While parents can place their children in BGIS as day-scholars, the residential programme is an essential aspect of the BGIS experience. It is based on the principles of devotion and simplicity. It strives to bring out qualities such as kindness, thoughtfulness, humility, cleanliness, austerity and a mood of service.
Residential life is the framework and sets the tone for the whole school. In the early morning and evening, students are taught the philosophy of Lord Krishna, though the Bhagvad-Gita, Mahabharata, Ramayana and other Vedic literature. Because Krishna is the source of all creation, by loving and respecting Him the students naturally learn to love and respect all forms of love and respect all forms of life - from the insignificant ant to Mother Earth herself.
Activities in the residential department include studies of and discussions on scriptural texts, and the lives of great teachers, leaders and spiritualists of the past. They also learn puja, music and chants of the Vaisnava tradition, hold lively and colourful celebrations of festivals and participate in local welfare projects such as feeding the poor and cleaning and restoring pilgrimmage sites.
Each residence has a maximum of eighteen students per teacher. BGIS encourages regular visits by parents of students in the residential programme.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare | Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare ||