Sri Mayapur International School has always been known for its affiliation to Cambridge, its rigorous academics and an excellent standard of achievement by our students on Cambridge international exams.
Now, in addition to this, our students are receiving an equally rigorous spiritual education. SMIS has teamed up with Mayapur Institute and is launching the Bhakti-shastri course for students in grades 7 to 12. This course, which is compulsory for all students, is being taught by course and have been approved by MI for this purpose. The class is for one hour daily over a period of three years. This allows students to dive deeply into the nectar of the scriptures and at the same time to complete their work for other classes. The students follow exactly the same course as adults do only that the style of presentation is slightly adapted to capture the teenage mind. So far, the course has been immensely inspiring for students as well as teachers. The only complaint the students have is that one hour a day is not enough!
Over and above that, we have started a sadhana program where we monitor the students' attendance at the morning program in the temple and how many rounds they are chanting. We require them to attend mangal arati, chant japa together in the temple room and stay for darshan arati and guru-puja on two days of the week. On other days they must attend darshan arati and guru-puja. In just a few weeks of this program, we have witnessed astounding results: all students have started chanting a fixed number of rounds daily and are increasing week by week. Several have committed to chanting 16 rounds every day. Some students are coming to mangal arati every day - even when it is not required and are attending the whole morning program on the weekends. In short, they are getting a taste for spiritual life. In addition to this, on the main campus, we have set up a kitchen and the girls are learning how to cook for Krishna. They also learn the vital art of teamwork as they share responsibilities - cooperating for the pleasure of Krishna and the devotees.
As devotee teachers and staff, we are inspired to see the personal transformations that are taking place in our students. They are appreciating Srila Prabhupada's books and are applying the principles of Krishna consciousness in their lives. They are developing an attitude of respect for each other and all devotees, and so their relationships with others are improving. As they realize how even their "mundane" academic subjects can be connected to Krishna, they are becoming more sober and focused on their studies. Most importantly, they are beginning to set spiritual goals for themselves and are feeling empowered that they can achieve them.
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Academic Year 2013-2014
Sri Mayapur International school is a unique school which provides a broad educational program.
Our aim is to give our students a strong spiritual foundation,build their character and develop their academic studies.
Primary and middle school are based on U.K schooling curriculum.
In High School the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) program gives our student worldwide career opportunities and a renown qualification to enter any university around the world.
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At our school we aim to give children both a high level academic education and instruction in Bhakti Yoga for Sri Krishna. Unfortunately up until now, there has not been much educational materials that support both these goals. Finally we have a top-level professional reading program that also promotes Krishna Bhakti, vegetarianism, care of cows, and the glorious original culture of India.
We humbly request sponsors for a full series of these books for our children. Please go to http://www.learntoreadenglish.co.uk/SponsorSchools . It is very easy and so many children and their teachers will be grateful for years!
Thank You for your help, and HARE KRSNA!