Youth Learning Sessions at the Temple

Several times a year, the Sri Vidya Temple conducts “Youth Learning Sessions” (YLS) for youth aged 13 to 26. The sessions, which are held over a weekend or the week-long Winter Break, include a mix of classes and seva opportunities, along with participation in regular Temple pujas and activities.

The sessions generally build on and expand the material presented during the yearly “Vibhuti Saivite Immersion” (VSI Camp). The Youth Learning Sessions provide a more rigorous exploration of Sanatana Dharma and important aspects of the Sri Vidya Temple and its traditions.  It’s not necessary to attend each day’s sessions.
 
Criteria for Acceptance into the Program

Due to the in-depth nature of the program and the sacredness of the teachings involved, participants are expected to observe a certain level of discipline. Ideally, youth who wish to attend the sessions should meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Attended the VSI Camp at least once
  • Attended a previous Winter Learning Session
  • Have volunteered at the Temple for at least one year

More Info and How to Register

The YLS Course Description provides more information about the program. Sessions are held every one to two months, depending on the Temple festival calendar, and it’s not necessary to attend the full session.

Sessions will be announced by email, so please make sure you have joined the Temple email list. Please use the YLS Registration Form to register for each session. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Learning Coordinator