"They [children] went to Gurukula and learned self-control, cleanliness, truthfulness, and many other saintly qualities. The best of them were later fit to rule the country."

- Srila Prabhupada
(Acarya of MVI Gurukula)

Vedic Pedagogy

Guiding Principle

Schedule & Admissions

Three Elements of Vedic Pedagogy

1) Sambandha - Relationships
2) Abhideya - Processes
3) Prayojana - Outcomes

Sambandha - Understanding and highlighting the relationships between knowledge, the knower, and those affected by both is intricately woven into and is integral to the learning proccess.

Abhideya - It is not nearly enough to have practical skill and theoretical understanding of a topic or subject. A student must also have character. Abhideya denotes the process of building and developing the character of the student so they do not misuse the knowledge and skill they are learning and cause harm to themselves and society. 

Prayojana - In Vedic pedagogy the primary goal of Gurukul education is Mukti (Freedom); freedom from the control and ravages of Lust, Anger, Greed, Delusion, Arrogance, and Envy in this life,  and freedom from Karmic consequences in the next . ​
Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate and complete textbook that fully and comprehensively fulfills all three elements of Vedic Pedagogy. 

Subjects Taught in MVI Gurukula:

  • The Principles, Philosophy and Practice of Dharma.

  • Sanskrit Shloka Memorization (with English translations)

  •  Stories of the Puranas. 

  •  Mantra Meditation

Online Study and Homework

In addition to classroom study online lessons are also available for distance learning.

Students will be routinely required to complete and return homework assigments. 

For information on the Gurukula Curriculum for the 2019/20 school year please contact us.

View curriculum below

School Year:

Sunday, Sept. 8 - Sunday, May. 17


Sri Radha Krishna Mandir

155 Otis St.
Northboro, MA   (and online)

Holiday Breaks:

Oct. 27 - Diwali 
Dec. 1 - Thanksgiving
Dec. 22-29 - Christmas
April 12 - Easter

Class Schedule:

4:30pm to 6:00pm Every Sunday

Age Range:

5 years old - 17 years old


  • One time admission fee- $50 (per child)
  • Monthly - $101 (25% off 2nd and 3rd Child)

For more information

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Child(ren)'s Name(s) and Age(s)
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