Vedic age. It was designed to awaken from an early age, the extraordinary dimensions in a child through all areas of growth – physical, mental, emotional – and to nurture the child naturally and effortlessly to the peak of his potential into an enlightened being.
Extensive studies on human cognition show that genius takes place when both the right and left sides of the brain are active and working together. This is a rare phenomenon. Children are born with both sides of the brain alert and open for the purposes of gathering information. Standard education and social conditioning only nourish the left-brain, leaving the right-brain to languish.
By age seven, most children have lost this right-brain connection, closing down almost completely these activities and rendering the seeds of potential genius dormant.
The ancient Vedic civilisation of India offered a culture and lifestyle that facilitated whole-brain learning. At Nithyananda Gurukul this wisdom has been brought back to life and is being used to create the education system for the 21st century. Cutting-edge technology goes hand-in-hand with ancient cultural art forms to provide the best in-class education available for the students in the presence and guidance of enlightened Master, Paramahamsa Nithyananda.
This traditional teaching is the basis for the enlightened learning practiced at Nithyananda Gurukul, which grows the students to become independent intelligent beings living in tune with life and its fundamental principles of integrity, authenticity, responsibility and enrichment. These practices create beautiful and powerful people devoid of any suffering. The teachings allow children to learn to let their mind reside within itself.
The syllabus offers International GCSE (IGCSE) qualifications along with a number of other practices based on the Vedic sacred secrets. Examples of the curriculum include life sciences, human psychology, business and administration training, brain yoga, meditation, Sanskrit chanting, Vedic arts, ecological awareness, dance, music and traditional sports for balanced intellectual, psychological, physiological, neurological and social-emotional growth.
These various bodily kinesthetic activities interspersed with structured classroom learning and vibrant meditation and arts programs develops a dynamic mind-body-spirit that teach children tremendous self-confidence and enables them to channel their energies toward creating a world of possibilities.
For more information on Nithyananda Gurukul visit http://vidyapeetam.nithyananda.org.