Education for Life Posts

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Academic Achievement and Education for Life

Education for Life (EFL) is based on a balanced development of the four Tools of Maturity: the body, feelings, will, and intellect. In contrast, mainstream education with its one-pointed focus on obtaining higher test scores has increasingly emphasized the training of intellect at the expense of activities that promote growth in the other areas. It […]

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The Balanced Life: Curing Mental Abnormalities

By Paramhansa Yogananda  (Published in East-West Magazine, November-December 1925) Look at the misproportioned figures on the left in the above picture — the first one with a peanut-sized head and a body as fat as a balloon, the second figure with one arm developed like that of a Sandow, but with the physique of a dwarf, […]

Food Drive

When we first met as a new Families for a New Tomorrow (FNT) group in the fall of last year, our families together decided that we want to collect food for those in need. It was really powerful when as families, we spoke about hunger. To the younger children, we talked about what it meant […]

Magical Chain and Fairy Lanterns

Service Is Joy!

We started the FNT first meeting with Super Conscious Living Exercises followed by chanting Joy, Joy Ever New Joy. Nitai led the meeting. He explained that we can feel joy in the heart by picturing  joy as a balloon that becomes bigger and bigger. Then he led a short meditation. Opening Activity: (~20 minutes) We played […]

Filling Your Bucket

We began the meeting in a circle, singing songs and doing simple yoga/energization exercises that the children were leading. We also played a version of “getting to know your group” game. Opening activity: (~15 min) We then read the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids” and talked about […]